Certified, Professional Dance Instructors

meet our dance instructors

All of our instructors at Dance Dimensions of Grand Rapids, Michigan have degrees in dance. They travel the world gaining knowledge and keeping up with the latest trends in performing arts. Your child will enjoy professional lessons from certified instructors – at a reasonable price that won’t break the bank.

melissa williams

msu motion dance alumni

Melissa Williams | Grand Rapids, MI

Melissa is a Michigan State graduate with a B.S. in Kinesiology/Dancec certification. She belonged to the MSU Motion dance team, ranked 3rd in the nation. She also studied and performed in Los Angeles, was a member of the Grand Rapids Ballet Co. and danced with the Rage Dance Team. Some of her credits are BMW motorcycles, Harley Davidson motorcycles, Mrs. Field Cookies, Beezil Design, Paul Mitchell, and Redkin. She has been featured in Grand Rapids Magazine and performed with Neil Young in concert. Melissa has won several choregraphy awards at the regional and natonal level.

"Life is the dancer and you are the dance." - Eckhart Tolle
sarah magoon

GVSU Dance ensemble & dance team alumni

Sarah Magoon | Dance Instructor | Grand Rapids, MI

Sarah is a Grand Valley graduate with a B.A. in dance and a minor in business.  Sarah was a member of the GVSU Dance Ensemble and Dance Team. She has taught at Dance Dimensions 10+ years. Sarah prides herself in being a technical based dance instructor that wants to share her love for dance with her students. For fifteen seasons Sarah took her dancers to the platinum level and won top honors at national this past season.

"When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you". - Paulo Coelho
tracy alles

CHOREGRAPHER & Dance instructor

Tracy Alles| Dance Dimensions Instructor

Tracy has grown up at Dance Dimensions. She danced competitively since the age of 7, winning many Titles along the way. After graduating high school, she got her BFA in dance from Western Michigan University. She traveled around the country teaching and choreographing for various studios, dance companies, and dance teams. Tracy has judged competitions as well as choreographed award winning numbers at the regional & national level.

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul." - Martha Graham
madison weaver

Madison studied for two years at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles, California where she graduated early with a professional certificate in Dance Theatre. There she learned from and performed for working industry professionals and became well rounded in an array of styles including modern, contemporary ballet, tap, heels, jazz, and hip hop. During her years as a competitive dancer she received multiple titles and scholorships while competing at the platinum level. She is so excited to share what she’s learned with her students while helping them develop their own artistry and a strong work ethic that will translate beyond the studio.

lauren donahue

Lauren is a choreographer, dancer, and videographer from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Lauren received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Western Michigan University in 2017. As a dancer she has worked with choreographers such as: Peter Chu, Rennie Harris, Marlo Martin, Carolyn Pavlik, Jeremy Blair and Annie Franklin. Lauren’s choreography and videography has been presented at Radfest dance festival, NACHMO dance festival, Detroit City Dance Festival, American College Dance Association, and the Dance Shorts College Film Festival. Lauren has received awards for her work including: Best in Show from the Detroit City Dance Festival, Top Ten at Dance Shorts Film Festival and other film finalist awards. 

Megan is a Dance Dimensions alumni and longtime teacher. She studied dance at Grand Valley State University and Columbia College Chicago and has been a guest tap choreographer for studios all over Michigan. Megan is a mom, nutrition enthusiast, and works full time for a local nonprofit. Dance has always been a huge part of her life and she believes that everyone who wants to dance should be encouraged to do so. Megan hopes to empower all of her students to be positive, kind and explore their passion for dance in a welcoming environment. She can’t wait to get to know your child!

Professional dance instructors

Our team of Dance Instructors is ready to teach your child ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, break dancing, & more.

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