About Us

ABOUT PAYETTE’S SCHOOL OF DANCE

PSD (Payette’s School of Dance) has been in the community for decades. Generations of families have danced here. We are committed to providing a family atmosphere.

Payette Still -Director
 
Payette continuously strives to improve the art of dance. She began at age four. She realized her life calling to follow her love of teaching. This path brought her into the role of a studio director, and the founding of PSD over 25 years ago.
 
Her credentials are well founded and she continues to broaden her education and resources whenever possible. Payette’s ballet background features both the Russian and Cecchetti Methods under the direction of Katherine Cleghorn of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company, Ray Bussey, Patti White Wilson, Melinda Sheldahl and Flemming Halby. Payette pursued her Modern/Jazz education on the California scene. Studies include the University of California of Irvine and a move to Hollywood to study directly with Joe Tremaine and staff at the Tremaine studio. Jazz studies in the Northwest also include: The LAB with Ray Bussey, Felmming Halby and staff. Workshops and continuing education with David Nash, Jerry Tassin David Silverman, Jo Emery, Frank Bays, Richard Gibbs, and Deborah Hadley.
 
Payette has a love for musical theatre and has choreographed numerous pieces at Burien HS, Burien Little Theatre, North Seattle CC and other community performances as well as over 25 Full Featured Original Story Ballets.
 
Payette also has a deep love of fine art and started studying 6 years ago. Now having much success in Galleries, is passing along her talents to students of all ages.
 
Payette personifies versatility, creativity and showmanship. She enjoys seeing a
child’s eyes light up with the soul of a dancer or artist.

Founded in 1987, Payette’s School of Dance is involved in different events and services for the community. From YMCA, Victorian Country Christmas shows to the Puyallup Fair for 30+ years. We are a part of the community and after school programs in the Puyallup School District. PSD was remodeled in 2015 and have 2 new beautiful studios. *If you would like to host an event please inquire within.

We put a lot of effort into our classes and families while having fun at PSD. Our goal is to make sure you’ll have a great experience while learning. Come in and check out our classes. Your first class is always free. Join PSD today!

We are committed to helping our students achieve their dream to dance.

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