Welcome to Studio 3

Located on 48 Foster Avenue in Bridgehampton, New York, and 903 Montauk Highway at Deerfield Road in Water Mill, New York, Studio 3 is centrally situated in the Hamptons and our dancers represent schools, both public and private from Southampton to Montauk.  This 1000 sq. ft. dance facility is equipped with a professionally sprung, sub-floor and double hard wood barres. Offering both school year and summer classes in Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Irish Dance, Modern Dance and Exercise classes, it is home to over one hundred dancers from toddlers to seniors.

STUDIO 3’s mission is to provide a professional environment where children and adults can learn the art of dance. A non competitive and supportive dance environment, Studio 3 focuses on teaching the fundamentals of proper technique via certified and experienced dance instructors who instill in their students confidence in physical artistic expression.

Our specialization

Ballet
Jazz
HipHop
Modern

Meet the Team

Diane Shumway

Diane Shumway

Founder of Studio 3

Artistic Director and founder of Studio 3, Diane Shumway has been teaching dance in the Hamptons for 20 years. Certified by Dance Educators of America to teach Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern and Acrobatics in Levels 1 to 3, Diane studied with Charles Kelley, Raymond Lukens, Mark Santoro, Steve Sirico, David Scala and Louis Kavoris. She began dancing at the age of 6, receiving formal training with Genevieve Manning. Diane has conceptualized and choreographed 12 productions for Studio 3. She is a certified Leap and Learn instructor. Diane@dancestudio3.com

Meredith Shumway

Meredith Shumway

Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop

began her formal ballet training at the age of 14 with Maggie Black. She has trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet Summer Intensive and received a full scholarship to the American Ballet Theater summer program. Meredith studied ballet at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi where she was a member of the Mississippi Dance Company. She graduated from Ole Miss where she was on the Hop-Hop dance team. Meredith has choreographed and performed in numerous Studio 3 productions as well as for organizations such as Dancers Responding to AIDS, Relay For Life and Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit- broadcast by LTV. Meredith is also a certified Physique 57 instructor in New York City and Bridgehampton and an Ambassador for Lululemon. Meredith@dancestudio3.com

Jenna Mazanowski

Jenna Mazanowski

Ballet, Jazz

Jenna Mazanowski is a native of New Hampshire where she began her formal dance training at the age of seven. She is a National Irish Dance Champion, with the Smith-Houlihan Irish Dance Academy, Boston, MA. She studied classical Ballet at The Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts, Torrington, CT. Most recently, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and was Valedictorian of the School of Dance. Jenna is also a fitness trainer with Bari Studio in New York, NY.

Steven Melendez

Steven Melendez

Ballet

Steven Melendez was born in New York City in 1986 and started his ballet training as part of the LIFT Scholarship Program at Ballet School New York at the age of 7. In 2001 he joined New York Theatre Ballet as an apprentice and in 2006 was promoted to Principal. While there he performed leading roles in choreographies by Fredrick Ashton, George Balanchine, John Butler, Agnes DeMille, Donald Mahler, Antony Tudor and others. In 2004, while dancing with New York Theatre Ballet, he graduated from the American Ballet Theater Studio Company Associate Program, the program culminated in a performance of Oblivion by Jessica Lang and Continuo by Antony Tudor.
For the 2006 season Steven was invited to Buenos Aires as a Guest Soloist to perform with Ballet Concierto, directed by Inaki Urlezaga. His repertory there included Carmen(Alonso), Don Quixote (Baryshnikov), Symphonic Variations (Ashton) and Borodin(Ariaz). In 2007 Steven joined the Vanemuine Theater Ballet Company in Tartu, Estonia, as a Principal dancer. With the Vanemuine Theater he has performed Principal roles in Onegin (Medvedjev), The Nutcracker (Isberg), Giselle (Feco) and Peter Pan (Titova). The leading male role in Par Isberg’s Uinuv Kaunitar (Sleeping Beauty) as well as the title role in Ruslan Stepanov’s Kevade were both choreographed on him.
Steven returned to New York City in March 2010 for New York Theatre Ballet’s Signature 10 series as a Principal Guest Artist performing José Limon’s Mazurkas and rejoined the company full-time for the following season. In 2011 Steven worked with British choreographer Richard Alston to create his new work A Rugged Flourish and performed Limon’s Moor’s Pavane for NYTB’s Signatures 12.
In 2015 Steven celebrated his 15th season with New York Theatre Ballet performing world premieres in works by Pam Tanowitz and Nicolo Fonte and a U.S. premiere of Richard Alston’s Such Longing. He is a frequent guest artist at the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica and Ballet Palm Beach.