Who We Are at NSD


Jennifer Picart-Branner and Stephanie Clarke are the founders and owners of Northwest School of Dance. Together they form a dynamic teaching team with more than 30 years combined teaching experience. They've been teaching for the past 16 years in Kitsap County and surrounding areas.

NSD Mission


Our mission at the Northwest School of Dance is to create a positive motivational environment that nurtures dancers of all ages and levels to be strong athletes, expressive artists, and inspired individuals in the studio and in their community. Classes are offered in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, acro arts, contemporary, lyrical, tap, musical theatre, hip hop, ballroom and conditioning for students to explore recreationally or train for a future in dance.

Our studio offers a safe, healthy learning environment and team atmosphere in every class in order to help each student achieve their best level of success.

All classes are led by passionate, caring, adult instructors. We pride ourselves on high quality, hands on instruction. This allows us to give each dancer more individualized attention, which has been proven to increase the quality of instruction, help the dancers excel more rapidly, greatly improve their technique and prevent injuries. Both owners and instructors are committed to continuing their education by attending Certified Teacher Courses yearly throughout the country.