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.  Scroll down to see studio Alumni!


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! 

Regan O'Brien


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.

Morgan Briar: 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. 

Regan O'Brien: Junior Instructor

Studio Alumni

Bella Bernath:  Former Empower Dance Company Dancer. Professional Commercial Dancer.  L.A. based.

Bella Bernath

  • Former Empower Dance Company Dancer.  Professional Commercial Dancer. L.A. based. Currently on the Maluma 11:11 World Tour. Can be seen in the Tessa Violet Music video "I like (the idea of you)" and The Loren Gray Music Videos for "Options" and "Queen".  Formerly part of the original cast of "A Mob Story" in Las Vegas. Represented by Bloc Talent Agency.

Erzsi Bernath:  Former Empower Dance Company Dancer. Professional Company Dancer.  Utah based.

Erzsi Bernath

  • Former Empower Dance Company Dancer. Professional Dancer; Utah based. Current Odessey Dance Theater Company Dancer. Former Royal Caribbean International Dancer.  BFA in Dance from Western Michigan University. 

Kaitlin Allen:Former Empower Dance Company Dancer. Professional Choreographer/teacher.Chicago based.

Kaitlin Allen

  • Former Empower Dance Company Dancer. Professional Choreographer and Instructor.  Chicago based.  Currently on staff at M&M Dance Studio, DuPree Dance Convention and Activate Your Artistry Dance Convention. Graduate of NIU in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Dance.

Studio Alumni

Julia Severino


Texas Christian University Dance Team

Mary Kafer


Michigan State University Dance Team

Nikki Serra


DePaul University Dance Team

Nicole Rinne

Iowa State University Dance Team

Iowa State University Dance Team

Katie Dunteman

Colorado State University Dance Team

Colorado State University Dance Team

Emilee Klemm


Carthage College Dance Team