Since its inception in 1979, Juliana's Academy of Dance (JAOD) has been a beacon of excellence in the world of dance. This is where every dancer becomes part of our cherished family.

Founded by the visionary Juliana Pirpinelli, JAOD has not only earned awards and accolades but with unwavering dedication, she turned her vision into a thriving reality, creating a space where passion, creativity, and talent flourish.

Backstage to Center Stage

From the hushed whispers backstage to the resounding applause under the spotlight, JAOD has been a part of countless stories. It's where dreams take shape, where dancers become artists, and where the stage comes alive with the magic of movement.

In Madison Heights, Michigan, dancers of all ages come together to experience a diverse world of dance, including ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, hip hop, and more.

Our studio offers both competitive and non-competitive programs for all ages, with dedicated instructors who focus on each dancer's individual needs, nurturing self-esteem and a lifelong love for dance.

Plus, we regularly host nationally recognized choreographers for master classes and workshops, ensuring that our dancers stay at the forefront of the dance world. JAOD is not just about dance; we are a family.