Lucy Mitchell,  Artistic Director
holds teacher certification through the Cecchetti Council of America and had taught dance for 30 years. Her training also includes study with Christina Kammueller, Jacob Lascu and Rose Marie Floyd. Her background is in the Arts and Photography were she had a successful studio in Pontiac. Former Director of Dance at Detroit Country Day Lower School were she implemented the first after school dance program for 17 years. Member of the Cecchetti Council she is dedicated in providing quality dance instruction in a warm and personal environment.

Yvette Johnson
has been dancing since the age of 3. She has been a teacher for 14
years. Ms. Yvette has Regional and National Talent Competition winners, ranging from Myrtle Beach, California, New York, and Las Vegas. Before taking time out of the Dance world Ms. Yvette produced 1st place winners in National Competition in Las Vegas, NV. Ms. Yvette will be teaching Tap, Jazz, and Lyrical, and she is extremely excited to begin the year with the staff o f Dance Academy of Bloomfield Hills.

Lisa LaMarre
is dedicated to strong dance technique, style diversity, and self inspired movement. She graduated with a BA in dance from Western Michigan University, where she studied ballet, jazz, and modern dance. In 2005, Lisa was chosen as the WMU Department of Dance Presidential Scholar. She also received two WMU Dalton Exceptional Dance Major Scholarships and was awarded an Undergraduate Entrepreneurial Program Grant to study dance in New York City. She has worked with BalletMet, participated in WMUís Great Works Dance Project.

Nia Silao

is a graduate from Wayne State University with a Bachelorís Degree in Dance. She is certified through Dance Masters of America specializing in ballet, tap, jazz and modern. Nia has also worked for the Department of Dance at Detroitís Music Hall and has performed around the Midwest and Canada. Her choreography has won 1st place overall at competitions and is excited to share her knowledge with her students.


Derrick Finley

is is a lifelong lover of all things Dance! From Woodhaven,Michigan Derrick discovered his passion for dance at an early age by watching his favorite artists on MTV. He was on the "Next Level Dance Company from 2014-2017 and is currently on Blackout Dance Crew and Melodic Nocturne dance tribe. We are happy to have him on staff at the DABH to instruct our Hip Hop classes.


Sarah McCormick

is currently a student at Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in dance, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She has experience in the performing arts for over 18 years, and began training and later teaching at the Metropolitan Dance Center and Metropolitan Russian Ballet Company. We are excited to welcome Sarah to our teaching staff.