MEET OUR STAFF!
We love our team of instructors, office employees, and assistants here at ADC and you will too! Our close-knit staff takes the needs of our parents and students very seriously, while providing a productive, yet fun environment for our students to train in. On this page we share a little bit about where our staff comes from and what makes them so qualified!
Owner and Dance Instructor
Ashley is the founder and owner of Allure Dance Company. She is a member of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD), having received her diplomas in Ballet and Jazz. She is a graduate of the Sherry Walsh Academy of Dance Arts and is technically trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, and Acro.
She is a graduate of Ferris State University with a Bachelor's in Resort Management and minors in Club Management, Restaurant Management, and Recreation Management. She was a member of the FSU Women's Basketball team.
Ashley's continued goal is to provide a welcoming learning environment where the students are pushed to their full potential due to her structured, but fun, teaching style. In addition to her students learning the art of dance, Ashley instills traits such as diligence, creativity, confidence, and professionalism that they can apply to all aspects of their lives.
Ashley is the co-owner of Three One Three on Ashmun, which is located below the studio. When she's not choreographing or planning parties, she is listening to music, enjoying yoga, and hanging out with her fur babies Duke & Merlin.
Office Manager and Parent Liaison
Karen is the Office Manager & Bookkeeper for Allure Dance Company. She has a strong business background and was a high school Accounting teacher for 28 years. Karen was also a BPA Advisor for 25 years. She was a volunteer coordinator of the recreational gymnastics program that was offered through Sault Schools for 18 years.
Having seven children who were competitive in dance, gymnastics, and college athletics, Karen can relate to the parents of our students and serves as the parent liaison for the studio.
Ashley loves working so closely with her mother and attributes her studio's success to their partnership.
Jenna instructs various classes including Tap, Jazz, and Lyrical. She danced competitively at Studio Dance Arts in Sault, Ontario, excelling in Tap. During high school Jenna was a 4 year member of the Sault High Pom Pon squad, with Captain status for 2 of those years. She was given the opportunity to perform at EPCOT, and danced in Disney's Magic Kingdom parade. She was a member of the LSSU Dance Company for four years, holding the title of Vice President for her final two years.
Jenna is a graduate of Lake Superior State University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Counseling & Dance. Jenna currently owns Tot Spot daycare.
Mindy is an instructor in the Acro Dance program and assists in skill development and choreography. She received her extensive training at the Sault Gymnastics Club in Soo, Ontario and reached her level IX through USA Gymnastics. She was a member of Western Michigan University's gymnastics team.
She is a graduate of WMU with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. Mindy also received her Masters Degree in Business Administration from Lawrence Tech. She is a Certified Public Accountant and an Accounting professor at Lake Superior State University.
Alison teaches various levels of Ballet, including the curriculum for the Pre Pointe and Pointe classes. She started dancing at the age of 5 at Mt. Laurel Regional Ballet Company. Due to her family moving frequently, she received training at various studios and companies including Coupe Dance Studio under the training of Ms. Diane Frankie, Madame Nanette Charise, & Robert Tucker; Joffrey Ballet in New York City under the training of Lynne Glauber, principal dancer; and SWADA under the training of Sherry Walsh.
She has administered private instruction, as well as taught for organizations such as the C.C.S.S. and local studios including Just Dance & Sault Theatre. She resides in Rudyard with her husband and 3 children.
Michaela instructs numerous classes including the Movement & Introduction to Dance classes, Tap, Jazz, and Ballet. During her dance career, she assisted with numerous genres and levels of classes to gain teaching experience. She is an Allure alumni herself and was trained and instructed by Ashley Corbiere.
She was heavily involved with the 4-H program and continues to show animals at the Chippewa County Fair. Michaela is a Supervisor at Guido's Pizza and enjoys spending time with her family, boyfriend, and St. Bernard Sully.
MaKenna currently teaches numerous styles of dance at Allure and is an alumni herself, graduating from Sault Area High School this past May. While she was an Allure dancer, she completed BATD level examinations in Blue Riband Acro (the highest level we offer) as well as Grade IV Ballet. She is currently working toward her Associate certification in Ballet.
She studied Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, and Acro. She was a three year member of the Sault High Pom Pon squad , receiving Most Valuable Pom two of those years. She was given the opportunity to perform at Universal Studios and Animal Kingdom. She was the Libero for Sault High's Volleyball team, receiving 2nd team All-Conference & All-Region.
She is enrolled at Lake Superior State University.
Tori is a graduate of Elite Dance Force. She is a member of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing receiving her diplomas in Ballet and Jazz. She is technically trained in all genres of dance. Throughout Tori's dance career, she had the opportunity to train with many talented instructors where she earned scholarship acceptance to the BATD Merit Program, Interlochen Center of the Arts, National Ballet School, and Quinte Ballet School of Canada. Tori competed in dance for nine years and earned numerous awards at various Most Consistent Dancer in 2016 and Most Versatile Dancer in 2018 by her studio.
Tori graduated from Sault Area High School in May 2018 and is currently a full-time student at Lake Superior State University majoring in Political Science Pre-Law.
Paige is a Senior at Sault Area High School and will complete her 10th year at Allure Dance Co this season. She is a versatile dancer with experience in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, and Acro. She has been assisting with numerous classes for a number of years and took on the role of teaching as a Junior in high school. She received BATD certifications in Blue Riband Acro (the highest level we offer), as well as Grade IV Ballet. She is currently working on her Associate degree in Ballet.
She currently teaches Starlite Ballet and Beginner Tap, and is an assistant in numerous classes. She enjoys hanging out with her friends and her pup Bauer.