Studio Director & Instructor
I began dancing when I was three years old and continued until I graduated high school. Ten of those years were competitive dance. During my 15 years of dance, jazz and ballet grew to be my favorite styles. I love jazz because it brings so much fun and attitude to the stage. I love ballet because of the technique and beauty.
Growing up, being at the studio was an escape and something I always looked forward to, and I hope this is something I can bring to your children as well! I can’t wait to watch them grow, develop their skills, and reach their goals throughout the season!
“To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.”
I began dancing when I was 3 years old and continued all the way through high school. I studied ballet at Donna Marie’s Studio of Dance and at Michigan Ballet Academy. I also studied Irish Step Dancing with the Hubbardston Irish Dance Troupe lead by Emma Jandernoa.
In my down time, you will find me with my two year old son, boyfriend, and my family. I’m a lake girl at heart, so during the warm summer days you’ll see me at my family’s lake house.
I look forward to seeing what this season brings and to build relationships with you!
Hi everyone! My name is Payton Leo and I am so excited to be here this season!
I began dancing when I was two years old at Suzanne’s Main Street Dance Centre in Milford, Michigan. I danced there for 15 years and during this time was a member of the Company team. Additionally, during high school, I was a member of the Milford High School Pom Team and Theatre Company. In College, I was a member of the MSU Dance Club and Spartan Showstoppers Dance Team.
After years of training, I am elated to begin my teaching journey and I can’t wait to meet everyone in the coming weeks!
Let’s give a warm welcome to Dillon. Dillion will be teaching Tik-Tok classes this season.
Hello! I am thankful for this opportunity to be working with children again. I worked with youth as a Youth Care Worker for 7 years. I very much enjoyed teaching and being a positive influence to our younger generation. I since have followed my dreams as a photographer/video creator and am very excited it lead me back to youth once again.
I enjoy creating and expressing art through my camera and lens. Since I was a child I always enjoyed taking photos but never pursued it as a potential career. I started my photography and videography journey as a profession about a year ago. I since have fell in love with capturing moments in time. I have been exploring many types of photography and videography to see where my passion truly lays. I found I really enjoy being a part in capturing couples wedding day. What’s not to love about love? Most recently I have been working with local businesses of Portland in creating photo and video content for advertising. I have found much joy in being involved with the community of Portland.
I am excited to be a part of something new while working with youth. TikTok is in. TikTok is a great platform filled with endless talent. It’s going to be fun seeing the children express their talents in a creative way. My role will be in coaching and helping students design, sing, dance and be creative while capturing their talents through video. I will edit the videos in a creative way to be uploaded to TikTok once a week. I am passionate about teaching and bringing the best out in children but also excited to see what the children bring out in me.
Nick Lemmer studied theater at Lansing Community College before working on a wide variety of shows around the Lansing area. He had the great pleasure of working with companies like Ixion, Riverwalk and Peppermint Creek while also training and coaching an improv team that performed all over Lansing as well as yearly at the Renegade Theatre Festival. Having gotten his start at All of Us Express Children’s Theatre, Nick is excited to be passing on skills and tools that have helped him even in his non theatre life.