• Suzana Stankovic

One of the biggest decisions...

One of the biggest decisions I had to make when I opened my studio was choosing a name. Every name I thought of just wasn't it. I was going in circles trying to decide between a bunch of names that just didn't excite me, so I changed my way of thinking.

Photo: Alexandros Giannakis

Instead of obsessing over the name, I began to focus on who would be in the studio? What kinds of people would be there and why? I always knew it would be individuals who love the performing arts but that just wasn't specific enough. Suddenly, the answer came to me in the most ordinary moment:


The studio would be a haven for wild heartists, a word I had never even heard before, but which captured it all! Yes, that was it. I loved it.

What is a wild heartist? Well, children are natural wild heartists. With adults, it's tricky.

An adult wild heartist has these characteristics:

- strong inner child

- creative

- brave

- focused

- rebellious

- independent thinker

- questions things

- trailblazer

- values self-growth and achievement more than material things

- works hard

- seeks new territory

- driven by love and passion

- lives life full out

My studio would serve and empower wild heartists of every age and walk of life. It would be their creative home.

Are you a wild heartist? I believe we all are. It's our intrinsic nature. We just have to drop the masks, fears, inhibitions and limiting beliefs and labels we've acquired as adults. Underneath it all is our wild and beautiful heart.

Sit with it for a moment. What are its dreams? What does it want you to know?

Say yes to your wild heart. Life is now.

~ Suzana Stankovic

wild heartist; owner/director, Wild Heart Performing Arts Studio, NYC

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The best way to reach us is by e-mailing WildHeartPAS@gmail.com.
Our studio is a peaceful and sun-lit space on  Steinway St. between Broadway and 34th Ave. (closer to Broadway) in the heart of Astoria, Queens. 
We're just 3 stops from Manhattan and at the foot of the Steinway St. station on the R/M subway line.
Our neighbors include The Frank Sinatra High School of the Performing Arts, Queens Council on the Arts, Kaufman Astoria Studios and the Museum of the Moving Image as well as MOMA PS 1, one of the oldest and largest contemporary art institutions in the United States.
We are excited and proud to be part of the lively Astoria-L.I.C. arts scene!
Look for the big blue 'Ferrari Driving School' awning as we are in that building on the third floor. Please note there is no elevator. Your workout starts at the bottom of the stairs ;-)
We are happy to help bring up strollers etc. during our youth classes. 

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32-32 Steinway St., 3rd floor
Astoria, NY 11103
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Tel.: 718-446-0810


Business Hours

Hours are subject to change.

Monday: 3:30 - 9:00 PM

Tuesday: 5:00 - 9:00 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 -11:30 AM & 3:30 - 9:00 PM

Thursday: 10:30 -11:30 AM & 5:00 - 9:00 PM

Friday: 5:00 - 8:30 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Subway Directions:

Check subway service on weekends.
R/M Line:
* Take R or M train to Steinway St. 
* If coming from Brooklyn or Manhattan exit at front of train and exit left 
* If coming from Queens exit back of the train and exit left

N/W Line:
* Get off at the Broadway stop and walk up Broadway 8 blocks to Steinway St. 
* Streets will go from 31st - 38th and then Steinway St.. 
* Make a right onto Steinway St. and the studio will be on your right.



The Q101 stops right on our street. Get off at Steinway St. and Broadway

Driving and Parking:
The studio is close to all major highways connecting the tri-state area and NYC boroughs. There is free parking in side streets. There's two-hour metered parking on Steinway St., 34th Ave. and in side streets. There's one-hour metered parking on Broadway. There is a municipal metered parking lot on Steinway St. between Broadway and 31st Ave. Meters cost $1.50/hr. and are in effect from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Mon.-Sat.