Entering its 47th year providing the best in performing arts instruction, The Dancers Studio/Backstage in Johns Creek keeps getting better with age. Offering classes addressing the needs of each individual student with special emphasis placed on correct technique and progress.
The goal is to give each student knowledge and appreciation for the art of dance, while adequately and enthusiastically encouraging students who are striving for the next level; such as summer intensive programs with prestigious schools as well as scholarships to colleges and professional dance.
Founder Jonnie Kelley received her early training in Atlanta, New York City and the National Ballet School in Canada. She taught for over 45 years, and was the Founding Artistic Director of Atlanta Dance Theatre, the official performing company for The Dancers Studio/Backstage in North Atlanta. She taught for many major dance organizations and was active in several art organizations. Her credits include: Regional Ballet, Musical Comedy Productions, Dinner Theatre and Touring groups, both as a performer and a choreographer. Jonnie passed this spring at the age of 80.
The Dancer’s Studio/Backstage is excited to welcome the next generation of dancers and instructors who will cultivate Jonnie’s passion for dance and community in North Atlanta.
Past alumni include dancers in Carolina ballet, Ballet West, Nashville Ballet, Lexington Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet as well as Broadway, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Disney productions and Glo-Atl. Many others have majored in dance in college and are now teachers in their own schools.
The Dancers Studio/Backstage offers instruction in: Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Modern and Hip Hop. Atlanta Dance Theatre, an honor company with Regional Dance America/Southeastern Regional Ballet Association, performs Nutcracker in December and a family favorite in the spring.
Thank you for voting us Best Dance Lessons in North Atlanta. We are so grateful to be a part of this community for over 47 years.