Darlene Chudzinski began dancing at a very young age in Walled Lake, Michigan at her hometown studio, Dance Dynamics. While at this studio, she received advanced training in various dance related skills including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pointe, Partnering and Lyrical. As her training progressed, Darlene would eventually join Dance Dynamics pre-professional program, Dynamic Dancers Performing Company. This specific program accelerated her dancing development and equipped her with the necessary skills to become a professional dancer. As a member of this company, Darlene was afforded the opportunity to train with an amazing staff at Dance Dynamics and furthermore, the privilege of being able to travel across the nation and partake in classes at prominent studios including The Performing Arts Center, EDGE and ABT Summer Ballet Intensive. In addition, Darlene has attended numerous competitions both regionally and nationally where she competed in group, as well as, solo numbers. Her professional dancing career started before even graduating high school through opportunities with Ballet Internationale and Moscow Ballet. Upon her graduation from high school, Darlene began teaching at Dance Dynamics until the opportunity to perform professionally on a consistent basis arose and that opportunity came in the form of a role with Celebrity Cruise Lines. After completing her responsibilities with Celebrity Cruise Lines, Darlene relocated to Orlando, Florida in an attempt to further chase her dreams as a professional dancer. Once she was in Orlando, Darlene was presented with the chance to be an Equity performer at Walt Disney World where she has been able to perform routinely in shows including Festival of the Lion King, Dream Along with Mickey and Celebrate the Seasons. While working for Disney, Darlene was presented with various additional unique performing opportunities such as appearing in the ABC Christmas Parade as a back up dancer for Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers. Since living in Orlando, Darlene has picked up additional roles through other companies outside of Disney World as well. She has performed regularly in the SeaWorld show, Allure Call of the Ocean, at the Universal Studios Orlando show Triwizard Experience and also at Capones Dinner and Show. She has continued her training under the instruction of Marshall Ellis and joined the professional dance company Dance Theatre of Orlando. Darlene continues to strive for excellence in her field and that is one of the prime factors she is so excited to become apart of the staff for Marshall Ellis Dance School. She has been incredibly fortunate to achieve her ultimate dreams as a professional dancer and while she is in constant pursuit of even bigger dreams of her own, one of those dreams is to share in the pursuit of someone else’s hopes and dreams too. Darlene aspires to share her incredibly unique and successful years of experience and passion for dance to inspire others to succeed in a career she has loved and held so dear.