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Performing Arts Academy

Making a Difference

PAA relies on donations from from individuals, foundations and sponsors to transform the lives of students through performing arts.

Donations support 40% of our general programming and 100% of our Outreach Program. 

Students Enriched By PAA

Productions so Far

Number of at-risk students receiving scholarships or financial aid

Performing Arts Academy Mission: 

Creating community, building character, and inspiring excellence through performing arts education.

Performing Arts Academy Vision:

To bring the transformative power of the performing arts to all.

PAA continues to address the need for quality arts education experiences in the south metro Denver area by providing the best experience possible for the children and youth in the community. 

Students Enriched By PAA

Productions so Far

Number of at-risk students receiving scholarships or financial aid

Performing Arts Academy Mission: 

Creating community, building character, and inspiring excellence through performing arts education.

Performing Arts Academy Vision:

To bring the transformative power of the performing arts to all.

With this strong momentum and overwhelmingly positive feedback from students, families, and school administrators, PAA continues to address the unmet need for quality arts and education experiences by continuing to collaborate with Littleton Schools. PAA’s continued goal is to provide the best experience possible and ensure we utilize all the resources necessary to best serve our community

“We had the best experience. My daughter has been anxious and not wanting to get on stage for the past several years. This was her first time in years and PAA made it a fantastic experience. She felt loved and comfortable. She was pushed gently out of her comfort zone while feeling valued and successful. Whatever you are doing its working!

~Parent

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Donation Levels:

  • Benefactor: $25,000 & above
  • Patron Sponsor: $10,000–$24,999
  • Sponsor: $5,000–$9,999
  • Producer: $2,500–$4,999
  • Director: $1,000–$2,499
  • Designer: $500–$999
  • Actor: $100–$499
  • Supporter: Up to $99

Our Donors

Thank you to our donors for helping PAA transform the lives of so many students through the performing arts! The journey to build character, create community and inspire excellence for all students would not be possible without our giving community! If you would like to be part of our amazing community of donors below, please donate now or contact Dr. James Ramsey, Executive Director at drjim@paacolorado.org or call 303-900-7041 x1.

Donation Levels:

  • Benefactor: $25,000 & above
  • Patron Sponsor: $10,000–$24,999
  • Sponsor: $5,000–$9,999
  • Producer: $2,500–$4,999
  • Director: $1,000–$2,499
  • Designer: $500–$999
  • Actor: $100–$499
  • Supporter: Up to $99
2017 Donors

Help support Performing Arts Academy by making a tax deductible donation of any amount. 

  • Benefactor ($25,000 and above)
  • Patron ($10,000-24,999)
  • Sponsor ($5,000-$9,999)
  • Producer ($2,500-$4,999)
  • Director ($1,000 – $2,499)
  • Designer ($500 – $999)
  • Actor ($100 – $499)
  • Supporter (Up to $99)

Your generosity makes it possible to provide quality education to students and entertainment to the community.

Patron ($10,000-24,999)
  • Anschutz Foundation
  • Fort Family Foundation
  • Jim & Grace George
  • Kenneth Fong & Betsy Keyack
  • Mike & Linda Hollyman
Sponsor ($5,000-$9,999)
  • Jeff & Tracy Baumgartner
  • Renaissance Charitable Fndn. (George & Elaine Carlstrom)
  • Virginia Hill Charitable Trust
Producer ($2,500-$4,999)
  • Rick & Robin Fort
  • Sheila Fortune Foundation
Director ($1,000-$2,499)
  • Bob & Lorna Roberts
  • Comcast
  • Dee & Jean Ann Duncan
  • Dyani Galligan
  • Gerald & Linda McLeland
  • Jane Staller
  • Jay & Jill Lee
  • Jeff Suntken
  • Jim & Leigh Ramsey
  • John & Kay Lozano
  • Linda Osborn
  • Marty & Melinda Davidson
  • Richard & Pris Spong
  • Scott & Karin Wesson
  • Suzanne Sharpe
Designer ($500-$999)
  • Ann Smith
  • Bret & Jenna Wilcox
  • Bruce & Andrea Kirchhoff
  • Bryan Hutchinson
  • Carl Fitch
  • Carson & Michelle Sosa-Mallory
  • Danny & Susan Macintosh
  • David & Jana Money
  • Erynn & Nick Shryack
  • Jerry Schade
  • Jim & Adoree Blair
  • John & Dottie Mann
  • John & Terri Church
  • Ken & Barbara Mervine
  • Kevin & Taletha Pogge
  • Melanie Kirkpatrick
  • Randy & Sandy Larson
  • Richard & Nancy Lataitis
  • Sandi Miyaki
  • Stanton & Tricia Meyer
  • Thomas & Sallie Suby-Long
  • Tony & Amber Grebmeier
Actor ($100-$499)
  • Albert Fialkovich
  • Andy & Kristi Amick
  • Benevity By Ball Corp
  • Bob Davis & Janet Forbes
  • Bruce & Kelly Stahlman
  • Bud & Sandra May
  • Cameron Carr
  • Chris & Kim LaMee
  • Chris & Vicki Sullivan
  • Christina Follett
  • Christopher Claggett
  • Chuck Thenell
  • Cindy Barlow
  • Community Shares of Colorado
  • Craig & Amanda Korth
  • Cynthia Roberts
  • Dale & Jody McGrath
  • Ed & Kay Coryell
  • Edee Worth
  • Erin Wright
  • Gail Johnson **
  • Gordan & Lisa Heaton
  • Greg & Nancy Plamp
  • Jacob Wesson
  • Jay & Annie Van Hoosen
  • Jeff & Suzanne Rainey
  • Jennifer & Jon Schmidt
  • John & Andrea Mezger
  • John & Chris Brendlinger
  • John & Jennifer Eschelbacher
  • John & Kelly Card
  • Jon & Lise Takayama **
  • Justin & Andrea New
  • Kim Starke **
  • Kristen Lamendola
  • Linda Drake
  • Marcia Giefer
  • Mark & Patti Speedy
  • Mark & Sarah Dennis
  • Mary Kennedy
  • Matthew Plamp
  • Michael & Kate MacLaren
  • Nancy Johnson **
  • Northridge Elementary Discovery Club
  • Peter & Margie Shaw
  • Renae Parra
  • Rick & Dani Stang
  • Robert & Betty Halderman
  • Ron & Suzanne Humphreys
  • Ron Anderson-Lehman
  • Ron Valencia
  • Ross & Ava Campbell
  • Rowena Helman
  • Stephen & Cathy Collins
  • Steve & Debbie Gampp
  • Steve Stine
  • Todd & Ann Speer
  • Todd & Remy Fenske
  • Torin Blair
  • Vernon & Eileen Coy
  • Zach & Lisa Kramer
Supporter (up to $99)
  • Albert & Patricia Mizrahi
  • Bob & Jane Tomes
  • Brian Rice
  • Brigitta Robinson
  • Carl & Joanne Cleveland **
  • Colleen Herskovits
  • Craig Ellsworth
  • David & Carol Dennis
  • Elise Brassell
  • Gail Abernathy
  • Gary & Laurie Gilbert **
  • Guillermo Velasco
  • James & Jessica Rooks
  • Jim & Jess Allen
  • Jonathan Heitsmith
  • June Daniel
  • Justin Martinez
  • Kay Oscai
  • Kristin Speedy
  • Laura Finney
  • Linda Niemeier
  • Mandy Coates
  • Marilyn Watson
  • Marisa Takayama
  • Martin & Amy Gonzales
  • Merry Balson
  • Mike & Sarah Fischer
  • Rob & Fran Fletcher **
  • Sam Leahy
  • Steve Wunch
  • Terence Scanlon
  • Terry & Kristin Lang
  • Tom & Carolyn Kuespert
  • Trudy Turner
*Ruby Gray Memorial
** Stuart Beecher Memorial

2018 Donors

Help support Performing Arts Academy by making a tax deductible donation of any amount.

  • Benefactor ($25,000 and above)
  • Patron ($10,000-24,999)
  • Sponsor ($5,000-$9,999)
  • Producer ($2,500-$4,999)
  • Director ($1,000 – $2,499)
  • Designer ($500 – $999)
  • Actor ($100 – $499)
  • Supporter (Up to $99)

Your generosity makes it possible to provide quality education to students and entertainment to the community.

Patron ($10,000-24,999)
  • Fort Family Foundation
  • Jim & Grace George
  • Mike & Linda Hollyman
Sponsor ($5,000-$9,999)
  • Jeff & Tracy Baumgartner
  • Renaissance Charitable Fndn. (George & Elaine Carlstrom)
  • Virginia Hill Charitable Trust
  • Kenneth Fong & Betsy Keyack
Producer ($2,500-$4,999)
  • Rick & Robin Fort
  • Sheila Fortune Foundation
Director ($1,000-$2,499)
  • Bob & Lorna Roberts
  • Comcast
  • Dyani Galligan
  • Gerald & Linda McLeland
  • Jane Staller
  • Jay & Jill Lee
  • Jeff Suntken
  • Jim & Leigh Ramsey
  • John & Kay Lozano
  • Marty & Melinda Davidson
  • Richard & Pris Spong
  • Scott & Karin Wesson
  • Suzanne Sharpe
Designer ($500-$999)
  • Ann Smith
  • Bret & Jenna Wilcox
  • Bruce & Andrea Kirchhoff
  • Carson & Michelle Sosa-Mallory
  • Danny & Susan Macintosh
  • David & Jana Money
  • Erynn & Nick Shryack
  • Jerry Schade
  • Jim & Adoree Blair
  • John & Dottie Mann
  • John & Terri Church
  • Ken & Barbara Mervine
  • Melanie Kirkpatrick
  • Richard & Nancy Lataitis
  • Sandi Miyaki
  • Stanton & Tricia Meyer
  • Thomas & Sallie Suby-Long
  • Tony & Amber Grebmeier
Actor ($100-$499)
  • Andy & Kristi Amick
  • Benevity By Ball Corp
  • Bruce & Kelly Stahlman
  • Bud & Sandra May
  • Cameron Carr
  • Chris & Kim LaMee
  • Chris & Vicki Sullivan
  • Christina Follett
  • Christopher Claggett
  • Chuck Thenell
  • Cindy Barlow
  • Community Shares of Colorado
  • Craig & Amanda Korth
  • Cynthia Roberts
  • Dale & Jody McGrath
  • Ed & Kay Coryell
  • Edee Worth
  • Erin Wright
  • Gail Johnson **
  • Gordan & Lisa Heaton
  • Greg & Nancy Plamp
  • Jacob Wesson
  • Jay & Annie Van Hoosen
  • Jean Duncan
  • Jeff & Suzanne Rainey
  • Jennifer & Jon Schmidt
  • John & Andrea Mezger
  • John & Chris Brendlinger
  • John & Jennifer Eschelbacher
  • John & Kelly Card
  • Jon & Lise Takayama **
  • Justin & Andrea New
  • Kim Starke **
  • Kristen Lamendola
  • Linda Drake
  • Marcia Giefer
  • Mark & Patti Speedy
  • Mark & Sarah Dennis
  • Mary Kennedy
  • Michael & Kate MacLaren
  • Nancy Johnson **
  • Northridge Elementary Discovery Club
  • Peter & Margie Shaw
  • Randy & Sandy Larson
  • Renae Parra
  • Rick & Dani Stang
  • Ron & Suzanne Humphreys
  • Ron Anderson-Lehman
  • Ron Valencia
  • Ross & Ava Campbell
  • Rowena Helman
  • Stephen & Cathy Collins
  • Steve & Debbie Gampp
  • Steve Stine
  • Todd & Ann Speer
  • Todd & Remy Fenske
  • Torin Blair
  • Vernon & Eileen Coy
  • Zach & Lisa Kramer
Supporter (up to $99)
  • Albert & Patricia Mizrahi
  • Bob & Jane Tomes
  • Brian Rice
  • Carl & Joanne Cleveland **
  • Colleen Herskovits
  • Craig Ellsworth
  • David & Carol Dennis
  • Elise Brassell
  • Gail Abernathy
  • Gary & Laurie Gilbert **
  • James & Jessica Rooks
  • Jim & Jess Allen
  • June Daniel
  • Justin Martinez
  • Kay Oscai
  • Kristin Speedy
  • Laura Finney
  • Linda Niemeier
  • Mandy Coates
  • Marisa Takayama
  • Martin & Amy Gonzales
  • Matthew Plamp
  • Merry Balson
  • Mike & Sarah Fischer
  • Rob & Fran Fletcher **
  • Sam Leahy
  • Steve Wunch
  • Terence Scanlon
  • Terry & Kristin Lang
  • Tom & Carolyn Kuespert
  • Trudy Turner
*Ruby Gray Memorial
** Stuart Beecher Memorial

2019 Donors

Help support Performing Arts Academy by making a tax deductible donation of any amount.

  • Benefactor ($25,000 and above)
  • Patron ($10,000-24,999)
  • Sponsor ($5,000-$9,999)
  • Producer ($2,500-$4,999)
  • Director ($1,000 – $2,499)
  • Designer ($500 – $999)
  • Actor ($100 – $499)
  • Supporter (Up to $99)

Your generosity makes it possible to provide quality education to students and entertainment to the community.

Benefactor ($25,000 and above)
  • Fort Family Foundation
  • Jim & Grace George
  • The Anschutz Foundation
Sponsor ($5,000-$9,999)
  • Jeff & Tracy Baumgartner
  • Bowmen Family Fund/Denver Foundation
  • Colorado Creative Industries
  • James & Leigh Ramsey
  • Kenneth Fong & Betsy Keyack
  • Carlstrom Family Charitible Fund
  • Virginia W. Hill Foundation
Producer ($2,500-$4,999)
  • ETC, Inc
  • Rick & Robin Fort
  • Mike & Linda Hollyman
  • Gerald & Linda McLeland
  • Sheila Fortune Foundation
Director ($1,000-$2,499)
  • Marty & Melinda Davidson
  • Carl & Laura Fitch
  • Steve & Debbie Gampp
  • Stanton & Tricia Meyer
  • Kent & Linda Osborn
  • Ken & Linda Ready
  • Dave & Jenita Rhodes
  • Bob & Lorna Roberts
  • Shipoffers
  • Erynn & Nick Shryack
  • Thomas & Sallie Suby-Long
  • Jeff Suntken
Designer ($500-$999)
  • Terri Beecher
  • Benevity
  • Jim & Adoree Blair
  • Bruce & Connie Campbell
  • Fiona Chricton & Dave Debono
  • John & Terri Church
  • Joe & Theressa Dulaney
  • Sarah Eder
  • Dyani Galligan
  • Tony & Amber Grebmeier
  • Jim & Lisa Hajek
  • John & Marg Harper
  • Bryan Hutchinson
  • Richard & Nancy Lataitis
  • Jay & Jill Lee
  • Network For Good
  • Jack & Cindy Parsons
  • Kevin & Taletha Pogge
  • John & Nancy Rawls
  • Michael & Annemarie Roy
  • Jerry & Mary Schade
  • Austin & Elizabeth Simmons
  • Ann Smith
  • Richard Spong
  • Rick & Dani Stang
Actor ($100-$499)
  • Jim & Jess Allen
  • Amazon Smile
  • Bryon & Amy Antinoro
  • David & Cindy Baker
  • Jeff& Cindy Barlow
  • Jerry & Carol Baumgartner
  • Bob & Cindy Beaty
  • Torin & Elisa Blair
  • John & Chris Brendlinger
  • Alex & Maja Buck
  • Caroline Butler
  • Sara Buys
  • Ross and Ave Campbell
  • John & Kelly Card
  • Cathy Christian
  • Stephen & Cathy Collins
  • Holly Coors
  • Ed & Kay Coryell
  • Vernon & Eileen Coy
  • Ben & Julia Dale
  • Bob Davis & Janet Forbes
  • John & Jennifer Eschelbacher
  • Todd & Remy Fenske
  • Christina & Michael Follett
  • Ann Fort
  • Carol Gill & Chuck Smith
  • Google
  • Chris & Tammy Gould
  • Gordon & Lisa Heaton
  • Rowena Helman
  • Ron & Suzanne Humphreys
  • Kim Huskins
  • Images Everything, LLC
  • Mary Kennedy
  • Bruce & Andrea Kirchhoff
  • Barry & Brenda Kooser
  • Craig & Amanda Korth
  • Richard & Carleen Krening
  • Chris & Kim LaMee
  • Mark & Kristen Lamendola
  • Terry & Kristin Lang
  • Carol Larsen
  • Randy & Sandy Larson
  • Cory & Lisa Larson
  • Jim & Kathleen MacKinnon
  • John & Dottie Mann
  • Theresa Marchetta
  • Sheila Marino
  • Justin Martinez
  • Bud & Sandra May
  • Dale & Jody McGrath
  • George & Angela Meyers
  • John & Andrea Mezger
  • Northridge Elementary
  • Terry & Caroline Peltes
  • Greg & Nancy Plamp
  • Renee Rice
  • Tanya Rodriguez
  • Curtis & Shalean Rowe
  • Tracey Rumsey
  • Jennifer & Jon Schmidt
  • Kathleen Schmidt
  • Suzanne Sharpe
  • Peter & Margie Shaw
  • Steve & Amy Sherman
  • Steve & Beth Shryack
  • Eric & Sarah Siegler
  • Blaire Sisneros & Tom Duggan
  • Carson & Michelle Sosa-Mallory
  • Mark & Patti Speedy
  • Bruce & Kelly Stahlman
  • Jane and Josh Staller
  • Kimm Starke*
  • Steve Stine
  • Jon & Lise Takayama
  • Nicolette Vander Velde
  • Tony & Claudia Vega
  • Visa
  • Melanie Ware
  • Ryan & Angela Wolterstorff
  • Brian & Chrystal Wood
  • Stuart & Erin Wright
  • Xcel Energy
  • Michael & Emily Young
Supporter (up to $99)
  • Angela Alderson
  • Tony & Kelly Amadeo
  • Mark & Jennifer Bellestri
  • Larry Bolden
  • Craig Christian
  • Dan & Laurie Christian
  • Brandy Caruso
  • June Daniel
  • Mark & Sandy Gibbons
  • Bonnie Harms
  • Nick & Mary Hawkins
  • Jonathan Heitsmith
  • William & Ruby Hersberger
  • Jerry & Laura Herships
  • Carol Hollingsworth
  • Janet Jewell
  • Lorie Jewell
  • Mark Johnson
  • Tom & Carolyn Kuespert
  • Gary & Kay Lewis
  • Tom & Audrey Leydon
  • Nancy Lloyd
  • David & Jana Money
  • Carin Newell
  • Kay Oscai
  • Meghan & Greg Pfanstiel
  • Jennifer Popovich
  • Chris & Kelly Rigolini
  • Brigitta Robinson, MD
  • Kenneth Schade
  • Rosemary Sietsema
  • Brian & Christina Smith
  • David & Karen Tepoorten
  • Lora Thomas
  • Bret & Jenna Wilcox
  • Joe Wilwerding
*Ruby Gray Memorial
** Stuart Beecher Memorial

 

Performing Arts Academy

Business Sponsors

Platinum Star Sponsor

Platinum Star Sponsor

Gold Star Sponsor

Gold Star Sponsor

Foundation Grants

Virginia W. Hill Trust Foundation

Character

Through Integrity and Leadership

  1. Building confidence and nurturing self-esteem through transformative experiences for our students.
  2. Inspiring an understanding of diversity that includes people of all abilities, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and faiths.
  3. Cultivating leadership in our students by modeling a spirit of kindness, generosity, collaboration and teamwork.

Curriculum

Through a balanced approach

  1. Creating an exceptional performing arts experience by setting a bar of personal excellence for both our students and staff.
  2. Providing experienced and professional faculty who foster respect and acceptance while challenging individual growth.
  3. Utilizing Colorado state curriculum standards to guide education and performance for each age group.

Community

Through engagement:

  1. Cultivating a community within a community by embracing diversity through shared experiences in the arts.
  2. Giving back to the greater community through fundraising performances for scholarships and local causes.
  3. Partnering with local businesses and other organizations through sponsorships and collaborations to create a “small village” for the performing arts that serves the surrounding public as well as our students, staff and families.

“My daughter expressed that she felt safe to make mistakes at PAA. This is huge coming from a kid who is extremely hard on herself. She also told me that it was such a positive and supportive environment compared to the high school drama programs she has worked with. She felt loved and valued by the directors, staff and fellow students.

~Parent

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PAA is teaching foundational principles, taking kids as they are, where they are, to heights beyond what they can see. PAA helps kids to become a better version of themselves every day we work with them.

Locations

St. Luke’s UMC, East Elementary, Mountain Vista HS, Rock Canyon HS

Total Spring Class and Show Participants

  • 2017 – 112 Students
  • 2018 – 195 Students – 74.1% Growth

Total Summer Participants

  • 2017 – 349 Students
  • 2018 – 361 Students – 3.4% Growth

Total Fall Class and Show Participants

  • 2017 – 242 Students
  • 2018 – 221 Students – (-8.7%) Growth

Total number of Student Participants

  • 2017 – 770 Students
  • 2018 – 903 Students – 17.27% Growth

Total Master Class participants

  • 2017 – 15 Students
  • 2018 – 48 Students – 220% Growth

Total Outreach Participants

  • 2017 – 67 Students
  • 2018 – 66 Students – (-1%) Growth

Total Financial Aid and Outreach

  • 2017 – 101 Students
  • 2018 – 105 Students – 3.5% Growth

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

– Dr. Seuss

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