Studio Sharise, located above the Historical Burbank Theatre, is dedicated to bringing the fun and challenge of dance, drama and fitness to San Jose. We train aspiring actors, actresses and dancers in performance excellence and artistic expression, encourage creativity in the non-performer, help wake up the latent creative passions in the older population and allow the young to explore their artistic creativity. Exercise and fitness goals can also be met through Studio Sharise's various Fitness Classes
Here at Studio Sharise, you will find professional instruction in a warm and encouraging environment. Sharise treats all who enter her studio, step foot on her stage or set, as though they were family.
Believing that creative freedom is as important as proper technique, Sharise encourages her students to develop their individual, artistic expression and at Studio Sharise you won't find any knuckle smacking, but support and encouragement in discovering your artist within and meeting your individual goals.
Classes sizes are limited assuring students receive one-on-one attention in every class. Though personal excellence and commitment is expected, Sharise's desire, whether directing or teaching, is having a place that her students can call home.
And like home it is, From the cozy living-room style lobby where coffee, tea, cocoa and free Wi-Fi are available to the Garden Room where children waiting for their classes can snack, play board games, read books and color, to the professionally floored and equipped dance, drama and fitness studio. Just walking into Studio Sharise ( as students say, ) is like "coming home."
Importance of the Dance and Drama in Society
Dance and Drama are historical traditions which have been used in the art of story-telling for generations. They open the doors to cultural influence, social interaction and individual and group creative expression. Dance and Drama have also proven beneficial for promoting physical fitness and emotional therapy. Youth, who participate in dance and drama, and feel the pride of creating and performing, are less likely to choose unhealthy or dangerous means to spend their time. Dance and Drama also improves brain activity, memorization skills and motor memory- which benefits young and old alike. Here at Studio Sharise will provide the opportunity for creative and artistic expression, social bonding and physical and mental fitness through the use of Dance and Drama.
Our mission is simple: To offer quality training to the actor and dancer, and allow the exploration of individual, creative expression in both the performer and non-performer - all in a encouraging, positive and inspiring environment. Studio Sharise is also very active in the community. We offer classes to those socially and/or economically disadvantaged and to those with mental and physical limitations. We also are busy performing at outreach programs such as soup kitchens, homeless shelters and nursing homes. These activities do not only benefit others, but also gives students additional opportunities to put what they have learned to practice - and not just in their training, but in their responsibility to the community, as well.