CenterStage Academy provides an immersive, enriching theater experience for children of all ages, experiences and backgrounds. It’s an inclusive and dynamic program that offers students the opportunity to develop skills, talents and imagination with positivity and collaboration. We build a community of acceptance while providing a fun and safe environment for self-discovery and development. Our students complete their experience by presenting a full-length, fully produced musical theatre production on our stage for their friends, family and our community.

From our Academy Parents…

“My daughter has been a part of the CenterStage Academy Family for 5 years!  The Academy has had a tremendous impact that goes far beyond discovering and developing her talents as a performer.  While getting experience in acting, singing, and dancing were an important draw, the unexpected life skills that she has learned have been far more meaningful.  Her confidence has blossomed.  She is comfortable on stage and with public speaking.  She understands the importance of teamwork.  She has learned to look at the positives when faced with disappointment in not getting a role or something she worked hard for.  She has established lifelong friendships and a support system in the community.  She has found a mentor she looks up to and that inspires her to get better at her craft.  I am forever grateful to the Academy for this wonderful experience.  I would highly recommend the CenterStage Academy to young, aspiring performers and their respective families!  You won’t regret it!”
          – Chris Peterson, father of current Academy performer

“Centerstage Academy provided a wonderful social, musical, and educational opportunity for my son. The instructors strive to help each individual student grow, learn how to express themselves, and work with an ensemble toward a common performance goal. We are so thankful to have been a part of the CSA community!”
          – Alexis Paxton, mother of Academy alum and YPAS student

“The CenterStage Academy program provides our daughter with a full spectrum theater arts experience. Not only is she developing her talents on stage through top-notch instruction, but she’s also immersed in culture, tradition, and storytelling in a truly collaborative and supportive learning environment.”
          – Lori Knapke, mother of current Academy performer

101 Dalmatians Kids

Grades K-2

March 23 at 7:30 p.m.
March 25 at 7:30 p.m.
March 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Annie, Jr.

Grades 3-8

April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
April 29 at 7:30 p.m.
April 30 at 2 p.m.


Contact Erin Silliman, Director of Arts & Ideas: esilliman@jewishlouisville.org, 502-238-2763.

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