Meet the Director
Missy Lhamon Osborne started her dance training at the age of 4 in Lima, Ohio with Linda Lee Dance Studios. At the age of 12, she assisted her first teaching class, had her own classes by 16, and soon received her Accreditation from The Dance Educators of America formalizing her life-long passion for dance.
In 1988, she moved to Lawrenceville and became the Director of Lawrenceville School of Gymnastics and Dance under Jaime Germaine. From 1991-1996, under Phyllis Allen, she was the Assistant Director of the Gwinnett Dance Ensemble (currently the Southern Ballet Theater) and was a principal dancer. She also taught tap, jazz, and ballet with the Lawrenceville School of Ballet, also under Phyllis Allen, and was involved with the operations of both companies.
During the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, Missy was Dan Youman’s Assistant Director and under her leadership, managed dancers from all participating dance studios combined.
In 1993, she became Creative Movement and Dance’s first Dance Instructor in the state of Georgia with Gina Burton and enjoyed a long tenure.
From 2001-2007, she opened an in-home childcare, certified by Bright from the Start, and provided care for infants to age 12 while starting and enjoying her own family. In 2008, she jumped back into dance full time and eventually started her own company, Modancing in 2012, providing dance, cheer and tumbling classes to continue with her passion for dance and her love of children.