Michelle Langley was raised in Los Angeles where she studied ballet from a very young age.
Her first memories are of learning "plies" at the dresser from her mother, a professional dancer on Broadway. Along with her father a classical musician, her parents instilled in her a love for the creative and artistic beauty of music and dance.
At the age of 17, Michelle moved to New York City where she studied with the Joffrey Ballet and trained with a number of teachers including Maggie Black and Zena Rommette. On her return to Los Angeles, she continued her studies and graduated from USC with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts.
Michelle started performing from a very young age in numerous shows including "The Happy Side of the Thirties" at the Schubert Theater starring Donald Connor and Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. While co-starring in a movie, filmed in Greece, she fell in love with Europe and returned to live there, where she danced and studied with many European ballet companies.
Michelle has taught ballet in Los Angeles and Europe for many years, with classes for children and adults, including professional dancers. She believes that ballet training is a wonderful experience for children and that it enriches then with a sense of creativity, movement and self-esteem that remains with them throughout their lives. Adults will also find their creativity rejuvenated by studying the grace and physical discipline of ballet.
Teaching Classical Ballet allows Michelle Langley the opportunity to share her love and knowledge of Ballet and Dance with all of her students, both young and old.