TESTIMONIALS

"This was a very good experience for her because she learned how to be more independent...She can talk in front of a crowd in public and she looks more comfortable when she is in front of other people. This will help her life in the best way because now she knows how to take care of herself (health and beauty) and she can talk to others and express what she thinks."

JUANA R. - PARENT

"Absolutely outstanding experience. I have overcome my shyness and I am feeling confident. Thank you for a wonderful experience. Everyone was very nice and goes above and beyond. Flawless."

DENICIA B. - PARENT

"The staff across the board was amazing. The class was overall great. If I come across someone who is interested in acting, modeling, singing or dancing, I will definitely recommend Chicago Performing Arts."

SHAKITA T. - PARENT

"This program has really helped her to know what she needs to do to prepare herself with modeling opportunities. I am very happy that Caitlyn is a part of the Chicago Performing Arts Family."

JENNIFER L. - PARENT

"Everyone here is very nice and patient. I appreciate that. I am grateful for the time my daughter spent here. I’m happy that you all allow her to come back if she needs to refresh. Thank you so much."

ELYSE M. - PARENT

"My daughter has grown in her outlook as to what she can accomplish and what is available to her in the future. She has gained confidence in herself and a greater interest in what she wants for herself in life."

LAURA L. - PARENT

"She is less shy and she talks to more people."

MARIA D. - PARENT

"She has become more of a leader in school and her everyday life. [I have seen growth] in her confidence and her ability to truly show her talents and showcase her abilities. I am very impressed with the staff and their willingness to work with us and our crazy schedule."

STEPHANIE K. - PARENT

"This program is valuable as far as learning details regarding the modeling professional. She has increased availability to speak in front of a crowd and confidence."

SEPTEMBER B. - PARENT

"She has learned so much and gained plenty of confidence. She believes in herself more. She will be more aware and accepting to constructive criticism."

KIEOY G. - PARENT

"This experience will help her to be more disciplined in life. Her interactions with other kids as well as her professionalism...confidence, and self worth [have improved]."

INGRID H. - GRANDPARENT

"To see how the industry works and all the work that goes into it is truly amazing. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable and answered all questions and provided recommendations and guidance."

LAURA L. - PARENT

"[The program] helped her to be an outstanding person overall, with the confidence to be who she wants to be in life and to be judgment free."

EVA H. - GRANDPARENT

"She learned a lot about how to believe in herself. Her confidence level has improved drastically. Her ability to push herself and and do her very best and utilize her emotional strengths to enhance her talents. She will use this experience to improve more with getting in touch with her inner self to be able to properly express herself."

CANDACE M. - PARENT

"I’ve seen her smile more and [she is] very vocal. I’ve seen my daughter’s confidence grow."

LAURIE W. - PARENT

"I have seen a whole new admiration in my child since she has been here and I have seen more drive and confidence. She has grown in maturity. She is stronger, she has a more positive attitude about when she’s doing things, and she has character and esteem. She has motivation, independence, and she’s proud of herself and so am I."

GUSSIE B. - PARENT

"She learned how to carry herself better. I am super impressed with how far along she came with her modeling walk and confidence on the runway."

STEPHANIE K. - PARENT

"Her self esteem continues to grow. Her memorization has improved. She is excited to be involved. Everyone is amazing, informative, and just beyond helpful. I feel that the overall student experience, at least for my daughter, has been perfect. She has never had anything bad to say or feel."

DAMARIS Q. - PARENT

"It was a good experience for her to work with a professional in the business, someone that could give her an idea of what to expect. She has become more comfortable and confident in her singing."

TIANA R. - PARENT

"In the long run it shows them to work hard for what they want to do in the future and how to be more confident. Everyone was so professional and they really worked hard to make the students better."

PAULINA C. - PARENT

"SaraJane was amazing with feedback and any questions I had, she answered them. Email responses were quick and I feel like my daughter is more confident in front of people. Speaking in public has gotten better, she’s not shy to take pictures, I see more confidence. I believe with the constant support they give, my daughter will be able to pursue her dreams. The staff was amazing. Always professional."

SHEAKILA M. - PARENT

"Modeling was foreign to me before this program but now I am confident to strut my stuff.  I learned valuable information such as slate, monologues, runway walks, and other terminology."

JESSICA S. - ADULT MODELING AND ACTING STUDENT

"SaraJane answered every question I had in great detail and we always used the time we had well.  Everyone is so nice, and I love the atmosphere there."

ELIZABETH B. - ADULT ACTING STUDENT

"He is more organized and is excited that this has prepared him for auditions.  He now takes his experience very seriously and is excited for his future endeavors with acting and modeling. Everyone was always understand and very eager to help. "

NICOLE E. - PARENT

"It has given her great confidence in herself and her abilities which will help her tremendously in the future.  Everything is awesome, thank you!"

KARA J. - PARENT

"My daughter increased her self motivation level and confidence to perform in front of large crowds.  This program has given her the platform to continue in this industry."

ANGELA H. - PARENT

"Christina has more confidence and is growing into herself.  She is more detailed in viewing and taking care of herself and made lots of friends.  This program taught her how to prepare for the auditioning process."

MAGALIE M. - PARENT

"[The program] has made her open up and feel more confident about herself and her height. She’s a lot more confident and not as shy as she used to be. Going through this academy has made her own up and just be free.  She has been opening up in front of more people that she doesn’t know. It was an awesome experience for our daughter. She loved every minute of it."

GIO G. - PARENT

"It helped me build my confidence and learn many new things with acting and modeling that I will carry with me forever."

ANGELA B. - MODELING AND ACTING STUDENT

"She really loved the experience and enjoyed being a part of the academy. She learned about herself a lot more than she knew. She now loves to show her skills she learned here. She will have more responsibility with her life, careers, and duties. She’s not shy anymore. The staff was great and easy to work with; very understanding. Overall I think it was great how this and the employees helped my child."

ANONYMOUS

"Amiyah’s experience was new, exciting, and it opened up a world of accountability and responsibility in her.  She is more mature and confident in herself. I believe that as she goes forward, she will look at her life from a different lense.  I believe that she will continue to know what’s possible for her and create more possibilities during her life’s journey. Overall, Amiyah shared that she had a positive experience."

MARY L. - PARENT

"This program has boosted her overall confidence.  It has opened her eyes and talents to higher expectations.  I have also noticed it brought out her leadership qualities."

 

TENA W. - PARENT

 

 

"She learned new dance skills and how to be professional. Natalia became more confident and sure of her skills. She learned many skills and techniques. I think you all are doing a great job because Natalia was very excited to go to classes."

 

ANA F. - PARENT

 

 

"She’s taking notes and trying to apply them to how she is at home so when it’s time to work she will be prepared. Naveah was very shy in the beginning. Since being enrolled I’ve seen her break out with how she walks and showing more personality. I feel like her experience here will help with her confidence in the long run. "

ELYSE M. - PARENT

"She has learned many new things and walks with better posture, confidence, and speaks with more volume.  This program will affect her life in the long run."

HUBERT L. - PARENT

"It was a positive experience learning the ins and outs of this profession. Deanna’s confidence in speaking has improved and her overall confidence. I’m very happy with the level of professionalism all of the staff has shown."

DAPHNE S. - PARENT

"Her time here helped build her confidence and mader her come out of her shell she was in. She’s able to talk in front of a small crowd and she expresses how she feels instead of holding things in. She will always be able to come back and have more training, so this program will have a long lasting effect on her life. You all are great at what you do."

TAMYA H. - PARENT

"She is losing that fear of performing in front of crowds. Also, she feels more self confidence. I feel she will have more opportunities because of attending and graduating from your program."

DONNY G. - PARENT

"Being in the Academy helped my daughter have more confidence in everything that she does. More outspoken, more creative, more willing to practice more in doing what she loves. She’s looking to have a brighter future in the fashion/modeling world."

SHANTEE A. - PARENT

"She has improved in school when presenting. She is more confident and her self-esteem has grown."

JENNIFER R. - PARENT

"I like the way this program is. [Staff is] very friendly and makes you look forward to come here and learn."

ANONYMOUS STUDENT

"I got to learn many skills in how to become more confident and helped my memorization. I have more of a chance of getting something in acting. I was happy with the professionalism of the staff and was also happy with how active they were in their fields."

ROXY G. - ACTING, SINGING, DANCING STUDENT

"Natalia’s experience was awesome. I saw a change in her on her second class."

MARIA R. - PARENT

"I do feel that his overall experience was valuable. He learned more about the acting industry, how to write an acting resume and cover letter. He learned about various styles of acting and how various auditions are conducted. He has become more confident in his acting abilities and speaks with more confidence in front of a large audience. He is able to get out various emotions on cue. Everyone was very helpful and kind."

SABRINA H. - PARENT

"I feel more confident in myself and know more things about modeling. [I have] better posture and walk, and a better sense of style. All of the staff are very friendly and we enjoyed talking to them "

MORGAINE R. - MODELING STUDENT

"I feel the overall experience was very valuable. Carlyss  has opened up more in public and displays more confidence. She is no longer afraid to speak in public. The staff was very professional in all aspects of communication. The experience was amazing."

CARLYNS G. - PARENT

"I feel that it has helped build her self confidence. It has brought her out of her shell. She has more self confidence. She has grown in her ability to socialize with other students and staff."

JENNIFER L. - PARENT

"The staff is amazing and super helpful with how they provided and explained feedback along with new material.  I will continue to look back at all the advice and critiques given to me whenever I am stuck at a point when practicing."

ISAIAH C. - ACTING STUDENT

"She received training from some good acting teachers; it has helped her confidence. They also provided headshots as well as a showcase for the students. Staff here is great overall. She is better at expressing her feelings."

SHAKITA T. - PARENT

"This school has built my confidence level from a 5 to an 100. This school has taught me so much over the few months. When I started my first class, I was kind of nervous at first but over the past months, they've sparked something in my body. Like a lever or something went on. I love this school so much."

YA'NIECE M. - ACTING AND MODELING STUDENT

"Ella enjoyed and valued her time in class and will miss it now that she is done. Getting instruction from working actors and models was a unique and valuable experience. She enjoyed getting to know her classmates. It was great for her to meet a group of young people all interested in performance."

JUDY R. - PARENT

"We have to say, we are very happy with the professionalism of the staff, especially Erica and SaraJane. Not only were they professional, but they made us feel comfortable, especially in the beginning. Your follow up callbacks were excellent, which they should be, but we appreciate it because most organizations don't operate on the level of excellence as the Chicago Performing Arts. We have already recommended another student for the program."

ANONYMOUS PARENT

"Siera gained more confidence and love for the industry. Confidence, respect, patience, practice, hard work: I believe she has it all, and it improved a lot more! I believe Siera will gain more confidence and discipline.  She understands that this industry is hard work which translates in life. Patience, acceptance, and rejection! [The staff had] excellent communication and planning throughout the sessions. Such a pleasure to work with SaraJane and Nicholas! We really enjoyed our experience. Siera loved all aspects!"

KAILEE S. - PARENT

"Enthusiastic and experienced instructors...spent time patiently talking to her about valuable tips and answering her many questions. She looked forward to learning and building her confidence and skills. She thoroughly enjoyed her teachers and classes. [Her] time management and organization skills have improved. She carries herself with more confidence. She doesn't slouch anymore!"

AMY W. - PARENT

"She learned a lot from her experience. I saw her improve on her model walk and her tone of voice with commercials and monologues. In her long term, it will affect her on her manners because she definitely learned more while attending the program. The staff was very helpful when needed and polite. Everything is great!"

GABRIELA M. - PARENT

"Ja'Niya feels more comfortable doing things around other people. She is more talkative and has more confidence in herself. I believe that Ja'Niya will go a long way! Everyone was very nice and helps you with anything you need."

SHANICE T. - PARENT

"We feel that our student's overall experience was valuable or the following reasons: she's more comfortable speaking in front of a crowd, her confidence is stronger, it helped her overcome some of her shyness, as well as helped her with memorizing. She experienced different ethnic groups of individuals, as well as socially grew by interacting with the group. She is more confident in herself as it pertains to what she can do and accomplish. It built up her work ethics, as well as self awareness as it pertains to starting and completing a goal."

ANONYMOUS PARENT

"The overall experience is valuable. Confidence is everything! Deshawn has become more focused and more determined than ever to follow his dreams. This program has given Deshawn so much confidence. He speaks so poised now. Definitely see a strong leader forming, very proud of him. Very satisfied [with the staff]. Everyone welcomes you with a smile and speaks to you by name, making that personal connection."

ANONYMOUS PARENT

"Devin is signed with Hayes Talent Agency. He has been on TV shows. When he first came, he was shy and not so much outgoing, but when he graduated, it was like he morphed and became a new person who was outgoing and full of light. This program gave him everything he needs from counseling guidance, to a connection at a talent agency."

ANONYMOUS PARENT

"This program is opening another door to success."

FREDY R. - PARENT

"This program taught Ariana that with practice and dedication, she can overcome any obstacle that comes her way."

JACQUELINE R. - PARENT

"I have now seen how happy this made her and if she is happy, I am happy. She is more independent and she's not shy when speaking to others."

SANTIAGO S. - PARENT

"Chicago Performing Arts helped my modeling career...it benefits my everyday life by showing me confidence that I didn't know I had..."

JUDITH V. - MODELING STUDENT

"My favorite part about being here is the way we are treated like a family.  I also love the fun activities that we do every day, for example, learning to apply makeup, filming commercials, and practicing monologues.  I have learned plenty by being here...I also love the whole concept that we don’t get laughed at even if we do crazy things like making silly mistakes on a commercial for example.  Here...we just are family."

CALSIE C. - STUDENT

"I saw my child growing in a way that she was no longer shy. She also learned to be confident in herself [and] in her dreams. I think it will affect her in a long term. It will help her know exactly how well she has to prepare for auditions. I am happy with the level of professionalism and I would not change anything at all. Her experience was great! "

ANONYMOUS PARENT

"I just have to say, that I really do appreciate all that you have done and your support with Halle during her experience with you...She really has come out of her shell and I believe she does have the drive to take this to the next step…but that would not have been possible without you and your expertise…"

LEANNE S. - PARENT

"Chicago Performing Arts Academy has helped me so much, especially with my confidence. I do acting, dancing, and modeling with them and I'm so happy."

EVIE B. - MODELING, ACTING, DANCE STUDENT

"I enjoyed the program because I really like the teacher. One thing I would change is making class 1 hour longer. "

APRIL P. - MODELING STUDENT

"Class today was fun and a good start for building my self confidence."

CINAIYA H - MODELING STUDENT

"Even in just one class I learned a lot and I really enjoyed it."

FIZZA W. - MODELING AND ACTING STUDENT

"They teach you how to act with other people and that you always need to have a positive attitude towards yourself and others...I'm still learning about new things everyday. It's kind of like summer school but way more fun. I have met a lot of new friends from this school. "

YA'NIECE M. - MODELING AND ACTING STUDENT

"The education she received about the industry is very helpful. They teach the ins and outs and do's and don'ts of the entertainment business.My child improved with her confidence, her willingness to not be afraid of stage presence. She learned to be open-minded to others opinions and growing from them. The program will forever affect her life. she will always remember this experience. This is what she's been wanting to do for a long time, and her time has come. She met and became friends with staff and students at the school. She will keep her experience close with her. I am definitely pleased with the level of professionalism. I have only good thoughts about the Chicago Performing Arts Academy. I didn't have any bad experiences with CPA"

ANONYMOUS

"I wouldn't change anything  a thing. The entire program was awesome. I loved the teachers! "

ALEXIS CUSEK - MODELING AND ACTING STUDENT

"He was about to gauge the overall expectations of the industry. He also learned to focus his talents based on those same expectations. His abilities are much more controlled and his understanding has broadened. This program will always be helpful because of the focus on fundamentals."

ANONYMOUS PARENT

"I wanted to take the time to say Thank You for allowing MaKayla the opportunity to experience this once-in-a-lifetime learning experience. I must admit, I was indecisive at first to allow her to take part in this program due to me being a single mother of three children & with the cost of tuition. However, I did not want MaKayla to miss out on something that could provide her with the necessary tools to be successful & I wanted to invest in my daughters’ dreams and aspirations. I have already recognized the effect this has had on her. From this experience MaKayla has attained tremendous confidence, her self-esteem had advanced, she now walks more like a young lady & sits with better posture. As well she now projects her voice when speaking. We need more people like you to work with children to help give them the push of fulfill their dreams with this & to let them know they are somebody."

MAYA S. - PARENT

"[The program] made her more expressive. Enhanced her cheer leading/ice skating performances, open her more to speaking in public. Staff is very friendly and willing to address and answer all questions."

ANONYMOUS PARENT

"I would like to thank you again for the amazing opportunity of walking the Nick Arrojo fashion and hair show. I really appreciate the time and effort put in by you and everybody else at the Academy. I know this will be a wonderful experience, and I’m very excited to do my first real job! Thank you!"

MONIQUE S. - STUDENT

"I think this program has given her a way to build social and public speaking in any area of life."

SALVADOR V. - PARENT

"...It is a privilege to be able to participate in such a reputable program. This is a life changing experience that will stay with her for the rest of her life. This experience is the foundation for her talents to grow and also develop new ones."

MARIA V. - PARENT

"Being in the voice program has helped me explore parts of my voice. Also, I feel like I've learned that there is more to singing than just singing. I've learned to become connected with my body as well as the character I'm portraying as I sing."

JAMIE G. - STUDENT

"My daughter's voice projection has improved as well as her confidence in performing in front of others."

LATOYA O. - PARENT

"This experience has been valuable because it exposed her to different life experiences, helped gain and certain confidence in herself to handle a room full of strangers and do her thing. She made new friends and really enjoyed her time here. The staff is amazing!"

RICARDO H. - PARENT

"My daughter has gained additional confidence and discipline in terms of meeting deadlines and overall responsibilities."

JUTHICA T. - PARENT

"I love this program it's so much fun and everyone is super friendly."

VICTORIA S. - STUDENT

"Today's class was very exciting and informative. I learned that special skills play an important part in a resume"

ALBA M. - STUDENT

"Thank you, Ms. Di for getting me out of my comfort zone and supporting me and helping me find myself."

ESTEFANY A. - STUDENT

"I feel that her confidence and esteem and self-reliance have become more apparent. Elena is more comfortable in her own skin and getting up and speaking publicly."

MARY W. - PARENT

"He is more comfortable speaking in front of people. He is more confident. Looking forward to him working short and long term. Hoping he feels better about himself and is more relaxed under stressful pressure. I think everything was good.  "

ANONYMOUS PARENT

"Her knowledge and confidence has increased. She knows not to look down or say "um". Ms. Kara, Ms. Jackie, and Ms. Bernie are wonderful. "

GILMARIE G. - PARENT

"Staff is very hands-on and they accommodate students and parents very well. She's increased self-esteem and her confidence was developed"

ARNIE M. - PARENT

"I learned how to build up my confidence and be a strong actor and model. I loved my experience, teachers, and peers! It was perfect!"

ADEOLA O. - STUDENT

"...The students overall experience was valuable because she learned a lot. I've seen my student become more confident on stage or presenting in front or someone. This program has given her more confidence in anything she does. "

ISABEL T. - PARENT

"My daughter's are now able to express themselves more. They have become better people and they have learned to overcome their fears. This program will affect their life by having more opportunities and having new friends."

ANA G. - PARENT

"I feel that she is much more confident in her abilities and has learned tips regarding the industry and how to prepare. Tips that are important to the industry and her self esteem. Ms. Bernie and Ms. Jackie were the most professional and showed care and concern for each student and remained very positive throughout each session."

SHEENA Y. - PARENT

[This program] helps kids have confidence in ourselves and [tells us] we can be and do anything. It teaches us how it will be like and that if you're not scared of your dream then it's not your big dream."

TAHJAE H. - STUDENT

"Her self confidence and self esteem really benefited. During the year, she had some disappointments in school and other activities, but CPA was a consistent positive experience. I was impressed with [the staff's] relevant, current knowledge as acting and modeling professionals."

JUDY R. - PARENT

"I learned a lot and everyone was really nice and helpful"

GABI D - STUDENT

"I learned a bunch of information that I need to know in order to be successful and I also just had fun doing walks!"

CHRYSTAL A. - STUDENT

"I liked it because we got to learn new things likes what a resume and cover letter are. I loved that Ms. Bernie told us the stuff we need to improve on."

BIANCA C. - STUDENT

"I have seen her grow more open and confident​"

MARINEL M. - PARENT

"I do feel like my child's experience at Chicago Performing Arts was valuable because it taught her about self confidence, belief in herself, and about this industry as a whole."

JERISHA B. - PARENT

"She has a better understanding of what is expected of her in regards to auditions, self image, what agents are looking for, and how to carry herself. She has been given the tools to use when auditions and has an advantage of getting the spot! ​"

EMILY B. - PARENT

"She is more outgoing and has more confidence.​"

ANONYMOUS PARENT

"Her self confidence has grown, she now understands that being a model is a composition of various things, especially responsibility. ​"

GISSEL O. - PARENT

"I believe Chicago Performing Arts has helped her break out of her shell. Ariel is more confident with her runway walk and has become less shy."

LILLIAN R. - PARENT

"So glad she took voice, it helped her a lot! She loves modeling, she has more confidence. Chicago Performing Arts has helped her a lot."

CHARLOTTE T. - GRANDPARENT

"She loves what she's doing!​"

CHRISTIAN L. - PARENT

"Timothy has had a glimpse into the dedication it takes to be part of the entertainment industry. He has learned how to prepare for a presentation. ​"

LINDA B. - PARENT

"It was valuable because she learned to runway walk and not be shy. She is more confident about her self, not like before.​"

RAQUEL V. - PARENT

"It was definitely a confidence booster for my daughter. She is not as shy as she used to be. She volunteers to do more things instead of being called upon. The staff seemed to be excited in what they taught to the kids."

ANONYMOUS PARENT

"he has learned healthy eating and exercise, public speaking, and confidence in social settings. Her voice projection improved, she is not as shy, more confident, and feels good about how she looks. Short term, this program has given her more confidence in accomplishing tasks. Long term, this program has helped her with listening and following specific directions. The staff was always polite and helpful."

ANONYMOUS PARENT

"He has improved in social skills and how to be positive, think positive, and surround himself with like minded kids."

KIMBERELY B. - PARENT

"Before, he was shaking and shy. Now, his speech got better and he is not shy when he performs. He learned information about acting he didn't know before. This really changed and had an affect on him."

SABRIA H. - SISTER

"It was a great experience. The program will affect her life in many ways. Chicago Performing Arts does a great job with the students."

ZAHIRA C. - PARENT

"I value that my daughter, Estefany, gained great experience at Chicago Performing Arts. She gained self esteem, confidence in herself, and believes in herself. The program has helped mu daughter academically and in her career to come. I am very happy with every staff member who helped my daughter in her development."

IRMA A. - PARENT

"I feel that my daughter's overall experience at Chicago Performing Arts was valuable. My daughter has gotten more mature and confident and it gives her a better change of receiving a job. Just keep doing what you're doing!"

JOLANTA S. - PARENT

"My child is no longer shy thanks to Chicago Performing Arts. She is better at projecting her voice. This program will help my child with auditions. By her no longer being shy, it allows the agents to see who she really is. "

CONSUELO M. - PARENT

"What she learned with help her in the future. She is not as shy as she used to be and its boosted her confidence. "

RICKIE D. - PARENT

"Because of the professional teachers, I've seen my student grow in having more confidence in herself."

ANGELICA R. - PARENT

"She learned a lot about herself​"

O'RON M. - PARENT

"Loved it! Nothing to change. I am confident and I feel like I can model.​"

ALEKSANDRA R. - MODELING, ACTING, SINGING, DANCING STUDENT

"I wouldn't change anything and I'm 100% confident in my runway."

ALE P. - MODELING STUDENT

"I did enjoy the program and I am super confident and feel ready to perform...​"

VICTORIA S. - MODELING AND ACTING STUDENT

"The greatest thing I learned was to speak out more and be more confident"

DANIELA M. - MODELING STUDENT

"It's really fun to have experienced this...I know I can do it."

BEYONCE G. - MODELING STUDENT

"She had fun, she met new people, and she loved it. She's much more confident and this will give her a great chance to succeed. "

AURORA G. - PARENT

"She overcame her shyness and is more knowledgable of what it takes to be a model."

SALVADOR V. - PARENT

"Every time I come I learn something new and can't wait to come back next week!"

CHRISTINA J. - MODELING STUDENT

"I was very happy that I made this suggestion for my daughter and every penny that I put into this was worth it."

NORMA R. - PARENT

"The training that she has had so far has served to sharpen and shape her interest into skill. She has found an outlet for her passion and creativity, which can lead to long term pursuit of career."

JOE F. - PARENT

"I wouldn't change anything about the program. I feel like I'm doing better and I'm not shy anymore. I love Ms. SaraJane. She is nice and good. ​I wouldn't change anything about the program. I feel like I'm doing better and I'm not shy anymore. I love Ms. SaraJane. She is nice and good. ​"

JULIETA S. - MODELING AND ACTING STUDENT

"Being in this program really helped me when running for student council. I used to get really nervous and shaky but when I gave my speech I was confident. My friend told me that whatever I’ve been doing is working."

JASMINE V. - MODELING AND ACTING STUDENT

"I do feel like my child's experience at [Chicago Performing Arts] was valuable because it taught her about self confidence, believe in herself, and about this industry as a whole. She's been very confident and is better with speaking in front of a crowd. It will affect her long term friendships, confidence, and projection amongst others and just to say she got the experience."

JERISHA B. - PARENT

"I have enjoyed being in the program. There is nothing I would change about this wonderful program. I love this school so much and I learned so much over my time here and I want to thank my teachers, and my loving supportive family."

KAITLYNN M. - STUDENT

"Ariel is more confident with her runway walk and has become less shy. I believe this program has helped her be more comfortable with her acting and modeling so that will help her in the future with the confidence to do anything. The staff as been amazing and super friendly. Any questions or concerns I had were answered quickly. Ariel's experience has been wonderful."

LILLIAN P. - PARENT

"Her experience was wonderful. She now has the confidence and the skills to continue this wonderful journey. She has ground out of being unable to express herself in front of others. She is a clear model and this is something that she has always wanted to do. This will affect her life long term. This is something that she will be pursuing for future opportunities. I am extremely happy with the professionalism of the entire staff. Everyone was positive, hands-on, and motivating."

JEWEL L. - PARENT

"My daughter used to be shy. I feel happy because this will be a new start for her. [Chicago Performing Arts] gave her a chance to make her better."

KARLA G. - PARENT

"[My daughter] thoroughly enjoyed the program and experience with other kids her age. She is more confident, increased public speaking skills. I think it will help her everyday in school and outside in the social setting. Long term, I think it's an experience she will never forget and be valuable to her as she continues to grow."

LORI C. - PARENT

"I enjoyed being in the program. It has boosted my confidence and I'm not shy anymore."

MAHI P. - STUDENT

"I enjoyed learning techniques and how to improve my posture. I appreciated the constructive criticism I received."

CHRISTINE G. - MODELING STUDENT

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