Miss Ginny Durow is a graduate of Western Michigan University and Dance Masters of America Teachers Training School. She is certified by test to teach all levels of Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Acrobatics and Modern. She is currently President of Dance Masters of Michigan. She is a member of Dance Masters of America and Cecchetti Council of America. She has completed Kiddance Teacher’s Training Course, passed Cecchetti Grades I-V Teachers exams and is a certified national examiner for DMA. She has served on faculty at DMA Teachers Training School and The Dance Teachers Club of Boston’s Dance Education Training Course teaching dance instructors how to teach children. She has traveled all over the US teaching instructors and students and judging competitions. She has choreographed productions of Annie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Fiddler on the Roof, Scrooge, The Music Man, Beauty and The Beast, Seussical and The Wiz. She is currently serving on the content committee for IDEA, International Dance Educations Association. She loves being a member of IDEA! She is also a certified examiner for Dance Masters of Michigan certifying teachers in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Acro & Modern.
Miss Lisa was born and raised in North Carolina where she began dancing at 10 years old. Specializing in Acrobatic Dance, Miss Lisa is certified by test to teach all levels of Acrobatics, Ballet, Tap and Jazz thru Dance Masters of America. She is a graduate of Dance Masters of Americas Teachers Training School. She is also a member of DMA and DMM. She is a Nationally Certified Examiner for Dance Masters of Michigan in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern and Acrobatics. She examiners other dance teachers to become certified. She was the City Finalist 3 years in a row in High School. She has assisted and taught collectively for over 20+ years. She has been with us for 15 years. She is always full of energy and keeps us smiling at all times. She is a gal of many talents. When asked to list any special achievements Miss Lisa wrote:
“I’ve made it this far!”
Miss Beth has been with us since 1999. Like most of our teachers she began assisting with classes. Her 25+ years of dance experience have instilled in her a deep love of ballet. She is a graduate of Dance Masters of Americas Teachers Training School. She is certified in all levels of Ballet, Tap and Jazz. She has choreographed for the Pinckney Players production of Annie, Beauty and the Beast, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Seussical, Aladdin and Little Woman. She works with Miss Beth B on the competitive team. As an example of what we believe dance does for a student, Miss Beth was the recipient of an award for honesty, integrity and fair play as a high school student. She is always there to guide us all in the right direction. Her true passion for ballet comes out whenever she is in class. She is determined to help every student become the ballerina they all want to be.
Miss Caitlin has been dancing for 20+ years. She has attended many Dance Masters of Michigan Conventions. She is a graduate of Dance Masters of Americas Teachers Training School and has attended the Dance Masters of Americas Student Honors Intensive Program at the University at Buffalo, NY. She was honored to dance with many title holders from different states. Her dance horizon is wide, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Hip Hop, Pointe and Modern. Caitlin is a member of Dance Masters of Michigan and America. It is awesome to have a student grow and become a teacher here at Ginny’s Danceworks. Caitlin is one of our certified Acro Instructors and is trained in Progressing Ballet Technique.
Miss Shelley has been dancing her whole life. She is a graduate of Dance Masters of Americas Teachers Training School and is certified by Dance Masters of America to teach all levels of Ballet, Tap and Jazz. She is a member of DMA and DMM. She is also a member of Cecchetti Council of America and has passed her Grade I teachers exam. She loves to work with the kids. She has 4 of her own children and one granddaughter. She is proud to have studied with many wonderful teachers and loves to share her knowledge with our students. She loves spending time in Florida, especially in the winter! She is also a certified Zumba & LaBlast instructor. Miss Shelley can be found teaching all sorts of classes through out the summer here at Ginny’s Danceworks. She also teaches our Dance Fitness program, a combination of Zumba, Lablast and jazz using weights and therabands.
Miss Sandy began dancing in the Brighton area at a young age and has been dancing, assisting and teaching at Ginny's Danceworks for 5+ years. She has studied Ballet, Tap and Jazz. She has attended 2 years of Dance Masters of Americas Teachers Training School and plans to continue this education and become a certified dance teacher. She is currently studying Cecchetti Ballet and looks forward to sharing this knowledge with the students. She enjoys going to workshops and increasing her knowledge of dance. Most of all, she loves being in the classroom with the students. She feels honored and privileged to teach dance at Ginny's Danceworks.
Miss Marina started dancing at age 5 back in Brazil where she was born. She danced ballet, jazz and tap. Tap was always her passion! She won group awards at Joinville Dance Festival back in 1999. Marina also practices Capoeira - a Brazilian martial art that mixes fight, music, dance and acrobatics. In 2017 she started her path back to dance at Ginny’s Danceworks as a student and now, 2021, she is assisting some classes and aiming to start the Dance Masters Teachers Training School. She moved to Brighton since 2016, has 3 kids and is excited becoming part of the Ginny's Danceworks staff.
Miss Jordyn started dancing at the age of 4 here at Ginny’s Danceworks. During her first 13 years with us she studied ballet, tap, jazz, acro and pointe. She was one of our first acro assistants. She was a member of the competition team and attended numerous Dance Masters of Michigan workshops. After graduating high school she was a member of the Adrian College Varsity Dance Team for four years. Miss Jordyn holds a Masters degree in youth development from Michigan State University. Upon moving back to the area she joined our adult classes for 3 years. She is excited to be back teaching at the place she calls home. Miss Jordyn welcomed a daughter in 2020 and can’t wait for her to be able to enroll in class.
Miss Katie has been at Ginny's Danceworks for 32 years! Since the beginning. She is a graduate from Dance Masters Teachers Training School and is a member of Dance Masters of America and Michigan. Katie was also certified in pilates in the McIntrye method. She has 2 sons and loves being a part of the Ginny's Danceworks staff and family!