The Richmond Academy of Dance - Celebrating 31 Years of Excellence

A photo from the Richmond Academy of Dance's Musical Theatre program.

Musical Theatre

The Academy provides a dynamic, excitingandprofessional program established to provide the highest standards of training in all aspects of musical theatre. The faculty works to inspire and train a new generation of passionate performers. Students receive professional-level instruction in the triple threat:dance, voice and acting. They will graduate as well-rounded artists in preparationfor the stages of tomorrow. Graduates from these programs develop versatility and a keen sense of styleand ease when working with choreographers and performingon stage.

Learning how to audition and focusing career ambitions are also part of the learning journey. This successful program has placeddancers in many of North America’s most prestigious university programs such as the NYU Musical Theatre Department,the Boston Conservatory Musical Theatre Department, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Sheridan University, among many others. Our past graduates are gracing the stages from Toronto to Broadway.

Noted choreographers and directors are invited to work with the dancers in these programs. Guest artists have included Denis Simpson, Jeff Hyslop, Kevin-Michael Cripps, Marlise McCormick, David Adams and many more, who have joined the Academy’s resident faculty with their vast knowledge and experience to coordinate this program’s success.

TheAcademy also offers comprehensive acting training for the aspiring thespian. Weekly acting group classes are offered at both a Junior and a Senior level focusing on integrating all aspects of an actor’s skillset for a dynamic and effective performance. Private coaching is available for film, television, theatre, and voice-overcoaching, as well asmonologue preparation for theatre school auditions, and song interpretation for musical theatre performances.