First Street Studio 2400 Cesar Chavez Austin, Texas 78702 [email protected]

Our Story

It takes visionaries like Cheryl Chaddick and Katherine Hodges to take a run-down auto repair shop in East Austin and transform it into a hub for the performing arts. Built from the ground up, First Street Studio is now open to the city’s dance community, serving as a space for local artists to create and stage original work. As a young aspiring artist, Cheryl got her start as a performer and choreographer with the help of local studios. Her mission for First Street Studio is to give back the same support and encouragement to emerging dancers and choreographers in the Austin community, providing a blank canvas on which they can express their own artistic voice.


More About Us

First Street Studio is a unique, multifaceted studio and performance space. The 1600 square-foot studio, with flexible seating and a built-in lighting board, can be tailored to fit any kind of performance, including music concerts and film screenings. The sprung floor, mirror wall, and portable barres make it an ideal rehearsal or class space. The studio aspires to provide an accessible and affordable place for local artists to create and share their work. First Street Studio is the home of two resident companies, Chaddick Dance Theater and Ready |Set |Go! http://www.readysetgodance.com/ http://www.chaddickdancetheater.com/

For information on booking the studio and rental fees, contact Ellen Bartel.

Ellen Bartel [email protected] (512) 416-7079


CLASSES: Because the studio is designed to be a communal space, many of the classes at First Street Studio are taught by a rotation of different local instructors. The studio gives instructors around the city the opportunity to teach their own unique classes. The permanent class schedule may be found on the studio website, www.firststreetstudio.net.

OPPORTUNITIES: The studio provides all artists in Austin with a space to create, rehearse, and display their work. Past events have included dance workshops and performances by local choreographers. If you are interested in using the space, contact Ellen Bartel for information on booking the studio and rental fees.

Ellen Bartel [email protected] (512) 416-7079


Int/Adv Contemporary Dance Class by Ellen Bartel

Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm

$10 Drop in. Ongoing class from Jan 14-May 13 w/no classes on 1/28, 2/18, 3/25.



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