Art is not about what you see, but what you make others see. – Degas

Why Choose Us?

No one lacks potential, you can lack will or skill, but everyone has potential.

“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.”

We are The New York Performing Arts Academy

We believe in the contribution that performing artists make to the world. We also believe in affordable courses for anyone who has a love of the arts.  We are committed to the highest standards of artistic excellence.  Our award-winning faculty and dedicated staff take pride in pushing NYPAA’s remarkably diverse students to the limits of achievement, inspiring the transformation of lives and communities.

You are The New York Performing Arts Academy

It’s been true since we opened our doors: NYPAA students make us who we are. We attract a wide spectrum of artists – diverse in age, gender, ethnicity, background, interest and point of view. Our vibrant  learning community of individuals is united by NYPAA’s inclusive, progressive artistic environment. Whether you’re an actor, vocalist, dancer, or all around artist, NYPAA will challenge you to exceed expectations and own your future.

Real-world access

The New York Performing Arts Academy offers an education in the arts that fits your life, putting your career goals within reach. Our progressive mix of applied study, leadership development, and professional outreach equips graduates with the practical skills needed in today’s competitive job market.

What are you doing with your potential…