Michelle Benash is a master teacher who has performed throughout the world with numerous ballet companies including the Harkness Ballet, the National Ballet of Washington and American Ballet Theatre. After sustaining a serious back injury in a head-on collision, she turned her attention to teaching. Within a short period of time she had a successful career. She created and established with Nancy Bielski, the Children’s Program at STEPS in NYC, she taught master classes with numerous major dance organizations and joined the faculty of Laguardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts. Michelle’s guest teaching includes: The JKO school at ABT, the Ailey School, the Hartford Ballet, the Juilliard School, the Basel Ballet, Gauthier Dance, and Ballet Grand Diva. Presently her students are members of major dance companies throughout the world.