Michelle comes to DDA with an extensive background in office management, event planning and business affairs.
In 2015 Michelle moved to St. Charles from Southern California with her husband and their three sons where she took a position with The Greater St. Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau (GSCCVB) as Operations Manager, helping them with the 2017 Scarecrow Fest as well as many other city needs.
While in Southern California, Michelle worked as Head of Business Affairs for Special Artists Agency (SAA), a commercial talent agency in Beverly Hills, CA where she managed the contractual, financial & commercial production of the A-list Celebrity division.
Prior to joining SAA, Michelle worked for The Walt Disney Company in Burbank, CA as Corporate Brand Management/Strategic Marketing Dept Coordinator. While at Disney corporate, Michelle was instrumental in helping the marketing team develop strategies for the procurement of ESPN & ABC; the development of Disneyland Paris; as well as many other top family destinations.
Michelle lives in St. Charles with her husband, three sons, three cats and a dog named "Disney". She spends her free time doing various creative projects from painting, sculpting, and furniture rehab.
Assistant Teacher & Studio Assistant
Brigid started in our Student Assistant and Ambassador program, and at 15 she graduated to a Studio Assistant. She has been a Studio Assistant for two years now! You will see Brigid around the studio helping with clerical duties and keeping the studio tidy and organized. She also subs classes when needed!
Brigid began dancing at the age of 9. She has trained in many different styles of dance including ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary. At age 11, she started pointe and trained per-professional ballet. She loves being part of our leadership program because she would love to teach dance someday! Brigid feels this is a great opportunity to learn important skills while helping others.
Megan began her dance training at Allegro Dance Theater in Joliet, IL when she was 3 years old. After developing a love for dance, she then later moved to Forte Arts Center where she continued her training and danced competitively for the next 10 years. Megan is trained in many styles including: Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, Tap, Musical Theater, and Hip-Hop. At the age of 14, Megan began her pre-professional ballet training from instructor Callie Marik. This led her to competing at Youth American Grand Prix for 3 years and spending a summer with Milwaukee Ballet in 2016. Following her dreams, Megan spent her last year at Underground Allegro Dance Center. While here, she received ballet training from Callie Marik, Katie McLaughlin, and Kaleigh Schock as well as Jazz/Contemporary training from Jessica Brewster. Throughout her dance years, Megan has also taken numerous master classes from top instructors throughout the Chicagoland area.
Outside of dance, Megan is passionate about giving back to the community and is excited to continue to do so at Dreams Dance Academy. Megan is currently a student at College of DuPage, where she is pursuing a degree in Elementary and Special Education. She absolutely adores working with children and is excited to help her students reach their dreams.