With two locations in Downtown Twin Falls, Ovation Performing Arts offer a variety of resources to those seeking education in dance, music and theatre in Southern Idaho. We strive to bring joy and passion into the classroom while also encouraging each student to grow in confidence so that they can achieve their goals and dreams! Our faculty of professional artists and educators continue to perform and train in the arts to bring the most current practices and instruction into the classroom.
At Ovation Performing Arts, we LIVE what we LOVE!
What are folks saying...
LOVE is not a strong enough word. Not only do they teach my daughter proper dance technique and terminology, the instructors at Ovation have helped her truly believe in herself; not only as a dancer, but as a person. She comes out of class absolutely glowing. Ovation is THE BEST.
~ Jaime B.
Ovation on Stage is a friendly environment for children to learn about theatre and gain self confidence. The teachers are amazing, continually giving their all. My kids are always excited for classes at Ovation.”
~ Erin M.
The opportunity for my kids to dance at Ovation Dance has been the best thing we could have done for them. The instruction is stellar, they are caring and kind but also willing to push the students to be their best and expect excellence. From the pre-K level to teenage competitive dance they have been wonderful and I feel so lucky my family has joined the Ovation Dance family. Check them out!
~ Susie K.
The teachers of Ovation on Stage are beloved by our family because they take such care for the well being of the children in their classes. I have not met better teachers: knowledgeable, kind, patient, encouraging and very fun! My kids always come out of class standing a few inches taller and singing all the way home! Thank you for all of the hard work and heart that you give to the kids!
~ Stefanie S.
Director of Education
Growing up in Kimberly, ID, Emily began performing arts at a young age. She started with piano lessons, sang in choir, took voice lessons and performed with a local community theatre. Emily attended Idaho State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts with an Emphasis in Vocal Music. Most recently she directed Magic Valley Repertory Theatre's production of Shrek and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and JuMP Co.'s production of Alice in Wonderland. She served as music director for JuMP Company's production of Guys and Dolls, Magic Valley Repertory Theatre's Disenchanted and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and the Ovation Summer Intensive production of Les Miserables. For over 10 years, Emily has taught private voice lessons for students ages 8 years to adult. In 2014, Emily and Jared Johnson opened Ovation Performing Arts, where Emily serves as Director of Education and founder of Ovation On Stage, On Stage KIDS and the Ovation Summer Intensive. Together, Jared and Emily, have three beautiful, young children. Their family loves to sing and make music at home.