be your best @CTD

It’s amazing what we can do when we come together.

Michelle Sperry is the Founder and Director of Ct Theater Dance. With more than 24 years combined experience as an attorney, educator, event planner, performer, artistic director and sales & marketing specialist, she has presented numerous seminars, facilitated workshops, developed educational & artistic programs & camps, and pioneered and chaired numerous social and charitable events throughout Michigan, North Carolina and New England. She is dynamic, engaging and sincere speaker and presents her training and lessons through direct instruction, interactive sessions, hands-on activities, soft-skills, social dance, and role playing. Utilizing her repeated successes in performing arts, education, and event planning and drawing on her life experiences as a mother of four, Ms. Sperry created CTD with the purpose of inspiring children and young adults to become leaders, valuable contributors to their communities, and conscientious citizens globally.


Thanks for the support that’s made it all possible!


Ms Michelle Sperry

"Take more chances. Dance more dances!"

CTD is grateful for our sponsor, ENCORE Youth Company. 

Click below for more information and to apply ​for scholarships 

our history

Meet the Director

"Behind every dancer who believes in themself is a dance teacher who believed in the first"  


Mission + Vision

"Dance first - think later" 

CTD offers:

Professional dance training

All ages, genres and levels

Dance major or minor

Ballet Company

Competition Team

High School Dance Program

Adult Classes

CTD Mission:

To provide professional, age appropriate dance education in a positive and nurturing environment. Innovative teaching styles and a personalized curriculum tailored to each student’s ability and interests fosters self-confidence, poise and discipline.

"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion."


CTD Wants Everyone to Dance!

2009 Fleur de Lis Academy was founded to offer pre-K dance classes, manners lessons and on-site parties.  FDL programs received community recognition including best dance school, editorial coverage of First Impressions our manners program and 5-star reviews of our parties.

Dance classes were flourishing and we re-branded to Fleur de Lis Dance Academy, focusing on specially developed dance classes for very young dancers including Mommy & Me, Storybook Ballet and Joyful Yoga.  FDLA was created for bitty ballerinas to enjoy all things frilly and magical, while still learning proper ballet technique.  

Our once bitty ballerinas were now advancing dancers and CT Theater Ballet was created to provide a pre-professional, classical ballet training program and a ballet company for young dancers.  We received many gold medals from the American Academy of Ballet at our spring adjudication for excellence in ballet technique and performing skills. CTB Company enjoyed performing Carnival of Animals to a live, chamber orchestra.

Connecticut Theater Dance was founded to offer pre-professional dance training in all genres of dance, including modern, lyrical, hip hop, tap, jazz, contemporary, dance for musical theater, acro, and high school dance - a special dance program just for high school dancers.  A full length performance of “Cinderella, a Fairytale Ballet”, was performed by Company.  Our award-winning competition team is flourishing on statewide stages with our expanded professional faculty and pre-professional training in multi-genre classes.

 What’s next?
Youth American Grand Prix, more full length ballets, creative Nutcracker productions, extensive Cabarets, Fairfield County ON STAGE - a community musical theater production … and … stay-tuned!