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“The arts are the best insurance policy a city can take on itself.”
–Woody Dumas,  former Mayor
of Baton Rouge, La



We are a dedicated team of performing arts educators providing top-notch after-school instruction in the performing arts to students in the Greater New Orleans and Lafayette region. With years of combined expertise in dance, music, and visual arts, our instructors are committed to nurturing and cultivating the talents of young individuals. Our comprehensive program offers a wide range of classes, including ballet, jazz, contemporary dance, vocal training, art production, and more. We understand the importance of creating an inclusive and supportive environment that encourages creativity and personal growth. By offering expert guidance and specialized training, we aim to empower our students to excel in their artistic endeavors. Whether they dream of becoming professional performers or simply wish to explore their passion for the arts, our approach ensures that each student receives the attention and guidance they need to thrive. With our engaging curriculum we are proud to be a leading provider of quality after-school instruction in the performing arts.


The mission of The Carmouche Performing Arts Academy is to inspire student artists by fostering a curriculum and culture that encourages scholarly curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity.


We believe in equipping our students with the necessary skills to lead and collaborate across diverse communities. In line with this mission, we are committed to employing trauma-informed practices and socio-emotional learning techniques to support and uplift at-risk students. Through our comprehensive approach, we aim to create a safe and nurturing environment where our students can develop their artistic talents and thrive academically, while also building resilience and a strong sense of community. At The Carmouche Performing Arts Academy, we hold ourselves to the highest professional standards, ensuring that every student has access to a quality arts education and the support they need to reach their full potential.


At the Carmouche Performing Arts Academy (CPAA), our vision is to create a supportive educational community where dedicated students can achieve high academic standards and pursue excellence in the performing arts. Our belief is centered around equipping our students for continual engagement in both artistic and academic endeavors.Through a comprehensive program that includes arts education, academic support, tutoring services, and mentorship, CPAA aims to empower students in the Greater New Orleans and Lafayette regions while educating them on the rich historical and cultural heritage of the performing arts.


Our program offers rigorous, college-preparatory, and professional-level arts training in various disciplines such as Dance, Media Arts (including filmmaking, animation, and creative writing), Music, Music Production, Theatre, and Visual Arts.

Our goal is for young artists to master the necessary skills for academic success, critical thinking, and creative expression, ultimately, creating pathways for scholarships and financial aid options in college programs across the country.


We firmly believe that arts education can have a profound impact on the lives of our students. Through participation in the performing arts, students at CPAA develop an understanding of quality and the rewards of quantity, display ethical behavior and respect for authority, while also cultivating wisdom and achieving inner peace. We are committed to socio-emotional learning, trauma-informed practices, and serving at-risk students from marginalized communities. At CPAA, we strive to create an environment where artistic and academic excellence go hand in hand, empowering our students to become well-rounded individuals who can make a positive impact on the world.



Our Performance groups are an integral part of our organization, providing a platform for our talented students to showcase their skills and abilities. We regularly participate in various performances across the state of Louisiana as well as the Southeastern United States. 


Providing students with the necessary resources and support to excel academically. Through our commitment to student success, we strive to promote academic growth, enhance critical thinking skills, and cultivate a lifelong love for learning.


We strive to foster a professional environment where individuals receive comprehensive support, guidance, and friendship. Our goal is to create positive interactions and experiences that empower individuals and provide them with opportunities to learn valuable life skills.

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