Academy of Performing Arts

San Diego Performing Arts

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Who  We  Are


mission statement:Embrace diversity, enrich community, nourish/encourage creativity, and enrich lives through the ever so important cultural arts.

about:The Academy of Performing Arts (APA) has been committed to offering the best instruction available in the performing arts since 1993. Our staff is a carefully selected group of professionals from the Screen Actors Guild, Actors’ Equity Association, American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, American Guild of Musical Artists, American Guild of Variety Artists, various dance companies, and other performing arts organizations. We provide all of the training necessary for the aspiring performing artist to succeed as well as offering classes for those interested in the performing arts for enjoyment.

Everyone is welcome!


Kevin Charles Patterson
Liam Harney

Butterworth Dance (Modern Dance Company)
Malone Academy of Irish Dance (Irish Dance School)
McCaleb Dance (Modern Dance Company)
Garage Contemporary Ballet
somebodies dance theater (Modern Contemporary Dance Company)

City Ballet (Ballet School)
Coronado School of the Arts
Outreach Through Dance (HIP HOP based company)
Visual and Performing Arts - Sweetwater Unified High Sschool District


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California Dance Networki
National Dance Education Organization

University of the Arts - Philadelphia


DISCLAIMER: APA is a collaborative institution in which established and/or up and coming artists are warmly supported and encouraged. We are well known for our high artistic standards and ethical practices. We expect the same from individuals and organizations that join our forces.


APA was FOUNDED in 1993: by Liam Harney and Kevin Charles Patterson. Liam..., thank you for the magic you've helped us all create!!


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5120-C Baltimore Dr. | La Mesa | CA | 91942 | 619-460-4500 | 619-460-4544/Fax