Broadway Dance Co

Lake Orion, MI

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michelle@broadwaydanceco.com

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Meet the Faculty

At Broadway Dance Co, our faculty believes that dance training fosters valuable life skills such as respect, humility, teamwork, goal-setting, creative expression, and personal achievement.

All our instructors have extensive qualifications in dance and a solid understanding of what is technically-appropriate for every age level. The faculty works hard to ensure that every student reaches their very best potential.

 

Michelle Larnard

STUDIO OWNER | ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Michelle Larnard

Michelle Larnard brings years of experience as a professional dance instructor, choreographer and performer to her role as Owner/Artistic Director. She is trained in tap, ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, and jazz.

Michelle is a graduate of MSU with a BA degree in Psychology and Dance. She was a member of the MSU Repertory Dance Company, a teacher for the MSU Orechsis program, and a director and choreographer for the MSU student dance productions. Her choreography combines an artistic talent and visionary movement that makes her pieces dynamic. Her passion and dedication to each students personal dance success makes her an exceptional teacher and award-winning choreographer.

Michelle is a life long dance student, she continues to add to her dance expertise by training with the top choreographers and teachers throughout the United States. Michelle is also an RYT 200 hour certified yoga instructor.

 

 

Katie Caldwell

COMPETITION | RECREATIONAL INSTRUCTOR

Katie Caldwell

Katie Caldwell is a graduate of Point Park University, PA. Katie graduated with a BA degree in Advertising and Dance. She has trained in all styles of dance as well as acrobatics.

She has performed with professional Pittsburgh dance companies and has judged dance competitions. She has won many awards for her outstanding choreography including Top Overall, Judges Choice, and FDC finalist.

Katie is a certified Acrobatic Arts Instructor. Through this certification she teaches our students exercises to increase strength, flexibility and endurance. She also has the required skills to safely spot tumbling and group stunts.

 

Laura Standlick

COMPETITION | RECREATIONAL INSTRUCTOR

Laura Standlick

Laura Standlick has 33 years of training and experience at several of the most prestigious dance programs in North America including two seasons of training at The Royal Winnipeg School of Ballet and a 6-month work study program at New York City's Broadway Dance Center.

Laura danced for three years with the Detroit Shock dance team. She then majored in Dance at Western Michigan University where received and attended the Frank Hatchett scholarship program from Broadway Dance Center in NYC attended an intensive scholarship at the Edge Performing Arts in Los Angeles, California. She has performed on stage with Boyz II Men and in Gus Giordano's Sing, Sing, Sing.

While living in NYC for her work study, Laura performed professionally with The Double D Productions and was chosen to perform for Celebrity Cruise Lines. She then traveled the world and was selected as dance captain for several contracts. From there she began to choreograph and teach dance while still performing professionally at Motor City Casino, MGM Grand Casino, and with Max Pellicano's Elvis impersonator show at Caesars Windsor Casino.

10 years later, Laura is a renowned choreographer and teacher who has taught many award winning routines. She has received numerous choreography awards at Regional and National competitions. She has been a GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPION for multiple pieces throughout the past decade and has just received her third INDUSTRY DANCE AWARDS NOMINEE this season. In the past 9 years, she has been a judge for multiple competitions such as KAR, Rainbow and now recently ENERGY. Laura choreographed the opening number for ENERGY Nationals this past season in Sandusky, Ohio. This past competition season she became a International judge and traveled throughout Australia for 6 weeks in 2019.

Laura is also the Director of IGNITE DANCE INTENSIVE. IGNITE is a successful dance convention that will soon be having its 7th season in the Metro Detroit Area. Attending students study and train in multiple styles with amazing teachers annually.

She enjoys seeing talent throughout the WORLD and is super excited to meet and inspire more dancers. LIVE, BREATHE, DANCE...

 

Elizabeth Kaarlela

COMPETITION | RECREATIONAL INSTRUCTOR

Elizabeth Kaarlela

Elizabeth Kaarlela has over 30 years of dance experience and 16 years of teaching experience. She received her early training beginning at age 4, in the Russian style of Ballet under the direction of Phyliss Pickett, who danced professionally with a ballet company in New York. She began tap, jazz and lyrical at age 9. She started studying Chechetti at age 12 and passed her 1-4 exams with high honors.

Lizz's performance experience includes many annual recitals and performances of The Nutcracker Ballet. She began teaching and choreographing her own works at age 17 and began teaching and choreographing competitive dancing at age 22. She is certified to teach through Dance Masters of Michigan and America and devotes herself to continuing and furthering her education in a pursuit to become a more well rounded dance teacher.

Lizz is married with two daughters and a sassy pug and in her free time she enjoys nature and walks with her family.

 

Tamra Lusch-Odrobina

COMPETITION | RECREATIONAL INSTRUCTOR

Tamra Lusch-Odrobina

Tamra Lusch-Odrobina is the owner of Kinderdance of Michigan. She has been dancing since the age of 4 and continued this passion through keeping up with the latest training, including becoming certified in Xtend Barre, Zumba, Zumba Kids, Zumba Jr.

In addition, Tamra also has a degree in Early Childhood Development and Business Management. She has been a leader and educator in the field of Child Care for the past twenty-eight years, and has taught at local studios for the past 15 years.

Tamra is married and the mother of two beautiful children. Her love and passion of both children and the art of dance is what made her pursue teaching.

 

 

Beth Perry

COMPETITION | RECREATIONAL INSTRUCTOR

Beth Perry

Beth Perry has been teaching ballet to students of all ages for almost twenty years and is certified in the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum for levels pre-primary through three. She earned her MA in American Dance Studies from Florida State University and her BA in History with a Specialization in Dance from Michigan State University.

After receiving her Masters, Beth taught ballet history for four years at the American Ballet Theatre's summer intensive in Detroit and danced with stb dance in Men Dance Michigan. She also worked for five years as the operations manager with the arts education organization, Living Arts.

While at Florida State University, Ms. Perry danced in Days of Dance, Awaken and Shift an MFA Concert, represented FSU at the American College Dance Festival, and extensively researched Alwin Nikolais, the subject of her thesis. She also had the fabulous opportunity to study with Suzanne Farrell, Jowale Willa Jo Zolar, Dan Wagoner, Sheila Humphreys, Lynda Davis, and Geri Houlihan at FSU. Ms. Perry performed for two years with MoreDances Contemporary Dance Company based in Troy, Michigan and also in Bravo, Bravo! an annual fundraiser for the Detroit Opera House. While at MSU she performed with the Dance Repertory Company, Orchesis, and in the MSU School of Music’s production of Orpheus and The Underworld. She was also on the executive board for Orchesis, the student dance group.

Ms. Perry is mom to two wonderful children who do their best to keep her on her toes.

 

 

Kaylee Adair

COMPETITION | RECREATIONAL INSTRUCTOR

Kaylee Adair

Kaylee Adair has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She began training with ballet, tap and jazz and continued her dance education with pointe, lyrical, contemporary, acro and hip hop. She is a Broadway Dance alumnus, graduating in 2018. She participated in many summer and outside studio intensives including Complexions Dance Intensive, Ignite, Eisenhower Dance Intensive, Dance Theater of Harlem intensive, Elevate, and many more. Also, she performed in the BalletMet Nutcracker at the Opera House for 2 years, as well as the Great Russian Nutcracker for the past 5 years. While training, Kaylee shared her love and passion for dance by assisting and teaching!

Kaylee is currently a student at Wayne State University, getting a BFA degree in Dance with a minor in Nutrition and Food Science. With this, she has had the opportunity to work with a lot of well-known members of the dance community and with fellow students in the choreographic process.

 

 

Linda Fournier

INSTRUCTOR | CHOREOGRAPHER | GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Linda Fournier

Linda Fournier is a local teacher, choreographer, workshop clinician and an Advertising/Marketing business owner. She is looking forward to meeting and working with our dancers this year and joining our studio team!

Linda believes in continuing life-long education and training - the Body Rhythm Festival in Hamburg, Germany is her educational goal for 2021. She has trained in the past with the likes of renowned teacher Henry LeTang, Christopher Erk of 'Tap Dogs' and Charlie McGowan.

Along with teaching at BDC and other dance studios, Linda has created choreography for many local musical theatre productions; visiting choreographer for many productions of the Peanut Gallery Players at Meadowbrook Theatre, 2019 choreographer for the MRP Theatre Program at both Marian and Brother Rice High Schools, and has spent many years as choreographer for Community House Theatre in Birmingham. Currently, Linda is the named choreographer for Interact Entertainment, working out of St. Dunstan's Theatre in Bloomfield Hills. Beauty and the Beast is their next show, which is scheduled to open in early Spring 2021.

Linda and her Husband Jim live here in Lake Orion. They are both crazy 'foodies' and love cooking, gardening, travel, music and adventure.