Michelle Yard was born in Brooklyn, New York. She began her professional dance training at the NYC High School of the Performing Arts and continued her studies as a scholarship student at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She graduated with a B.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Yard joined MMDG in 1997, and she teaches Pilates as well as master classes for Access/MMDG programs. Mom, thank you.