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.
Has been dancing since a very young age. Was excepted 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 started her dance career at the age of nine. Her training includes ballet, modern, tap, jazz, pointe, lyrical, hip hop, and contemporary. Megan danced competitively for eight years and has been awarded many honors including judge recognition, several overall
placements, and many high standing achievements and scholarships. In 2012, Megan was asked to serve as assistant and demonstrator for Hollywood Connection Dance Convention. She is also a member of Pure Existence Dance Company, based in the Ann
Arbor, MI area. In addition to her performing success, Megan has also been recognized for her choreography. In 2012, she was invited to choreograph for the Cathy Roe Ultimate Dance Fashion Show. At Nationals 2012, Megan was awarded best student choreography
of the competition. Megan is currently a student at Eastern Michigan University and is majoring in dance. She has received many scholarships for dance as well as academics. Megan has been able to attend many conventions and conferences including ACDFA and
Dance Masters of Michigan to learn from teachers and choreographers from around the world. Megan is excited to explore the different realms of dance and immerse herself even further into the world of choreography.
Camyle began taking dance classes at the age of 2 and continued her student training for 16 years. At the age of 15 she began assisting and substitute teaching and has continued teaching since then. Camyle is trained in the disciplines of tap, jazz, Cecchetti ballet, pointe, hip hop, and lyrical. Near the end of her studio career, Camyle also began training in the art of toe-tap, which involves tap dancing while up on the box of pointe shoes.
Camyle specializes in tap dancing and tap technique and shares her talent with dancers within many studios in the area. She is also certified by the Cecchetti Council of America as a Grade I, II, and III Cecchetti teacher, and will continue working towards her grade IV certification. She has an Associate’s degree in business administration and is always looking for ways to improve her dancing and teaching skills.
Allison began her dance training at the age of 3. She has been both a recreational and Intensive dancer with P & P. She was also a member of the Belleville High School Dance Team. Allison has studied all forms of dance throughout her 15 years of dance training such as Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary and Acrobatics. She has successfully passed her Cecchetti Ballet Student Exams through Grade 5. Miss Reed began her teaching career early on by Student Aiding at the studio. She has since moved up to a Student Teacher and Substitute for P & P over the last 5 years. Allison is currently dually enrolled at Dorsey Medical Academy and Washtenaw Community College with a goal of Pediatric nursing as her career. We are very excited to have Allison join of staff this year!!