Visit the ATA Theatre School page to register for our 2014-2015 season!

 Academy of Theatre Arts is proud and honored to be a vital part of the Shea's/iTheatrics Broadway Jr. Celebration.  Check out our ATA performers at the press conference at Shea's Performing Arts Center announcing this new venture!

http://wivb.com/2014/02/26/program-brings-musical-theater-to-students/

Read what Broadway professionals are saying about AEE's Western New York Premiere production of "In The Heights"...

"I am blown away and inspired not only by AEE's talent but their passion as well.  Jeff Slawson IS Usnavi, and the entire company captures the heart of my beloved show perfectly! So emotional, so incredible!"
--- Mandy Gonzalez;  award winning Broadway star and original Nina of "In The Heights"

"I am speechless.  The energy, the talent, the passion.  This is quality professional theatre."
--- Tiffany Rachelle Stewart; Broadway choreographer and dancer

"YESSSSS!!! Director Dina Slawson and this young company has truly captured the depth and emotion of this contemporary theatrical masterpiece.  I am in awe!"
--- Dell Howlett; Broadway performer and world-renowned Tisch School of the Arts Musical Theatre Professor

 "I take my hat off to all of you!  The heart and soul of your efforts are clearly visable.  Dina, YOU are ATA.  Your passion for this theatre oozes out of you.  Because of the depths of your sincerity for this theatre, everyone under you and each student is engulfed in this energy.  Their hearts are all in it because of what you put in it first!" 
~Christine Pecoraro, Parent


"I have traveled and performed all over the world and believe that Academy of Theatre Arts is the most oustanding afterschool theatre program any parent or child could ask for"
~Philip McAdoo (Broadway Performer in Rent, The Lion King)

"There is no finer children's director than Dina Sarno Slawson.  Her talent and vision have created a place unlike any other program I have seen or worked with"
~Natrea Blake (Juliard graduate, performer and instructor)

"Watching these young performers on their national Six Flags summer tour has made me realize that ATA is a place that not only highly trains them in musical theatre but encourages them to grow into fine young men and women, leaving me with a brighter hope for the future"
~Patricia Stevens (Entertainment Director, Six Flags Great Adventure)

"I have seen Les Miserables in London, Toronto, and New York and this young company's production blew me away. It is one of the best I have ever seen!  Academy Encore Ensemble rivals any professional theatre company out there!"
~Jim McIntyre (Baltimore, MD)