Michelle Sypula is the owner/Director of P & P Dance Centre. Since opening our doors in 1993, it has been her continuing goal to provide quality Dance instruction to anyone who shares her passion for dance. She began her teaching career under the guidance of Mrs. Joanne Zavisa who not only helped develop of love for dance but also a passion for teaching others. With the help of Mary Helen Stewart and Vicki Esser, she became certified by Dance Masters of America in 1994 and gained certifications to teach Tap, Jazz and Ballet. Teacher candidates must exam in order to gain and maintain membership into this prestigious organization. Her education continued by becoming a member of the Cecchetti Council of America where she has actively participated in for over 25 years. My love for Ballet started at a young age thanks to the incredible teaching style of Dawn Greene. Ms. Sypula is certified through Cecchetti Intermediate level VI allowing her to not only instruct young dancers but teachers as well.
Michelle is also proud to be a member of the Plymouth Canton Ballet Company/Metro Shores Ballet where she has been a rehearsal Director since 2006. Recently she has completed her Acrobatic Arts Module 1 certification. She is also continuing to take classes with this organization to complete additional Module certifications, which will help provide a more safe, technical approach to acrobatics/gymnastics training. Michelle has used this training and her passion for dance to teach her many student and fellow teachers at her Belleville, Michigan based studio for the past 28 years.
Lynn Balogh has been dancing since a very young age. Was accepted to the Performing Arts Dance Theater at the age of 10, when she started her competitive dancing in Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Hip Hop. When she was 11 years old she was cast as a guest dancer for the professional company Jazz Dance Theater out of Ann Arbor,MI. After graduating High School, she moved out to Los Angeles, CA were she was a scholarship student at Tremaine Dance Center. There she studied under such teachers as, Joe Tremaine, Doug Caldwell, Marguerite Derricks and Wade Robson, just to name a few. Upon moving back to MI she proceeded with her college education, focusing on a degree in design, she still stayed active in the performing arts. Performing in Gypsy and Guys and Dolls through Washtenaw Community College Performing Arts Department. In 2005 she graduated with an Associates Degree in Multimedia from ITT Technical Institute. All the while teaching for various studios in the Washtenaw and Wayne County Area. Most recently she received her DMA Certification in both Ballet and Tap. She is a proud member of Great Lakes Regional Dance Masters Chapter 46. She also attended the Dance Masters of American National Convention in 2013 in New Orleans.
Megan began her dance training in 2003 in Jackson, MI. She danced professionally with Jodie Randolph Dance for 8 years and served as the Artistic Director of the pre-professional company, Young Dancers Initiative. She currently works as an instructor/choreographer at P & P Dance Centre, in Belleville and Ann Arbor Dance Classics in Ann Arbor.. Megan has choreographed for many young artists in Michigan including YDI, Dance Xplosion, and Ann Arbor Dance Classics. Her work has been presented at RADFest in Kalamazoo and American College Dance Association among others. Megan graduated in 2016 summa cum laude from Eastern Michigan University earning her BS in Dance Studio Management. Throughout her college years, Megan performed and trained under many notable choreographers such as Wendi Dubois, Holly Hobbs, Jillian Hopper, Sherry Jerome-Wilkinson, Thayer Jonutz, Kathy King, Erik Abbott-Main, Travis Staton-Marrero, Joanna Mcnamara, Jodie Randolph, and Ali Woerner. This will be Megan's eighth year teaching at P&P Dance Centre with and she is beyond thrilled to continue her journey as a dance educator and choreographer in Michigan.
Charlotte Sypula began her dancing career at the age of 3 under the direction of her mother, Michelle Sypula. She danced at P & P both as a recreational and competitive dancer for 14 years.
Charlotte began her teaching career at the studio at the age of 14. She has worked with all ages and fell in love instantly with teaching. Miss Sypula successfully completed Grades 1-5 of Cecchetti Ballet and is a certified teacher in Acrobatic Arts. She excells in tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, lyrical and acro.
Graduating from Heidelberg University in 2021, she earned her degree in Sports Management, with a concentration in Communication. At the Berg she was a part of the golf and cheerleading teams, choreographing for half time shows and creating sideline cheers. During her time at college she taught for a dance studio in Ohio teaching Acro and Hip Hop.
Now, she is back with her P&P family and excited to begin a new chapter with the studio!
Abigail began dancing at the age of 3 here at P&P Dance Centre. She joined the intensive team in 2011 and ended this past year. She trained in all available genres of dance during her 16 years at the studio. During high school, she was a part of the Belleville Varsity Dance Team and was named captain her senior year. On the dance team, her dance horizons grew as she learned the style of Pom. In 2019, she auditioned for a spot on a pre-professional company, Young Dancers Initiative. Here she studied under Megan Scheppelman, Jodie Randolph and many other notable choreographers. Abby also began coaching the Belleville JV dance team during the 2020-2021 season and is currently the assistant Varsity coach for this upcoming school year. She has choreographed competitive Pom routines and performance routines for pep rallies and half time basketball performances. This is Abby's first year on faculty and she can’t wait to continue growing the Pom program at P&P!