Theater Dance Academy- NOW ENROLLING Ages 3-Adult!

Do you have a child who LOVES to dance? Have you been looking for a professional non-competitive envinroment to nuture their love of performing? Are you interested in brushing up YOUR skills for your next audition or simply looking for a fun workout? 

The Academy of Dance at COLLIDE is a boutique dance studio with a mission to provide exceptional training in the art of American Theater Jazz Dance and nurture future Broadway dancers.

Our curriculum is rooted in classical ballet technique and layered with traditional jazz dance movement.

The Academy offers:



  • Saturday, August 17, 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Sunday, August 18-1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Sunday, August 25-1:00pm-4:00pm.

Meet the Faculty, Tour the Space, Enjoy refreshments...and MORE! Register at an Open House and receive 10% off Fall Tuition, Waived $25 Registration Fee and a free Academy T-Shirt! 

Location: The Academy at COLLIDE – 755 Prior Ave North Suite 235H, St. Paul MN 55104.

Our new location is nestled perfectly between Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood—in the heart of the Creative Enterprise Zone. Free parking on the lot across the street and in front of the building.

Our Pre-Professional program (ages 7-18) is designed to equip elite dancers who wish to pursue a professional dance career. In addition to our Full-length Spring production, students involved in our pre-professional program are eligible to participate in small holiday productions in the fall and winter season.  

The Academy’s Diverse and Professional Instructors are specialists in their field with professional performing credits! Faculty includes Regina Peluso (Guthrie's "A Christmas Carol" Choroegrapher, Gus Giordano Certififed Instructor and Artistic Director of COLLIDE), Heather Brockman (20 Year Veteran of Ballet of the Dolls), Hannah Benditt (St. Paul Ballet), Chelsea Rose (COLLIDE/Sesame Street Live), Rush Benson (Ordway/Chanhassen/Guthrie), Renee Guittar (Guthrie, Ordway, Chanhassen DT), Andrea Mislan (Guthrie, Celine Dion's A New Day, National Tour of Chicago), Shelli Manzoline (Acting in Motion, Holidaydream), among others! 

Our Values:

  • We adhere to limiting our class sizes in an effort to provide individual attention for each student.
  • We cherish the diversity of humanity and all our welcome here. 
  • We are committed to creating a healthy, nurturing environment for all students.
  • We strive to inspire self-confidence, discipline, and love of the performing arts.  

Contact information

Collide Theatrical Dance Company
Shelli Manzoline
Web site

Posted August 6