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I continually find myself referencing and rediscovering the things I learned in Lea’s classes. She was always able to push me to explore both emotional and physical realms in my dancing; these ideas carry over into every form and aspect of the art. Her classes complemented my classical ballet training in their attention to correct alignment and technique, while also providing me with new skills and ways of conceptualizing movement. Under Lea’s encouraging and perceptive guidance I discovered many of the reasons I am dancing and performing today. She is a truly gifted teacher and artist.

Stephanie Oakes, Former Student MFA, New York Univeristy

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Welcome Daniel McCarthy our new Guitar Instructor

CPAS would like to welcome Daniel McCarthy! Daniel is an experienced classical and jazz guitarist with an extensive educational background and experience in performance. He earned his Bachelor’s in Music (Magna Cum Laude) from James Madison University studying classical guitar with Mr. Keith Stevens and his Masters in Music Performance from Appalachian State University studying […]

Welcome Emily Rayle our new Acrobatics Instructor

CPAS would like to welcome Emily! Emily has trained in gymnastics and dance since the young age of 3. She competed in gymnastics for 6 years and unfortunately was injured leading her to pursue junior coaching. For the last 7 years she has been trained by her mother Kelly-Ann Rayle who has owned her own […]


Free Pointe Assessment – Aug 12th

Aug 12th, 6:15pm at CPAS! This FREE evaluation is for ages 11 and up wishing to start pointe or new students already on pointe coming to CPAS. Safety and readiness are of the utmost importance when it comes to pointe training. This evaluation is conducted by by Bettina Stevens, DPT via the Guidelines and Functional […]


Welcome our new Acting Instructor, Jon Emm

Jon is trained in Stanaslavski’s System of Physical Actions from the Bennett Theatre Lab in San Francisco, CA. He acted professionally for over ten years in Hollywood in film, television, commercials, and theater. Jon also began his own theater company called” Loose Cannons.” He continued to study while in LA, learning technique from the best, […]

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