I help schools strengthen their culture through dance in order to increase confidence, and academic achievement among the students they serve."



Mario Quinn Lyles, a native of Buffalo, NY, has had a passion for the arts since the age of 5. Mario studied at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, graduating with a Bachelors of Science degree in Media Arts & Animation. While in school Mario began learning and teaching hip-hop dance, starting the school’s very first “Hip Hop Dance Club”, and taught at various dance studios including Pittsburgh Heat and Evolve Dance Complex in Cranberry Twp. In the past Mario has served as Production Assistant at Emmy Award winning facility Ya Momz House, LLC and Hip Hop Educator & Mentor at Hip Hop On L.O.C.K.

Focusing mainly on hip-hop and contemporary movement, Mario offers his clients step by step training on the latest styles within the genre. His goal is to not only help in advancing his students talent but also encouraging confidence within their attitude and outlook on life. Currently Mario has a unique popping and animation technique, stylistically combining body control, isolations, tutting and boogaloo.

Mario is the Co-Founder/ Executive Director of Level Up Studios, a creative arts studio in Pittsburgh that focuses on enriching the educational and artistic experiences of African American youths here in the city. Level Up Studios uses a range of creative disciplines, including Hip Hop Dance & Martial Arts, Creative Writing, Studio Production, and Visual Arts, to bring another dimension to learning for children and teens growing up in disadvantaged circumstances and difficult environments.

For Booking, and Lessons please feel free to contact him!!!


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