Michelle Spina, Founding & Artistic Director
Michelle has been dancing since the age of 2. She began her training at Helen O’Neil’s and continued on at Position 1, where she was a senior dancer and instructor. Michelle earned her Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Rhode Island in Business. She studied under Herci Marsden during her years at college and continually takes classes and seminars to bring fresh content to her students. Michelle started Extensions School of Dance 27 years ago to bring her love of dance to the East Bay Area. She is passionate about sharing her technical training as well as supporting her students with the tools to be successful individuals in life. She has received several choreography awards and her dancers continually receive highest awards at competition. Michelle has taught at several local schools and is an advocate for outstanding education. She is a community volunteer and has been active in the Arts Magnet School, Guiteras Performing Arts and Bristol Warren Education Foundation. Michelle is a member of National Dance Education Organization and Rhode Island Dance Alliance. She lives in Bristol with her husband, four children and two dogs. Michelle has been featured in “Women Who Own It”: https://www.elan-studio.com/blog/women-who-own-it-extensions-school-of-dance and Motif magazine: http://motifri.com/art-seen-michele-spina-dancer-teacher-spiritualist/ When she is not at the studio, you might find her taking a walk, riding a bike, reading a book or sharing a meal with friends and family.