Academy of Dance Westlake is a full-service dance studio dedicated to providing top quality instruction in a positive and fun environment!  We offer classes to suit all ages and levels in a wide variety of styles!  Whether you’re looking to take your very first dance class, or your 500th we’ve got the class for you!

  • Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Lyrical
  • Contemporary
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz Funk
  • Ballet & Tap Combo
  • Tumbling & Hip Hop
  • Tap
  • Acro
  • Pointe
  • Technique
  • Leaps & Turns
  • Improv
  • Heels
  • Musical Theater
  • Contemporary Partnering
  • Hip Hop Grooves
  • Choreography
  • Stretch & Strength
  • Floor Barre

… And many more!



Jess Warfield


Welcome to the Academy of Dance Westlake Village!

My name is Jess Warfield and I am the Director & Owner of Academy of Dance Westlake Village.  Dance has played an integral part in my life and has shaped who I am today.  I opened this studio so that dancers from all walks of life could be given the freedom, knowledge, and encouragement to express themselves in a nurturing environment free of judgment.  I have been fortunate enough to have found faculty members who are not only exceptional dancers and educators; but truly exceptional people who genuinely care about the growth and well-being of each and every one of our students.  We are all equal here at ADWV regardless of whether or not you take 20 hours of dance a week or are just starting out with your very first dance class.  I genuinely believe that dance can benefit the lives of all who participate and I am honored to be given the opportunity to provide such a safe place to create, inspire, and explore our passion for dance together.


Academy of Dance Westlake Village has accomplished many milestones in its short history through hard work, dedication, and the continued support of the students, parents, fans, and families.  Here are a few of the awards ADWV has been honored with over the last 5 years.


 Daily News Reader’s Favorite Dance Studio

 Best of Thousand Oaks

 3 time Outstanding Convention Performance nominee

 8 time Choreographer’s Pick of The Pulse On Tour

 8 time Studio Spirit Award

 Supreme Versatility Award

 The Teresa Puglisi Top Studio Director Award

 The Griffin Harris Top Dance Teacher Award

 20+ Choreography Awards

 Top Studio Award

 Video of the Year Award

 Top Choreography Studio

Top Innovation Studio

Best Musicality Award


Registration is now OPEN! Register today to reserve your spot in your favorite class!