Orbit Arts Academy

The mission of Orbit Arts Academy is to enrich the lives of performers young and old and to enhance our community by providing theatre arts education, film and television training, community outreach programs, performance opportunities, and musical productions of uncompromising quality. With a staff of working Television and Film Actors, Broadway Performers, NY and LA Professional Instructors, Studio Execs and Education Experts, ORBIT ARTS ACADEMY is poised to be the premier place to train in all aspects of the performing arts. Orbit… Continue Reading

CYT Atlanta

Christian Youth Theater (CYT) is an after-school theater arts training program for students ages 4-18. Since it’s founding in 1980, CYT has grown to be the largest youth theater program in the nation, with branches across the country training thousands of students a year. CYT Atlanta develops character and creativity in kids of all ages through quality theater arts training that brings families and communities together while reflecting the Creator. CYT Atlanta’s yearly calendar is made up of three ten-week sessions:… Continue Reading

Haden Rider

Vocal Coach, Co-Director/Music Director of Play On Players Haden graduated with a degree from the University of North Georgia/Brenau University in the Gainesville Theatre Alliance training program. He has performed in many lead roles including professional, high school, and community theatres. He is also a Literary AAA State Champion (2010) for Dramatic Interpretation. However, he has a true love for children’s theatre and all of the joy that it brings; not only for the kids who perform in the shows, but… Continue Reading

Carly Berg

Acting Coach, Choreographer, Co-Director/Music Director of Play On Players Carly has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Brenau University in the Gainesville Theatre Alliance training program. She has performed in over 70 productions including several lead roles in professional theaters, schools, and community theatres. Carly also has a strong passion for children’s theatre and finds working with children to be personally rewarding. She enjoys helping children build their self-confidence and talents on stage. Carly has directed or choreographed more than 60… Continue Reading

Play On Players

Play On Players is a children’s theatre company founded by Carly Berg and Haden Rider, who are graduates of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance artist-training program, a collaboration of the University of North Georgia and Brenau University, in Gainesville, Georgia. The Play On Players mission is to provide outstanding productions by young artists who POP on stage. We strive to provide an engaging, safe, and creative environment for children by offering exciting experiences in musical theatre productions. Our goal is to inspire and… Continue Reading

The Changing Landscape Of Training For College Auditions

Performing arts training has traditionally been a brick and mortar business, but the marketplace is changing. An evolving demographic of customers in conjunction with the boom of e-commerce and digital platforms has created a new space for teachers in the arts. People now research and shop differently for goods and services. 8 in 10 Americans are doing business online and almost 9 out of 10 U.S. consumers say they would pay more to ensure a superior customer experience. How does that impact performing… Continue Reading

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