Michelle Arotsky is thrilled to be a part of the Applause Dance and Theatre faculty. Originally from South New Jersey, Michelle grew up in a Russian speaking household with parents born and raised in Ukraine. Michelle’s love for the arts and performing led her to attend Syracuse University and graduate with a BFA in Musical Theatre. As COVID-19 impacted life and the performing arts, Michelle took the opportunity to move home and continue pursuing her passion for dancing as a teacher/choreographer at her childhood dance studio, Jazz Unlimited. Although she is a Jersey girl at heart, Michelle is happy to be back in the Big Apple, teaching at Applause. Past regional theatre credits include: Matilda (Engeman Theatre), Newsies (Lexington Theatre Company), The Cunning Little Vixen (The Glimmerglass Festival), Elf: The Musical (Syracuse Stage). While still pursuing a career as a performer, Michelle Arotsky is excited to be part of the Applause staff and share her devotion for the arts. She hopes to inspire and pass down her profound love of dancing and performing to her students!