About Us


STAGES Performing Arts Academy is regionally renowned for its innovative and multi-disciplinary programs that transform lives through immersion in the Musical Theatre arts. It is also the only such program in the St. Louis region to be connected to a professional theatre company. 

More than 4,500 students participate in programs offered at the academy in Chesterfield and throughout the metro region. The Academy will not turn a student away due to financial need, and provides over $70,000 in scholarship assistance and underwriting annually. Our ability to meet this demand depends on the generous support of many individuals, corporations, and foundations. In the summer of 2013 STAGES opened the new home for the Performing Arts Academy and Administrative Center at 1023 Chesterfield Parkway East in Chesterfield, enabling STAGES to meet a growing need for arts education programs in a larger, more flexible, state-of-the-art facility. The Kent Center for Theatre Arts houses The Turley Performing Arts Academy which includes four dance studios, two acting studios, and two vocal studios, in addition to a multi-purpose student lounge, a welcome center and box office, and adminstrative offices. The Samuel R. Goldstein Performance Hall with flexible seating is used for main stage rehearsals, dance classes, educational presentations, donor and community events and special performances. With the opening of the Kent Center in 2013, STAGES St. Louis hopes to create a new home for the community with an increased number of students and outreach participants, and further cultivate the performing arts talent pool both in the St. Louis region and nationally.

The mission of STAGES Performing Arts Academy is to inspire CURIOSITY, CREATIVITY and PASSION in students of all ages.

 With a faculty of more than 30 professional teaching artists, the Academy provides the highest quality Musical Theatre arts training. Its sequential curriculum offers a range of opportunities that inspire curiosity, creativity, and passion through Musical Theatre education. Whatever the age or experience level, whether a new or continuing student, aspiring performing artists throughout the St. Louis region have the opportunity to explore and cultivate their talent at STAGES, and set the stage for life changing experiences.

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STAGES ST. LOUIS is the region's foremost not-for-profit company committed to preserving and advancing the art form of Musical Theatre through excellence in performance and education.