PHOENIX YOUTH PROGRAM
In a world where the appreciation of the arts – especially in education – is dwindling by the minute, it is important to ensure that our future generations get a well-rounded artistic education. This is where our Phoenix Youth Program steps in. By participating in one or more of our classes on a weekly basis, not only will your child have fun – but will learn valuable life skills that are sometimes overlooked at school!
Why Choose a Theatre Program?
Young people who participate regularly in the arts (three hours a day on three days each week through one full year) are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, to participate in a math and science fair or to win an award for writing an essay or poem than children who do not participate.
Getting up on a stage and singing gives kids a chance to step outside their comfort zone. As they improve and see their own progress, their self-confidence will continue to grow.
The arts strengthen problem solving and critical thinking skills. How do I express this feeling through my dance? How should I play this character? Learning how to make choices and decisions will certainly carry over into their education and other parts of life—as this is certainly a valuable skill in adulthood.
Tianna Paget // Lead Tutor
Between entertaining at children’s parties and teaching the Phoenix Younger Performers, Tianna will not stop when it comes to back to back Theatre. She started her local theatre journey at Phoenix and won’t stop calling it home anytime soon. ‘XXV: The Silver Anniversary Spectacular’ and ‘Rock of Ages’ were her first local Productions to show audiences she’s number one…. Waitress #1. She has gone on to do a One Act Play Festival at Gold Coast Little Theatre, as well as being an absolute idiot in ‘Green Days American Idiot’ with Pannic Productions in Brisbane. Most recently Tianna has been busy co-directing ‘The Greatest Showcase’ for the aspiring youngsters of Phoenix before co-directing again for ‘Aladdin’ at the end of the year. After having worked on numerous productions in front and behind the camera (with a stint in LA), the ever-loving live audience Phoenix seems to draw back show after show keeps this character actor coming back for more.