The Los Angeles Academy of Performing Arts was founded on the philosophy that training in the arts means more than being a skilled performer. The arts are about transformation, both personally and within our communities. In providing us a medium to express our creativity, the arts allow us to explore the depths of our imaginations, to develop an understanding for cultures and ideas that are foreign to us, to hold up a mirror to ourselves and the world around us that reflects the joy and the struggles of the human condition.

Please check out the website and see what we have to offer, and thank you for your interest in LAAPA and your support of the performing arts.

 – John Staley, Founding Academy Director