"How fantastic! I live so close to the Burbank theater that I used to see the sign lit up every night. I'm ecstatic that someone is going to put some hard work and love into that building, because it can be so much more than it was. Thank you, for adding a little hope to our neighborhood!"
"I just wanted to say how HAPPY I am that you are hopefully going to renovate the Burbank back to it's original glory days. I have lived in the area since the early 70's and I have seen all the different phases the theatre has gone through and it always made me sad that is went down in decline and eventually closed. I always thought it would be nice to re-open it as an artistic type venue and if I had a lot of money I probably would of looked into it. I'm glad someone else also has this vision is acting upon it. I wish you all the best, Please keep me posted if you do any fundraising events."
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Studio Sharise located in the Historical Burbank Theatre is dedicated to bringing the fun and challenge of dance and drama to San Jose. We train aspiring actors, actresses and dancers in performance excellence and artistic expression, encourage creativity in the non-performer, help wake up the latent creative passions in the older population and allow the young to explore their artistic creativity.
Here at Studio Sharise, you will find professional, yet engaging and warm instruction. Sharise treats all who enter her studio, step foot on her stage or set, as though they were family. Though personal excellence and commitment is expected, her desire whether directing or teaching is having a place that her students can call home.
Believing that creative freedom is as important as proper technique, Sharise encourages her students to develop their individual, artistic expression and at Studio Sharise you won't find any knuckle smacking, but support in discovering your artist within.
Importance of the Dance and Drama in Society
Dance and Drama are historical traditions which have been used in the art of story-telling for generations. They open the doors to cultural influence, social interaction and individual and group creative expression. Dance and Drama have also proven beneficial for promoting physical fitness and emotional therapy. Youth, who participate in dance and drama, and feel the pride of creating and performing, are less likely to choose unhealthy or dangerous means to spend their time. Dance and Drama also improves brain activity, memorization skills and motor memory- which benefits young and old alike. Here at Studio Sharise will provide the opportunity for creative and artistic expression, social bonding and physical and mental fitness through the use of Dance and Drama.
Our mission is simple: To offer quality training to the actor and dancer, and allow the exploration of individual, creative expression in both the performer and non-performer - all in a encouraging, positive and inspiring environment. Studio Sharise is also very active in the community. We offer classes to those socially and/or economically disadvantaged and to those with mental and physical limitations. We also are busy performing at outreach programs such as soup kitchens, homeless shelters and nursing homes. These activities do not only benefit others, but also gives students additional opportunities to put what they have learned to practice - and not just in their training, but in their responsibility to the community, as well.