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About MPDC


Candice Durham is an accomplished dance professional with over 20 years of teaching experience in hip hop, jazz, tap, acrobatics, technique and pre-school dance.


From choreographing top overall routines at both regional and national dance competitions, Candice recently won the Energy Dance Competition Judge's Performance Award and Standout Award (New Level), the Dance Force Xpress Dance Competition Judge's Choice Award (Hollywood), Miss Elite Dance Force (Icon with Teddy Ganesky), Teen Miss Bravo (Unbroken - Lexi Watson), Highest Scoring Routine of the Competition (Breakin' Dishes with Teddy Ganesky), Kid’s Artistic Revue Dance Competition Judge's Choice Award (The Gift), the Applause Talent Competition Choreography Award (The Gift), the Kid's Artist Revue Miss Teen Dance of America (Toxic - Erika Nieman), the Precision Arts Challenge Best of Show for Detroit (Dose), and many other special judges, choreography and adjudication awards. She has trained hundreds of dancers, some of whom have gone on to participate in dance all across the country. 


Candice is also an accomplished model with credits including Norvelle Spray Tan, Therma-tru Doors, Car City, Jeep, Somerset Collections, Whirlpool, Domino's Pizza, Yummly, Ford, Chevrolet, Nespresso, Celsius Energy, The National Guard, and Silver Fox Furs to name a few.


In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling the world. Her latest travels include Thailand, Aruba, Australia, and Cuba. She is excited for MPDC’s fourth dance season and looking forward to bringing our dancers to the next level along with a great group of professional staff!


Our Philosophy

To prepare for a future in dance, training must be looked at holistically. Rather than training in just one area, our dancers are expected to train within the MPDC core competencies:







Within these skillsets, each dancer becomes proficient in jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical and technique. Similarly, we believe in presenting our dancers to opportunities to grow beyond the stage. While we value recitals, performances and competitions as an integral part of our philosophy, our dancers are also exposed to the dance industry through video concepts, commercial shoots, modeling and acting.


The result? A well-rounded dancer prepared for anything.

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