We are a world class performing arts school in Alexandria, VA teaching dance, music and theater to students of all ages.
THE STUDIO offers after school and weekend classes for students of all ages and skill levels. THE ACADEMY is our full-time, accredited performing arts secondary school for students in grades 7-12. SUMMER PROGRAMS at Metropolitan School of the Arts offer full-time and part-time dance camps, theater camps and more.
LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCES
We are on a mission to help every young artist we encounter reach their fullest potential in a nurturing, encouraging and loving environment. That’s why we choose not to participate in the dance competition scene. Instead we train in a professional environment, prepare for exams with the Royal Academy of Dance and produce fully staged ‘real world’ performance opportunities for all of our students led by top notch directors, choreographers and musicians.
WORLD CLASS EDUCATION
While we have a ton of fun, we are serious about arts education! Our specialized curriculum is age appropriate, student centered and provides our students individual attention to maximize their fullest potential. Our faculty and staff are highly educated and have been trained at some of the most highly esteemed performing arts conservatories in the world!
We have a passion for creating opportunities for young artists and have helped thousands of students over the past 18 years reach their fullest potential in and out of the performing arts studios. Learn more about some of our notable alumni here.
My name is Kelsey Kaufman, and I am thrilled to be playing Giselle in MSA's production of Enchanted! I am seventeen years old and a rising senior at Edison High School. What is your favorite thing about playing the role of Giselle? My favorite part about playing Giselle is [...]
My name is Cayli Dobbs, and I am so excited to be playing the role of Giselle in Enchanted this year! I recently graduated from the Academy at Metropolitan School of the Arts, and next year, I will be pursuing a BM in Musical Theatre from the Catholic University of [...]
Dustin is currently the Dance Captain of the new Broadway hit musical - Anastasia. Past Broadway credits include An American in Paris (Dance Captain) and Phantom of the Opera. Prior to his musical theater career, he was a principal dancer in the North Carolina Dance Theater. Now, known as Charlotte [...]