We are a 2-classroom, family-owned and operated dance school in a
suburb of Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Jeanette's is one of the oldest
schools of classical dance forms in the Baltimore area.
Meet Our Instructors!
Miss Jeanette Strauss has been bringing classic dance instruction
to the Baltimore and Glen Burnie areas for over 50 years.
Numerous students of Miss Jeanette have continued their dance
education in colleges and universities. Several of these students
have returned to the studio as both students and teachers.
She also has former students who have achieved professional
status on Broadway.
She is an active member and former president of Dance Masters of
Michele Strauss Smith
Miss Michele Smith is a cultured entertainer as the
daughter of Miss Jeanette. She started her study
of dance at the age of three in the same studio.
She has been teaching dance for over 30 years. She
has a Bachelor of Science degree in Dance and Dance
Education from Towson State University, as well as K-12
teaching certification from the State of Maryland, and a
member of Dance Masters of America. She is currently
First-aid, CPR, and AED certified.
Miss Michele is the Artistic Director of Production at
Herbert Strauss, husband of Miss Jeanette, helped his
wife open the studio in the late 1950s, and helped Miss
Jeanette operate the Dance Studio until the day he
died. During his years operating the dance studio,
he is remembered for providing scholarships to many
children who could not otherwise have been able to
afford any dance lessons at all.
He is sorely missed by all who remember him.
Amanda Rae Corso
Rae Corso, a native of Baltimore, attended the
Baltimore School for the Arts. While at the
BSFA, she was seen at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in
the lead role as Goldilocks, in a
ballet performance of Goldilocks and the Three
Bears accompanied by the Baltimore Symphony
Orchestra. She has performed at the Lyric
Opera House in the production of the Nutcracker
with the Donesk Ballet Company of the Ukraine. Amanda
is the recipient of numerous scholarships to
Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway in New
York City. As a dance
competition titlelist, Amanda was invited to
perform at the famous Waldorf Astoria in New York
City with Tony award winner, Gwen Verdon in
a Broadway jazz 4th of July gala. Amanda
considers this one of her career highlights. Today,
Amanda is a full time Marketing Coordinator for a
local restaurant and food distributing company.
She continues her love and passion for dance by
teaching students at Jeannettes Studio in Glen
Juliana started dancing at the age of three in Columbia, MD where she studied jazz,
tap, ballet, hip hop and lyrical. She began dancing competitively at the age of eight
and she traveled to many competitions along the east coast. After graduating high school,
Juliana was accepted into the Eighteen time Nationally ranked Towson University Dance
Team and she went on to win First Place at NDA's Collegiate National Dance Competition.
She also has the pleasure of working with Dance Team Union, where she travels the United
States teaching students as well as directing dance competitions and events. Some of
Juliana's highlights include performing at Madison Square Garden, The Daytona Bandshell,
Capitol One Arena and Cal Ripken Stadium. She is excited to have the opportunity to teach
at Jeanette's School of Dance!
Madison started her dance training at the age of seven years old at
Jeanette's School of Dance. Competitively dancing for five years,
Madison has won many awards, scholarships, and special invitations
throughout the season. She has assisted class for around seven years,
two of those years for competition. This is her second year teaching both
recital and competition pieces. Madison took up a technique class specifically
for teachers to help their dancers grow and is always looking for ways to
better her class. Having had many teachers and master classes in her dance
experience, including Broadway Dance Center NYC, she has
learned several teaching and dancing styles, making her very versatile. She
is currently attending cosmetology school to get her license, along with
continuing her passion to teach. Madison has helped with management for recitals,
Christmas ballets, costuming (custom and alters), along with the competition team.