Meet Us


Founded in 1979, Juliana’s Academy of Dance (JAOD) is an established, award-winning dance studio, commanding recognition nationwide. Dancers throughout Michigan travel to Madison Heights to receive instruction in acrobatics, ballet, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, modern, pointe and tap. The studio offers an unparalleled competitive program, as well as a strong non-competitive dance curriculum for all ages and thoughtfully developed adult classes. JAOD aims to strengthen and stimulate the mind, body and spirit. The growth of the whole person is considered. Our instructors teach with an awareness of each dancer’s individual needs, promoting high self-esteem and a love of learning. All of this is achieved with an infusion of joy for dance in all its forms. Nationally recognized choreographers visit JAOD throughout the year to provide fresh, up-to-minute choreography and intensive workshops. JAOD is the realization of the dream of founder and owner Juliana Pirpinelli. It is a passionate, collaborative, vibrant community of artists; in Miss Julie’s own words, “This is a family.”

Office Hours
To speak to a teacher directly, please call (248) 588-1677 to setup an appointment.
Monday thru Thursday: 3-8pm
Fridays: 3-7pm
Saturdays: 9 –1pm
Closed Sundays