The Team

Michelle Rauter, Owner of the Johnson County Dance Center

Owner | Creative Director


Michelle Rauter is the proud owner of the Johnson County Dance Center! Michelle grew up in the Kansas City area as a competitive dancer, gymnast, and cheerleader. Growing up she trained on both the Missouri and Kansas side at various studios and gyms, she was also a member of the level 5 coed cheer team at KGDC. She is an alumni member of the nationally ranked Johnson County Golden Girls Dance Team and  the Avila University Glitter Girls Dance Team.


Michelle has over 20 years experience of dance training, competitive, and performance experience- with over 10 years of dance education experience. Michelle has performed with live artists Cody Simpson, Tech N9ne, and is currently dancing with a mash-up cover band out of KC; Lost Wax- performing for organizations such as PayPal, The American Heart Association, and other corporations. Michelle is one of the dance team coaches for the Nationally Ranked Crimson Cats Dance Team of Blue Valley West. 

Michelle dedicates her studio to her late mother Jean, who was her biggest fan.