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Carmel Academy of Performing Arts
For over fifty years, the Carmel Academy of Performing Arts, (formerly the Carmel Ballet Academy,) has been recognized as the premier dance, theatre arts and private music training facility on the Monterey Peninsula. Joanne Nix, the owner and director of the original Carmel Ballet Academy, concentrated entirely on ballet discipline and performance. In the eighteen years since Carol Richmond purchased the facility, the scope of classes offered has grown to include a complete dance and performing arts curriculum. In order to provide families with exciting and enriching programs for all ages, we continue to expand. We are pleased to balance our curriculum with our unique Little Arts School House and private instruction in instrumental music, voice and acting.
In 2005 we changed the name from the Carmel Ballet Academy to the Carmel Academy of Performing Arts in order to reflect the broad spectrum of our curriculum. We developed our Mission and Purpose Statements to embody the life- force we teach: “Dreams…Determination…Dedication”.