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Miss Emily has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She was a member of the South Lyon Varsity Pom team for 3 years and was on the Atomic Pom team for 2 years. She was on the EMU dance team for 2 years. Miss Emily keeps busy coaching the South Lyon Varsity Pom team and the South Lyon JV Pom team. She is also on the DTE Detroit Tigers Energy Squad. She is currently attending EMU to get her Bachelors degree in Accounting while continuing to work with our dancers.
Miss Tina has spent her life pursuing her passion for dance. She has been a part of the studio since it began. Miss Tina’s students have gone on to have wonderful careers is dance and art related fields. She has continued to train with some of the best teachers in the country and she brings that knowledge back to all her classes. Miss Tina is well rounded and teaches all subjects at GDP. Miss Tina is a member of and certified to teach by Dance Masters of America and the Cecchetti Council of America. She is also the Co-Director of the Majestic Dance Ensemble of Michigan.
Miss Kaitlin has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She began competing at 9 years old and will continue dancing for the EMU dance team in college. She had also been apart of the Novi High School dance team for 4 years. Miss Kaitlin is always busy taking classes at conventions like Nuvo, 24/7, and many summer intensives. She has student taught since she was 12 and began teaching on her own at 15. She is currently attending EMU to get her Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education while continuing to work with our dancers.
Miss Sarah started dancing at the age of 2. She knew growing up that dance was her passion. She started dancing competitively when she was 6 and has won many dance award and titles. She travels around the United States taking class with some of the world’s best teachers including Mia Michaels, Mark Meismer, Steve LaChance, Tyce Diorio, Paula Morgan, Mandy Moore and many others. Miss Sarah began teaching at the age of 13 and has never stopped. She teaches all subjects, both competitive and non-competitive, to dancers of all ages and abilities. Her dances have won many high point awards both regionally and nationally. Her dances have also won many special judges awards including Most Entertaining, Best Technique, Showmanship, Most Emotional, Best in Category & Best Choreography. Miss Sarah is a member of the Cecchetti Council of America and a certified dance teacher. She is also the Co-Director of the Majestic Dance Ensemble of Michigan. She is also a proud mother to a little girl named Kinsley.
Meaghan Priebe graduated from Wayne State University in December 2013 with Bachelor’s of Art degree majoring in Public Relations. She’s currently an account assistant on the social media team at Identity, an integrated marketing and public relations firm in Bingham Farms. Meaghan has been teaching dance for the past eight years in subjects, including jazz, lyrical, tap, ballet and hip hop. She coached the Northville High School junior varsity dance team for the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 seasons as well as the University of Detroit Mercy Dance Team for the 2013/2014 season. Currently, she is Head Coach for the Walled Lake Northern varsity poms team. In her spare time she co-directs Distinguished Young Women of Oakland County, a scholarship program for high school girl seniors.
Miss Nina started dancing when she was only 2 years old. She danced for many years as a competitive dancer. When she entered high school, she joined the Pom-pom team and soon became their captain. After high school, Miss Nina attended college at Michigan State University where she graduated in 2005 with a communications degree. This is Miss Nina's 20th year of teaching dance. She teaches both competition and non-competition classes. Her dances have won high point awards and judges awards including, Precision Award and Best Costume. Miss Nina is married and mother to a son, Beck and two daughters, Willow and Lydia.
Miss Gayle is one of the founding teachers of GDP. This is her 32nd year running a dance studio. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University. Miss Gayle is certified to teach quality dance by Dance Masters of America and Dance Educators of American. Miss Gayle teaches classes in both the recreational program and the competitive program. Miss Gayle's competition teams have won many awards on a regional and national level. Her works have been honored as "Most Entertaining" as well as winning many top awards. Miss Gayle is married and a mother to a son, A.J. and a daughter, Alyssa.
Miss Sara G
Miss Sara has been dancing since she was 2 years old. She began competing at 6 years old. Miss Sara was on the EMU dance team for one season. She was also apart of the Walled Lake Western pom team for 4 years. She is currently attending EMU to get her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education.
Miss Emily B
Miss Danielle started dancing as a child and was winning competitions by age 11. She travels to LA & NYC to train with world renound teachers including Steven LaChance, Paula Morgan, Mandy Moore, Mark Meismer, NappyTabs, Tyce Diorio, Twitch, and many more. Miss. Danielle has been teaching at GDP for 17 years. She teaches both competitive and non competition classes. Many of her dances have won high point awards. They have also won special judges awards such as most entertaining, best costume, best in category, most emotional and technique awards. Miss. Danielle won the 2015 Rainbow dance competition top choreography award. Not only is Miss Danielle an amazing teacher, she is also a hairstylist at One Salon in Novi.
Miss Michele began at Gayle’s as a student of 11 years. She graduated from Oakland University in 2004 with a Bachelors of General Studies degree with a Health Science focus. Michele taught dance for 5 years before taking over the administrator position. If you need help with anything at our studio, Michele has the answer or can get it quick. She really understands all aspects of the studio. Miss Michele is now married with one child. Her daughter Lilly is now a student at GDP.
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