Mrs. Kessler pushes every performer to do their very best. She knows when there is untapped potential and she tries to inspire it out of them. When Lindsey was in second grade, Mrs. Kessler was one of Lindsey’s first directors and Lindsey’s first voice coach. Lindsey learned so much from Mrs. Kessler as a 7-, 8-, and 9-year-old, from soft skills such as focus and purposeful movement to more specific performing skills such as how to hit the high notes without raising your chin, how to sing with feeling without closing your eyes, and how to really practice complicated stage choreography in between rehearsals. Mrs. Kessler truly cares about her students, lessons and productions, and as a result of her dedication, her young performers bring their very best to the stage and take away both skills and memories that last a lifetime.

~Lauren Fisher Newberg, former parent (private program & productions)

The lessons that Mrs. Jennifer Kessler taught me during shows I have done with her are some of the lessons that I value most and know will help guide me forever! I am confident that anyone who is lucky enough to be taught by her will blossom into an amazing artist!

~ Sonia Marie, former student

The thing that sets Mrs. Kessler apart, is that even at the young age of six she expected complete professionalism from me. I would never have made it so far in my career without the preparation and guidance of Mrs. Kessler. Though she was just directing at an educational theatre, she made it seem like we were rehearsing for a Broadway show. And when the time came to audition for them, I was 100% prepared. The level of effort she puts into making all of her shows the best they can be is unbelievable. I got to grow and mature under some of the best training I've ever received from Mrs. Kessler. Not only does she make her programs fun and exciting, but she makes them worth remembering. To train under Mrs. Kessler is a gift and worth every penny. She is a role model, an amazing teacher, and a great friend.

                                                                                      ~ Sissy Sheridan, Host of Nickelodeon's  "DIY with Me!"

                                                                                                                      and Angie on "Chicken Girls"

                              Check out Sissy HERE:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vpw1OcHkrQ

Act Me A Story 

Students ages 4 - 6 years old

A fun and fabulous way for very young performers to dive into the world of acting. Our "Act Me A Story" class will introduce young performers to acting basics while having a blast! These young actors will learn about using the face, voice, and body to share a story with an audience. The 8 weeks of class will culminate in a performance for friends & family that is sure to entertain!

Stories In The Spotlight

Students ages 7 - 11

Do you have a performer who dreams of acting out great stories on stage? This 8-week class will introduce performers to some key acting concepts while challenging them to tell an engaging story onstage. These young actors will learn how to effectively use their faces, voices, and bodies to dynamically perform various characters, while also encouraging them to dig a little deeper into the core of the story. The 8 weeks of class will culminate in a performance for friends and family that will engage and entertain the audience!

Class Details
Act Me A Story (40 min. class)
Class Days:             Mondays, 4:30 - 5:15 PM
Dates:                      January 6 - March 9, 2020
Location:                 KPA Home Studio (East Renton Highlands, near Apollo ES)
Tuition:                    $120 per student
Stories In The Spotlight (1 hour class)
Class Days:             Mondays, 5:15 - 6:15 PM
Dates:                      January 6 - March 9, 2020
Location:                 KPA Home Studio (East Renton Highlands, near Apollo ES)
Tuition:                    $155 per student
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Group Classes

"Sparks"Mini-Classes (30-minutes)

Students ages 4 - 6 years old

A fun and fabulous way for very young performers to dive into the world of performing. These 4-WEEK class sessions will allow young performers to experience the magic of performing arts without the pressure. Each class session will dip into a theme that will help your performer to learn performing basics while having tons of fun! 

See class schedule below for themes. Registration coming soon.

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"Flickers"Classes (45-minutes)

Students ages 7 - 12 years old

A fun and fabulous way for young performers to explore the world of performing. These 8-WEEK class sessions will allow performers to dig a little deeper into a particular aspect of performing. They will delve into the chosen theme and present an end-of-semester performance for friends and family, all while having a blast! 

See class schedule below for themes. Registration coming soon.

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"Flames" Teen Drama Club (45-minutes)

Students ages 13 - 17 years old

We know teens are always hungry to expand their knowledge. With this in mind, our Teen Drama Club will meet weekly with the goal of digging into a number of topics through this 8-WEEK class. We will spend two weeks each on a given topic with the emphasis of adding to your performer's tool belt through hands-on learning.

More details & schedule below. Registration coming soon.  

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Class  Details
"Sparks" (ages 4-6) Classes
Class Day:             Monday
Location:               Online via a secure Zoom link 
Tuition:                  $35 per student, per session
Session A
      Time/Theme:       4:00 - 4:30,  Broadway Babes
      Dates:                     Oct. 5 - 26, 2020
Session B
      Time/Theme:       4:00 - 4:30,  Act Me A Story (Sparks Level)
      Dates:                     Nov. 9 - 30, 2020

 
Class  Details
"Flickers" (ages 7-12) Classes
Class Day:             Monday
Location:                 Online via a secure Zoom link 
Tuition:                   $100 per student, per session
Session A
      Time/Theme:        4:40 - 5:25,  MT Dance
      Dates:                      Oct. 5 - Nov. 30, 2020
Session B
      Time/Theme:        5:30 - 6:15, Act Me A Story (Flickers Level)
      Dates:                      Oct. 5 - Nov. 30, 2020
Class  Details
"Flames" Teen Drama Club
Class Day:              Monday
Dates:                     Oct. 5 - Nov. 30, 2020
Time:                      7:00 - 7:45 PM
Location:                Online via a secure Zoom link 
Tuition:                   $100 per student
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Class Descriptions

Broadway Babes ("Sparks")

An exciting introduction to Broadway, this class will introduce students to fun songs and characters from beloved Broadway shows. Together, the young performers will learn a selection of Broadway songs, focusing on music, movement, and character expression. This 4-week class is a wonderful way to give musical theatre a try!

Act Me A Story (both "Sparks" and "Flickers")

A fun and fabulous way for young performers to dive into the world of acting. Our "Act Me A Story" class will introduce students to acting basics while having a blast! The actors will learn about using the face, voice, and body to share a story with an audience. The 4-week "Sparks" level class will enjoy exploring these various aspects of acting.  The 8-week "Flickers" class will culminate in a virtual performance for friends & family that is sure to entertain!

MT Dance ("Flickers")

One of the most important aspects of musical theatre is dance! Musical theatre dance is a very specific genre that not only incorporates traditional dance elements but also tells a specific story. Our MT Dance class will introduce young performers to foundational dance technique as well as how to express characters/stories through movement. The 8-week class will culminate in a virtual performance to show off what our dancers have learned!

"Flames" Teen Drama Club

Our Teen Drama Club is for teenage performers who love performing arts and would like to explore a variety of aspects. Through the 8-week class we will dive into several different topics with hands-on projects and interactive learning. We will spend two weeks on each subject in order to help our students develop a well-rounded view of what is involved in performing arts. Some examples of what may be covered during our Fall semester: Choreographing a Musical, Costume Design, Finding a Monologue, Acting a Song

Registration is now closed