ENGAGE in three hours of acting, singing and dancing classes every week. This is Triple Threat Training at its best! Our Center Stage Students rotate through these classes in groups of same aged peers, called Act I, Act II, and Act III. Our unique program focuses on teaching children, not material, with amazing results.
2022/23 Term Dates and Tuition
Fall Term: September 10 - November 19
Winter Term: January 8 - March 18
Spring Term: April 8 - June 10
Times: Saturdays ~ 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tuition: Each term is $510.00
*Sibling discount is $395.00 for Center Stage
"Spotlight has become a mainstay in our daughter's life. Not only has it been a lot of FUN for her... not only has she grown in her artistic capacity through the experience, under care of expert faculty... but she has also grown as a person."
~ Parent of a student who has trained with us for 5 years.
EVE BRINDIS is a dance educator and choreographer in Portland, OR. She received her B.A. from Linfield University. She has been teaching dance for 10 years to youth and adults in the styles of ballet, contemporary, jazz, modern, musical theatre and tap in various studios and schools. For the last four years, she has directed the dance ensemble at Linfield University, where she teaches dance courses in modern, ballet, tap, jazz, choreography and performance.
Her choreography has been seen in many shows at Linfield and has been recognized with Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for choreography in their production of Cabaret. Aside from teaching, Eve has served as a staff volunteer for Portland’s Dance Wire and is currently working to achieve her MFA in theatre arts. With over twenty years of dance training and performance, she focuses her passion for the arts on dance education, encouraging dance to be an art form used by students to convey expression and purpose.
PAIGE A. HANNA is a Syrian-American Actor, Musician, Costumer, Makeup & Wig Designer, Teaching Artist and Choreographer from Mill City, Oregon who began her professional theater career at age 16. Since moving to Portland in 2018, Paige has been seen on local stages as Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show and as Jade/Bassist in Dancing with July (Lakewood Theater Company), The Fairy Godmother in Cinderella (Broadway Rose Theater Company), Heather Duke in Heathers (Funhouse Lounge), Mrs. Schulyer Adams in Annie Get Your Gun (Elsinore Theatre) and Red Girl in SHOUT! The Mod Musical (Enlightened Theatrics).
Paige brings with her a vast amount of skills in all things theatre both on stage and behind the scenes. She was awarded Lakewood Theatre's Rising Star Artist in 2019 and in the same year, was a nominee for Broadway World Regional Theatre Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She is a trained musician being extremely proficient in voice and piano. You may have seen some of Paige’s costumes on stage in Wolves Eat Elk (Portland State University), Indecent (Artist Repertory Theater) and most recently Elf the Musical (Lakewood Theatre Company). Paige has worked with Northwest Children’s Theater (NWCT) outreach programs through the Portland Public School system. She has served as a camp counselor for NWCT’s and RiverCity Rock Star Academy in Salem, Oregon. Paige has assisted and led several classes at Enlightened Theatrics and in 2020, designed curriculum for their debut summer camp program.
Paige is currently enrolled at Portland State University where she is pursuing a BA in Theater Arts with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. Paige is thrilled to be working at Spotlight! Her love of theater is the driving force in her life and she is eager to share this passion and illuminate to her students that “All the world’s a stage!”
LAILA MURPHY is a proud graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Flute Performance and Musical Theater. Performance credits include; Eponine in Les Miserables with Broadway Rose Theatre, Erzulie in Once on This Island with Stumptown Stages, Fantine in Les Miserables with Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy, Julie LaVerne in Showboat with Lakewood Theatre Company (OTAS Award for Best Supporting Musical Actress), Signora Naccarelli in Light in the Piazza. She has also performed with The Portland Opera, Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland Playhouse, Stumptown Stages, and Anonymous Theater.
She won first place for the National Association of Teachers of Singing, National Music Theater Competition in 2011.
As a flutist Laila has performed with the Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Broadway Across America, and continues to play in pit orchestras. She has been teaching voice, flute, and piano in the Greater Portland area for over 15 years and has been part of the Spotlight team since 2014.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Once accepted by Spotlight, written notice must be given of intention to cancel and must be received at least thirty (30) days prior to the camp or term start date. If no or inadequate notice is given, camp or term fees will be due in full. No refunds thirty (30) or less days before camp or term start date. A processing fee of $25 will be deducted from any refund given.