Instructor Bios

Jill Cassidy


JazzJill Cassidy is a professional dancer, choreographer, certified Xtend Barre and TRX instructor and founder of Motor City Choreography Collective. Jill’s professional career has included stage, film and television credits. Her award winning choreography can be seen locally all over the Metro Detroit area, nationally and internationally. On top of studio and company work, Jill choreographs for high school and college dance teams and has been an adjunct Professor of Dance at Oakland University and now currently at Wayne State University. Jill was the choreographer for the television series The Wannabes airing on Starz Family. She works with Detroit casinos, MGM Detroit and Motor City Casino, and judges for Dance Force Xpress competitions. Jill has a BA Degree in Communications from Oakland University.

Megan Coleman


Originally from Taylor, Michigan, Megan began her training with Patricia Squire Lorenz and Leif Lorenz at Ballet Americana. Ms. Stuart continued training throughout her college years with Patricia and Leif and was given the opportunity to perform many classical and contemporary ballets. She supplemented her training in the Detroit Metro area with Samantha Shelton and later with Christina Kammuller, and Lisa Mayer of Toledo Ballet. Her summers were spent training at The David Howard Summer Intensive, The Bolshoi at Vail, American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Midwest, and on scholarship with Ballet Met. While performing in the Regional Dance America Midstates Festival, Megan was chosen to perform with RDA at The International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi. Studying on a dance scholarship at Eastern Michigan University, under the guidance of Sherry Jerome and Holly Hobbs, she won The National Society of Arts and Letters Career Award for ballet and represented Michigan at the nationals. After performing a season with the Detroit Opera House Civic Ensemble, under the direction of Samantha Shelton and Michael Anderson, Ms. Stuart began her professional career with Ballet Theatre of Ohio. Under the direction of Artistic Director Christine Meneer, Megan had the opportunity to dance the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen and Arabian Princess in "The Nutcracker," Wicked Witch of the West in the premier of "The Wizard of Oz," Lilac Fairy in "The Sleeping Beauty," and many contemporary works in the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festivals, including "One" by Joseph Morrissey. In the winter of 2010, she was invited to perform with Verb Ballets, in Cleveland, OH. Ms. Stuart spent six seasons dancing with the Lexington Ballet. Her repertoire with the company has included Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Dew Drop, Fairy Doll, Swanilda, Cinderella, Evil Witch in Snow White, and many original works by director Luis Dominguez.

Andrew Cribbet


Andrew, originally from Thomasboro, Illinois, began his dance training at the age of six. He trained with Christine Rich and Luciana Rezende at the Christine Rich Dance Studio Academy and Performing Arts Center in Savoy, IL. He also guest starred in Champaign-Urbana Ballet productions. At the age of 16 Andrew received a full scholarship to The Washington School of Ballet in DC to further his training while attending Duke Ellington School of the Arts to finish his senior year of High School. Andrew has received scholarships to attend summer intensives at Washington School of Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Rock School of Ballet in Philadelphia, Faubourg Ballet Chicago, and has been a finalist in the international competition YAGP (Youth American Gran Prix) both years he competed. He is currently an Eisenhower Dance Ensemble dancer.

Lisa Deringor

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Lisa Carducci- Deringor a Choreographer and Master teacher. Originally from Detroit MI, Lisa studied classical ballet and holds grades I-VII from The Cecchetti Council of America. Lisa has performed lead roles in The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Coppelia. At the age of 19, Lisa moved to Los Angeles, where she received a dance scholarship to Tremaine Dance Center. She has studied many disciplines under some of the industries top teachers and choreographers. Following scholarship, she began working as a professional dancer and choreographer. She has performed on the MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Awards, HBO Comedy Awards, tours, videos, film and commercials. Lisa has worked with several artists including Brittany Spears, N'Sync, Lenny Kravitz, Taking Back Sunday, James Blunt. She has worked with companies such as HBO, Pepsi, Disney, Adidas, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls. Lisa resides in Williamsburg, VA where she is the Artistic Director of The Movement Dance Company as well as a teacher at The Institute for Dance. She also travels the country as a Master Teacher and Choreographer.

Kaitlynn Edgar


Kaitlynn Edgar grew studied contemporary, jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, modern, and hip hop. Upon graduation Kaitlynn was accepted into the Juilliard School, but chose to go on an international tour with a contemporary ballet company, Rock the Ballet, as a principal dancer. After touring she moved to Los Angeles where she has danced for Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound, Nicki Minaj, David Guetta, Camilla Cabelo, and many other artists. She has been featured on many television shows such as The Talk, All the Right Moves, The American Music Awards, the Late Late Show, and The Secret Life of an American Teenager. Now living in New York, Kaitlynn has worked on the preproduction teams for the broadway show CATS, Bandstand the Musical, and the remake of Dirty Dancing. Kaitlynn works for a touring dance convention, New York City Dance Alliance, teaching students all over the country. She is super excited to create and dance with you all!!!

Marc Holland


Marc is very happy to be returning to the dance workshop this year. He was a cast member in Cats on Broadway and Cats IV on tour. Marc also performed in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular for four years. He has enjoyed touring with Guys and Dolls, Jesus Christ Superstar and La Cage Aux Folles, to name a few. Marc has choreographed numerous routines for dance competitions as well as his own ballet Odyssey of Space. He has been on faculty at Clarion University, Studio 22 Dance Academy and Allegro Dance Arts. Marc is currently on staff at Pittsford Dance Studio in Pittsford, New York where he teaches Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap and Ballet. He has been fortunate enough to have worked with the Cecchetti Council of America's summer intensive for four years and is extremely happy to be returning this summer.

Ann Parsley School of Dance

51504 Danview Technology Court,

Shelby Township, MI 48315

Phone. 586-286-8300