Michele Assaf (Artistic Director)
Class: Jazz, Lyrical, Active-Isolated Flexibilty
Internationally renowned director/choreographer Michèle Assaf has worked on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional and International Theater projects. Michèle directed and choreographed The Mariah Carey Charm Bracelet World Tour, Mick Jagger Solo Tour, Michael Bolton Tour, Matchbox Twenty, the internationally acclaimed multimedia operas for The Houston Grand Opera; Carmen, Pagliacci and Madame Butterfly, and HGO’s 50th Anniversary Gala as well as Opera Pacific’s Aida, Samson and Delilah, Candide,Opera Odyssey 2001.. Other theatrical Projects include: Starmites (Tony Nomination), Bring In The Morning, Scenes From an Execution, Nine Armenians, It's A Bird... It's A Plane... It's Superman, Sweet Charity, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mata Hari, Bring In The Morning, Can Can, Jeanne La Pucelle, Strides, Topper and Annie. She directed the Broadway bound musical, The Alchemist. In 1988-89 she choreographed for Lorella Cuccarini (Odiens -"Vola", Festival Bar, Telegatto) and for the Video clip of “Jovanotti” "La Mia Moto”.
She has been the artistic director of Broadway a Tropea, a convention in the south of Italy since 2001 and is excited to bring to all dancers, World Dance Movement-The International Workshop starting the summer of 2009! Her teaching background is extensive, as she has trained dancers/teachers and renowned choreographers from NYC to LA and internationally for the past 30 years.
One of Michèle's most successful ventures is the creation of Tezoro Productions LIVE, founded in 2003. It is an international dance production company committed to educating and serving dancers around the globe. Tezoro’s portfolio of brands includes Tezoro LIVE – instructional dance DVDs, World Dance Movement – the International Workshop and danseCOUPON – the online coupon site for dancers. With the most comprehensive portfolio of instructional dance content in the business, many shot at Broadway Dance Center, Tezoro LIVE features the industry’s top choreographers via DVDs, downloadable videos, on-demand classes, school classrooms and mobile applications. World Dance Movement - the acclaimed international dance workshop is a study-vacation event hosted across several countries that introduces dancers and educators from all continents to an international faculty of unparalleled talent. danseCOUPON is the only online coupon site for dancers. Dancers can save hundreds on dancewear, DVDs, studio classes, workshops, competitions, dance magazines, professional services and more!