About Us

Fun things to remember at M.S.T. Dance Center

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  • We are a God first, family oriented studio and love to serve our families with integrity and grace!
  • Our teachers are young and full of energy with new ideas. They attend workshops/certification classes to help grow their coaching skills while helping grow each student's dance education.
  • Classes are affordable, encouraging, and educational.
  • There are multiple class & family discounts.
  • We have all your dance wear needs available to order all season long.
  • We have two shows a year including our Christmas show in December and our Finale Spring Showcase!
  • We take professional pictures and have video DVD's available of our showcases.
  • Our Competitive Dance Team is a Platinum winning team & recipient of the 2015 ADCC Excellence Award.
  • AND…..it’s a great, fun, nurturing environment for kids to be learning character and the art of dance!

Our Staff

Studio Director Thalema Williams
Thalema Williams
Artistic Studio Director

Bio coming soon!

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Georgia Brattin
Ballet Director

Georgia came to us in the Fall of 2015 after completing professional training at Ballet 5:8. Georgia and Mary love working together and make a great team. We have been blessed to have Georgia join our dance family!

Georgia trained at the Academy of the Arts under Lori Ladwig, Lineea Strauss, Kate Price, and Erin Miller until she graduated high school. From there, she continued her training in a two-year Trainee Program, which upon completion, realized her enjoyment of teaching new generations of dancers.

Along with her personal technical training, Georgia also taught previously at Academy of the Arts and Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts. Georgia has graduated with her Civil Engineering Degree from MSU, is working full-time in her field, and she is continuing her teaching/directing of our upper level Ballet classes at MST.

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Nina Webb
Co-Director & Studio Intern

Miss Nina has a total of 8 years of dance experience; all of which have been with the direction/alongside of Mary Hubbs. Of Nina’s 7 competitive years, 6 have been with Miss Mary at MST Dance Center. Under Mary and the studio, Nina has gained well rounded experience in styles such as: Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz & Musical Theater, Modern & Contemporary. She enjoys dancing because it is a classic art that she can learn and pass down to younger generations. Nina has experience assisting multiple classes in a variety of styles led by Georgia Brattin & Mary Hubbs for a couple of years. She enjoys teaching because she thrives through solving new problems. Nina likes to be a positive influence to young dancers and to see them push themselves, learn new skills. She loves to see each individual student grow and improve in their dancing. Nina has graduated from Jackson Preparatory and Early College with a high school diploma as well as an Associate’s Degree in the arts from Jackson College. Nina is taking on the roll of Miss Mary's Co-Director/Intern to learn the business and as well as teaching both recreational and competitive classes. We are overjoyed to have Nina join us at this capacity with her MST Dance Center family.

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Angelica Smetana
Teacher

Miss Gel danced alongside and under the direction of Mary Hubbs from the years 2009-2018. She has now returned to the studio to share her love of the arts with the students here at MSTDC. With over 16 years of dance training, Gel has received experience in a variety of styles, with a focus in contemporary, jazz, and ballet. She has competed statewide and her choreography has earned high overalls and multiple judges choice awards.

During her absence at MSTDC, Gel spent time attending the College for Creative Studies, where she would rediscover her love for the arts. She hopes to help instill confidence and the importance of self-expression in her students through dance. We are happy to have her back on staff.

Staff Makana Curylo
Makana Curylo
Teacher

Bio Coming Soon.

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Sarah Polyblank
Office Assistant

Sarah brings her dance background to MST in many ways. She is Miss Mary’s older sister and friend. Sarah has danced for 14 years as a young student and now continues in adult classes at MST. She has been an instructor as well for Tap and Ballet and now enjoys watching her own 3 girls learning and loving the art of dance. Sarah enjoys dance and it's creativity it brings to her own children and others. She is a great asset for MST Dance Center both in the office, backstage, and in dance classes as needed.

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Thomas Polyblank
Sound and IT

Thomas is our all-around sound and IT man. He is able to keep our office and our showcases running smoothly behind the scenes with his knowledge and talent. We would be lost without his help, and we appreciate his dedication of time to be a part of MST Dance Center.

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Marcia and Ralph Hubbs
Business Managers

Marcia Hubbs and her husband Ralph are thrilled to be able to have this opportunity in their home-town community with their family! Neither one ever thought of owning a dance studio but have always wanted to have some kind of home business where their family could be involved. When God put that opportunity in front them and Mary in the summer of 2014, the doors opened at MST Dance Center!

Marcia has her degree in Administrative Business Management and has used that prior to this adventure managing Shamrock Airport in Brooklyn for several years; managing their home-school family with all four of their children; and now running the day-to-day business of the studio. Marcia is enjoying the opportunities at M.S.T. and praises God for the provision of an amazing staff and so many talented students. So much to be thankful for!

Ralph is a Design Engineer and works from home as well in Kalamazoo which has allowed him to be fully involved at the studio as well. He is the main prop builder and resident handyman for the studio as well as a great support at home being flexible with time and family needs.

Teacher Assistants

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Katie
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Eden
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Anyah
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Autumn
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DeAnna
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Derica
Assistant
Mikaela