DCW Elite Staff

Ms. Michelle-Instructs Gymnastics and is the Mentor Coach for the DCW Tumblers

     Michelle has training in Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Baton, Gymnastics and Cheerleading.  Michelle studied with various trainers and gyms;  Mary Lou Retton Seminar (Olympic Champion), Bela Karoyli Workshop (Olympic Coach), Karl Hugar (former World Champion Trampolinist), Kare Ross (Coach of Canadin Olympic Trampoline Team), Dr. Arnold (Sports Psychologist), Jon DeBord (Sports Medical Expert), Pat Kimora and Gail White (Childrens Creative Movement Classes), Henry Young (2006 U.S.T.A. Coach of the Year).  During her high school years she won the All -American Cheerleading  Scholarship to the University of Hawaii.  During this time she also coached the Hula Bowl Squad.  She was named the Showstopper National Gymnastics Duo Champions and was also a member of several state baton championship teams.  Michelle has also instructed many majorettes and drum majors throughout Ohio & began instructing for Dance Centre West in 79'.  After several years of instructing she became the owner and Director of Dance Centre West until 99'.  During this time she began the DCW Tumblers competitive gym team.  In 06' Michelle continued her dance training in NYC with the Rockette Experience.  Over the years Michelle has attended many conventions to further her training in dance, tumbling & trampoline.  Michelle has also completed the U.S.T.A. Judges Course and is U.S.T.A. Safety Certified.


Miss Megan-Instructs all forms of dance and is an Instructor for the DCW Elite Dance Co.

     Megan began her training in 90' at the age of 5.  Megan has had training in Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Show Choir, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Pointe, Childrens Combo, Gymnastics, Cheer, Vocal, Classic-Electric & Acoustic Guitar.  Her child instruction was at Dance Centre West where she was a member of the DCW Dance Co. and DCW Tumblers for many years.  Along with the DCW instructors Megan has learned many styles of dance from attending many conventions with notable instructors. (Frank Hatchett, Gus Giordano, Charles McGowen, Stacy Walker, Patrick Wetzel)  Megan joined the DCW Teacher Assistant Program in 00' and became a DCW instructor in 02'.  Her notable events include;  Sam Wright/Kids Jam 96' Performance-Ohio State Fair, 97' Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Performance-NYC, 99' Kickoff Classic Bowl Game Halftime Performance-NJ, Buckeye Hall of Fame Performance 00', Carnial Cruise Ship Performance-Bahamas 01', DCW Winter Performance lead dancer "The Nutcracker" 06', Rockette Experience NYC.  Megan was an award winner at several regional and local dance competitions.  She continues to teach all levels and styles of dance.


 Mr. Rusty-Head DCW Tumblers Coach    

Bio. to come soon.


Emily Johnson- Asst. DCW Tumblers Coach

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