About Us

Our Approach

Since 2003 we have been educating dancers with the highest attention to detail.  Technique, Stage Presence, Discipline, Confidence, Productivity, Accountability and Strength of Character and Body, are the pillars of our training.

Teachers with Experience

Our Senior Instructors are all University educated and are continual learners.  Always striving to grow and improve, in order to best serve our students and their needs.

Our Students

M&M Dance nurtures dancers from age 2 through 18 years old.  We offer classes that are appropriate for toddlers, beginner dancers, intermediate level dancers, advanced level dancers and pre-professional training.  Many of our dancers go on to dance with top level University Dance Teams, as well as to work as professional dancers in Cruise Ship Entertainment, Las Vegas and Hollywood.

Staff

Michelle Miller: Owner, Artistic Director, Choreographer

Michelle has been teaching in the Fox Valley and Surrounding area since 1992. Her passion is to teach and mentor dancers, so they may become their very best.  Michelle's knowledge and experience in the dance, music, modeling and choreography industries, help her to guide her students so they can achieve their biggest goals, and make dreams a reality. Michelle's desire to empower her students creates effective, productive, successful humans!

Maggie Kopesky: Assistant Artistic Director, Choreographer

Maggie has been teaching at M&M Dance since 2004.  She has been dancing her whole life and has a BFA from NIU .  Her passion for Ballet, Modern and Contemporary provide our students with a solid base from which to grow.  Her love of movement allows our students to experience a variety of styles, making them extremely adaptable.  Maggie also introduces our littlest dancers to the amazing world of dance in the Tiny Tu-Twos and Triple Threat Classes!

Sami Erdmier: Instructor, Choreographer

Sami joined our team in 2014.  Being a  life long dancer and a continual learner makes her a perfect fit for M&M Dance.  Sami has a passion for choreography, and has choreographed music videos for Chicago based bands.  Her artistry also extends to photography.  Sami's drive to constantly better herself, is strongly modeled to her students, as she is also a thriving law student.

Kaitlin Allen: Contemporary Instructor, Choreographer

Kaitlin is an Empower Dance Company Alumni.  As a  student at NIU, she continues to challenge herself by training at professional studios in Chicago, attending National Dance Conventions and dancing at Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Training Intensives.  Kaitlin's fearless style of movement allows our dancers to feel free and to connect to movement in an invigorating way!

Molly Diemer: Ballet/Ballroom Instructor

Molly has been part of our EDC team since 2014.  She is a highly respected ballet instructor at the Chicago Performing Arts High School.  In addition, Molly is a professional ballroom dancer!  Molly has an undeniable zest for life and an amazing passion for teaching...We feel very fortunate to have her inspiring our students!

Judith Chitwood: Ballet/Pilates Instructor

Judith is a Master Ballet teacher and the Dance Department Head at NIU.  We have been fortunate to have Judith training our dancers since 2014.  Her extensive knowledge of ballet and pointe make her a very respected member of our team.  Judith's no nonsense style pushes our dancers to be their best and to take charge of their growth as an artist.

Staff (continued)

Brianna Michi: Junior Instructor

All of our Junior Instructors have been dancing at M&M Dance since they were toddlers.  They have grown up in our environment and they teach they way they are taught...this is essential in maintaining the standard that we are known for! 

All Junior Instructors are members of Empower Dance Company and have been extensively trained to lead their own classes by Michelle Miller and Maggie Kopesky.

Emilee Klemm: Junior Instructor

 All of our Junior Instructors continue to be trained and guided by Michelle Miller and Maggie Kopesky, so that they continue to grow and learn. They are expected to be effective and inspiring teachers, and our dancers always strive to exceed expectaion. 

Miranda Hansen: Junior Instructor

Katie Dunteman: Junior Instructor

Abby Bonebrake: Junior Instructor

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