Las Vegas Performing Arts Initiative Celebrates Six Years

Written by Jan Craddock

The Las Vegas Performing Arts Initiative (LVPAI) celebrates its sixth year of teaching school workshops and summer art workshops focused on drama, voice, dance, percussion, musical theatre, and circus arts. The brainchild of Naomi Stikeman (Choreographer) and Matthew Banks (Blue Man Group), the LVPAI is an amazing opportunity for kids to experience all aspects of the performing arts.

LVPAI holds classes in a small working theatre rebuilt in the retro Arts Square Theatre, and the kids work with some of the world’s best performers from Las Vegas shows—Blue Man Group, Jersey Boys, Le Reve, Love, Mystere, O, So You Think You Can Dance, Zarkana, and more!

The classes are fun, hands on, and energy-filled and have time at the end for questions and answers… and of course autographs! The days are broken up into four workshops, each one with a visiting performer. The kids work together in one large group or in small breakout sessions to perfect their skills. The atmosphere is electrifying as the kids arrive and the performers come and go during the day. There is never a dull moment during this camp!

Your kids can enroll in one-week sessions or for all three! For more information go to the, or  call 702-375-2028.