Dare to Dream. . .


Due to the outbreak of Corona Virus, the Academy is closed for the rest of the 2020 School Year.  To finish the year,  we will be holding classes & rehearsals online.

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March 13, 2020


To all parents and students of the Academy:


Over the next few weeks, our schools will be closed due to the virus that is present throughout our country. I realize that this will be a challenging time for all of us.  But we’ll get through it!   In the meantime, I want to explain how we will move forward during this three week closure period.


All Academy classes will be taught online.  All assignments will be posted on our website: www.chagrinacademy.org.   Click on the “Online Learning link”.   Please note, that there should be no connectivity issues that will prevent you from doing your work as long as you have access to the internet. 


  • Acting students will receive an invitation from Dusten Welch with the link and password to log in to the video conference call.

  • Tech students will receive an invitation from Ben Needham with the link and password to log in to the video conference call.

  • At this point, we are following the Ohio Governor's mandates and are currently scheduled to be out until May 1.  .  We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you all informed.

  • Complete instructions are posted on our website.


Each instructor will have “office” hours where students can consult with him/her face to face through video conferencing.  These hours will be posted on the Online Learning page.   Students or parents may also communicate via e-mail.  All staff email addresses are posted on the Online Learning page.


Dare to Dream

About The Academy

Educating. Guiding. Inspiring.

Directed by Thomas Q. Fulton, The Academy is a college preparatory Excel TECC program for high school juniors and seniors from eleven area high schools districts: Solon, Aurora, West Geauga, Orange, Beachwood, Mayfield, Brush, Richmond Heights and Chagrin Falls High Schools. Most recently, Willoughby South and Eastlake North were added to the program. The Academy is an accredited, half-day performing arts program. We offer both an acting/performance track and a technical theatre/design track.

"Theatre changes hearts.  That secret place where we all truly live"

  Terrance McNally - American Playwright, librettist and screenwriter -              

Uma Singh (Alum,2017) as
ALDONZA in the Academy
production of MAN OF LA MANCHA - 
October - 2016

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