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Jason Robert Villarreal – Newest NTPA Resident Director

NTPA is proud to announce our newest Resident Director, Jason Robert Villarreal! Jason began his journey with the performing arts studying the dance Ballet Folklorico in his hometown and Texas border city, Edinburg, where Hispanic culture thrives. In 2006 he moved to Dallas to attend The University of Texas at Arlington where he graduated [...]

Jason Robert Villarreal – Newest NTPA Resident Director2020-07-01T14:46:48-05:00

June Artist of the Month – DeeDee Munson

Congratulations to our Artist of the Month - DeeDee Munson! DeeDee has been teaching dance & educating students since 1991. She is the former General Manager/Artistic Director for the Power House of Dance. Her credits include Kilgore College Rangerette, Stephen F. Austin Repertory Company Member, Stephen F. Austin Pom Squad member and coach, [...]

June Artist of the Month – DeeDee Munson2020-06-23T11:40:16-05:00

Kally Duncan – Newest NTPA Resident Director

NTPA is proud to announce our newest Resident Director, Ms. Kally Duncan! Kally grew up surrounded by theatre and started acting at the age of 6. Her first show was "Anything Goes" and once she got a taste of the spotlight she never looked back. She received her BFA in Acting and minor in Directing [...]

Kally Duncan – Newest NTPA Resident Director2020-06-22T14:42:27-05:00

NTPA Academy Student Books Role in “Miss Juneteenth”

Congratulations to NTPA Academy student Amanda Reid on booking her first film role as a pageant contestant in “Miss Juneteenth,” a local independent movie filmed in Ft. Worth, TX.  The film premiered at Sundance and was selected for SXSW, before it was cancelled due to coronavirus. Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation from slavery in Texas on [...]

NTPA Academy Student Books Role in “Miss Juneteenth”2020-06-19T16:03:32-05:00

Tevin Cates – Winner of The Column Awards 2020 Chita Rivera Dance Award

It is with proud reflection and gratitude for his time with us that we announce Tevin Cates was honored posthumously as the recipient of The Column Awards 2020 Chita Rivera Dance Award for his performance in North Texas Performing Arts’ Repertory Theatre’s production of “West Side Story”. Tevin Wayne Cates passed away suddenly on [...]

Tevin Cates – Winner of The Column Awards 2020 Chita Rivera Dance Award2020-06-18T11:58:49-05:00

NTPA Announces Summer Camp Safety Protocol

In order to maximize the safety of NTPA students, parents, patrons and staff, the North Texas Performing Arts created its Reopening Task Force of some 25 professionals including four medical doctors, legal counsel, board members and others. The Task Force defined the procedures and protocols outlined in this document to ensure that NTPA's [...]

NTPA Announces Summer Camp Safety Protocol2020-05-22T13:46:38-05:00

NTPA Announces the Expansion of NTPA – Academy Conservatory

Looking for an alternative to Public or Private School Next Fall? NTPA - Academy Conservatory is excited to announce it's expansion this fall into all 4 NTPA Campuses! Applications are now being accepted in Dallas, Fairview, Frisco and Plano for students in grades 6-12! Classes Begin August 24! NTPA - [...]

NTPA Announces the Expansion of NTPA – Academy Conservatory2020-05-20T12:02:08-05:00

May Artist of the Month – Lauren Boykin

Congratulations to our Artist of the Month - Lauren Boykin! Lauren joined NTPA in December 2016 and is currently our Senior Director of Marketing. Lauren grew up in Alma, Arkansas, where most of her evenings were spent doing homework and playing in the back of the Alma Performing Arts Center, where her mom [...]

May Artist of the Month – Lauren Boykin2020-05-04T19:20:20-05:00

North Texas Giving Tuesday – May 5, 2020

Join NTPA in celebrating North Texas Giving Tuesday Now! A regional and global movement celebrating nonprofits that provide hope and belonging on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Two Ways to Support NTPA  1. Make a donation of any size between now and May 5 2. Join us online in a family sing-along of "Tomorrow" from [...]

North Texas Giving Tuesday – May 5, 20202020-05-04T12:41:22-05:00

Audition Tips for Your Upcoming Audition Video!

NTPA Resident Director, Bethany Bourland, shares tips on creating a successful audition video for your upcoming audition at NTPA! Tip #1: Pay attention to the room. Make sure your space is well lit and the light is on your face. Create a neutral space - nothing too busy in the background. Make [...]

Audition Tips for Your Upcoming Audition Video!2020-03-31T16:43:06-05:00