Michelle brings with her over 25 years of experience as an arts enthusiast, educator and administrator working within both the nonprofit and private sectors.

Michelle Rivera

Out-of-School Program Manager

michelle@dancingclassrooms.org

Michelle is a native Queens girl, third generation New Yorker, and lifelong dancer. Earning undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from NYU and CUNY respectively, she brings with her over 25 years of experience as an arts enthusiast, educator, and administrator. In particular, Michelle has spent years dedicated to supporting young people in extended-day and out-of-school programs. She has brought the power of arts and education to communities by working within both the nonprofit and private sectors. Her experience includes years working as a Teaching Artist and dance instructor, owning and operating her own dance studio, overseeing arts programming internationally in Lagos, and administering local programs at community based organizations across all five boroughs of NYC.