Miss Lou, as her students call her, has been
dancing since the age of 4. MissLou trained at the
Assiff Studio of the Dance in East Lansing through
high school, while starting her teaching career at
age 16 in the basement of her home. She is a
former member of the Lansing Ballet Company and
majored in dance at both Eastern Michigan
University and Lansing Community College.
She continues her education and training by
attending a variety of dance conferences and
conventions across the United States.
She is the mother of three adult sons, two grand
daughters and now lives in Fremont, where she
opened the 2nd branch of the studio in 1974.
Over the past 40 years she has developed a
philosophy of teaching that stresses the education
of the dancer first.
A strong foundation in ballet and teaching the love
of dance, all while keeping expenses to a minimum
is and always has been the philosophy that guides
This season will be the 41st year Miss Lou has
served the Newaygo County area community and in
her classes there are many second generation
dancers whose mothers previously danced at
Miss Lou is proud to be called "DANCE
MOMMY/GRANDMOMMY" by all of her dance