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About the Studio

Living Arts Dance Studio opened its doors in September of 1992 in the town of Mason, MI by our founding director Susan Byrd. For several years we had just the one location until she decided to open a second studio in the town of Williamston, MI. We currently have studios in both towns and provide a high level of dance education that's mentally and physically healthy and fun.  

All of our instructors periodically attend dance teacher conventions in places like New York and stay up on all the latest teaching trends through groups like CLI Studios. Keeping our instructors educated gives us the knowledge to teach our students new approaches to dance instruction and is fundamental in keeping things fresh, fun and new.

We live by the motto that Dance Makes You Happy! 

Meet Our Instructors


Miss Susan has danced since the age of 5 and always knew she would have a studio one day. She began assisting classes at the age of 15 and started teaching at 16. Once she graduated from Owosso High School, she attended Lansing Community College and studied dance. During her college years she traveled to Barcelona, Spain to study dance abroad. She was also a member of Happendance Modern Dance Company for 10 years.  


Miss Brielle grew up at Living Arts.  She came up as an assistant and is now in her 7th year being a Living Arts instructor. She has a passion for dance like no other and students will love her teaching style. 

A special note of thanks to

Lauren Heins Photography

for these beautiful photos. 

2022/2022 Dance Assistants

Living Arts has assistants that help out each week in several of our classes. This is a tremendous help to our instructors and our students love it.  


This season's dance assistants are:

Macey Carlson

Morgan Carlson

Anna De Le Cruz

Gabriella McCann

Calliope Miller

Kyle Poyma

Emma Wilkinson

All Living Arts instructors and assistants love what they do. Their true passion and love for dance is evident in their teaching style in which all dancers, young and old, beginning to advanced benefit from their teaching style. 

They know Dance Makes You Happy!

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