OVERVIEW

Recognized as the Best in Arts and Entertainment in Atlanta since its inception in 2009, AREA, Atlanta’s Resource for Entertainment & Arts is a multi-disciplinary performing arts organization and a comprehensive resource and incubator for arts and entertainment novices to professionals. From dance, to music, and drama; to artist development, music production and recording, AREA is interested in cultivating the entertainment stars of tomorrow.

At our very core, building and continuing a legacy of molding the next generation of artists in the Performing Arts in Atlanta is our primary focus! We are excited to begin our Season by allowing our members access to a new platform for world class training, development, and performance through: The McClendon Academy (Happy Kiddies, Rising Stars, and Immersion Divisions) and Pre-Professional Training Pathways. These unique divisions and curriculum tracks ensure we provide an unmatched artistic experience for all of our members from novice to professional!

Our elite clientele of members have gone on to pursue and receive scholarships from renowned educational institutions including: Fordham University/Alvin Ailey (NY), University of the Arts (PA), Pointe Park University (PA), AMDA New York (NY), Florida State University (FL), to name a few. In additional our students have sustained successful careers in all areas of the Arts & Entertainment industry including: feature Films, Broadway, professional Performing Companies (Dance/Theater), Touring with renowned recording artists, TV commercials/networks, Awards Shows, etc.

Continuing to cultivate and revolutionize over 50,000+ talented artists through our ongoing initiatives and programs, AREAs goal is to continue to be the cornerstone for artistic excellence in the nation! For we are WHERE THE ARTS LIVE!!

THROUGH THE EYES OF THE EXECUTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR