Instructor - Lidia Landon Michael
Miss Lidia was born to John and Lidia Landon on April 24, 1957. She has one brother, John, and one sister, Tina.
Miss Lidia’s early training was under Joyce Pearson, who was the owner of Caravan School of Dance in Lancaster (The future A.V Dance Studio ’81). During her teen years, she was an assistant instructor at Caravan. She also studied under many well-known L.A. teachers, including Joe Tremaine and Roland Dupree. She has taught at several dance camps and conventions as well as at Antelope Valley College.
Miss Lidia is a graduate of Antelope Valley College and of Cal State University in Fullerton. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a concentration in Dance. After graduation, She bought into Caravan School of Dance and became partners with her good friend, Cyndi Lund Gallegos. The new ownership took place in 1981, hence the name “A.V. Dance Studio ‘81”.
Miss Lidia has performed in and choreographed many local theatre productions, including Cabaret, A Chorus Line, Kiss Me Kate, The Boyfriend, Cinderella, Can Can, Oliver, Fiddler On the Roof, and Anything Goes. She was a featured dancer in the Movie “UFORIA” and a two time winner on the Original TV series “The Gong Show.”
1981 was also special in another way for Miss Lidia. That is when she married her sweetheart, Greg Michael. Greg and Lidia have been blessed with six beautiful children. It was after the birth of child #6 that she finally realized God was calling her to be a full time Mom and only a part time dance instructor. So, in 2005, she sold A.V. Dance Studio ’81 to her student and friend, Candice Douglas (Beatty).
Currently, Miss Lidia fills her days with “Mom” and “Nana” duties and is very involved in religious education at her church, Saint Serra Parish. However, she still finds time to teach a few dance classes here at the studio, and truly enjoys her time with her students.