About Us

Founded in 1945 by Dr. and Mrs. Fishback , Fishback Studio is regarded as one of the finest dance schools in the country. Our former students have gone on to dance in professional companies, on stage and screen, pre-professional programs and top level university dance programs. Our dancers are regularly awarded scholarships to intensives and universities. We are proud to offer high quality dance training in a supportive and encouraging environment. Classes offered in all ages, genres and levels. For the more serious dancer, competition teams are available. Well over 25,000 students have trained at Fishback Studio since it’s opening. Fishback Studio is family owned and operated.


Our Mission

To provide the finest dance education to students of all ages and levels in a caring, nurturing environment. We strive to inspire a lasting love and appreciation for dance and the arts. Our commitment is that each student grow and develop as dancers and in character.


Company Profile

Fishback Studio was founded in 1945 by Dr. and Mrs. Fishback. From 1980 – 2022, their daughter, Kathie Fishback Anthony, and her husband, Michael Anthony, were the owner/operators. Kathie trained since the age of 3 at Fishback Studio and enjoyed 12 years of professional dancing in Hollywood, where she was seen dancing on the Carol Burnett Show, with Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine, NBC Follies, Emmy and Academy Award Shows, among many others. Michael Anthony is a world-renowned professional guitarist.

In 2022, Kathie’s daughter Krista King-Doherty, and her husband, Mark Doherty, took over as Director/ business owners. Krista is an internationally recognized master dance teacher/choreographer, and Mark is an award-winning builder/consultant.


Classes begin in August each year. Class sizes are limited and do fill , enroll now to ensure placement.


2023-2024 Calendar:

Important Dates:

August 21, 2023 – First day of classes

September 4, 2023 – Labor Day (No classes!)

October 24-30, 2023 – Costume Week

October 31 – (No Classes!)

November 22-26, 2023 – Thanksgiving Holiday (No classes!)

December 15-21, 2023 – Winter Dance Performances

December 22 2023-January 7, 2024     Winter Holiday (No classes!)

January 8, 2024 – Classes Resume

May 22-23, 2024 – Recital Dress

Rehearsals at Popejoy Hall

May 24-25, 2024 – Recital Popejoy Hall

June 3, 2024 – First day of summer classes

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