Michelle Clow Fitzpatrick
Originally from Northern California, MICHELLE CLOW FITZPATRICK moved out to Los Angeles,CA in 2000 to pursue dancing and acting. Michelle has been teaching dance and choreographing since 1996. She currently teaches performing arts to kids from the ages of 3 yrs- adult. As well as directing nationally ranked competitive hip- hop, contemporary/jazz, lyrical, cheer and song teams, choreograph for stage and convention shows up and down California, Texas and Nevada, for both High School and private studio teams. Michelle also has been the choreographer for a music video for Universal Motown artist After Midnight Project “Hourglass” and a sizzler reel for comedian Carly Peeters as well as choreographing and co-directing two of her music videos. Other places that you might have seen her are on American Dreams, performing in various music videos like Billy Corgan, O-town and N.E.R.D , as well as award shows like the MTV movie awards. She has studied under the likes of Paula Morgan, Benny Smith, Robert Shultz, Dante7, Chris Dupre, Doug Caldwell and Kevin Maher to name a few. Michelle’s students have gone on to be successful in the entertainment business, with credits such as the Rose bowl with Leanne Rimes, Hulu’s Into the Dark, CW’s Legacies and Kung Fu, Nickelodeon’s “Meet The Thundermans”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “One Day At A Time”, “Fresh Beat Band”, Danceon’s “Danceoff Junior’s” , LA Sparks kids, and SYTYCD, national commercials for Barbie, Party City, Capitol One and My lil pony. Hosting shows like E!News and LATV, and dancing for Christina Aguilera with the LA Opera. As well as being members of Academy of Villians, San Francisco Ballet, Joffery Elite Nyc, The Harid Conservatory, Pacific Ballet Dance Theater, Spectrum Dance Theater and Juilliard. She is a current member of Dance Masters Of America, SAG/AFTRA, and certified Level 1-4 with the Paula Morgan Technique. Michelle also adjudicates for Star Dance Alliance talent competitions as well as 8 National Talent Competition. DDC is so excited to have Ms. Michelle for her second year! She will be teaching our higher level jazz and contemporary classes, as well as lending her expertise to our Competitive Company as its Director this season!