Hi, I’m Michelle Fracchia-West, Ballet Mistress, Mentor, Award-Winning Choreographer and Owner and Director of Ignite Danceworks Inc. I help dedicated, high-achieving dancers and athletes advance their training through through private coaching, both online and in-person.
I have over 23 years teaching and coaching experience, working with children ages 1 through adults. I’m a Mentor and Certified Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance and Cecchetti Canada in ballet teaching, as well as certified in ADAPT, Acrobatic Arts and Progressing Ballet Technique. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
I’ve trained with numerous personal trainers, choreographers, dance instructors and ballet mistresses and masters from around the world, and I’m considered one of the best teachers to train with here in Saskatchewan. I’ve had countless alumni move forth into professional dance careers as dancers, teachers and choreographers on the international circuit.
I live by the words, “Tell Me No and Watch Me Go.” When you train with me, you’ll see results where others failed to notice and I’ll bring you back up to where you want and need to be.
I don’t give you a weight loss program; nor do I aim to change your body. My job is simple – help you overcome your weaknesses and setbacks that are hindering your training so you can keep advancing in your current programs.