Michelle Leaney is a Pastoral Trainer at Hillsong International Leadership College where she teaches Mission & Culture, Global Ministry & Culture, and a range of Leadership, Theology & Ministry subjects. She has been in leadership with Hillsong Church for over 20 years, most of that time as a part of the Creative Department where she was the Dance Pastor and Principal of the Hillsong Performing Arts Academy. She pioneered the Dance Stream at Hillsong College and has over 25 years’ experience in dance and creative arts ministry, as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, director, lecturer and author. She has also had the opportunity to teach and speak about Dance Ministry and the Creative Arts in Conferences and Seminars in Australia, USA, Puerto Rico, Singapore and Portugal. These days Michelle focuses on her calling to raise up, equip and empower the next generation of leaders. She has been married to Gary for 30 years and is the mother of three amazing adult children.