Dance Border The Dance Conservatory

Miss Brooke

Miss Brooke Pocan, originally from Eaton Rapids, began her dance and gymnastics career at the age of 7. As a student, she gained recognition both regionally and nationally for her gymnastics and dance abilities. She traveled to Chicago, Disney World, Six Flags and the Bahamas for various dance performances and competitions. After graduating high school in 1999, Brooke began her college education at Michigan State University.

As a student at MSU, Brooke enrolled in various dance technique and choreography classes, as well as participated in various student produced dance concerts. Miss Brooke served as the assistant coach for the Eaton Rapids High School Dance team for the 1999-2000 academic year. In September of 2001, Miss Brooke began teaching dance in Charlotte, where she became instrumental in the development and growth of the local competitive teams. As a competitive instructor, she gained recognition for her choreography at various regional competitions. In May of 2004, Miss Brooke graduated from MSU with a Bachelor's Degree in History, and cognates in Theatre and Journalism. She then furthered her dance education at Lansing Community College with courses in Modern and Ballet.

In 2007, Miss Brooke broadened her love for working with children when she became a preschool teacher at the Spartan Child Development Center in East Lansing. In 2008, she left her preschool position and began The Dance Conservatory, which she owns and operates with Miss Lisa Holstad.

Along with owning and directing TDC, Miss Brooke teaches movement classes at the Spartan Child Development Center in East Lansing, where she teaches children 18 months to 6 years old the joy of movement. She also choreographs routines for the Perry High School dance team, directed by Nicole Reeb. During the 2010-2011 school year, Brooke organized and directed a charity talent show in Charlotte for the American Cancer Society.