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About Us ~ About our Team

Michelle Little and Rachel Bilodeau are business partners, co-directors, and teachers of Studio 3 Dance. Together, they bring a combined 50 years of teaching experience and specialize in Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, African & Hip Hop. They delight in every aspect of the studio but most of all sharing their love for dance with students of all ages, levels and backgrounds.  For Michelle and Rachel, nothing compares to the joy of being at the studio with their students, families and their amazing team of teachers!  When you walk through the door, you will feel welcomed, positive, supported, and ready for fun!  

Rachel Bilodeau

Rachel, proud mom of four awesome kids- Kelsie, Violet, Abby, and Beckham - embraces all facets of dance. She finds joy in running a family-friendly business, ensuring her kids can participate when they choose. Rachel's first choreography debuted in 1995 while she was still in high school. Showcasing her talent across various genres, including Contemporary, Lyrical, African, Hip Hop, and Jazz, she creates several dances each year for teams of all ages as well as solos, duos and trios. Rachel has received numerous choreography awards throughout the years as well as her students earning top scores for her pieces. 

In 2003 Rachel graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology and Minor in Dance from Vermont College. She worked in Psychology as a Behavioral Interventionist until 2005 when she took a position as an Employee Benefits Specialist. Throughout her professional career as well as in college, she continued to teach dance, as it was always her passion. In 2009 she pursued her dream, co-founding Studio 3 Dance & Fitness with Michelle Little, her ideal business partner; embarking on an exciting adventure together! Rachel cherishes the opportunity to share her love and expertise in dance with people of all ages and abilities, eager to guide them on their own dance journey.

Michelle Little

Michelle takes great pride in her role as co-founder and inspiration at S3D. Despite experiencing the loss of her mother to cancer, she embraced Rachel's invitation to embark on this exciting new joint venture.

A Burlington native, Michelle's dance journey began as a young girl at a neighborhood studio, igniting a lifelong passion. From her early days as a competition dancer to her success as a choreographer and teacher, Michelle's dedication shines through in her students' achievements. Her routines have garnered many Platinum, Special Judges, Judges Choice, and 1st place awards, and numerous accolades throughout her career. Michelle continues her training by attending Master Classes and Conventions throughout the year. 

Michelle holds a BS in Business Management/Finance from Trinity College of Vermont and has held leadership roles including Director of Finance at the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, followed by CVOEO. In 2015, she made the pivotal decision to focus solely on growing the dance studio as a thriving business. Michelle's commitment to her community extends to her years of involvement and board positions with Spectrum Youth & Family Services and Puppets in Education. In 2022, she was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Franklin County Animal Rescue, where she also volunteers weekly. When not teaching or managing the studio, Michelle and her husband Tim enjoy traveling the world. They love their sibling fur babies Miss Marley and Lil Ziggy and siblings Charlie and Maggie. They reside in Milton, VT.


Mandy began dancing at the age of eight. She studied Ballet/Pointe, Tap, Jazz, and Modern at Berkshire Dance Theatre in Bennington, Vermont and North Adams, Massachusetts; and Hubbard Hall Dance Theatre in Cambridge, New York. She was captain of her high school dance team, and became a member of the Ballet, Modern and Hip Hop dance teams at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. Mandy moved to Burlington in 2008 to attend the University of Vermont. She began taking classes at Studio 3 in 2013, and a year later accepted the position to teach dance. Mandy has choreographed several pieces for both competitive and recreational dancers; specifically Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Hip Hop genres. Her Hip Hop piece, “Carousel”, won first place and received special judges awards at both local and away competitions, and her Contemporary duet, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, won first place at the Elite Dance Competition in Massachusetts.  Mandy also enjoys judging for high school dance competitions throughout the state of Vermont.


Stephanie started dancing at the age of three at Miss Jackie's Studio of Dance in Rutland, Vt. She Studied and specializes in Tap, Ballet, Jazz and Lyrical. Stephanie joined Studio 3 in 2011 and currently instructs competitive solo, duet and group choreography as well as Tap and Ballet technique. In 2015 her senior Tap piece, "Stubborn Love" was recognized for the overall highest score at the Diva Dance Competition.


Meghan was born and raised in Vermont and has been dancing since the age of 4 and participated in dance competitions through the age of 18. Meghan started teaching at Studio 3 in 2017. She teaches jazz, hip hop, and contemporary dance genres and also dances with SynRgy Dance, an adult dance company directed by colleague Rose Bedard.

In addtion to teaching and coaching dance, Meghan is a middle school Math teacher and loves being with children every chance she can get! Meghan is proud to be part of the Studio 3 family! 


Chloe was born and raised in Vermont. She grew up in South Burlington and started dancing at the age of 5 at the prestigious Stowe Dance Academy where she received her dance education through high school. Studying all dance genres, she was also a member of the TRIP Competition Team traveling throughout New England. After graduating, she attended auditions for various dance opportunities on Cruise Lines and for Disney. Chloe started teaching soon after and has taught in many different genres and age divisions. Her choreography has won many platinum awards, high scores and titles. Dancing and teaching is her passion and she is so excited to be part of Studio 3 !


Mary has been dancing since the age of 8, and currently trains in ballet, jazz, contemporary/ modern and tap in the Dance Department of Point Park College. She entered her self-choreographed contemporary solos into competitions during high school, and won the Duchame Award at the Vermont Youth Maple Festival Talent Show in 2017. Since then she has won choreography, technique and "overall excellence" awards for her solo and group pieces. In 2019 her solo ‘Let Go’ won highest scores at Take Centerstage Dance Challenge, and received 1st place scoring at Turn It Up Dance Challenge, Diva Dance Competition, and Elite Dance Challenge. Since then she has continued to create award winning solo and group pieces for Studio 3 dancers. Most recently she attended Point Park University’s International Summer Dance Intensive.  Studio 3 is delighted to have her choreograph and teach workshops for our competition students!


Throughout her career Rose has always been known for instilling self esteem and passion through dance.

She has just completed her 4th year at the Flynn Performing Arts Center where she teaches hip hop and jazz as well as being part of the education team for their Student Matinee Series. Rose is the 13th year coach of the Mt. Mansfield Union dance team who just collected their 7th state championship title in hip hop and 3rd state championship title in jazz. Rose has the pleasure to work with many dance studios around the state on recreational and competitive level. Recently, she has become, the creator, director of her own adult dance company “SynRgy Dance Company” and continues to work as well as choreograph for local studios in Vermont under her LLC, “2INSPIRE Dance”

She also has volunteered her expertise for Rice Memorial High School’s Stunt Night, BFA St. Albans' "Mr. Bobwhite and Ms. Comet" senior scholarship contest, Miss Vermont Scholarship Pageant and other local schools and events. This past September, Rose and her celebrity dance partner were crowned winners of “Dancing With The Stars Burlington” a fundraiser for the Vermont Blind and Visually Impaired.


Samantha began her dance training at the age of three in North Carolina. Her training and experience in competition dance has influenced her technical style of movement and her hometown studio teachers inspired her to continue to pursue her passion for dance. She loves embracing any and all styles of dance and is especially inspired by contemporary and modern style movement in the body. Through her love of teaching, Samantha hopes to inspire future generations to love dance as much as she does. She has been teaching in New England since 2017 in various styles including modern, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, commercial jazz and improvisation movement to persons of all ages. She graduated from Keene State College with a B.A. in Dance and a Specialization in choreography and performance, while also minoring in Business Management. Samantha has been teaching and choreographing at Studio 3 since 2021 and her choreography has garnered numerous high scores and awards at Dance Competitions throughout New England. She continues her pursuit of dance not only in teaching and choreography, but also performing in two local dance companies; Slow Shapes Dance Company and 2 Inspire Dance LLC.


Caitlin Morgan began formal training at 14-years-old via the Berrien County Dancers: a pre-professional conservatory program in Stevensville, Michigan. There, under direction of Theresa Graziano, she studied with and performed in works by Nan Giordano, Autumn Eckman, Stephanie Martinez, members of Hubbard Street Dance, and other Chicago-based artists. While earning a dual BFA in Dance and BA in English from Ohio University, she trained in Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip-Hop, African, and Ballet, and performed in works by Joanna Kotze, Kyle Abraham, David Dorfman, Anna and the Annadroids, Ani Javian, Nathan Andary, and Nii-Tete Yartey (National Dance Company of Ghana), amongst others. Post-graduation — until her move to Burlington in 2021 — Caitlin performed professionally in NYC as both a freelance artist and collaborator at the Mark Morris Dance Center, Teatro LATEA, Threes Brewing, The Actor’s Fund Arts Center, and Open Mice. She is now increasingly involved in the greater Burlington arts and wellness scene as a 200 hour registered yoga teacher (certified through Sangha Studio), and a dancer and choreographer for Slow Shapes Dance Company. Caitlin looks forward to building on her 13+ years as a teaching artist for various styles and ages (3-adult) with the Studio 3 community. 




Elizabeth received her B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Utah and has taught, choreographed and performed works in ballet and contemporary dance throughout her life. As a young student she attended summer intensives at Boston, Milwaukee, and Cleveland Ballet Schools. Later and to further her training, she attended teacher workshops at the National Ballet School of Canada, Dance for PD (Parkinsons), as well as ABT, PBT, and yoga certification courses. She taught ballet for the Deaf Shall Dance Program in Salt Lake City while in college and has since, taught locally for many studios and at UVM. Elizabeth is also an architectural designer and enjoys yoga and travel. She is especially grateful to be on the faculty at Studio 3 where she is inspired by her colleagues who share their passion for “all things dance” with each other and their students. 




Rob is a force to be reckoned in the the dance and performing arena. Currently living in North Carolina, Rob has provided his dance expertise to studios, theatre companies and dance teams in Georgia, Florida, and Vermont. Presently the Interim Director of Admissions at North Carolina School of the Arts, he is also a 2023-2024 Artist in Residence at the Dance Project in Greensboro, NC. Rob is a graduate of the University of South Florida, where he received a BA in Public and Cultural Communication. During High School he took classes in Choreography, Jazz and Improv and at USF furthered his training in Ballet, Modern, Jazz and African Dance under notable choreographers: Chuck Maldando, Kevin Maher,Marty Kudelka,and NappyTabs. Rob has been coaching dance competitively for many years. He has choreographed for the Georgia Falcon "Red Hots" Dance team, the Fashionizta Divas, the African American Dance Review, and advised & coached for the Legacy Dance Team at Spelman College. Through his work with Stage Ready Productions, Rob has staged dance productions, directed fashion shows & pageants, provided casting for music videos, shows and concert tours, and produced some original works. Rob's choreographic works have garnered top honors and special recognition throughout the competitive dance arena in various states. Rob served as Men's Dance Captain for the Pre-game and Half-time shows for Super Bowl 33, and performed with Stevie Wonder, Cher, and KISS. Rob believes "Dance is not an option, it's a lifestyle. Live it. Love it. Breath it. Work it. DANCE!"




 Erika has danced since the age of three and trained with many studios in Vermont. During high school she was a member of Studio 3’s competition dance team. She has choreographed tap solos for the past 5 years and won multiple platinums at various competitions and title winner at the Elite Dance competition for tap. In her last year of high school, she choreographed a tap group dance for competition entry. She has studied ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, lyrical, tap, hip hop and African dance genres.

She was also a student at Tap Kids, an audition only summer tap dance intensive for four years. During that experience, she worked with many  famous tap dancers, including Sarah Reich, Michelle Dorrance, Lisa LaTouche, Aaron Tolson, and Derick Grant. She is currently enrolled at Muhlenberg college as a Dance Major with a concentration in choreography. She is excited for her future and what lies ahead.



 Lilly is an undergraduate student at Nazareth College pursuing her B.S. in Dance Studies with a double major in Community & Youth Development. She has been dancing since the age of three and grew up as a competitive dancer in Vermont receiving several titles around New England and an appreciation for every genre of dance. Teaching and choreographing is where Lilly’s true passion lies. She began assisting dance teachers at the age of 11 and created her own non-profit dance program when she was 14. Her choreographic works have been seen in seven original productions, award winning competition team pieces as well as several works at Nazareth College - including the 2022 Nazareth Spring Dance Concert. Her piece “Break the Silence” was selected to be performed and recognized nationally in the final round of dances featured live in Nacre Dance’s 2023 “So You Think You Can Choreograph”. Learning alongside her students is something Lilly is passionate about and she looks forward to working with every age and level of dancer! 














Carolyn started dancing at age five in Bethesda, Maryland where she took classes in Ballet, Jazz and Tap. Her passion for dance grew when she moved to Burlington, to attend college at the University of Vermont. There she expanded her dance knowledge to include modern, improv, and contemporary dance. She graduated in 2015 with a minor in Dance and proud accomplishments, such as presenting her choreography to the prestigious ACDA festival and UVM’s Dancing Uphill Concert. Carolyn has been teaching for the past decade at summer camps, the Vermont Dance Academy and now at Studio 3. When she's not teaching, Carolyn dances for a local modern dance company; Paula Higa Dance & ERs.


Don was born in the Philippines where he trained in Classical ballet at Teatro Baile de Cavite under Brezhnev Larlar and many other notable dancers and teachers nationally. He won national awards for this dance and choreography while on full scholarship to De La Salle College of Saint Benilde in Manila and was promoted to be a Romancon company member at the age of 17 in 2007. Don's interests include modern and neo-classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, and Philippine Folk Dance. He has danced several full- length ballets and musicals, and has earned multiple Best Choreography titles since his youth. Don has taught various master classes throughout New England and enjoys making dance a part of every day.

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