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.
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.
Studio 305 curriculum offers a ballet program taught by leading ballet masters such as Ekaterina Pokrovskaya, Carol Sampson and Tyrell Rolle integrated with contemporary, jazz, petite,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.
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)
Tyrell Rolle was born in Key West, Florida raised in Miami, Liberty City. He started his career by gaining a scholarship with The Ailey School in New York. Upon completion top in 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, Opus Dance Theatre, Dance NOW Ensemble, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and Brazz Dance Theater and also worked on broadway. The experience 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.
He then segued to choreography working with stars such as Mariah Carey,J-Lo, 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, Christian Andrew, Arthur Mitchell, Judith Jamison, Robert Battle, Hinton Battle, and many others.
Tyrell Rolle shot to the radar with appearance onscreen for competing on, “So You Think You Can Dance Season 7 (2010)”. 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.
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”. He is currently the Dance Director at charter school 100 academy school of excellence. Mr.Rolle was selected to be the 2018 Guest Choreographer for CCSD Dance Festival in Las Vegas, NV. Mr.Rolle was the Head Choreographer for Shea Moisture event hosted by Essence Magazine, he also teaches Jazz Millennium Dance Complex,LVA Performing Arts High School, CSN Community College, Del Sol Magnet Program and currently launching an After school program in Miami,Fla . Mr.Rolle holds the title Shining star for Fox 5 Las Vegas.His long-term goals of being able to open more Studio 305 across the world with the mission of the organization.
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.