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Michael Blevins is a highly respected and experienced teacher having sustained an International teaching career for over twenty years. Blevins currently spends his weekends serving as the director of the noted Centenary Young Performers' Workshop hailed by the Star Ledger as, "A State Treasure". The Young Performers' Workshop has been under Blevins' direction since 1992 and is a professional musical theatre training program housed by the Centenary Stage Company a professional Equity theatre in residence at Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ and features weekend Fall/Spring sessions and a Summer Intensive program established and created by Blevins in 1993.

Mr. Blevins was also commissioned to teach dance by the Executive Director of the Vermont Alliance for Arts, Education, a member of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education.He has also acted as a resident teacher for New York University's Tisch School of the Arts exclusive studio program. Other teaching engagements have been with NYC's Broadway Dance Center, STEPS on Broadway the Summerfest Ballet Conservatory, East Tennessee State University,Public School Systems in New York state, NYC, and New Jersey, the Tennessee Association of Dance, Georgia State University, Nebraska Dance Teachers Association, Hunter College Elementary School and the Folkuniversitete Balettakademien under the artistic direction of Lia Schubert in Gothenburg, Sweden.[Madame Lia Schubert was the Artistic Advisor for Les Ballets Persans in Sweden, and Founder & Artistic Director Emeritus of the Stockholm and Gothenburg Ballet Academy in Sweden and Dance Center in Haifa, Israel.]

Along with Gwen Verdon he co-founded the MTW Academy the first young people's Musical Theatre program run by a professional Off-Broadway theatre company. Former child students include: Broadway and film actress Melissa Errico, Broadway's and TV's ,Alfonso Ribeiro of "Fresh Prince" fame and Tony Award winning tap sensation Savion Glover. Tony winning choreographer Danny Daniels hired Blevins to train young Savion Glover, Dule Hill and Jimmy Tate for their roles in the Tony winning Broadway production of The Tap Dance Kid. Other celebrated Blevins students include, Justin Boccitto, Frank Dolce, Ron Moorhouse & composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown.

Additionally, Blevins holds the distinctive honor of giving Bob Fosse's grandson, Sean, his first dance lessons. He currently teaches Tap Dancing at PS #75 on Manhattan's upper west side and also conducts Acting and Dance Workshops and Master Classes throughout the Tri-State area. For up-to-date info on current Workshops & Master Class schedule visit: Blev.org.

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