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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.

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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
Field Elementary
Mountain Vista HS
Rock Canyon HS

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. 

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

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Event and General Sponsors

Foundation Grants

Virginia W. Hill Trust Foundation

Bowen Family Performing Arts Fund/The Denver Foundation

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.

Donations received from May 1, 2019 – November 3, 2020

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

Benefactor

Kenneth Fong & Betsy Keyack

 

Patron Sponsor

Anonymous

 

Sponsor

Jeff & Tracy Baumgartner
Elaine and George Carlstrom
Rick & Robin Fort
James & Leigh Ramsey

 

Producer

Marty & Melinda Davidson
William Elder
Dyani Galligan
Steve & Debbie Gampp
Jim & Grace George
John & Marge Harper
Mike & Linda Hollyman
Gerald & Linda McLeland
Stanton & Tricia Meyer
Mike & Sandi Miyaki
Bob & Lorna Roberts
Austin & Beth Simmons
Thomas & Sallie Suby-Long
Jeff Suntken

Director

Terri Beecher
Jim & Adoree Blair
Bruce & Connie Campbell
Ross and Ava Campbell
Craig Christensen
John & Terri Church
Stephen & Cathy Collins
Holly Coors
Rob Derstadt
Dee & Jean Ann Duncan
Ken Eder
Charles Engle
Carl & Laura Fitch
Jim & Lisa Hajek
Colleen Herskovits
Bryan Hutchinson
Mike Kelley
Bruce Kirchoff
Kim & Chris LaMee
Jay & Jill Lee
Danny & Susan MacIntosh
Mary Maiers
Matt Mann & Tiffany Payne
Linda Osborn
Kevin & Taletha Pogge
Leslie Porter
Dave & Jenita Rhodes
Mary Schade
Erynn & Nick Shryack
Richard Spong

Designer

Gail Abernathy
Angela Alderson
Chris & Karen Amack
Andy & Kristi Amick
Michelle Barrett
Carol Baumgartner
Ann & Stephen Bennett
Mary Berwyn
Chris & John Brendlinger
Jessica Sookyong Cho
Cathy Christian
Joe & Theressa Dulaney
Al Fialkovich
Darci Freeman
John Hollingsworth
Stef Jeffries
Tamara Jorden
Mary Kennedy
Margaret Kirkpatrick
Terry & Kristin Lang
Nancy Lataitis
Randy & Sandy Larson
John & Dottie Mann
Justin & Andrea New
Mike & Ashley Osborne
Terry & Caroline Peltes
Greg & Nancy Plamp
Jack Ramsey
Brian Rice
Jennifer & Jon Schmidt
Eric & Sarah Siegler
Rick & Dani Stang
Mark & Patti Speedy
John Thomas

Actor

Nancy Abbott
Amy Adams
Suzanne Alexandria
Denise Anderson
Dustin Audet
Linda Babcock
Janell Barber
Frankie & Michele Barrett
Matt & Heather Bauer
Alex & Maja Buck
Teri & Sam Burget
Julie Burt
Caroline Butler
Torin & Elisa Blair
Gregory & Nancy Boyer
Julie Buckman
Nicholas Calfee
Robin Calkins
Eric Campbell
Kelly & John Card
Kristen Carney
Cynthia Carpenter
Brandy Caruso
Greg Cheng
Janet Christopher
Elisabeth Collins
Marti Colpitts
Ian Condie
Ed & Kay Coryell
Amanda Cushing
Greg DiMuro
Luke DeWitt
Greg Eifler & Melissa Wisted
Megan Elward

Actor Continued

Rachel Eschelbacher
Val Etchepare
Shannon Falcon
Christina & Michael Follett
Josh Gampp
Loida Garcia
Talia Gardner
Leslie Garske
Mark & Sandy Gibbons
Carol Gill & Chuck Smith
Laurie Gilbert
Beth Gorman
Chris Greene
John Hare
Julie Hartsfield
Nick & Mary Michael Hawkins
Gordon & Lisa Heaton
Rowena Helman
Patricia Hildebrand
Stephanie Hooley
John Jacobs
Sarah Jacquin
Chelsea Johnson
Mark Johnson
Janet Johnston
Kim Joseph
Steve & Michele Kaminsky
Rick Kellogg
Patricia Kennedy
Melanie Kirkpatrick & Peter Jonnard
Barry & Brenda Kooser
Richard & Carleen Krening
Tom & Carolyn Kuespert
Madeline LaMee
Mark & Kristin Lamendola-Armistead
Janice Leaverton
Uta Letbetter & Joe Wilwerding
Kevin Lewis
Dave & Bobbi Lively
Dale & Jody McGrath
Schehera McKasson
Scott & Karen Meade
John & Andrea Mezger
Shayla Mirzakhani
Bryn Narcisian
Theresa North
John & Amy Olaechea
Renae Parra
Caitlin & Matt Plamp
Jack & Cindy Parsons
Brandi Petterson
Raina Powell
Suzanne Rainy
Craig & Marilyn Ramsey
Deborah Ransick
John Rawls
Kristin Reif
Tanya Rodriguez
Mike & Annemarie Roy
Craig Sawicki
Judith Schmidt
Mary Schmidt
Lee Seaman
Suzanne Sharpe
Steve & Beth Shryack
Josh & Jane Staller
LIza Stoltz-Hanson
Jon & Lise Takayama
David & Karen Tepoorten
Roseanne Thenell
Nicolette Vander Velde
Darryl Vanpraag
Chris & Wendy Von Wald
Mary Walsh
Amy Watson
Judy & Walt Weiler
Dennis Whitney
Tracy Worek

Supporter

James Bacon
Jan Ballard
Kerith Beaumont
John Belongie
David Benson
Judy Buckman
Ryan Burke
Kristen Burkett
Kristin Bureau
Sara Buys
Cassidy Calkins
Megan Casselman
Brenda Chavez
Ashley Conover
Chris Cooke
Malia Curran
June Daniel
Jean Ann Duncan
Susan Duncombe
Todd & Remy Fenske
Brooke Ferguson
Kathy Goldberg
Melissa Gonring
Amy Gonzales
Tammy Gould
Amber & Tony Grebmeier
Cynthia Gulde
David Haucke
William & Ruby Hersberger
Lisa Janisse
Lori Jenkins
Christine Kleen
Sheri Larsen
Dave Lively
Kay Lozano
Jill Lundberg
Susan MacIntosh
Andrew Marples
Amanda Mascarelli
Amy McDowell
Robyn Moon
Brad Nelson
Gail Nguyen
Kay Oscai
Raymond Pogge
Jennifer Popovich
Marlene & Ron Rice
Renee Rice
Jessica Riescher
Chris & Kelly Rigolini
Alisa Rothe
Mark Santi
Virgil Schneider
Sharon Seamans
Rosemary Sietsema
Collin Sloan
Danielle Steinhart
Robin Streeter
Carla Tapia
Trudy Turner
Chris Vanderpool
Guillermo & Amie Velasco
Melanie Ware
Bethany & Matt Wessel

Businesses & Foundations

AGS Construction
Anschutz Foundation
Arapahoe Park Pediatrics
ARC Thrift Stores
Banyan Real Estate, LLC
Bauer Studios
Beecher Family Charitable Fund
Bowen Family Fund/Denver Foundation
Carlstrom Family Charitible Fund
Charities Aid Foundation of America
COBank, ACB
Colorado Creative Industries
Columbine Valley Homes LLC
Comcast
Eyefive, Inc DBA Shipoffers
Fidelity Charitable
Fort Family Foundation
Fine Arts Foundation
GoodCoin Foundation
Images Everything, LLC
JK Group Inc
Miyaki Realty, Inc
Phyllis M Coors Foundation
Primavera Group
Robert and Mary Jane Smith Foundation
SCFD
Sheila Fortune Foundation
The Bundt Shoppe
The Perfect Home Group
Trex Rain Escape
Virginia W. Hill Foundation
WaterStone Giving Strategies

“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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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.