When the rooms of The Sutton Studio for the Performing Arts aren’t resonating with piano chords, dance music, monologues, or melodies, they’re filled with insightful declamations from the highly experienced staff. Artistic director Jamie Lynn Gilliam leads the talented troupe, bringing more than 25 years of musical-theater experience that include dancing in professional productions and convincing Robert De Niro’s family that she was Robert De Niro. Her lieutenants include Kathy Todd Chaney, formerly of Kathy Todd Dance Studio, and several of the studio’s graduates, who teach tap, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop steps. Piano instructor Lynnette Jones has been playing piano for 27 years and acting teacher Josh Gilliam has performed in several professional productions since he graduated from Otterbein University’s musical-theater program. All this expertise fills The Sutton Studio’s two locations and unfolds during an array of classes, performances, and even private birthday parties.
Popcorn Media gives kids the chance to experience strutting down the red carpet during their Movie Star workshops and weeklong camps. Attendees soak up the secrets of screen acting from a director who works with Disney and Nickelodeon studios while producing their own unique work. They oversee each production element that goes into a film's creation, from lighting and filming to rehearsing and giving their parents an autograph. At the end of each camp, kids attend a red-carpet premier of their work amid the applause of friends and family.
For a great place to get down and dance in Louisville, Elite Academy of Dance and Performing Arts' got you covered.
At Elite Academy of Dance and Performing Arts, dancers of all levels can experiment with movement and hone their skills through one of many heart-pumping classes.
A nearby parking lot is readily available for Elite Academy of Dance and Performing Arts' customers.
When life simply isn't dramatic enough, Louisville's stage shows at Classic Melodies Performance Institute are for you.
Classic Melodies Performance Institute offers instruction in a number of dance styles, from classical to modern.
For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Motion Studio provides noncompetitive
dance, music, and theatre education in a safe, nurturing, artistic, and family friendly environment.
Classes are lead by experienced professionals.
Students gain confidence, poise and skill while having fun and forging friendships.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Prepare yourself for a great class.
Make sure that you call and find out the dress code for the class that you're going to take.
If you need any dance supplies, we have you covered.
Motion Studio offers all required dance wear, logo gear, dancer must-haves.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I decided when I was 8 years old that I would run a dance school where a top notch dance education was affordable to everyone.
By skipping the expenses of competitions and all that goes with them, I save families thousands of dollars.
I'd rather my students have a college fund than a trophy room.
What do you love most about your job?
Someone that loves the work that they do does not work a day in their lives.
I can honestly say that's me.
I learn from my students and faculty everyday.
I spend my days surrounded by music and beauty helping people of all ages reach for their full potential.