About Us

When the curtains close, we’re still open

Our 10,000 square foot facility connects Music, Drama, Dance, Creative Writing and film to young people and adults with the desire of awakening their imaginations. We have access to five dance studios, a recording studio, Film production space and convertible classrooms. Our campus also has a Performance Hall that seats an eighty member audience for various types of productions. Students will also have access to spacious outdoor comforts with shaded seating around our campus.

We offer our partners with workshops in fund raising, grant writing and marketing. The courses are delivered by trained professionals in the aforementioned areas of program development. We’ve also implemented a scholarship program for youth and adults in need of financial assistance to take classes with our esteemed instructors. L.E.A.P (Life Enrichment through Artistic Performance) awards individuals in need to take advantage of arts programming we’re developing in The Performers Academy.

Our artistic professionals come from a variety of backgrounds and our training artists are an assortment of racial and social contrast. Art making is about the human experience and we take care to ensure we promote the inclusion of all cultural and ethnic groups within our education, performances, students, material and audience. ​

Creating robust programs centered around cultural diversity, we have a unique opportunity to engage a wide variety of people throughout the community. In highlighting programs that emphasize racial and cultural themes, TPA provides a platform for works by a broad range of artists with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We will continue to expand our artistic genres to connect with the diverse populations that call Jacksonville home, creating an opportunity for them to experience programs that are relevant to them in a more personal way.

We engage with diverse audiences by creating audience development programs that attract attendees from different social and cultural backgrounds. Our performances are held through out the year in a myriad of venues, including Hemming Park, Art Awards Events, Public Concerts and private events. We have partnered with many other non-profit organizations to provide entertainment and/or classes to their population, including Episcopal Children’s Services, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Family Support Services, Heal Every Autistic Life and Daniel Kids.

We pride ourselves in our ability to forge relationships with local art instructors, students and organizations. The Performers Academy currently houses ten arts groups from various fields of the performing arts. Our collaborations consist of First Coast Actors Center, Monet School of Dance, The Performers Project and Jacksonville Dance Theater, just to name a few.

We Enjoy What We Do

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This years goals

we aim to help as many underprivileged children possible to come to truly experience the arts first-hand

we are deeply committed to empowering local groups and organizations who have a desire to enrich our city utilizing the performing arts

How can you help?

The Performers Academy, as a 501c3 arts education organization, provides scholarships to those who may not otherwise be able to afford classes, offers free or reduced rates for studio space for programs to benefit the underserved populations and creates special tailored programs for those who may never experience the passion of the performing arts. Therefore, we would be extremely grateful if you were to donate so that we can continue doing what we’re doing.

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