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There are many performing arts studios throughout CT that families can choose  from, however there is only one Studio BE. Studio BE provides each of its students with the love, support, confidence and skill set to become better dancers.  The teachers are amazing. Always positive and extremely dedicated to each child that walks in the studio. Our girls are excited to go to the studio, have fun while they are there,  and leave happy. A truly great experience for our girls and one that has helped them build the confidence and character to take with them on their journey of life. 


Karyn Errico


We can not say enough about what a wonderful place Studio Be is. We have been with them for 7 years and my daughter has grown into a great singer with the professional and caring guidance of Michelle Bonavena. She truly gives each of her students individual attention and everyone is treated like family. I also can not speak highly enough about Denise her office manager who always responds promptly to any questions and is helpful with a smile! I would highly recommend Studio Be. 


Elisa Colonis


My two daughters dance at PA Studio BE. My oldest daughter started when she was a year and a half. I was never a dancer, I initially signed her up for a way for her to socialize with other children since she was not in a daycare setting. My daughter was extremely shy and when recital time came we thought for sure she would run off the stage crying. We could not have been more wrong! Six years later my daughter is still dancing and competing as well. The teachers at Studio Be, especially Michelle and Becky, have helped in bringing out an inner confidence in my daughter. My younger daughter also started dancing at a year and a half old and is now starting her fourth year and starting to compete as well. Her dancing journey has been different though. She started out as an outgoing child, so for her, dancing at Studio Be has taught her more about age appropriate focus and discipline. Dancing for PA Studio Be has given my children confidence, encouragement and support - from the staff and the other dancers. The environment in this studio is unbelievably welcoming. My daughters love dancing here and I love knowing how happy they are! 


Christina Marchitto


My daughter started at Studio Be as a toddler and has now been dancing there for over 5 years. She has learned the  proper techniques of ballet and she has developed a grace and  poise that will last a lifetime . It not only transmits to how she carries herself across the stage  but to how she carries herself and is perceived by others. Over time she has gained confidence and self- esteem.  She has performed in groups and even as a soloist. She is not afraid to express herself through dance in front of family friends and even stangers!

- The Studio Be staff always offers positive feedback, and  continues to challenge her  to bring out her potential. I am sure this investment in time and effort throughout the years will show her how hard work ultimately helps achieve your goals! I   look forward to many more years of dance at Studio BE and watching her progress into a talented young lady.


Elizabeth Cozza


We are extremely happy with Performing Arts Studio BE, Michelle, all the teachers and admin staff.  My daughter has been a part of this studio family for the past 3 years and absolutely loves it.  We moved from North Haven to Trumbull, but continue to come to Studio BE for music, dance and musical theater lessons.  Michelle is fabulous, she has great talent, but she is an awesome teacher.  She motivates every student to be their best without any competition between them.  She has a way of making each student feel special and their success is very important to her.  Every teacher that my daughter has had, shares the same passion, commitment and dedication.  The positive energy is contagious and we are lucky to have found this studio.


Best Regards,




My daughter is going into her sixth year at Studio Be and we couldn’t be a happier. She has learned the proper dance technique in every genre from talented and committed teachers. I’m addition to learning the art of dance she has also learned confidence, commitment, dedication and sportsmanship.  I would highly recommend Studio Be for all your preforming arts needs.


Melissa Ruggiero 


Our 14 year old daughter has grown physically and intellectually with the ultimate nurturing support of Michelle Natalino Bonavena and staff since age 7. Performing Art Studio BE is more than just the average dance studio but rather a family of proud parents and dancers that encourage each other to shine, sharing both individual talents as well as group comraderie and overwhelming competitive success. Our daughter describes her experience as her home away from home and seeks to further pay forward to other kids that strive to enhance their passion as well. Michelle Natalino Bonavena has become both an incredible role model, mentor and friend. Her professional advice is admired by all and the opportunities that are offered to each student is truly a blessing that we are forever grateful for, and the wide abundance of various arts besides dance are also most impressive and surpasses any other studio. Whether it be the annual showcase, the summer vocal showcase or any competition in which Performing Arts Studio Be participates in, every spectator in the audience is absolutely amazed and most definitely thoroughly entertained ! Come join us today and "Be" inspired the way we have....hope to welcome you soon!


Tina Finnegan


Studio Be has been like a family to us since we started when Scarlett was 18 months old.  They welcomed us with loving open arms. It’s been wonderful since Scarlett is an only child... her classmates became like sisters. She has had so much fun over the years and is growing into such an amazing dancer. The teachers are like mommy’s ( most of them are) and treat my child as if she was their own. Studio be is a warm, positive, happy place to be. We are so excited to continue are dance career at studio be . They offer amazing classes are very accommodating. We are never leaving Studio Be   


Jackie Lanno


 My girls have been at the studio for 6 years. If you want your children to learn, be respected and gain confidence this is the place to be.  All the children are treated with respect and ideas and opinions are acknowledged. The staff from the office manager to the owner are never to busy to answer questions and emails.  One of the only places I know where being a child is encouraged and parent opinion is taken into consideration.  I would recommend this for any child from beginner to competition. 


Gretchen Maynard


My daughter Arabella has flourished at Studio Be. When we arrived 7 years ago, dance was a hobby/recreational outlet for my daughter. Michelle Natalino saw promise and potential in Arabella. Giving the reins to Michelle, Arabella has grown and continues to develop as a dancer. Arabella is the competitive dancer she is today due to Miss Michelle and her staff. 


Rosalie Buono


My daughter Juliana has been with Studio BE for 6 years now and through these years we’ve watched her grow and develop in the many skills she’s acquired through Ms. Michelle and the rest of the staff members. Her passion for singing, music theater and dance has ignited since she’s been apart of this wonderful studio and we are truly blessed to have become part of the Studio BE family!


Sandy Mascia


My niece LOVES to dance.  If she's awake she wants to dance!  So I knew that finding the right school to help nurture and develop her passion and love of this art form was extremely important.  I did a Google search and found Studio BE.  It had a five-star rating with lots of positive reviews.  We went to the open house and signed her up.  It was the right decision for us!  The teaching staff is super talented and passionate about their craft and they instill that same passion into their students.  My niece flourished!  She would come over and show me her moves and I just watched in awe.  Her new thing to master since the summer session at Studio BE is the split which she proudly displayed to me just yesterday.  The recital this past June was simply amazing!  It was full of energy, color, and a multi-disciplined array of talent and dance styles across all ages.  I was completely wowed! I'm so excited for my niece and all of the dancers at Studio BE for this upcoming season.  I highly recommend Studio BE!


Kim Bush

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