As both a dancer and a fitness professional, Clare Gales, had a vision of bringing dance and fitness together under one roof, similar to the types of facilities you would find in New York and LA. It didn’t take long for that vision to become a reality. In 1986, Studio 82 first opened its doors. Twenty-two years later, that vision is more alive than ever. With the "energy" of athletes, dancers, fitness patrons and families coming in and out of its doors daily, Studio 82 is constantly abuzz.
Studio 82 is currently home to more than 400 recreational and pre-professional dancers. Since its inception, Studio 82 has provided accomplished professional dancers to train and teach these students. Past faculty members have included Ineke Anderson, Matt Gasper, Nancy Greyeyes, and Mark Otloski of the Cleveland San Jose Ballet; international dancers Artour Bajanov, Pamela Langevin, and James Robey; Ohio Ballet member, Amy Miller; Akron University’s top dance Faculty members and graduates including Kim Baltrinic, Damian Highland, Angela Krueger and Shannon Smith.
Studio 82 believes that dance education does not end at the local classroom.
With that in mind, we continue to bring top name choreographers and teachers to its facility, as well as taking its students to New York and LA to experience classes in some of the foremost recognized studios in the country. Studio 82 dancers also attend nationally recognized competitions and conventions.
Studio 82 dance graduates are currently working in New York and LA, for National Touring Companies, teaching at Studios in New York and throughout the country, choreographing and performing for NBA dance teams, studying at some of the country’s top collegiate dance programs and performing with collegiate dance teams.
Our Fitness Instructors are certified by the American Council on Exercise and active in the ACE continuing education program and our SPINNING instructors hold a national cycling certification through Madd Dogg Athletics. Studio 82 instructors regularly attend national fitness conferences and conventions and, over the years, have our facility has been host to many national fitness presenters.