Our Staff

MS. DANIELLE SORUM – OWNER/DIRECTOR

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Ms. Danielle has been a teacher of dance for thirty years.  She has been teaching all dance styles to students aging from  2 to 42.  Ms. Danielle received her Bachelors of Fine Arts (Dance) from Western Michigan University and her Masters of Fine Arts (Dance) from the University of Michigan where she also taught for two years.  Ms. Danielle served as the University of Michigan-Flint’s Dance Director for 4 years where she was awarded The Michigan Compact Campus Award for her commitment to the community and her students.  Her choreography has been regionally recognized and viewed locally on several musical theatre main stages.  Ms. Danielle has studied choreography with Cliff Kueter, Jan Ekert, Peter Sparling, Joel Hall and Frank Hatchett.

MS. LACIA FRANKLIN

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Ms. Lacia teaches Hip Hop, Jazz and choreographs for our competition team.  She is a graduate of Wayne State University with a Bachelors of Science in Dance and a minor in Theatre.

MS. SHANZELL PAGE

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Ms. Shanzell teaches all Tap levels, Lyrical and Jazz dance, plus choreographs for our competition team.  She has pursued an education at several Universities including Barry University BFA program for instrumental and vocal performance.  She is on staff and essential to the local Tapology program located in Flint.

MS. BETHANY LENHART

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Ms. Bethany is a celebrated studio and national convention instructor.  She has served as the President of the Cecchetti Council of America and currently sits on the National Executive Board of the Cecchetti Council of America.  When not teaching Ms. Lenhart is an International Permanent Cecchetti Adjudicator.

MRS. SHANNON TISCHBEIN

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Ms. Shannon partners with her Tischbein crew to bring us amazing stage sets and props to our studio.  Her choreography is hailed to be entertaining and innovative.  She instructs our youngest dancers through combination levels of Ballet, Tap, Jazz and recently Lyrical.  

MR. & MRS. STEVE & ROBIN PLAWINSKI

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The Plawinskis are Certified Bronze Level Ballroom Instructors as well as MSSHD Competition Team Members and National Swing Dance Competitors.  Robin and Steve have competed across the nation and are a national award winning dance couple and have over 15 years of dance performance and instruction experience.  Their motto is “We pride ourselves in making dancing fun. If you can walk you can dance, we guarantee it.”