Who We Are - all the moving pieces
Hello dance friends! My name is Stephanie Wonchala, and I'm the (very proud) owner of Studio Pulse Center for
Dance and its brand new neighboring Annex, where we now offer expanded adult yoga, dance, and fitness classes. You'll see me behind the desk, carrying boxes, mopping floors, teaching classes, leading rehearsals, working on this website, driving the creepy PULSE work van to and from performances, and a myriad of other things that, together with our awesome staff, make our home studio run. <3
I'm excited to start posting blogs so that you can get to know more about students, instructors, and the inner workings of our multi-faceted organization. For starters, we have five elements that make us a very unique home for dancers of all ages:
1) Our OG main studio, opened in 2013, is where all of our youth programs and adult ballet classes are held. We expanded this facility in 2018, so now you've got twice the classes and times and space to find dance classes that work for your family - all alongside a highly qualified team of instructors.
2) Studio Pulse offers youth programs for ages 2-18, and competition teams for our most passionate, dedicated students.
3) In 2019, I was happy to open The Annex Yoga & Dance Fitness, our sister facility located
just two units over next to Namaste Indian Restaurant. The Annex is where most of our adult dance, yoga, fitness, and dance conditioning classes are held. If you're looking to find joy through movement, I recommend you try each one of the unique drop-in adult classes to find the ones that really speak to you.
4) Studio Pulse Center for Dance is also the home base of Pulse Dance Company, a non-profit contemporary dance organization comprised of trained adult dancers creating and presenting original work in Anchorage, AK. Through PDC, much of our community has access to awesome performance opportunities, whether through Pulse's annual Nutcracker Redux or BLOOM artist in residence programs. 5) Importantly, we're locally owned and operated, and couldn't be more thankful for every Anchorage dance family who trusts the personal and focused energies we dedicate to our students every day. Our supportive and nurturing environment is part of the reason Studio Pulse has been selected as a "Best of Alaska" studio by the Anchorage Daily News for two years and counting. And there you have it! From kids' classes to adult classes to artful, large-scale productions, Studio Pulse is truly a hub for Anchorage dance and dancers. We'd love to dance with you, too! Warmly, Ms. Stephanie