Executive Director's Welcome

Executive Director's Welcome

It’s my great pleasure to welcome you to the Pace School of Performing Arts (PPA) website.

At PPA we are dedicated to the very best training of young artists seeking a career in the entertainment industry. There is no doubt that today’s industry is constantly evolving. We believe that serious undergraduate training must also evolve in order to prepare young artists to seamlessly move from careers on stage to film to television.

To this end, we have spent the last two years creating or re-writing our programs to ensure we offer our students the best and most cutting-edge training possible. Two years ago we launched our exciting BFA in Commercial Dance and BA International Performance Ensemble programs. This year we will launch a BFA in Production and Design for Stage and Film, and the ground-breaking BFA in Acting for Film, Television, Voice-overs and Commercials. These new programs join our incredibly popular BFA's in Musical Theater and Acting to ensure that whatever your interest in the world of performing arts is, PPA has a program for you.

I will end on a personal note – as a former program head and as a master teacher – I’ve trained many professionally successful students at schools across the country. But this is by far the most exciting time I've had in all my years of training young talent. You feel the energy when you enter our new PPA building; you feel it when you talk to our faculty and students; you feel it when we cross the nation recruiting our next PPA class. We are indeed re-imagining what training can be for the 21st century. I invite each and every one of you to explore our site and visit and experience PPA first-hand.

Here’s wishing you all the best in the pursuit of your dreams,

Jorge Cacheiro
Executive Director
Pace School of Performing Arts

For visits and specific program information contact recruitment coordinator, Wayne Petro or the program head in your area of interest.