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15 Year Anniversary!

15 Year Anniversary!

This summer marks 15 years since PAA’s first camp that began on June 26, 2006 and what a journey it’s been! Our program has grown from 26 students ages 6-13, to serving over 750 students ages 3 – 18 this year. We’ve expanded our offering to provide classes and...
Video Tour of PAA

Video Tour of PAA

Recently we’ve been renting studio and rehearsal space in a new building located at 5690 County Line Place. This space has been AWESOME! It has a big entrance area with two doors so we can have a single point of entry and exit for reducing the spread of germs....
Acting for the screen vs. the stage

Acting for the screen vs. the stage

The differences between acting for the screen and acting for the stage can make it difficult to master each technique. But if you understand the differences, and take time to practice, then you can excel at both! Here are the three main differences between screen and...
Why Musical Theater?

Why Musical Theater?

Participating in musical theater is one of the most memorable experiences a person can have. Working as part of a group to overcome challenges and put on a show anchors the experience in memory. Ask your friends! I bet they can easily recall the first musical they...
Covid Summer Recap

Covid Summer Recap

What a summer it’s been! First and foremost we want to thank every parent and student for their flexibility and understanding with all of the program rescheduling. We know it was extremely inconvenient and that several of the changes we made prevented some students...

Katie Reid Milazzo

Katie is thrilled to be returning to her beautiful home state of Colorado after 15 years away performing and teaching professionally, and she is very excited to be joining PAA! National Tours: South Pacific (Nellie Forbush), 'S Wonderful (Jane), Annie (Ronnie Boylan). Regional: Last Five Years (Cathy), Marvelous Wonderettes (Missy), Princess and the Pea (Queen u/s), Land of Forgotten Toys (Queen), Full Monty (Pam), Ordinary Days (Claire), B’way: The Big Band Years (featured singer), Sweeney Todd, The Who's Tommy. BFA Musical Theater from The University of Oklahoma. In Chicago, Katie taught and directed at several performing arts programs, directing/music directing over 20 shows with ages K - 12. She especially loves working one on one with students and believes in the transformative power of theater for everyone!

 

McKensey Struzik

McKensey graduated from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts with a BA in Acting and a Minor in Musical Theatre in 2016.  Since, she has taught children’s theatre at various studios in Virginia as well as in Colorado.  She has taught dance, private voice and group acting classes as well as choreographed, music directed many productions.  She has tap danced for 17 years and had the opportunity to study under tap dancers such as Savion Glover, Chloe Arnold, Maude Arnold, and Jason Janas.  She is thrilled to teach tap with PAA this year and can’t wait to get started.

Melanie Ware

Melanie has been with PAA as their Properties Master for six years and teaching classes for five. Melanie received her BA in Theatre from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in May of 2016. Between Acting, Directing and Properties Design she has roughly 12 years of theatrical experience. Favorite PAA design credits include: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown!, Tarzan, Mary Poppins and The Addams Family.