Scroll down below to meet some of the 2019 PDS Team  

Michele Sweeney

CEO and Founder of Perform Dance Showcase.

She grew up competitively dancing in New Jersey and New York where she traveled up and down the east coast with her dance team family. Her love for dance continued as a young adult with a Dance Minor at Winthrop University, SC. She completed her education at WU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Marketing Communication. Starting at age 23, Michele then moved on to social and corporate event planning for 10 years in which 7 of them worked in the entertainment industry as a Sales and Events Manager for Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos.

        She is married with two kids, one of who has also found her love for dance. Her daughter is in the beginning stages of competitive dance, completing Michele's bio with the role of

“Dance Mom”.

Her continued passion for dance drives PDS in an innovative direction that not only stimulates today’s dancer, but serves the dance community as a whole.


*She dedicates this bio to her own Dance Mom. 

Corinne Tighe

          Corinne, Professor of Dance, Kean University is thrilled to be a part of the Perform Family. After dancing as a Rockette for nearly a decade and Dance Educator for over 17 years teaching in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Illinois and California she is thrilled to bring her talents to the PERFORM Family. 

          Professional credits:Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The TONY AWARDS, WNBA, Sunglass Hut, MACYS Thanksgiving Day Parade, The TODAY Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, Boston Magazine, Garden of Dreams Foundation Master Choreographer. Higher Education:Kean University and KUDE (Kean University Dance Ensemble), Rutgers University, Bloomfield College –course levels: Advanced Jazz, Dance Styles: Reconstructing and Interpreting Dance Repertoire, and Ballet Technique and Theory, Latin Dance. In the private sector, Ballet, Jazz Interpretation, Contemporary, Broadway Jazz, Modern, Rhythm Tap and Broadway Tap. 

          Choreography Credits:Once Upon a Mattress, Sound of Music, CATS, Les Meseribles, Christmas Bus- The Musical. 

          Corinne owns her own fitness and dance studio in New Jersey for the past 3 years and is a certified Barre and Pilates instructor

2019 Additions: 

Gev Manoukian

  • Orig. from Kazakhstan

  • Hip Hop/Breaking and HIP HOP ICE 

  • Fox's SYTYCD Season 4 Finalist with Chelsea Hightower partner

  • "High School Musical 2" and "American Mall" 

  • Worked with: Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Ludacris, Ellen, PINK...the list goes on

  • Basically just an incredible all-around dancer that PDS is excited to have come teach and hang for the 2019 comp!