Miss Michelle Swallow
Teaches Ballet troupes, Wigglebugs, Buzzy Bees, Dancing Sprites Tap/Jazz, all levels of ballet, Jazz and contemporary as well as solo competition routines
Bachelor of Arts Dance (WAAPA)
RAD Adv2 Classical Ballet
Michelle grew up at the Academy, attending classes from ages 6-19. During this time she completed the highest levels of exams in Jazz, Modern and Ballet, including the RAD Advanced 2 exam. Michelle was also very successful in solo dance competitions. At 19 Michelle moved to Perth to attend the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, majoring in contemporary and ballet.
Michelle then spent 4 years living in London where she taught for the prestigious SA dance school. During her time there her students performed at the Royal Albert Hall as well as the Saddler Wells Theater. . She also became an accredited BarreConcept instructor and began teaching Barre fitness classes in some great gyms across London including the Chelsea Football Club and London Pilate Studio.
After a few years Michelle was drawn back to Sydney and was excited to start teaching at The Academy where her love for dance began. She loves being able to pass this love onto the next generation. Michelle teaches the LeapNLearn syllabus for our Pre-Schoolers, RAD Ballet, EDTA Jazz & Modern
Little know fact- Michelle loves listening to podcasts and believes hammocks are the best place in the world.