Michelle Thayer is the Director of Dance FX Academy of the Arts and has over 40 years of personal and professional dance experience. She instructs tap, jazz and has developed an early learning curriculum for her students, ages 2-6, called “I’m A Star”. She feels that every student should be treated with love and respect.
She has choreographed for the Springfield Middle School, the Maumee High School, Ida High School and Christ the King. She is proud that Dance FX is known for its family atmosphere and positive learning environment.
She is dedicated to the development of the dancers and instructors of her school. She creates the desire in her students to learn and to succeed.
Kate Archer began her training with British and Polish teachers in Tanzania and at Nairobi Conservatory of Music (Kenya) in East Africa. She continued ballet, modern dance and piano training at Interlochen Arts Academy. Kate danced with Bristol Concert Ballet Company while at Virginia Intermont College. She has a B.S. degree in ballet pedagogy from Indiana University. While studying for an M.F.A. in choreography from the University of Oklahoma, Kate danced in K & K Dance Duet which opened for comedy acts such as Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld. Kate has danced and taught for the Georgia Ballet, Rose State College, Ballet Oklahoma and many schools throughout Illinois, Oklahoma, Georgia and Indiana. She has also competed in teacher categories winning dozens of regional and national titles in the southeast. Kate’s life experiences have influenced her unique approach to teaching.