Welcome to STUDIO 8
LI am so excited to present my passion and love for Dance to my hometown community of Myrtle Beach and all surrounding areas! I proudly announce the opening of STUDIO 8 performing arts. My goal is to provide an environment where students can learn, have fun, build self-esteem and confidence, not only in the dance classroom, but in life as well. I can’t hardly wait to put my dance shoes back on and do what I do best…. TEACH DANCE!
Now, a little bit about my dance background……I have danced since the age of 9. My mother, Lois Kirby, put me in everything under the sun until we came upon my first dance studio on the old MBAFB with Caroline Tiller, it was all uphill from there, I found my true love… DANCE! I started out in a beginner class for my age and within 1 week I was moved into older advanced classes and then was asked to dance with the “teachers” that following Spring Dance Recital. Needless to say… I was ecstatic and happy to have found my PASSION!
Continuing my dance training and teaching with Julia Mayer and Christie Karavan a few years later, I also found my love for the theatre. At the age of 15, I auditioned for a show called ‘Calamity Jane’ at the Theatre of the Republic in Conway, SC where I ended up choreographing that show. I continued with the Theatre of the Republic for 27 more years performing and choreographing shows such as ‘Sweet Charity,’ ‘Hello Dolly,’ ‘Damn Yankees,’ ‘Annie,’ ‘Beehive,’ ‘Christmas On Main Street’ and many many more. I was Alice in ‘Spirit of the Hermitage’ in Murrells Inlet, SC for an outdoor theatre and have also performed and danced for 8 years with the Miss SC USA Pageant circuit. With over 33 years experience teaching dance, my knowledge will provide a solid foundation for students of all ages to flourish. My dance life has been a blessed with ART.
STUDIO 8 will be offering tap, ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, creative movement, pop, Broadway and hip-hop classes to our students. We will be offering specialty classes with guest dance teachers as well as opening classes for just BOYS!
My belief is that dance is an opportunity to express one’s heart and soul and to inspire those who surround us. I would take great pleasure in sharing what I know and love with all of you.
Lisa Kirby Owner/Choreographer
Meet the Director/Choreographer
So excited to have you in STUDIO 8 performing arts. If you have any questions about our Fall/Spring or Summer Programs, please shoot me an email or give me a ring a ding.
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