Much to Share from our Academy 

The excitement (and ok, a little pressure) has been building for several months now. Our senior students attending The Academy @ MSA have been some of the most committed and hard-working yet across the board in their academics, in the studios and on the stage. It has truly paid off.  They have all made their post-graduation decisions from dozens of offers and what amazing plans they have!

Brian Selcik, Emma Feddo, Mariah White, Elpida Voryas and Sylvia Taylor are the class of 2019, graduating on June 7 from our Academy, now in its sixth year.
















Brian Selcik will be attending Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts, for his BFA in Musical Theatre Dance.



















Emma Feddo will be pursuing a BFA in Ballet at the University of Utah.
















Mariah White will be going to James Madison University, getting her BM in Classical voice and Opera.
















Elpida Voryas is excited to continue her training at The Houston Ballet but is also pursuing additional audition opportunities This summer she will be dancing with the Paris Opera Ballet & the Dutch National Ballet.























Sylvia Taylor has decided to attend Boston Conservatory at Berklee for her BFA in Musical Theatre.




“Sylvia and I both knew that attending the Academy would give her significant advantages in successfully competing for acceptance into top Music Theater programs across the country.  MSA’s professional performing arts instruction, myriad industry contacts and personal guidance helped her secure her selection at a top MT school.  Thanks MSA!”    

     –Al Taylor, Academy Parent of Sylvia

The Academy has been essential to helping Emma pursue her dream of a career in ballet. It played a vital role in her acceptance to the University of Utah, one of the top schools for ballet. Her teachers are extremely talented professionals who instill in their students confidence, discipline, and passion for their art.”    

     –Muffet Feddo, Academy Parent of Emma

Also, Beth Mann will soon be our first postgraduate student and has been selected for The Richmond Ballet’s Trainee Program.  Beth’s stay with us this year after her own Academy graduation has also helped us initiate the launch of a brand-new Postgraduate Program at The Academy.  (For more information, contact  We will also post a future blog with details.)

Help us celebrate these successful young artists and the Academy for years to come by making a gift toward our annual campaign today.

The Academy @ MSA is a private secondary school that we developed out of a need in the Metropolitan, D.C. community, for students serious about pursuing a challenging academic schedule while also receiving significant conservatory training in dance, music and theatre.

Help Feed the Passion of Young Artists by making a gift to the Academy today.  Every donation makes a difference as we continue to grow and strengthen our unique school and help dreams come true.  For gifts of $125 or more, a few seats are still available for our Annual Campaign Luncheon Celebration featuring this year’s Academy Showcase performance, “A Day in The Life.” Support us here.