Meet the Instructors

Our faculty is committed to creating an environment of learning, fun, creativity and security for each student. We also strive to be accommodating and easily accessible for parents. We understand the difficulty parents face when entrusting their child’s care and education in the hands of others, and we welcome you to get to know us and remain an active participant in your child’s dance education.

As a staff we work to present professionalism, respect, strong artistry, and community involvement. We support and collaborate with open minds and hearts, exemplify courtesy, kindness, honesty, and love for our art. We want this same opportunity available to students and through the apprenticeship program, students have a deeper involvement to grow in these ways not only as dancers, but as people.

Michelle Allison

Artistic Director & Performing Company Director

Laurie Copeland

Dance Instructor

Terri Cupp

Apprentice Program Director

Megan Dugle

Dance Instructor

Marcy Gaston

Nutcracker Costume Manager

Andra Ignas

Business Director

Grace McCutcheon

Dance Instructor

Katie Riley

Dance Instructor

Melissa Schott

Dance Instructor

Madison Turpen

Assistant Performing Company Director

Apprenticeship Program

We believe that our own students are Curtain Call’s dance teachers of the future.  We offer a comprehensive program which pairs student apprentices with veteran teachers, who guide the apprentices in various aspects and skills needed to teach dance, often inspiring them to pursue dance at a higher education.

This program is available to all willing dancers actively participating in weekly classes starting at age 9.  Apprentices walk away having learned teaching styles, choreography, classroom etiquette and management, planning, teaching technique, how to work with others, leadership, and much much more!

Call us at 317-271-6688 or email for more information.