“Our new facility has eight studios but four of those change into a performance area with a raised stage, allowing us to host our performing arts programs and providing others in the community a place for their productions, too.” Meredith Powell
Meredith Powell, the owner of Studio J Performing Arts Center, began dancing at age 3 and continued all the way through college, graduating with a double major in business and dance from St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee. Her goal was to develop a dance studio that embraces the dancers like family and where students and staff would become a supportive community. Studio J’s mission is to offer students of all ages and abilities the opportunity to express themselves and their faith through the gift of the performing arts.
Studio J offers dance classes for ages 2 to 18 in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, pointe, contemporary and acro. Just as the pandemic began, they opened their new dance facility and performing arts center, which includes studios that convert into a theater with a raised stage. Although the timing for opening their new facility was difficult, Powell reports they are now offering an educational theater program for students from 1st grade through high school who are interested in singing, dancing and acting. The classes are taught by a certified music educator with extensive experience in musical theater and performance training. Students perform in two musicals per year.
During every year of MetroFamily’s Family Favorites program, Studio J Performing Arts Center has been voted the winner of the “Best
Dance Studio” category.
2241 NW 178th St • Edmond • 405-348-3377 • studiojdanceok.com