Studio J2 Dance was founded by Justine Jack and her mother Julia Ewing in the summer of 2009. At the age of 15, Justine taught her first dance class at Martinsville Academy with her best friend Erika Ennis. Both friends decided to create a hip hop crew that would travel to local competitions. After a few years the crew began to grow and attract more dancers, which brought the need to expand.  With a strong passion for dance and a desire to teach others, Justine opened Studio J2 Dance with the help of her mother, Julia. Justine was a senior in high school when the studio opened, Studio J2 Dance quickly began to incorporate new genres of dance including hip hop, ballet, jazz, tap, clogging, lyrical, contemporary, and tumbling. Today the studio is in their 7th year of business and continues to educate dancers of all levels and ages.

 

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Julia began her dance training at the age of thirteen.  She studied several dance styles with a focus on Jazz.  She enjoyed learning different aspects of dance from many local dance studios.  She later taught dance and fitness classes in Indianapolis.  Julia used her experience to book local work as a model in print, runway, spokesperson and TV.  Julia received a degree in Cosmetology with a certificate in Business.  Julia has been a business women in the Beauty Industry for over twenty three years.  She founded and operated Makeovers by Julia and House of Style.  She has been a guest artist on runway and photo shoots,  She currently manages JCP styling salon in Greenwood, IN.  Dance is still a great passion for her.  She works with
her daughter, Justine to continue to make Studio J2 Dance the best it can be.  Julia believes it is not just about dance, it is impacting each child one dance at a time.

 Destiny Mack started her dance training at the age of 3. She trained at Center Stage Dance Academy in several styles of dance including jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, lyrical, musical theatre, hip hop, clogging, and contemporary. She was a member of the competitive team and won numerous awards at the regional and national level. With Center Stage, Destiny was able to perform at a local dinner theatre, Beef and Boards, and in Disney World three different times. She later attended IUPUI where she studied business management and dance. At IUPUI, Destiny performed for the Moving Company, where she was able to take dance classes at the collegiate level and perform. After graduating in the spring of 2015, Destiny was asked to be apart of a professional dance company called Create Freedom Arts Projects where she trains in Horton technique, modern, contemporary, and African. For two years she was a professional cheerleader/dancer for the Indy Fuel hockey team. While on this team, Destiny was named dance captain. Destiny has been sharing her love and passion for dance by teaching and assisting dancers for years now. She plans to keep dance in her life forever and hopes that she will be able to perform full time some day. Destiny is living life one audition at a time!

HEIDI EADS JONES

CLASSICAL BALLET INSTRUCTOR

​JUSTINE JACK

OWNER & HEAD INSTRUCTOR

​Justine first found her love of dance when her mom enrolled her in dance classes at the age of three. She continued to study tumbling, ballet, jazz, lyrical and tap as a young child. As Justine got older, she experimented with other activities such as competitive cheer, track, and gymnastics. At the age of 16, Justine taught her first Hip Hop class at a local gym she was training at. After that, she realized she was hooked and loved choreographing and teaching dance. Since then, Justine has instructed and choreographed for many dance classes at her studio where she has lead her company to many national and regional wins and won many choreography awards for herself. Justine has taught while attending college full time at IUPUI where she studied exercise science, dance and psychology. While at the University, she was given the opportunity to perform for the Moving Company where she was able to take dance classes at a college level and perform professionally. She recently graduated IUPUI with a bachelors in Kinesiology, a minor in dance, a minor in psychology and a certificate in personal training. Justine recently accepted the position as the coach and choreographer for the Martinsville High School She is also the choreographer for the Martinsville High School Musicals, Merry Mac Players & The Moving Company at IUPUI. Justine's next goal is to turn Studio J2 Dance into a non profit organization to provide grants and scholarships to the less fortunate dancers of the Martinsville community.


An Indianapolis native, Heidi Eads was a professional dancer in the U. S. and Europe and is a teacher, whose students have gone on to have professional dance careers in their own right.  She was one of a nucleus of dancers that became “Indianapolis Ballet Theater” (“Ballet Internationale”) danced with Hartford Ballet, Connecticut and with Stuttgart, Hamburg and Frankfurt Ballet companies, Germany.  She is a teacher of many years experience as faculty member with Indiana University, Bloomington; Jordan College, Butler University; Ohio State University; Clara Noyes Academy, Ballet Internationale; Russian Ballet Academy of Indiana; Central Indiana Dance Ensemble; Indianapolis School of Ballet; Herron School of Art and Design; Motus Dance Theater; and Children’s Ballet Theater, Danville.
  

JULIA KIENINGER

OWNER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
 


DESTINY MACK

IHEAD INSTRUCTOR