The Next Level of the Creative Playground


Level Up Studios is holding an all-ages fundraiser.

Their goal is to raise $50k by the end of June to support their programming at the new facility.


Level Up and the #ArtIsEssential movement is “making sure we all have access to arts for years to come." 

--Jordan Snowden, Pittsburgh City Paper


“Level Up Studios has brought the arts a new light in Pittsburgh!” 

--B. Michael Smith, SweetNote Entertainment


“Level Up is a home for all creative entrepreneurs helping them chase their dreams and showcasing their art.” 

-- George Fadale, Dreamz Of Music Network

The Level Up APEX


Level Up Studios has been committed to enriching the lives of educational and artistic experiences for the Pittsburgh community. 


From Hip Hop Dance & Martial Arts to Creative Writing, Acting, Studio Production, and Visual Arts; Level Up Studios utilizes a range of creative disciplines bringing another dimension to learning for children and teens growing up in disadvantaged circumstances as well as adults who are looking to expand and fine tune their creative minds.


Level Up provides exhibitions, special events, studio rental, and audio recording services.

The 6000 sqft APEX, located at 5152 Penn Ave Pgh Pa 15224, will be home to creative spaces that include 2 dance studios along with complete boxing and mma gym.


Mario Quinn Lyles

CEO of Level Up

Lyles is himself an educator and artist in the disciplines of dance, music, and media. Lyles assists schools in strengthening their cultural influence and academic achievement by building and restructuring their programs and curriculums. “Through our experience as Heinz Fellows and teaching artists in Pittsburgh we have seen the positive effects of movement in urban school environments,” remarks Lyles during an interview by internationally recognized SXSW conference, “allowing students time to decompress, heal, and express.”

The Level Up APEX Fundraising Series is a collection of events that will assist Level Up Studios to develop a new creative space for immediate use in Pittsburgh as an expansion of Level Up Studios starting May 1st. In order for Level Up to continue its commitment to the highest quality of art learning and services for the community, we require donations and support.


These events will feature live music, live dance, & live art.


Location: Level Up Studios

4836 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA


Vendors and community organizations will be encouraged to do pop-up shops and booths.


5 pm -12 Midnight


May 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th 

June 5th


Car Washes every Sunday during the series from 12noon – 6 pm 



Support can also be given by donating to our 

Level Up APEX Go-Fund-Me Campaign 

or simply by sharing with your friends and family. 


It is time that Level Up reaches the next level and with your help, we can bring the Apex to life!


For more information, visit: http://levelupgh.com/

Contact: Mario Quinn Lyles, Executive Director 

levelupdancepgh@gmail.com & contact@marioquinn.com


Meet the team!!