Michaela Poole, studio owner, was born in Kassel, Germany, where she started dancing at the age of 5. When she was 14, Michaela enrolled in a high school specializing in Ballet and Modern Dance. The school was located in Essen, Germany and was affiliated with the late Pina Bausch and her dance company. At 16, Michaela returned to her hometown and studied Royal Ballet of London Technique and was certified as a ballet instructor. She then danced with the State Theatre, Staatstheater Kassel. At the age of 19 she moved to the United States. She enrolled at the University of Cincinnati and graduated with a BFA in Dance with emphasis on Ballet and Modern Dance. After college, Michaela and her husband moved to Cape Coral. She has taught Ballet locally at dance studios in Naples and Cape Coral and is currently running the Ballet and Stretching classes at Rhythm In Motion. Michaela is also involved in ballroom and dancesport. She actively dances and performs, and competes with her professional partner, Greg Kurth, in both American smooth/rhythm as well as International standard/Latin.