INSPIRE South Gilbert Campus – Opening, August 2023

Contact Info

Call/Text – (480) 420-9377   |  Email at
Directions to 3341 E Queen Creek Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85297

INSPIRE is expanding its mission of bringing premier performing arts training to South Gilbert! We will offer the same high-quality training in a positive and uplifting environment. Registration is now open!


INSPIRE South Gilbert campus will be located at the Southeast corner of Higley and Queen Creek. 


View the schedule below (subject to change). 

Classes and Programs Offered

All similar Academy and Rec level programs and classes that are currently offered at our. Company-level programs will not be offered at this location however, academy-level classes will perform and compete. 

Classes offered will include:

Acro, Acting, Ballet, Ballroom, Contemporary, Cheer, Combo Classes, Group Voice, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Pom, Pointe, Stretch & Strength, Tap, Technique (Leaps, Legs, & Turns), Tumbling, and private instruction. 


Registration is now open! The INSPIRE South Gilbert Campus will open in August of 2023. Audition times for academy-level classes can be found below. 


Contact South Gilbert studio director Shelley at

2023-2024 Team Auditions

Vocal Academy Auditions

Minis, ages 6-9, Prep, ages 10-13, and Amplify, ages 14-17
At INSPIRE Entertainment North (Baseline & Greenfield)

Dance Academy Auditions (2nd round)

July 22nd, 9 AM – 12 PM
At INSPIRE Entertainment North (Baseline & Greenfield)

Shelley Van Shaar

Studio & Dance Academy Director

Shelley has been teaching in the dance and theatre industry for over 30 years. She has numerous awards in dance, choreography, and directing–helping thousands of students learn the gift and the art of dance. From 2002-2010, Shelley founded and ran a highly-acclaimed performing arts studio in Kansas and in 2007 was honored as a “Woman of Distinction” by the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce for using her time and talents to make a difference in her community. She is happily married and is the proud mother of four children.

Shelley performed and choreographed professionally for six years in Branson, Missouri, and Biloxi, Mississippi doing 3 shows a day, 6 days a week. Shelley attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and has done some film work. She also served as the dance technique specialist for Pittsburg State University’s Dance Team.

Many of her former musical theatre and dance students have gone on to perform professionally. Her students’ credits include Teen Beach Movie, Planes Movie, American Idol, The Andy Williams Tribute Show, Sea World, cruise lines, and the Lincoln Center in New York City.

In 2015, she founded INSPIRE Entertainment’s first Dance Company. She continues to judge dance competitions, write curriculum, and do guest choreography throughout the United States.