Arts1 School of Performance: Michelle Johnson

Head of Pre Vocational School & DSL

Michelle Johnson

Michelle joined the Arts1 team in 2010 when she took on the teaching of our ISTD Modern classes. Shortly after this Michelle was responsible for the launch of RAD Ballet classes at Arts1 and has since seen many of our students through a full programme of dance training including Ballet Modern and Tap.

Having originally trained in Milton Keynes Michelle went on to study dance full time at age 16 and then progressed to 'The Dance College' where she studied under the highly respected examiner Penny Meekings F.I.S.T.D. and gained her teaching qualifications in ISTD Ballet, Modern Tap and National Dance. Following the completion of her training at The Dance College, she then went on to train for a further two years with the Royal Academy of Dance to widen her experience and achieve her formal teaching qualification in RAD Ballet.

Having worked for a number of different dance schools across the region and most recently as a full time member of teaching staff at Thornton College, Michelle is now a full time member of the Arts1 team leading our Junior School.

Michelle offers a wealth of professional knowledge and experience to our students and has a child centred approach. Alongside her leadership responsibilities at Arts1, Michelle maintains an active role in the classroom teaching our younger students.



Michelle Specialises In

Adult Ballet
Adult Tap Dance
Tap Dance
Modern Theatre Dance