Artistic Studio Director
Georgia joined the MST family in the Fall of 2015 after moving back home to Michigan from Chicago, Illinois. Growing up, Georgia trained at the Academy of the Arts under Lori Ladwig, Linnea Strauss, Kate Price, and Erin Miller and Greater Lansing Ballet Company under Barbara Banasikowski Smith until she graduated high school. From there, she continued her education in Chicago with a professional Trainee Program, completing two years of classical ballet training at Ballet 5:8. Upon completion, Georgia realized her enjoyment of teaching new generations of dancers and found her way to MST. Georgia is a graduate from Jackson College and Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from MSU. After accepting the Artistic Directorship of MST Dance Center in March of 2022, Georgia became the owner of MST Dance Center in January of 2023 to continue pursuing her passion of training future generations of dancers at MST.
Amethyst Director & Instructor
Miss Gel danced alongside and under the direction of our former Artistic Director, Miss Mary from the years 2009-2018. She returned to the studio to share her love of the arts with the students here at MSTDC. With her many 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 including her self-choreographed Platinum piece. 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. Miss Gel is certified in Acrobatic Arts and is looking forward to creatively using this knowledge in her choreography. We are happy to have her back on staff and being a vital part of our MSTDC family.
Topaz Director & Instructor
Miss Nina's dance experience and competitive accomplishments have been entirely with MST Dance Center alongside our former Artistic Director, Miss Mary. Under Miss Mary and Miss Georgia, 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 Enwereuzo and teaches both recreational and competitive classes. Nina is certified in Rhythm Works & Acrobatic Arts and participates in teacher workshops to gain new ways of teaching her students. 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. Nina loves to see each individual student grow and improve in their dancing. She 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 our Co-Director and is Miss Georgia's right hand gal. We are overjoyed to have Nina serving our students and dance families in this capacity at MST.