4836 Penn Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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Tel: 412-450-8093


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Level Up Studios is a creative arts studio that offers Dance & Martial Arts Training, Design & Print Services, Studio Recording & Piano Lessons under one roof. Inspired by hip hop culture, Level Up celebrates its positive roots and serves as a creative playground for underserved youth, local artists/ musicians and cultural enthusiasts. 


Created out of a passion for community reinvestment, we aim to make art, music and movement accessible in life, not just the classroom.

Here we encourage students to explore their ideas through experimentation in the arts while building the skills to develop career related interests, self confidence, and cultural awareness.

Co-Owners Patrick Everett ( Creative Director), Shaun Mbateng( Chief Financial Officer), & Mario Quinn Lyles ( Executive Director)

Giving Back

Level Up Studios offers cultural programs such as martial arts (Kung Fu, Capoeira) classes, piano lessons, recording labs and dance workshops, where we’ve brought in nationally known dancers & choreographers.

Additionally, we host monthly art exhibitions every first Friday as part of Penn Ave's Unblurred gallery crawl, highlighting the work of local visual artists, musicians and dancers. Other enrichment programs we offer include summer camps, after school programming, teen workshops and a 'pay-what-you-can' community dance class once a week. In August 2019 we partnered with Assemble, Phase 4 Learning center, Best Buy Teen Tech Center and Demonstration in holding the 3rd annual Level Up Block Party, which consisted of live music, painting, dance performances, vending, and a back-to-school drive. Over the past year we have also partnered with The Dreamz of Music Foundation where we host fundraising showcases & events in support of disabled musicians in the Pittsburgh area.

Beginners Hip-Hop

Albert Du

Beginners Hip-Hop, Creativity Through Play and Dance, Kids Grooves

JaRee Weaver

Vibing Out Session

Juiced Up Joey

Mad Curves

Kela Shawnte

Popping & Animation

Mario Quinn


Self Cyphadeen


DaiShiFu Marc Phillip Black



Advanced Hip-Hop

Justin Scott

Intermediate Hip-Hop

Kira Pleska

Technique Heels, Empowered in Heels

Olivia Ryan

Beginners Hip-Hop

Shane Kesneck

Piano Lessons

Darius Whittington

Art Work Shop – Jessii Vibes

Jessica Jeffries

Hip-Hop Workshop

K Geno

Majorette Hip-Hop

London Parris

Vibes & Soul

Prince J