WHY ON POINTE ARTS?
Here at On Pointe Arts we foster an environment where students can grow, thrive, and express their love for dance! We believe that life lessons are learned at the studio and that dance is an important part of a child’s full educational experience. At our studio we provide quality education through a team of professional adult coaches who are committed to inspire, train, and develop students of all ages and abilities. During unprecedented times, here at On Pointe Arts we have kept our dancers' health and safety a top priority, while still being able to provide top-notch dance instruction and training.
Our dancers have won multiple national dance company scholarships, received invitations to audition for dance companies and television, as well as won many Excellence in Choreography, Excellence in Technique, and Excellence in Emotion awards. Each season we are proud to have dancers winning Title Competitions and receiving many special awards for their performances! We are so incredibly proud of our dance family and are always ready and willing to give our dancers exactly what they need - whether it is learning a new skill and meeting new friends, or a competitive level of performance training - we really do have it all!
Stop into the studio to meet our team of fantastic coaches, see our facilities, and learn more about getting your dancer enrolled for an amazing season of dance!
Behind every dancer who believes in themselves, is a teacher who believed in them first.
Lauren has been teaching dance to students of all ages for over a decade. She also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in the Arts in Dance from the University of Akron. As the owner, Lauren Directs and coaches the On Pointe Dance Company as well as being our Head Ballet Instructor. Lauren’s Choreography has won numerous awards such as “Best Choreography”, “Best Studio Sportsmanship”, “Judge’s Choice” and many special and high score awards. Lauren also continues her education in the field of dance by attending nationally recognized workshops and online courses led by top choreographers and dance instructors. Her love for dance and passion for teaching is what makes On Pointe Arts a place where everyone no matter what age or ability has a chance to dance. Lauren is our head director of operations at the studio! Lauren directs our Annual Winter Production and Stage Manages our Spring Recital each year - helping our shows be as flawless & crowd-pleasing as possible! Lauren is a proud member of DanceStudioOwner.com and the National Dance Education Organization.
Abi joined the On Pointe family in the Summer of 2017. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Baldwin Wallace with a focus on directing. Abi spent many years involved in theater productions including shows such as “Saturday Night Fever” and "Love Story" at Cleveland's Playhouse Square and "Chorus Line" and "Follies" at Baldwin Wallace. Abi continues to educate herself by attending dance workshop conferences. She is the director of first impressions at the studio, and loves getting to work with new students to find their perfect class, as well as building and loving on the bonds we have formed with our students of many years! Abi is also the head of our Elemetary (Petite) Program, teachers multiple classes in out Technical Program, as well as bring the head of our Acro department. Abi is the head coach for the Tiny On Pointe Stars and additionally coaches for our On Pointe Dance Company. Abi brings her theater expertise to the dance studio as the Artistic Director for our Winter Production & Spring Recital.
Casey has been dancing, choreographing & teaching dance for over a decade. Casey has spent many years working in musical theater professionally, & continues to do so, having performed in theatrical productions on the renowned stages of The York Theater, The Duplex & 54th Street Theater in New York City. Additionally, Casey hosts & produces a podcast centered around unique & unusual conversations, and they will graduate with a degree in Global Communication & Nonprofit Studies from Kent State University in December 2022. Casey is incredibly passionate about implementing diversity & accessibility in the arts and hopes to do so through a career in casting and direction, as well as through their ongoing theater performance & dance education work.
Callie has been dancing for over a decade and has studied styles including ballet, jazz, and lyrical. She is excited to be entering her second year as an instructor at On Pointe Arts. Callie is currently a student at Kent State University, studying to become a teacher for English as a second language. She enjoys traveling and learning about other languages and cultures. Callie is an instructor for our Preschool Program as well as teaching some Leaps & Turns and Jazz classes for our older dancers!
Andreya Leavell is a Mini & Petite teacher at On Pointe Arts. Before coming to the studio, she experienced the art of teaching dance to children for four years. She started her dance career at Candy Apples Dance Center and continued to grow her passion through Plain Local Schools’ Dance Program. The first half of her life was focused on Lyrical, Ballet, and Pointe techniques; and in later years, learning more performative styles - like Tap, Color-guard, and Dance Team. Andreya continues to append her dance - self through Modern, African, and Contemporary dance classes under the Performing Arts department at Kent State University. Along with performing, she is working towards an Early Childhood Education degree with Dance and Entrepreneurship concentrations. After college, she plans to pursue a career in teaching, both in a classroom and a studio.
"The art of movement is a gift, both to self and others- and she hopes to channel this perspective within every class."
Julia is currently a senior at the University of Akron and plans to graduate in the Spring with a BA in Public Relations and Sociology, as well as a certificate in Research Methods for Social Sciences. She grew up in Niles, Ohio where she trained in competitive dance at Krystie’s Dance Academy for 16 years. Julia is now a 4th year member of the University of Akron Dance Team and recently had the opportunity to compete at NDA nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida. She has also been a part of multiple dance showcases with the University of Akron Dance program. In addition to competition dance, Julia participated in her high schools Pom team, majorette line, and cheerleading squads. After graduation, Julia continued to work with her home studio as a pom and baton teacher. Julia’s favorite styles of dance include jazz, hip hop, and lyrical, and is so excited to share her knowledge of dance and creativity with On Pointe Arts!
Erin has been dancing at On Pointe for 7 years and has been a member of the On Pointe Dance Company for 5 of those years! Erin has been a part of the Teacher Training Program and is now an Assistant/Substitute Teacher and is an amazing part of our On Pointe Team! Miss Erin is regularly the assistant coach for our preschool competition team: Teeny Team, as well as runs our fantastic summer camps and Parents' Night Outs!
Miss Ella has been dancing at On Pointe for 5 years and has been assisting in classes as a part of our Teacher Training Program for 4 of those years. She is also a 4-year member of our On Pointe Dance Company! Ella is a fantastic Assistant/Substitute teacher, and is especially wonderful in an Acro class - a style that she herself shines at! We are beyond honored to have Ella on our team at On Pointe!
Our studio runs off a school year session, and usually a bonus summer session!
Finishing out our season in June, students participate in our performances to show off what they have been working on during their classes.
Our tuition is based upon the number of classes for the entire semester and then split up into the number of months in the semester so your price will not change for the weeks we do not have class. Payments are due on the 15th of the month, we accept cash, check, bank draft & credit cards. A registration fee & first month's payment is due at the time of class registration. We offer payment options such as monthly, by the semester & yearly (only available in the fall). Discounts are available, see studio for details.