Classes/Workshops - Dance - Theatre
3935 Birch Street, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Since 1994, Musical Theatre Academy of Orange County has provided quality musical theatre training to well over 2000 children and young people ages 4-18 throughout Orange County. Led for many years by founding Artistic Director, Margie King, MTAOC has inspired children to challenge their fears, develop their natural talent and bask in the glory of success through the art of dance, music and acting. With MTAOC’s Artistic Director Jimmy Hippenstiel, contract artistic personnel and dedicated volunteers, MTAOC has maximized community and parent resources to provide no-cost and low-cost training in performing arts as well as valuable life lessons, shaping the futures of many young stars. Many of MTA’s students have used the skills that they have acquired at the academy to advance both their professional and personal lives, with many MTA members starring in local productions, performing at Disneyland and earning acceptance into the elite Orange County Performing Arts High School. MTAOC creates performance opportunities for two separate age groups. There is currently one group each for children ages 7-12 and 12-18. MTAOC also offers a Tiny Tot Theatre class for the youngest performers, ages 4-6. The Academy also participates in an after class enrichment program (ACE) with the Irvine Unified School District.