SMJ Performing Arts is a studio dedicated to a quality dance and performance education. Classes are designed to offer different disciplines at a variety of levels to provide something for any interested students, including adults. It is our mission to provide a positive environment for all and push students to their highest of abilities.
Sarah Jakubowski - Owner & Instructor
Sarah has a passion for the performing arts. She grew up dancing in Tigard, Oregon, at Westside Dance Academy and went on to graduate with a degree in Public Relations at Portland State University.
During her college years she was a Jefferson Dancer, began coaching Dance Team, and traveled through NYC and LA several times to take master classes and learn from the best.
Since 1997, she has been teaching in local studios, performed with the Olympic Dance Team in 1996, and coached and choreographed for the Tigard and Tualatin High School Dance Teams. She was also honored with Coach of the Year for the Dance Drill Coaches Association of Oregon.
Sarah has coordinated multiple trips for school kids to New York City and Disney World in Orlando Florida. The students have performed, competed and taken a behind the scenes look at what it takes to be a performer.
Sarah is a pianist and trained for 11 years and she can also sing. Sarah was active in high school concert choir, sang and played at church and has performed in several concerts.
Sarah now resides in Sherwood, Oregon with her 3 beautiful daughters who attend Archer Glen Elementary.
Her dream is to bring dance and performing arts education to members of her own community.