What an unforgettable night! Check out the finale from The Academy Showcase with Justin Tranter and Academy students sharing the stage!
Academy alum and hit songwriter Justin Tranter hosted The Academy All School Showcase at The Harris Theater on May 24th. The event featured students from the Dance, Media Arts, Music, Musical Theatre, Theatre, and Visual Arts departments presenting top work from the 2015-2016 school year. Mr. Tranter also performed some of his biggest hits with current Academy students.
Justin Tranter graduated from The Academy in 1998 and now is one of the most sought after songwriters in pop music. After gaining popularity recording and touring with his band Semi-Precious Weapons, including opening for Lady Gaga on her Monster Ball Tour, Justin has gone on to write hits like Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Gwen Stefani’s “Used to Love You,” and Fall Out Boy’s “Centuries.”
Students take a foundational class of ballet every day, delving deep into classical technique — also taking jazz, modern, pointe, pas de deux.
Media Arts majors explore their vision within the following distinctive modes: as animators, writers, and digital motion picture makers.
The Music Department prepares students with different musical backgrounds for successful college-level music study and professional careers. Our curriculum is firmly rooted in the traditions of classical music and jazz.
In the Musical Theatre Department, students must master storytelling in three different disciplines: voice, dance, and acting.
Theatre students will explore up to twenty topics in the discipline including all facets of Stagecraft and Scene Design, Directing, Makeup, Auditioning and more.
Within the Visual Arts Department framework of studio practice, critique, and exhibition, students develop skills to articulate their ideas and process.