Dance, Diversity, and Dedication: The Vibrant World of Body Language Studio in Renton

In the heart of Renton’s Highlands, nestled along Sunset Blvd., lies a sanctuary where dance becomes more than just movement – it’s a celebration of culture, inclusion, and personal growth. Welcome to Body Language Studio (BLS), where passion meets purpose, and every step tells a story.

Meet Lea, the Owner and Executive Director of BLS, whose dance journey has been a lifelong odyssey of creativity and commitment. For 14 years, she has poured her heart and soul into cultivating a space where dancers of all ages can flourish. With a Minor in Dance from the University of Washington, Lea brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the studio. From classical ballet to the rhythms of hula and Salsa, she’s a master of her craft, igniting a love for dance in every student she meets.

But Lea’s story doesn’t end there – alongside her husband Jerome, the Co-Director of BLS, they form a dynamic duo dedicated to spreading the joy of movement. Jerome, a visionary in his own right, is the Founder of Body Rock Breaking and Co-Founder of Massive Monkees. As a certified Olympics judge, his expertise adds a unique flavor to BLS’s diverse offerings.

Together, Lea and Jerome balance a bustling family life with their two children, who share their parents’ passion for dance. It’s a testament to their unwavering dedication to their craft and their community.

Step inside BLS, and you’ll find more than just a dance studio – it’s a home away from home for dancers from preschool to high school. With a mission to serve youth in Renton and beyond, BLS fosters a safe and inclusive environment where every dancer can thrive. Here, it’s not just about perfecting technique; it’s about nurturing body awareness, confidence, and self-expression.

At BLS, diversity is celebrated, and inclusivity is non-negotiable. The studio embraces the belief that “dance is a universal language,” transcending cultural boundaries and celebrating the beauty of difference. Regardless of background or body type, every dancer is welcomed with open arms.

Driven by core values of education, joy, and excellence, BLS offers a range of programs designed to inspire and empower. From a competitive youth performing group that dazzles audiences regionally and nationally to breaking battles and full-length productions like the Nutcracker, there’s something for every dancer to explore and enjoy.

Not content with just shaping dancers, BLS is also home to the Massive Break Challenge and the PNW’s exclusive Championship Training Program for aspiring youth breaking athletes. It’s a testament to their commitment to pushing boundaries and fostering talent at every turn.

In 2023, Body Language Studio was honored as one of America’s Top 70 Small Businesses by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a recognition of their resilience and community engagement during the pandemic. But for Lea, Jerome, and the entire BLS family, the real reward lies in the smiles on their students’ faces and the bonds forged on the dance floor.

So whether you’re a seasoned dancer or taking your first steps, come experience the magic of Body Language Studio in Renton. Let’s dance together and celebrate the diversity, dedication, and joy that make BLS truly special.

Join us for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration!

  • Date: Saturday, May 4th
  • Time: 12:00 PM (noon)
  • Location: 3155 Sunset Blvd NE, Renton WA 98056

Join the Mayor and representatives from the Renton Chamber of Commerce as we come together to celebrate new beginnings on the International Day of Dance. Let’s dance into a brighter future together!