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Wilhelm School of Dance

“We capture your child’s imagination, provide enjoyment in movement, and offer a basic technique which can be built on in the future.”

PreschoolBalletJazzTapLyrical/ContemporaryHip HopFloor Gymnastics

Generations of Wilhelm Dance
Rita Kester Wilhelm began her studios in 1944 before and while she and Vince Wilhelm raised their 6 children. Lisa Wilhelm Celeste, their 4th child, began her studios in 1987 before and while she and Jose Celeste raised their 3 children. The future is upon us…

Lisa Wilhelm Celeste has been the director of the premier dance academy in the area since 1987 in Rocky River, Ohio.  Popular for hiring a professional staff, most whom have danced around the world, all and at the college level; our “Family of Teachers” makes for a very inviting atmosphere for the dancer.

Our Students are fortunate to train during the summer, with Ballet San Jose’s Karen Gabay & Ray Rodriguez, both formerly with Cleveland Ballet, who use Wilhelm Dance as their summer home.

Whether your child is in our pre-school or pre-professional program, Lisa actively teaches all levels and subjects, as well as, oversees all instructors and classes.

Our students have won local, state and national competitions and numerous best overall awards in Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, as well as Cecchetti Ballet scholarships.

We are the only studio in the area who performs an annual winter performance “Our Nutcracker” and a Spring Gala performance in June.

We stress correct technique, good manners and the ability to interact well with others.  Dance training is an important part of a person’s mental & physical development, providing an emotional outlet & helps to develop self-confidence.

The studio provides performance opportunities for beginner through pre-professional dancers.