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March 2022 Artist of the Month – Nick Mann

Congratulations to our March Artist of the Month, Nick Mann! Nick celebrates a decade teaching with North Texas Performing Arts this year. He has directed dozens of fan-favorites across the family of NTPA theatres including shows throughout NTPA's youth and Starcatchers troupes. Nick graduated from the University of North Texas earning a [...]

2022-03-30T09:19:54-05:00March 22nd, 2022|Artist of the Month|

Academy Conservatory – Open Houses and Free Trial Classes for Grades 4-12!

North Texas Performing Arts Academy Conservatory offers an exclusive opportunity for students entering grades 6-12 to study the performing arts as part of a flexible school curriculum. The Conservatory offers a high quality and challenging educational experience in a supportive learning environment to young artists with a passion for the performing arts. Now offering seven [...]

2022-03-30T09:23:42-05:00March 15th, 2022|NTPA Programs|

February 2022 Artist of the Month – Anthony Holmes

Congratulations to our February Artist of the Month, Anthony Holmes! Anthony is an actor-musician, multi-instrumentalist, and music director. He joined NTPA as an instructor in the Academy during the 2020-2021 school year. In addition to teaching in the Academy, Anthony also serves as a Music Director on productions for NTPA, most recently [...]

2022-03-02T19:27:28-06:00February 24th, 2022|Artist of the Month|

Announcing the Retirement of Plano Children’s Theatre Founder, Sara Egelston Akers

It is with great gratitude that North Texas Performing Arts announces the retirement of the Founder of Plano Children’s Theatre and its Vice President of Community Outreach, SaraEgelston Akers. Sara founded Plano Children’s Theatre over three decades ago and upon that foundation NTPA has become the become the largest youth [...]

2022-02-22T16:09:33-06:00February 22nd, 2022|NTPA News, Staff Announcements|

NTPA Announces Director of Education, Preston Page

We are pleased to announce that Preston Page will be joining NTPA as its Director of Education. Preston will oversee the day-to-day operations of the NTPA Academy together with Head of School Mike Mazur, and will manage NTPA’s other educational offerings across all of NTPA's campuses. Preston is an accomplished teacher, director, accompanist, and [...]

2022-02-17T13:45:29-06:00February 17th, 2022|NTPA News, Staff Announcements|

North Texas Performing Arts Announces Credit Union of Texas as Newest Business Affinity Partner

NTPA is Proud to Announce Partnership with Credit Union of Texas North Texas Performing Arts is excited to welcome Credit Union of Texas as its newest Business Affinity Partner, providing support for the growth of youth and adult performers and audiences across North Texas. In addition to directly supporting NTPA’s 2022 youth [...]

2022-02-10T17:02:13-06:00February 10th, 2022|Business Affinity|

NTPA Inclement Weather Shutdown Update

Due to incoming inclement weather, the following NTPA activities will be moved to virtual learning or rescheduled. Students in classes and rehearsals during this timeframe will receive further information from their director. All activities will resume as scheduled beginning Friday 4:00 PM. ACADEMY Academy classes will be moved to Zoom on Thursday and Friday. [...]

2022-02-04T17:40:54-06:00February 2nd, 2022|NTPA News, NTPA Programs, Uncategorized|

NTPA’s JTF Troupe Receives Perfect Scores from Judges!

Congratulations to the NTPA Junior Theatre Festival Troupe! The JTF troupe traveled to Atlanta to learn and compete at Junior Theatre Festival West. The troupe performed a 15-minute selection from Moana JR. NTPA's JTF Troupe was awarded/recognized: Excellence in Ensemble Showcase Performance All Stars - Amanda Reid and Jaeda Lindstrom Choreography Callbacks - Amanda [...]

2022-05-16T17:10:37-05:00January 20th, 2022|Awards, NTPA News|