At Dance Maker Performing Arts Academy we hope to inspire our students to strive for excellence in every category of life. Arts education helps prepare students for the workforce by building analytical thinking skills and the ability for creative planning. Our highly qualified teachers promote self-discipline, honor, respect, responsibility and service in our community.
Welcome to the Dance Maker Performing Arts Academy!
Dance is not a competition, it’s a passion
Dance Maker Performing Arts Academy strives to impact the vibrancy and diversity of the Pawhuska, OK community by offering opportunities for arts education. Ballet, Tap, and Jazz classes are available to students of all ages and all levels of expertise.
Describing their vision, Jenna and Randy Smith said they founded the Dance Maker Performing Arts Academy so that they could offer opportunities for dance education not only to Osage students but to all of rural Osage County.
Jenna Smith: “We saw a high level of interest in Osage County, and wanted to cultivate and nurture ballet talent as our way of carrying on the legacy of America’s first Prima Ballerina, Maria Tallchief, and her sister, Marjorie Tallchief.”
Opened in Sept. 2014, the Dance Maker Performing Arts Academy offers ballet, tap, hip-hop and jazz dance classes to students of all ages and all levels of expertise.
Jenna Smith (Osage, Cherokee) is a 2011 graduate of Oral Roberts University, with a Bachelors of Science in Dance Performance. Jenna began dancing when she was three, and began pre-professional ballet training in the 6th grade with Pavel Rotaru.