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Michelle Philgreen
MICHELLE PHILGREEN, from Manchester, Iowa is an accomplished singer, dancer, actress, & choreographer. Michelle has studied dance, voice, and drama at the University of Iowa and in New York City. She has traveled extensively performing at theme parks, on a cruise ship, and singing back up and opening shows for the late Tennessee Ernie Ford. She has choreographed for show choir camps both in Iowa and Nebraska, Theatre Cedar Rapids, Celebration Iowa, numerous musicals and show choirs - many winning Best Choreography awards, and has been director and choreographer for Cedar Rapids Follies, and is the director, choreographer, and costumer for Jim McDonough’s Holiday Grande Tours and Spring Tours. Michelle has taught dance for 38 years and currently teaches ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop in Manchester, Iowa where her enrollment has exploded in the few years she has been teaching there. Her dance studio won the title of “BEST DANCE STUDIO” on the KCRG A-LIST 2 years in a row. Michelle is married to Duane Philgreen, proud parents of 4 grown daughters, and directors of award winning show choir WD FORTÉ.

Director Choreographer Adjudicator

Ottumwa High School (IA)
   Sudden Impact 2008
Des Moines Lincoln High School (IA)
   Infinity 2005
West Delaware High School (IA)
   WD Forté 2005
   Crescendo 2005
Ankeny High School (IA)
   Perpetual Motion 2005
Davenport West High School (IA)
   West Connection 2000
   Harmonics 2005
Iowa City High School (IA)
   4th Avenue Jazz Company 1998
   City Lights 2003


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