Our Team

Our team of highly skilled instructors will provide you with a rewarding dance experience that is fun and challenging. We pride ourselves on teaching creative choreography with sound fundamentals and technique. Studio West’s diverse staff of dance instructors provide an environment for both experienced dancers as well as those who may never have danced before. Whether you are are serious about elevating your dancing skills to a professional level or just wish to have a great time learning more about dance, Studio West is the place for you! Studio West PAC is also happy to announce that we will be offering Guitar, Voice and Piano lessons this fall!

Erin Smith

Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Modern

A former dancer with the Columbia City Ballet in South Carolina, Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from The University of Akron. Scholarships to the Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet  READ MORE >>

Mark Smith

Tap, Jazz

A former Broadway dancer and member of Lee Theodore’s “The American Dance Machine” in NYC, has performed nationally and internationally in “A Chorus Line”, “Sweet Charity”, “My One and Only”, “Biloxi Blues “, and “Singing in the Rain”  READ MORE >>

Kira Andrea

Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Piano, Voice

Kira has been performing her whole life. She started dancing at age 4. She has studied tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical and pointe at Studio West for over 15 years. She received the awards for “Musical Theater Student of the Year” as well as “Dancer of the Year” at Kent State.  READ MORE >>

Ashley Lain

Tap, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary

Ashley is an undergraduate student at Kent State where she studies dance, electronic media and business. She has been teaching for 7 years, with a focus in tap. Throughout her career, Ashley has had opportunities to dance in NYC at Lincoln Center and on an Alvin Ailey Stage for the American Dance Guild.  READ MORE >>