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!

Jeanette Strauss
Jeanette Strauss
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 America.
Michele Strauss Smith
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 the studio.
Herbert Strauss
Herbert Strauss
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
Amanda Rae Corso
Amanda 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 Burnie, Maryland.
Juliana Havrilko
Juliana Havrilko
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 Holm
Madison Holm
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.