Learn. Perform. Grow

Learn. Perform. Grow

Learn. Perform. Grow

Learn. Perform. Grow



What we teach and how we teach it is a critical component of our work at PAA. With everyone at PAA focused on education and helping students to learn something new or grow in a learned skill set, we regularly see students achieve new levels of performance.



Taking your skills to new heights, using the practical application of performance which allows every student the opportunity to succeed with confidence on stage.



Take your learning to a new level. Become a better version of you at PAA.

  • 2016 – Best Summer Camp
  • 2015 – Best children’s Theatre
  • 2013 – Best summer Camp and children’s theatre
  • 2015 – Best theatre Group
  • 2014 – Best theatre Group
  • 2013 – Best theatre Group

Show and Class Registration

Spring Registration

We are offering a Spring show and a wide variety of classes for you to chose from.

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Summer Registration

We have summer programs for all ages and interests. These programs are two weeks long and span the months of June and July.

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Fall Registration

We are offering a two fall shows and a wide variety of classes for you to chose from.

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Events and Special Programs

Come see PAA Performances

Come see our amazing performances!


Stars In the Arts Gala

Come for the big event of this year!

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Master Class

Come take two classes with Bret Shuford!

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What people are saying about us

Eli loved Acting Workshop! In fact, the next morning – a Saturday morning – he said, “I wish I had Acting Workshop today.” He loves you all!



Most places I’ve gone, I haven’t made friends but this one I did and I kept those friends.


I am the Education & Community Engagement Coordinator at Central City Opera, and I was in charge of organizing the interactive family activities for our production of Amahl and the Night Visitors. This included an origami art making activity, and handing out light-up star pendants to the children in the audiences after each performance. I had the pleasure of working with the Performing Arts Academy students who were in the opera. I really needed some extra hands to help me, and these hard-working, professional, fun, respectful, and talented kids helped me facilitate these activities without any hesitation. It was so fun to meet them, have them help me, and then watch them perform! I was thoroughly impressed by every single kid. As we say in the opera world, “Bravi, tutti!” And thank you!

Emily Murdock

Education and Community Engagement Coordinator, Central City Opera

Even though he was upset with me that I had signed him up at the beginning.  Your crew pulled him in with  “embrace your weirdness”.  I don’t know what would have worked in a website to make him want to go before he went and experienced it.  I would say that the performance you had on Friday was probably your best marketing.  The impromptu stuff was engaging to everyone including the audience and so fun.  It made a 48 year old woman with never a desire to perform want to get involved.  If he would have been sitting in the audience, that might have picked his interest in going.  He can’t wait till the next opportunity to do this again.  He said sign me up for whatever they have.  I am so grateful to you and everyone involved for getting my uninspired teenager inspired again!



The Performing Arts Academy summer theater camp was the perfect choice for my tween daughter.  She made some great friends, improved her acting and singing skills, and the PAA instructors were fantastic.  I can’t believe they pulled off the amazing production of Fame in just 2 weeks!  I’m not at all surprised that it’s the Denver A List 2013 Runner Up for Best Theatre Group, and the Macaroni Kid 2013 Family Choice Winner (Best Drama/Theater Class and Best Children’s Theater).



PAA is Hannah’s favorite part of summer.Her participation over the past three years has really helped to improve her self confidence and motivate her in school.  She looks forward to doing other productions, in addition to PAA, and she enjoys working with all the participants and directors. She was transformed by the experience and her confidence has blossomed.

Barry Curtis


Apply to Join the PAA Team

Open Position: Artistic Director

Job Title: Artistic Director

Reports to: Board of Directors

Education and Experience:Bachelor’s degree in Theatre/Musical Theatre, Arts administration, or equivalent
musical theatre experience required.

Salary: Full Time Exempt/Commensurate with experience

Job Summary: The Artistic Director is responsible for developing and implementing the artistic vision and
focus of the organization, and for major decisions about the ongoing development of the aesthetic values,
programs and activities, in cooperation with the Executive Director.

About PAA: Performing Arts Academy has been around for more than a decade and is a quickly growing
theatre arts education organization that engaged nearly 800 students in 2017. Fall/Spring sessions consist of 1-2 productions and 18 – 24 class offerings; summer consists of at least 8 shows in a series of two-week intensives. Additionally, we have Summer Camps for younger children and 2-3 outreach programs a year at selected Title 1 elementary schools in the area. PAA’s mission is to provide transformative character building experiences in K- 12 students through performing arts education.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Hires, supervises and evaluates artistic personnel including directors, performers, designers, and stage
  • Hires, supervises and evaluates key technical personnel, including Production Manager and Technical
  • Develops, implements, supervises, and evaluates all programs for the year
  • Able to work with students of all ages and manage student and parent expectations
  • Works with Executive Director to develop annual program budget and strategic direction of the
  • Acts as a spokesperson for the organization’s artistic vision via speaking engagements, public and social
    appearances, and, as requested, at fundraising events and solicitations
  • Fosters the development of good relations with cultural, educational and other organizations by
    participating in meetings and joint activities where appropriate
  • Supervises the maintenance of written procedures manual for technical and production staff
  • Can manage multiple programs concurrently with strong organizational skills
  • Teach selected acting classes and direct at least one musical theatre production per season



  • Excellent communication skills including written and verbal presentation
  • Good Interpersonal Skills and fosters an environment of collaboration
  • Visionary who understands current trends in the performing arts and associated education and applies
    this to develop world class curriculum driven programs
  • Flexible and willing to try new things and interested in improving efficiency on assigned tasks
Open Position: Marketing Manager

Job Title: Marketing Manager


Reports to: Executive Director


Education and Experience:

  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to create advertisements and marketing materials in Indesign and Adobe suite
  • Familiarity with online content marketing and social media development strategies
  • Proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Journalism, Technical Writing, Business
    or a related field
  • Passion, Integrity and Energy!


Salary Range – $17 – $20 / hour

(An average of 12 – 15 hours per week)


Job Summary

The Marketing Manager is responsible for defining and executing a Strategic Marketing plan that
encompasses the vision of the Performing Arts Academy. We’re a successful growing non-profit
and looking for a self-starting Marketing Manager. The ideal candidate for this position has a
positive attitude, flexible schedule, a tireless work ethic and an insatiable appetite for growth.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Continually develop and implement the strategic marketing plan
  • Post all social media updates and promotions via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine,
    Youtube, etc.
  • Promote all PAA programs via email through an established schedule
  • Search new ways to promote PAA in positive social media avenues
  • Create Posters, Flyers and Programs for each program or show
  • Create advertisements and content for PR marketing
    Secondary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Analyze with Executive Director the Student and Parent Surveys administered throughout
    the year for Data Analysis regarding programs and impact.
  • Coordinate with Website Manager to maintain a consistent look and feel throughout all
    web properties
  • Coordinate the master content calendar for all web properties
  • Proofread all web content updates for branding and messaging consistency
  • Track and report on all site metrics for social media
  • Work cooperatively with key team members
  • Organize and coordinate 1 – 2 promotional events per year
  • Photography and Videography a plus
Our Teaching Artists

Our teaching artists are local top educators and theater professionals who regularly work in the local community. We are always looking to add hard working, top notch people. Do you have a love for kids and a passion for the arts? Consider joining our team today.

Come join the team at PAA!

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