DESTINY MACK

PRE DANCE & COMPETITION INSTRUCOTR



Studio J2 Dance was founded by Justine Jack and her mother Julia Ewing in the summer of 2009. At the age of 16, 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.

 

 Destiny Mack started her dance training at the age of 3 on the south side of Indianapolis. She trained 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 and 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 became apart of a professional dance company called Create Freedom Arts Projects where she trained in Horton technique, modern, contemporary, and African. For two years she was a professional cheerleader/dancer for the Indy Fuel hockey team and was named dance captain. Destiny has also performed for the Indy Pride Celebration as a back up dancer and was in a music video for Canadian recording artist Jasmine Whyte. Most recently, Destiny became a member of Meraki Dance Company, a professional dance company in Indianapolis where she will continue to train in modern, contemporary, jazz, and more. Destiny has been sharing her love and passion for dance by teaching and assisting dancers for several 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!

JULIA EWING

OWNER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
 


​JUSTINE JACK

OWNER & HEAD INSTRUCTOR

Haley first started taking recreational dance classes at the age of 8 but did not discover her true passion for dance and choreography until she joined the competitive dance team at Studio J2 Dance at the age of 12. It is here she trained at a competitive level in styles including contemporary, lyrical, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop. I’m high school Haley began assisting and training under Justine as a choreographer for the younger competitive dance teams. Her years as a competitive and elite member dancer at J2 gave her the opportunity to compete at the world dance championship in New York City along with many other dance opportunities including being asked to perform as guest artists for a professional Indy based dance company called Create Freedom Arts Project and being asked to perform at the annual Indy Pride Festival. Haley is continuing to pursue her dance career as she studies Art History and Dance at IUPUI where she is a member of the school dance organization, The Moving Company. Haley hopes to dance and choreograph at a professional level as she continues to study and pursue the art of dance. 

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.

Dance Classes

HALEY WALKER

​CONTEMPORARY INSTRUCTOR & ASSISTANT 


​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. Last summer, she was given the opportunity to choreograph and dance as a backup dancer at the Indy Pride Festival. Later on that year, Justine made a connection with the Canadian song artist, Jasmine Whyte, where she was asked to choreograph and dance for her first music video. 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.