With a Bachelors Degree in Ballet Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma, Jessie Dolezel, the owner and creative force behind Ascend Studios, knows what it takes to become a true dancer. With over 14 years of high level training and professional dance experience she understands that time management and good communication is key to running your own studio. As a mother herself Jessie knows how to interact with families and children. Ultimately her desire is to establish a friendly studio environment that is well-organized and makes learning fun and educational for all ages and skill levels.
Jessie Dolezel has taught ballet, jazz, modern & tap classes at schools across the state, & served at the collegiate level as an instructor with Oral Roberts University for their dance performance program.
Throughout her training Jessie has had the privilege of working with professional artists from many companies including Oklahoma City Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, New
York City Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet and others, giving her a broad range of experiences and rich background in technique.
Her performance experience includes roles with Oklahoma City Ballet, Oklahoma Festival Ballet, & Living Water Dance Company. Classical repertoire includes: The Nutcracker, Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, Pas de Quatre, Paquita, Napoli, & Concerto Barocco. She has set the following classical choreography: Pas de Quatre, variations from Paquita, Giselle and Sleeping Beauty as well as Dance of the Snowflakes from The Nutcracker.
We provide a space open to all academic dance and recreational dance classes, & small local events. By creating an environment that respects and celebrates the true artistry of dance we aim to educate and inspire a community-wide love and appreciation for dance.
At Ascend Studios one-hundred percent of our time and focus is on developing teamwork and technique. Our classical ballet curriculum provides foundational training that allows
our students to excel in all dance forms and classes. We believe that dance is about more than a status symbol or a trophy; instead, it’s the combined reflection of our five Core Values: Discipline, Art, Technique, A Good Attitude, and A Love of Learning. Whether it’s ballet, jazz, tap, modern, yoga, ballroom, or country and western our goal is to inspire dancers to dance because they love it!
Academic classes at Ascend Studios focus on the long term goals of continuing dance through high school and beyond. Instead of emphasizing the latest fads we train our dancers to become more well rounded and adaptable artists. Our Core Values provide a foundation for Ascend students to grow-up in dance with a developed life long love and appreciation for movement and a great work ethic.
Recreational classes at Ascend Studios use dance and fitness as a way to encourage a fun and healthy lifestyle. Developed for families with children, teens, students with disabilities, local artists, moms, couples, and dance enthusiasts we offer a variety of classes for all ages and skill sets!
Events at Ascend Studios are the pride and joy of our space. Whether it’s seasonal children’s recitals, educating the community through master classes and guest performances, or benefit concerts our hope is to not only offer classes, but a place for the art of dance to truly be experienced and loved.