Owner / Dance Instructor
Christy has earned her Bachelor of Science Degree with a minor in Dance from Oakland University. Christy has 34 years of dance and choreography training. She has taught for over 20 years in Russian Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern techniques. Christy has traveled throughout the US performing in group and solo pieces with the following Universities; Eastern Michigan University, University of Michigan and Oakland University.
Company Director / Dance Instructor
Brianna Wilson trained at Suzanne’s Main Street Dance Centre in the areas of Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Modern and Tap. She has over 17 years of competitive and professional experience and was the captain of her high school dance team. She has also had the privilege to study under the tutelage of Wade Robson, Doug Caldwell and Robert Schultz. She has performed in character shows across Michigan for Paramount, in the 1999 Miss Michigan Pageant, Disney World, and various parades.
Emily Simpson has been dancing at On Pointe since the age of 8 in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Hawaiian, Lyrical, and Contemporary. She was also a member of Company where she was able to learn alongside many dance professionals and has had multiple years of competition experience. She has had the privilege of teaching and assisting at On Pointe for many years while attending Oakland University. Approaching the end of her degree in Health & Wellness with a concentration in Exercise Science, she hopes to one day become a youth exercise camp counselor.
Andrea started dancing at the age of 7. She was trained in Russian Ballet at a small studio in Romeo where she studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acro, and Hip Hop. Andrea was a member of the performing and competing company. She was featured on local television shows and won multiple awards at competitions such as Tremaine, I LOVE to Dance, Star Systems and many others. At age 15 Andrea became a member of the Premier Company and won scholarships with Urban Jam Dance Competition and Convention. She also spent 2 years as the Imlay City High School Dance Team coach, leading them to Nationals with UDA.
Calla Fantin was only 3 years old when she took her first dance class and the following year became a member of the OPSD Family. She has taken class with various OPSD instructors in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Tap for 12 years. Calla has performed solo routines at local dance competitions, where she received the highest judge award, Platinum. She has also attended many dance conventions that were taught by professional choreographers and dancers. Calla was also a member of the OPSD Premiere Company for 6 years.
Leslie has recently joined the OPSD team as our Certified Bokwa instructor. Watch for more information about Leslie coming soon!
As an instructor, Jen’s goal is to give a great workout in a super fun atmosphere. Zumba Fitness is designed to tone, sculpt, and burn calories in such a way you won’t even know you’re working out! Jen will provide the music and show you the steps…all you have to do is bring your energy and DANCE!
Aside from the physical health benefits you will notice from attending Jen’s classes, you will also notice mental benefits. Zumba is a great way to boost the “feel good” centers of your brain, so not only will your body feel better but so will your soul.
Join Jen for one class…or many!
Chelsea Hartner is a graduate of the University of Michigan Flint with a Bachelors of Arts and Science in Music Performance. She has competed in vocal competitions since the age of 8 and received several music scholarships based on her talents. She received The “Ada Hopkins Award” from UM Flint for demonstrating leadership and initiative in her instrument. She participated in the University Chamber Singers for four years and staged in the Opera Workshops offered within her curriculum. Since graduation, Chelsea has performed locally in different genres of music. Currently she manages, co-writes and performs for a jazz-fusion band while teaching vocal lessons. Chelsea likes to focus on traditional elements such as vocal health and classical techniques. She believes that these are the foundations to a voice with longevity and strength. Although she specializes in both classical and musical theatre techniques, she is also qualified to teach folk, jazz, pop and song writing.
William (Bill) Charboneau began dancing at the age of 17 in dance classes in his hometown Pinckney High School. From there he went on to dance competition for 2 years, but being accepted to Wayne State’s Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre & Dance is what most influenced Bill’s training. He focused on choreography as well as ballet, modern, and pedagogy technique. Bill has always loved the diversity of style that dance offers, from hip-hop to tap to ballet. Working with and learning from some of this generations’ current talent has helped Bill understand the essence of this art form and how “dance is life”. Bill believes dance cannot be compared to any other activity because of what it demands. Dance and the connections we build and receive from the art form are why Bill has pursued this lifestyle and promotes that others to do the same thing.
Eryn began dancing at the age of 3. She learned Cecchetti ballet as well as Russian through a small hometown studio in Mason, MI. She learned ballet, pointe, and tap. Besides dancing Eryn also showed Morgan horses becoming a many time World Champion. Eryn has her degrees in Elementary Education and Psychology from the University of Phoenix. She enjoys working with kids teaching them and seeing them learn and develop new skills. She joined OPSD Oxford in 2016. Eryn is the OPSD Instructor for the Chatfield Schools dance program; teaching their Fine Arts Class of Dance and after school program for OPSD.