Empower Dance Company  is founded and directed by Michelle  Miller.  EDC’s  Assistant Artistic Director is Maggie Kopesky.  Dancers may audition for the company each summer.  Selected dancers must adhere to a very disciplined and physically demanding schedule.  Required classes include 4 hours of ballet training, 2 hours of jazz technique, 1 hour of strength and conditioning, 1 hour of flexibility, 1 hour of modern and 6-8 hours of company rehearsals each week.  Many of our dancers also compete solos and duet/trios for which additional rehearsal time is required.


Dancers are contracted for an entire year commitment.  Our competition season is January through July with preparations beginning in September, and we continue with community involvement through August.


Empower Dance Company is a highly structured competitive dance company that pushes dancers to achieve their biggest goals.  Emotional and physical strength are required for success. Confidence and self-motivation are a must.