Peforming Arts Academy

Making a Difference

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

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

Make A Difference

Donate Now

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 go to the PAA donation page HERE 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

Performing Arts Academy

Business Sponsors

Platinum Star Sponsor

Platinum Star Sponsor

Gold Star Sponsor

Gold Star Sponsor

Silver Star Sponsor

Silver Star Sponsor

Silver Star Sponsor

Silver 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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