Professional Dancer and Choreographer
As a Florida native, Michelle Vaughn grew up training in all genres of dance. After completing high school, she decided to move to Los Angeles, CA to pursue a career in the commercial dance industry. Upon arriving in 2005, Michelle spent years training at the top studios in Los Angeles. She was recognized by Monsters of Hip Hop and was chosen to be in the 2012 production of their annual showcase. Working in the commercial and dance team world Michelle began to fuse the education from both to create her unique style of choreography and teaching. She was faculty at Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio for over 3 years and continues to teach in Los Angeles when not traveling teaching across the country.
For over seventeen years, Michelle has not only worked within the commercial dance world but also has been leaving an imprint in the Professional sports world. Her resume includes performing for artists, movies, and shows such as Lil Uzi Vert, Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida, Becky G, J Balvin, La Banda, Latin Grammys, Oscars, and a TV series on Nickelodeon called “Fresh Beat Band”. Michelle is a faculty member for the top professional dance team convention that caters to colleges and professional sports teams across the country called Pro Action. She has worked with numerous NBA and NFL teams including the Golden State Warriors, Washington Wizards, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Boston Celtics, Utah Jazz, Miami Dolphins, and many more. Michelle is a nationally ranked choreographer for numerous high schools, colleges, and all-star gyms across the world. Awards including innovative choreography, best in show, and top 5 in the world are a few of her accomplishments in the Dance Team world.
Michelle’s passion for dance exceeds beyond just creating and expressing herself. The ability to travel the world and connect with different cultures and people from different backgrounds of life gives her the joy and opportunity to be able to share her knowledge and love for dance. Teaching is something that always came natural to her growing up and to have the platform to inspire and change lives through this is something she has worked her entire career for. Her focus as an educator isn’t about how many steps or routines we can learn but how can we adapt to the unknown and leave feeling always like we learned something new either about ourselves or in dance. Developing choreography is just one part of the job that Michelle takes on as an educator and creator. She aspires to develop strong minded individuals as well as confident dancers and performers. Her experience as a professional dancer and choreographer allows her to bring a level of expertise from both worlds into her work.