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A Note from the Director

A Performing Arts Academy has a unique place in society. It is the gathering place for young people who have the passion and innate talent to tell their story through creativity and performance. As educators for such an institution, our job is to lead each student to the edge of their potential and the give them the courage to go beyond - to reach for their own creative spark.

When we teach our students, they learn about the power of reaching – reaching for something beyond themselves – something greater than any single one of them can be – And whether our students are beginners or experienced young performers – the moment they pick up that script, or open that vocal score, they've begun to reach – and their lives will never be the same.

The arts teach discipline, self-esteem; they inspire creativity, and they help people, young and old, to set and reach goals. The training and the challenge of performance in the performing arts can provide a student with enhanced life skills and a greater understanding of self. And as students of the creative arts follow their paths in life, they invariably find themselves armed with a richer knowledge of who they are, finding life's challenges can be met with unprecedented power and clarity.

Because of the clear connection between a study of the arts and reaching one's full potential, it is my belief that the arts are an essential component of a complete education.

The Academy for the Performing Arts embodies these ideals
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Tom Fulton

Director,
Academy for the Performing Arts

Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Academy - 400 East Washington St.  - Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022   440-715-4004