Michelle Colon-Tijerina

 Owner/Artistic Director

Michelle has taught dance for 26 years. Her training includes all forms of dance from local and world-renowned instructors. Michelle has won numerous awards and national titles, and has been awarded scholarships to Broadway Dance Center in New York, and Tremaine Dance Center in Los Angeles. Her credits include Capezio Model, Taffy’s Model, HBJ Model, “Welcome Freshman”, “Clarissa Explains It All”, “Fifteen”, “Mickey Mouse Club”, SeaWorld, Wet-n-Wild, Florida Lottery, and “Parenthood”.

 

She has also choreographed for popular musical acts “NSB”, “REAL”, “2 for 1”, Emily & Amy Pratt, and “Next Generation Kids”. Her dancing has taken her to tour South America with Pollyanna Dorough and Howie D of the “Backstreet Boys”. Michelle owned and operated her successful studio for 15 years. Her instruction earned her studio the honor of being in  Dance Teacher and Dance Spirit Magazine naming Starz one of the top 50 studios in the country.

 

The Federation of Dance awarded her studio in the top 25 for five consecutive years. Also naming them 7th in the country in 2011. Michelle’s love for dance has led her to a successful career in dance instruction.

Michelle was the choreographer and director for the Orlando Magic Minis for eight NBA Seasons.

 

In 2012 her choreography was seen at the NBA All Star Games where the Orlando Magic Minis performed. Many of her students have credits that include dancing for NBA, NFL teams, Broadway shows, cruise lines, Disney, Universal and back up artist to many pop and latin artist.

 

Michelle has loved being on staff for the KAR dance conventions for the last six years. She also is the Executive Administrator for Dancers Against Cancer. She feels that she can help make a child a “STAR” by giving them the proper training, love and encouragement necessary to help each student reach their full potential.

Will Tijerina

Owner

Will served 7 years in the Army specializing in logistics and management. He then attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts with a degree in theater arts. Working professionally for 7 years booking national commercials for Boost Mobile, Johnson & Johnson, Wendy’s, Honeywell and NASA for a national tour called FMA Live teaching middle school kids across the country about science and math through dance. He then attended the Los Angeles Film School and received a degree in film production.

 

For the last 5 years, he has been working at Kids Artistic Revue and Rainbow National Dance competitions working as a Videographer and a backstage coordinator. He has assisted in the production of the Industry Dance Awards and Dancers Against Cancer giving speeches to raise awareness and help the community. He is excited to be a part of the Dance 360 Orlando family and will be the office manager handling that day to day operations. He is ready to meet each and every one of the parents and dancers and looks forward to growing with the studio as the year progresses.

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