Maggie Michaelis - Hip hop
Before switching to dance at the age of 9, Maggie trained in a developmental gymnastics program for five years beginning when she was only 4-years-old and began dancing at Centre Stage Dance Studio Inc. in New Hamburg, Ontario. Maggie has trained extensively in a multitude of styles including ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop, contemporary, modern, musical theatre, and song and dance.
Maggie has completed exams in both tap and jazz through the Canadian Dance Teacher’s Association as well as ballet exams through the Russian Society of Ballet. She began assisting dance classes as a pre-teen and has taught ever since. Maggie furthered her training outside of the studio by participating in many different workshops at a young age, including taking professional classes beginning at around the age of 12. Through such classes, she gained opportunities such as dancing at half-time shows for various professional sports teams in Toronto and the surrounding area. She is extensively trained in the Paula Morgan Technique and travelled to Los Angeles at the age of 12 to take part in Miss Paula’s very last summer intensive. She is currently training in level 4 of the Paula Morgan Technique.
Maggie joined the University of Waterloo’s competitive dance team during her third year of school. Through the team, she has participated in various events around the Waterloo region including Frosh week events at U of W, half-time shows at sporting events, as well as a cancer benefit event at Pearl Nightclub. This past season, she choreographed the team’s hip hop group, which won multiple choreography awards, as well as a contemporary duet which also won awards for technique, creativity, and choreography. Maggie continues to both teach and take dance classes in order to keep her connected to what will always be her greatest passion in life.