Mi Casa Su Casa

A truly “home grown” business, Lil Dumplins began in our living room in historic West Village, Detroit! We are now holding classes virtually AND you can schedule local in-person lessons!



Inspired Children

Lil Dumplins' mission is to inspire children to follow their passion and encourage others to do the same through exposure to the arts. As a social space for parents and an educational experience for children, we bring together families who value the importance of early art education in a synergistic environment.



Ms. Shirel


I discovered ballet at age 8, and dance became a source of self-expression and solace unlike any other. My passion for dance grew exponentially and it led me to attend the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing arts as a dancer. I also trained at The Alvin Ailey School, the American Ballet Theater, and Central Pennsylvania youth ballet intensives. I continued my pursuit of dance on the collegiate level at the California Institute of the Arts and earned a bachelor’s degree in performance and choreography.

I eventually discovered a special talent and affection for teaching dance to children, stemming from a deep appreciation of the impact dance had early on my life. Over the past several years, I expanded my teaching interests to music and visual arts, in addition to dance. My classes have evolved to reflect a holistic approach to art education. The arts have opened doors to amazing experiences and have been an intricate part of my well-being and human experience. I want art to benefit each of my students in the same way.

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(313) 649-5213