Michelle Picard, founder, and director of Michelle's School of Performing Arts of Pembroke/Petawawa, has been bringing dance to the Ottawa Valley for over 50 years. Michelle is a fully qualified and certified “Royal Academy of Dance” (R.A.D.) instructor
Michelle is the only teacher in the Ottawa Valley fully qualified and certified in both the R.A.D. and A.D.A.P.T. syllabus, is a member of the Associated Dance Arts of Professional Teachers (A.D.A.P.T.) and the International Ballroom Association (I.B.A.) and is also fully bilingual.
As a full member of the Associated Dance Arts of Professional Teachers (A.D.A.P.T.) and the International Ballroom Association (I.B.A.), Michelle's high personal standards are reflected in the superior professional criterion found at her studios. She has been preparing her students for their ballet exams graded and vocational.
In addition to her excellent training, Michelle brings a wealth of experience to her studio's staff and students. She has represented Canada in Germany for the Shriners Teutonia Club, has danced at the National Arts Centre (N.A.C.) and the Doctor's Club in Ottawa, as well as been a cheerleader for the Ottawa Rough Riders. In keeping with her high personal standards, she continues to encourage both her staff and students to set and achieve their own high personal goals, whether through competitions, student exams for Tap, Jazz and Ballet.
Please note that her studios are now accepting new registrations for the year 2019/2020.