Dancers Only Studio Staff
Ms. Shea grew up training at Underground Dance Company and is currently studying business at Oakland University. She loves to perform and has choreographed for multiple music videos and performed for GAC Motors in the 2019 North American Auto Show. She is on multiple dance crews where her love and education for the art of dance is always growing. In the summer you can find her dancing and choreographing for the USPBL Dance Crew at Jimmy Johns Field.
Lindsay has been dancing since she was 7 years old, and has studied all forms of dance. Lindsay has a BS in elementary education from Oakland University, a Masters in Education with a major in special education from Wayne State University and an Education Specialist Degree in leadership also from Wayne State University. Lindsay started her dance career under the direction and guidance of Patrice Salerno. During those years she was selected to dance with New Olympians representing the United States in Russia, Copenhagen, Italy and on Commodore Cruise Lines. Lindsay has studied and taken workshops taught by numerous choreographers from across the United States including Doug Caldwell, Alexandre Magno, Clayton “Peg Leg” Bates, Savion Glover and more.
She has been teaching Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and Ballet since 1997. Lindsay is the former owner/director of Expressions Dance Company which she owned for six years before moving onto her full-time career in education. Lindsay loves sharing her knowledge and passion for dance and the arts with her students.
Ms. Claire trained at Mary Skiba’s School of Dance for 15 years and is currently earning her Bachelors degree at the University of Michigan which includes a minor in dance. She has had the opportunity to perform with multiple dance groups at U of M and has had multiple pieces of her own performed at the university as well. During the summer, you can find her dancing and choreographing for the USPBL Dance Crew at Jimmy Johns Field.
Jessica Eckman Mills has studied dance for over 30 years with 23 years in teaching and choreography experience. She was the proud Artistic Director of a national award winning dance studio for 15 years. Jessica is the coach of the Michigan State University Elite Competitive Dance Team. Her students have been finalists on So You Think You Can Dance and have been members of dance/cheer teams in the NFL, NBA, MBL, and the NHL. She was a member and choreographer of the Detroit Pistons Dance Team Automotion, has been a back up dancer for international artists, appeared in commercials, and has choreographed the half time show for the Harlem Globetrotters. Her choreography for college and high school dance teams has won numerous local, state, regional, and national awards; including the silver medal and other top honors at the Universal Dance Team High School National Championship and the National Dance Alliance College Championship. Jessica has devoted her life to the art of dance and is committed to passing along the passion and quality to the young talent through her teaching and as a judge.
Ms. Nadia began her dance career training right here at Dancers Only Studio and is beyond excited to rejoin the D.O.S. dance family once again! After 16 years of dance training in styles such as jazz, ballet, pointe, contemporary, modern, hip hop, and musical theatre, Nadia is currently a student at Oakland University earning a BFA in Dance and Minor in Psychology. She is also a member of the Detroit-based dance company, Among Women.
Amanda has been training in dance since the age of 4. She has been on numerous competitive dance teams and company’s throughout the years and has performed for a variety of events. Amanda has taught all styles of dance both recreational and competitive and has a Bachelors of Science from Rochester College. Amanda continues to grow her dance education by engaging in flexibility and strength training programs in her spare time.
Ms. Madeline trained at Dancers Only Studio for 15 years in all styles of dance. Throughout her dance career, she has received special judges awards and performed in award winning pieces including one with a National Title. She has also received awards on her energy, emotion and stage presence from individual judges. She was named the team motivator by Studio owner Terina Young. She has been on the USPBL dance crew for Jimmy Johns Field, as well as preforming in Lions Halftime Shows.
Ms. Haili has trained for 16 years with Dancers Only Studio in all styles of dance. She assistant coached Anchor Bay High School varsity dance team for three years and helped with choreography for both the varsity and JV teams. Haili was apart of a national title winning dance and received many special judges awards over the years. She is very excited to continue working in the dance world right where she started herself.