“Welcome back to Fort Bend Ms. Barth”, is what FBISD told her the day she was hired to be the Assistant Dance Director for the Clements High School Stars Dance Team back in 2009.
Today Clements High School is proud to announce that Michelle Barth will be stepping up as the new Director for the Stars Dance Team. Ms. Barth was raised and educated right here in Fort Bend. She was a Dulles Doll for 3 years, 2 years as an officer, and top officer senior year under the direction of Angela Hayes.
Barth then graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, majoring in Dance. Dancing 8 to 10 hours everyday the entire time away at school, representing UT as a member of the Dance Dept. Company, Dance Repertory Theatre, Ears & Feet, Student Exhibit of Experimental Dance, and worked for the Ballet Austin Company in summer camps where she doubled as a RA. Simultaneously Ms. Barth balanced her studies, and duties as an elected representative in Student Government on campus.
Upon graduating from UT, Barth began her teaching career with 2 prominent dance studios in the Austin area, Tapestry Dance Academy, and Fusion. Tapestry requires that its’ students be proficient in all styles of dance, therefore the instructors must be masterful. Barth instructed the company girls while at Fusion, and worked for Star Power National Dance Convention as presenter, organizer, and judge. She also participated in the New York City Dance Alliance Convention.
“I was taught that striving for excellence is a daily endeavor”, states Barth. “I am so proud to be part of this quality organization. And look forward to continuing the Stars’ excellence for many years to come”.