Ms. Kolodin is a faculty member of The Academy. She spent her youth in Switzerland and England before her family settled down in Westlake Village, California. It is there she began her ballet training at the Body Arts Consultancy under Bernadette Hill. At thirteen, she moved her studies to the Los Angeles Ballet Academy (LABA) under the direction of Andrea Paris. It is here that Michelle’s training really excelled. She received numerous principal roles and attended some of the most elite ballet schools in the world including The Royal Ballet School Covent Garden, The Harid Conservatory, The Washington School of Ballet, and the American Academy of Ballet, to name a few.
Ms. Kolodin continued her dance education at Santa Monica College with a focus in modern and contemporary dance studying under Sean Greene (Bella Lewitzky), Karen McDonald, and Cati Jean, among others. During this time she returned to LABA and served as an Associate Teacher, as well as the Assistant to the Artistic Director, Andrea Paris.
She is delighted to be joining the faculty of Montana Ballet Company.