home of the R.A.G.E students
(Reaching - Above - Greater - Expectations)
About Studio 305
Founded in 2016, Studio 305,Home of the Rolle Project offers students specialized training, rich performance opportunities, and strong connections to the professional dance world. The Rolle Project has an intensive pre-professional training program that prepares young dancers for professional careers offering a curriculum designed to develop the next generation of performers, artists and innovators.
The Rolle Project housed in Studio 305 is a pillar in the community partnering with local organizations, and companies that support our mission such as Cirque Du Soleil an instrumental part in Tyrell Rolle's career and now a continuing support for him and his mission.
Our mission is to be a positive force enriching the mind, body, and spirit through dance. The vision is to inspire the community with dance education and offer performance opportunities in a facility that will motivate, educate, and develop an appreciation of the fine arts.
We are the home of the dancer without judgment indifferent to size, race, or gender. We believe dance develops many skills and is a way out for many youths. Our Motto is "Dance as an Exit". Dance has been credited with helping:
Builds self- esteem
Increase physical fitness
Teaches socialization skills
Encourages teamwork and concentration
Why Studio 305 ?
Students at 305 are enrolled in ballet,jazz,modern,hip hop and petite classes where they will learn the importance of team work and also dedication to the arts. Each student at 305 gets the attention they need to feel welcome and right at home.We love the family environment because students are around others that focus necessary to excel in their academic studies; they enjoy the surprise of guest choreographers or performing at major events. Our Studio is conservatory style which allows more one on one and artist development.
We offers dance as an outlet to youth in an inviting and non-threatening way promoting mental wellness. We move youth from a place of suffering, towards a place of safety, validation, and connection using the performing arts.Many children have lost their lives due to school violence and suicide. We believe in the Four strands to better represent the idea of artistic literacy, including creating, presenting, responding, and connecting.
Empowering today’s youth to meet tomorrow challenges… Mr.T vision is to provide a way for students to communicate and overcome complex feelings, fears and struggles when words alone are not enough. This program has increase and expose youth to the arts and develop their self-esteem, self-awareness, and a positive self-image during weekly dance training classes and enrichment workshops.
Dancers are allowed to come up to four days a week with Unlimited classes for their age, skill and ability.Each dancer at our studio is special and we encourage parents to not take one class but multiple classes to fully receive the 305 experience. Mr.T or staff helps with selecting classes for all new dancers who have no experience or experience.
Studio 305 curriculum offers a ballet program taught by leading ballet masters such as Zach Ingram, Allyne Gartrell, Ekaterina Pokrovskaya, Kar Will and Tyrell Rolle integrated with contemporary, jazz,african,hip-hop and world dance forms. In addition to regular weekly dance classes and community performances, 305 students study with professionals in monthly master classes; participate in residencies with Guest Artists; receive individual coaching by our world-class faculty; and may be selected for specialized touring and training with the Rolle Project Ensemble.
Students may also compete at selected competitions such as Groove, Sheer International, Showbiz Competition etc.Graduates of the our program have been acceptance at some of the country’s most prestigious dance colleges, summer programs, dance festivals. As a young program, our graduates are just beginning to make their mark on the professional field of dance.
We encourage all our students to take advantage of Winter,Spring and Summer camps!
ARTS IN EDUCATION THROUGH THE SMITH CENTER
We are contracted with The Smith Center’s Education and Outreach Department to build similar life-long memories by offering high-quality arts experiences for students, teachers, and the community. We believe that an inclusive, immersive and dynamic after-school outreach arts program can help cut back on youth delinquency. We want to provide a safe, and nurturing environment. We are committed to bringing dance into classrooms, and communities in order to impact the lives of people throughout Las Vegas.
Our Arts In education programs will focus on five key components:
Traditional and innovative Dance
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Tyrell V. Rolle (Mr.T)
Founder & Executive Artistic Director
Tyrell Rolle was born in Key West, Florida raised in Miami, Liberty City. He started his career at the African Heritage Cultural arts center where he studied acting under Akeem Johnson and Musical Theater under Tenisha Cidel.He later went to Miami Northwestern Sr High (PAVAC) under Michelle Murray/Shannon Haynes and Thomas Armour Dance theater where he trained in ballet, modern, jazz and much more. He moved to NYC gaining a scholarship with The Ailey school and Dance Theater of Harlem School in New York. Upon completion of his class, he was fluid in all forms of dance and began touring with Ailey 2 Company. This enabled him to travel around the world to Europe, New York, and Los Angeles just to name a few.
His Dance resume consists of jobs like Camille A. Brown and Dancers, Deeply Rooted Chicago, Miami Contemporary Dance Company, Philadanco Dance Company, Blue13 Bollywood Dance Company, Sol Patrol WNBA Dance team,Opus Dance Theatre, Dance NOW Ensemble, Jarrett Rashad Dance Theater,Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and Brazz Dance Theater and also worked on broadway and Cirque Du Soliel. The experiences combined with the traveling fueled a very talented Tyrell Rolle, and he knew he had a passion for the arts and could do anything he puts his mind too. Mr.Rolle has produced several touring shows and also have staged stadium performances.
He then segued to teaching and choreography working with stars such as Mariah Carey,J-Lo, B2k, Chrisette Michele, Sean Garrett, Royce Reed, Janice Dickinson, Wisin Y Yandel, Pit Bull, Brianna Perry, Trina, Frank Gatson, Sonya Tayeh, Adam Parson,Andre Fuentes, Christopher Huggins, Danny Ezralow, Anthony Burrell, Saleemah E. Knight,Jamila Glass,Christian Andrew, Jarrett Rashad,Arthur Mitchell, Judith Jamison, Robert Battle, Hinton Battle, Dianne Mcintyre, Alonzo king, Hope Boykin and many others.
Tyrell Rolle shot to the radar with appearance onscreen for competing on, “So You Think You Can Dance Season 7 (2010) and Even though he did not succeed to finals the show was very influential in his many opportunities to follow. Tyrell was also featured in a short film Love on a Sunday Afternoon Directed by Jamila Glass. Even though he did not succeed to finals the show was very influential in his many opportunities to follow. Tyrell was offered a job in Las Vegas as a guest teacher for Cirque Du Soleil, and also performed with Beatles Love as a character and Ensemble Dancer and also performed at Mandalay Bay Hotel in Disney The Lion King. Hard work this young man is used too, then he was invited to appear as guest judge on the reality show, “Dance Moms” late 2016 and in 2019 he was the Choreographer for Snapchat “SPECTACLES” Commercial.
Tyrell has been mentored by some of the most influential dancers of our times one being Judith Jamison. She gave him the confidence he needed to move on to the next levels of his career. Growing up Tyrell had a hard childhood. From living in an under-served community, and being labeled as a slow learner in school. He loved to dance and had an undeniable artistic side that was inevitable. This played a role in his new mission of giving that chance to other kids that mirror some of his struggles. Tyrell founded and recently launched, “The Rolle Project” housed in his “Studio 305”. The First youngest African American male Dance Director at charter school 100 academy school of excellence.
Mr.Rolle was selected to judge the 2021 Miss Miami Broward Pageant and also the 2022 Mrs.American Pageant at the Westgate Hotel. Mr.Rolle was also selected to choreograph for B2K Millennium tour at MGM Grand Casino and choreographed for the Mrs.American pageant at The WestGate hotel. Mr.Rolle was a featured Guest Choreographer for CCSD Dance Festival in Las Vegas, NV. Mr.Rolle was the Head Choreographer for Shea Moisture event hosted by Essence Magazine.Mr.Rolle also teaches at IABD (International Blacks in Dance Conference), Armour Dance Theater, Jazz Millennium Dance Complex,LVA Performing Arts High School,Thurman White, CSN Community College, Del Sol Magnet Program and coaches at Canyon springs high school dance line and now is currently re-launching an After school program in Las Vegas 2023-24.
Mr.Rolle holds the title Shining star for Fox 5 Las Vegas and the Act of kindness recipient and Miami Proud.Mr.Rolle also received a proclamation from the city of Las Vegas. He was also the Director of music & art with Girl Power nonprofit organization in Miami working with young girls to build confidence, competence and pride within themselves while working in New York with Dynamix works as a guest teacher.
This season 2023-24 Mr.Rolle is choreographing a full length work production Titled The Red Swan Ballet and Alice Finds Wonderland. Mr.Rolle was also selected to choreograph for Caesars Entertainment Black History program and Also highlighted by North Las Vegas for Non Profit Business of the month. He loves teaching in every city and currently is accepting bookings for master classes, workshops and choreography.His long-term goals is to be an accredited school for dancers and artists after high school. He wants to spread The Rolle Project across the world with the mission of the organization. He is also looking for to working with UNLV next Fall 2023/24.
Mardess B. Roberts (Mama Roberts)
Mrs. Roberts is a native of Shreveport, La. Raised in Florida where Mrs. Roberts attended Miami Dade College. She is the product of a military family. Mrs. Roberts has a thirty plus year’s in the medical field. This fosters her caring personality; and her love for her community with children and young adults are her focus. She became a community activist for children and young adults twenty year ago. After becoming involved in the fight against HIV and AIDS. As an Advanced Risk Reduction Specialist, her passion to help change the behaviors soon became a crusade to change lives. Mrs. Roberts has a wealth of knowledge in many areas. And I quote “Change behaviors now or later; but change has to come.”
Mrs. Roberts moved to Las Vegas in 2010 starting her small catering company serving the cast of the Lion King and Cirque Du Soliel and other shows on the Las Vegas Strip. She has been mentored by some of the most influential people in her field. Ms. Roberts is the Assistant Director of Studio 305, Home of the Rolle Project. She currently mentors hundreds of students a year building their self- esteem and helping under-served communities. Ms. Roberts loves to dance and has an undeniable motherly side that is so inviting. Which birth her program G.O.D (Good Orderly Direction) that she provides during our Summer Camp. Giving our students a safe place to grow to be productive members of society. Truly a jewel to The Rolle Project.
Mrs.Roberts Recently was the director of R.A.G.E.Summer camp Miami. Where she served homeless youth in the arts. She has also been featured in Las Vegas Black Magazine.