Studio 48 Performing Arts Center was founded by Brunswick native, Rebecca Beck in 1996. The concept for Studio 48 was inspired from her collaboration with the Chocolate Church Arts Stage in Bath, where she implemented their Children’s Youth Theater program and served as their Music Director. Realizing a need for a venue focused on the development and cultivation of the artistic talent in our community, Rebecca relocated to Fort Andross in Brunswick in order to provide a space large enough to accommodate theater productions, recitals and private lessons. Together with running a music store and private studio at Senter's Place in Brunswick, she was eventually able to officially open the Brunswick Studio location on Davis Street in 2001. With the Brunswick Studio acquiring a reputation for continued excellence in Performing Arts Education, Studio 48 celebrated in 2019 by expanding its reach to a second location in Yarmouth which had to close during the Covid pandemic.
Now Studio 48 has become a thriving educational facility offering classes, workshops, and private instruction for children and adults in the performing arts. Our college-educated faculty boasts professionals who understand the importance of excellent training, dedication, and perseverance, as many are actively performing as well as teaching. The Department of Dance Education at Studio 48 dedicates its service to the continual education of dance excellence in today's community, maintaining a focus on developing skills necessary for success in the performing arts.
With over two decades of inspiring young artists, our students have gone on to participate in regional and national programs in every discipline of the performing arts. Notable Students from Studio 48 have graduated on to baccalaureate pursuits at such Colleges and Conservatories as: Juilliard School of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston Conservatory, Boston University School of the Arts, Philadelphia School of the Arts, Emerson College, and Berklee College of Music. Additionally, students have continued sharing their love of the arts by opening private studios in different states and performing in notable orchestras and opera companies.