Michelle Gisby is one of the lower mainland’s most dynamic teachers/choreographers! Discovering dance at the age of six, by age ten Michelle knew that her passion for the arts would continue to be a part of her life, always.
Trained by many top local and internationally known professionals, Michelle’s extensive training includes tap, jazz, musical theatre (stage & song and dance), lyrical and ballet. Michelle’s proficiency in tap led her to the opportunity to be selected for solo choreographed works by world-renowned tap legends William Orlowski and Malcome Gayle.
As a student, the result of Michelle’s combined talents and studies won her numerous scholarships to train in Los Angeles, Florida, Las Vegas and more. Michelle was one of the lower mainland’s top competitive dancers, regularly participating in annual provincial level events that featured all competitive “overall” scholarship/award winners.
Michelle now passes on her knowledge to some of the most talented dancers of the next generation! Several students under her guidance have performed shows in Disneyland, been hired by Princess, Carnival and Royal Caribbean Cruiselines, become members of the Source Dance Company and followed their own dreams of professional success on many levels.
Michelle has also been called on to offer her knowledge to a variety of projects in the theatre – movement training and/or choreography of musicals and dramatic plays. Michelle is loved by her students and colleagues for her vitality, creativity and incredible sense of humor she brings to each day in the studio and at every event!
Her wit and enthusiasm has a way of motivating all around her with tremendous positive energy, and her musicality and keen eye for technique has brought her numerous awards for her choreography.