Miss Rebecca began dancing at the age of 7 and trained for over ten years at the Dance Company of Port Huron under Gerri Shultz and the Marine City Dance Company of Marine City under Diane Geck.
She performed in many prominent roles in her nine years of dancing with the performance company, the International Ballet Theatre, including numerous solo and pas de deux pieces. Miss Rebecca is also a veteran of various dance competitions across the country.
In the realm of the stage, she has received professional training in comedy and improv theater, including at the famous Second Sunday Comedy Theatre, and was a founding member of the Second Sunday Improv Troupe in Petoskey, MI. She has also starred in a number of independent films and numerous live stage performances.
She brings over twenty years of experience teaching dance and theater to Studio 3. Miss Rebecca currently lives in Milford with her husband, Christopher, their five wonderful children, Ben, Alex, Nora, Max, and Violet, and their faithful dog, Digger. You can contact Miss Rebecca directly at email@example.com.
Rachel Adams has been dancing for over 28 years and has been teaching and choreographing for 15 years. She graduated with honors from Eastern Michigan University, earning a B.S. in Dance Performance and Choreography.
While at EMU she studied ballet and modern technique extensively under the direction of Sherry Wilkinson and Holly Hobbs, and performed in numerous faculty and student concerts. She also presented at the EMU Undergraduate Symposium in 2008 for her Studies in Dance History and in 2009 for her solo choreography work.
Prior to attending college she danced on her studio's competitive team, studying with industry professionals such as Tyce Diorio, Gregg Russell, Derek Mitchell, Chris Judd and Chebar Williams at conventions across the country. Ms. Adams feels fortunate to share her love of dance with children, and hopes to instill that same passion in them.
She lives in Ann Arbor with her husband and beautiful daughter, Alice. We are excited to be celebrating Rachel's sixth season with Studio 3 PAC, and third season as a new partner/owner! You can now contact Miss Rachel directly at: MissRachel@studio3pac.com
Mary has over a decade of teaching experience and has been dancing since the age of 3. She is educated in a variety of styles such as; Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Modern, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Hawaiian, and Gymnastics. She has been a member of the Graceful Dance team for 5 years and performed in many productions of The Glory of Christmas, as both a dancer and character performer. Mary also received advanced Cecchetti ballet training under Pamela MacIntyre. She also performed in an independent documentary and music video.
Mary has a passion for choreography and enjoys seeing her students grow in their abilities. She is very excited to be joining the staff at Studio 3 PAC!
Jessica Joy Wise, originally from Ann Arbor, MI, has been involved in dance and theatrical arts since her youth. Miss Jessie received an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, with a Certificate in Sound Production and Engineering, from Washtenaw Community College, 2008. In Spring 2011, she graduated with a BA in Dance, Dance Making focus from Columbia College Chicago where she danced in works choreographed by renowned artists Joe Goode and Renee Wadleigh. She has been intensely trained in modern, ballet, jazz, choreography and musical theatre stylings as well as had instruction in contact improvisation, tap, contemporary, african dance styles, hip hop, yoga and liturgical styles.
Jessica has performed for the Oh Be Joyful Dance Company and Fueled & Aflame Dance Company, as well as guest choreographing for OBJ. She has also trained under the Paul Taylor Dance Company and Ballet Magnificat. From 2008-2012, she produced shows with her own youth musical theatre company, Jiggawhat Productions, where she directed, choreographed, and produced the work. Jessica performed for two years as a company member of DDCdances, a professional modern dance company in the Detroit Metro area. Jessica currently teaches dance technique at studios around the Ann Arbor area. She also choreographs musicals for Ann Arbor Christian School.
Avalon Guenther is currently a student at Eastern Michigan University. Dancing since she was 6 years old, she spent 8 years competing both at the regional and national level, earning both platinum and overall awards. In addition, she has also spent two years of on the DHS dance team.
Throughout her experience as a competitive dancer, she has had the opportunity to take class from some well known dancers and choreographers in the industry, including Travis Wall, Stacey Tookie, Chebar Williams, Mark Meismer, Kim Micswain, Brandon Bryant, Brooklyn Jai, and Ivan Koumaev.
Avalon is currently studying study nursing with a minor in dance. Miss Avalon is excited to be a part of the teaching staff for her third season. "I really like helping students... and leading them in the direction to improve and be the best they can be!"
Miranda Galbraith is currently a student at Eastern Michigan University. She has been dancing since she was 3 years old and started competing when she was 5 years old at the regional and national levels, earning both platinum and overall awards. She was part of the teaching staff for 6 years as well as choreographed competitive group and solos/duets for her students.
Miranda has studied Cecchetti ballet for 15 years and passed grades 1 through 5. During the 15 years of dancing, she brings years of experience in ballet, lyrical, jazz, pointe, hip-hop, gymnastics and tap.
Miranda is currently studying Occupational Therapy and Studio Management with a minor in dance. This is her third year at Studio 3 PAC, and we are excited to have her!!
Christina is originally from Virginia, where she discovered her love of dance in a small studio at 6 years old. Ms. Hawkins has decades of dance training from multiple studios, such as The Richmond Ballet, Broadway Dance Center in New York City, and Hubbard Street Dance in Chicago. She earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her training is extensive in modern, ballet, jazz, tap, choreography and she enjoys teaching all styles to all ages. As a Dance Instructor at Martinique School of Dance, a studio with roots to the Richmond Ballet, Ms. Hawkins guided and shaped students for 17 years with technique, performance, dance philosophy and fun. Christina continued to teach as she earned her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from the Medical College of Virginia.
Christina performed as a Byrdette at the Byrd Theater in Richmond, Virginia, at The Christmas Spectacular, a Rockette style performance. She was a member of the Ballet Petit company, which performed ’The Night Before Christmas’ each year in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to dance instruction and performances, Christina conducted bootcamps and other group fitness classes.
She is very passionate about adaptive dance for those with physical and mental challenges.
Natalie Sloggett has been involved in choir/solo vocal performance and played piano since she was six. She studied piano in Midland, MI for twelve years under the direction of Melanie Zimmer. She is an alumna of Alma College, where she was a member of the Alma College Choir under the direction of Will Nichols. She has been a member of various honor choirs throughout her life at the local, state, and national level. She is passionate about education of all kinds and loves working closely with kids to build their confidence and expand their minds.
Stephanie currently resides in Commerce Township with her husband Ryan, and their new adorable puppy. She has also recently began a new venture working towards her MBA!
Megan moved to Los Angeles, CA in 2013, and then to Knoxville, TN in 2015, with her husband Mark, son Jack, daughter June, and precious, yet bipolar, black cat, Sophie.