Debbie Werbrouck MDE, director of the school, holds her Master Certification in dance from Chicago National Association of Dance Masters. From 1992-1997 she hired the international faculty for the organization. She has served as Board Member, Education Director, Principal, Vice-president and President of this one hundred-plus year old organization. She has structured and implemented dance classes for area nursery, elementary and secondary school and has developed the curriculum for Academy Arts Preschool. She has served as guest artist for several national dance organizations and private dance schools throughout the Midwest. She has been an adjudicator and choreographer for national scholarship pageants, colleges, civic theaters and high schools. She is founder and Artistic Director of Patchwork Dance Company, Michiana’s only non-profit, regional contemporary adult dance company and its training company, PDC II. Ms. Werbrouck directed Patchwork’s performance tour of England and Scotland in 1992. She arranges the school’s performance tours that have taken students to Walt Disney World in 1994,1997 and 2002, Italy, France and England in 1999, New York City in 2000 and 2006, Italy and France in 2009 and London in 2014. She also served as faculty member of the Department of Communication, Dance and Theatre at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN from 1992-1994. She currently co-chairs the New York based coalition of dance education organizations, UNITY.