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What is Studio Z?

At Studio Z Performing Arts Conservatory, we do more than just put on a show. 

We offer a comprehensive theatre arts education that students can take into the real world. 


Our class structure is designed to reflect a collegiate model. Students are offered classes on topics from acting technique to stage craft & design to directing and everything in between. Our classes are divided by level of difficulty and specificity, with the idea that a student will progress through the levels from ages 6 through adult. Theatre arts training fosters self-confidence, focus, empathy and a strong sense of community, and there is so much to be learned outside of a rehearsal setting, which is why we require all of our Mainstage performers to take at least one class. In addition to training actors, we are proud to be a home for students with an interest in stage crew or any other off-stage job, as we know that there are so many ways to be involved in the performing arts that don't include performing! 


Studio Z now also offers live online training from our Artists-in-Residence, local and worldwide industry professionals in various areas of expertise.  You can learn from the best in the comfort of your own home!  Using web-based conferencing technology, students of all ages and level of study can talk directly with their instructor in an interactive online setting.  Lessons can also be recorded so you can refer back and review what you have learned.  These lessons are available in 7-week group sessions or on a one-to-one basis.


Theatre kids make great leaders and we love to be able to channel that with our internship program. Our interns can shadow any adult staff in their area of interest and learn what it takes to work as a professional theatre artist. Students will take on real responsibilities, including creating, designing, teaching, managing, and decision-making. Interns will gain experience that they can put on their resumes!


At Studio Z, we pride ourselves on the quality of our productions. We want our students and audiences alike to experience what theatre art is at the professional level. Our Mainstage productions always use full costumes and sets, innovative lighting and sound design, and you will see and hear live musicians. In addition to our full-scale productions which happen once a year, our classes are offered both Fall and Spring semesters, and we offer in-person and online summer camps, all of which culminate in a finished performance product. Studio Z has also brought show choirs to local festivals and other regional performance venues. 

STUDIO Z PERFORMING ARTS CONSERVATORY is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.

STUDIO Z PERFORMING ARTS CONSERVATORY does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.


STUDIO Z PERFORMING ARTS CONSERVATORY is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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