Meet Our Instructors
Downriver Dance Academy is committed to providing quality dance instruction. Our instructors bring years of experience in various styles to ensure a diverse and technically accurate dance education. Please take a moment to meet our instructors and learn a little about their passoion for dance.
Ms. Betsy has been dancing since the age of 5 and has performed in various community theater groups. She has been trained in a number of styles like Cecchetti ballet curriculum, Fosse, and even alongside the Radio City Rockettes - to name a few. Her most recent claim to fame was choreographing Downriver Actors Guild sold out production of Chicago, but she has also choreographed for other various community theater companies in the area. She has been fortunate enough to teach dance in her hometown for the last 20 years.
Spencer has been dancing, performing, and teaching in southeastern Michigan for the last two decades. With her degree in psychology and dance from Wayne State University, she likes to explore the idea of dancing as therapy and self-expression in her teaching. She has performed with dance companies like D4G and Zookworks as well as many local theater companies. Working on the production side of the arts, she has been a drama choreographer for Wyandotte, Allen Park and Southgate High Schools, Acting Out Productions, Downriver Actors Guild, and upcoming Spotlight Studio Monroe. Spencer believes that no matter how old or how much experience, everyone can find happiness in dancing, and she looks forward to sharing that passion with anyone willing to take a leap (literally)! Instagram: @spencerisdancin