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.
2023/24 Term Dates and Tuition
Fall Term: September 9 - November 18
Winter Term: January 6 - March 16
Spring Term: April 6 - June 8
Times: Saturdays ~ 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tuition: Each term is $510.00*^
*Sibling discount is $395.00 for Center Stage
^processing fees may apply
"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 LOWE (she/her) is a dance educator and choreographer in Portland, OR. She received her B.A. from Linfield College. Eve has been teaching dance for over 10 years to youth and adults in the styles of ballet, contemporary, jazz, modern, musical theatre and tap in various studios and schools. She is a dance instructor for both Conservatory and Center Stage at Spotlight Musical Theatre Academy and has been teaching for Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation for the last seven years. She directed the dance ensemble at Linfield College for four years where she taught 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 her choreography in their production of Cabaret. Her most recent work has been seen at Lakewood Theater in junior productions of Elf the Musical and Shrek. Aside from teaching, Eve has served as a staff volunteer for Portland’s Dance Wire and is active in the Portland dance community. With over twenty years of dance training and performance, she now focuses her passion for the arts on dance education, encouraging students to use dance to convey purpose and expression.
PAIGE A. HANNA (she/her) attended Portland State University receiving a BA in Theater Arts with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. 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 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!”
EMILY STORMER (she/they) recently graduated with Honors with a BA in Music Composition from Lewis and Clark College. Emily is a musician, composer, singer, musical theatre performer and has been playing piano since before they can remember. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area they discovered their passion for the arts as a teen and acted in many musicals at Youth Musical Theatre Company in Berkeley with such highlight roles as Mark Cohen in Rent, Tom Watson in Parade, as well as Joly in Les Miserables. Emily also worked as a swim coach for youth, led private piano lessons and participated in advanced acting and choral training throughout high school.
While attending Lewis and Clark College, Emily started to fall deeper in love with music while not forgetting their roots in theater. They continued performing as Ron Weasley in A Very Potter Musical and as the Lead Guitarist for their production of Rent plus made their Music Director debut in a thesis production of Fun Home. Throughout their undergraduate experience they participated in many musical ensembles such as Jazz Combos, Ghanaian Drumming Ensemble, and the Capella Nova Chamber Choir, as well as worked as section leader and a peer tutor helping other students develop their music theory skills. Most recently, Emily composed music for 21Ten Theatre's production of 52 Pick-Up.
Spreading the magic that music and theater bring to children of all ages, as well as, the world at large, has always been one of Emily's greatest passions. They are excited to bring that passion to Spotlight Musical Theatre Academy!
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 $46 will be deducted from any refund given whether tuition was paid online or offline.