Founded to honor her late father, John Barclay (director, educator, actor, and mentor) and her theatrical family, Christine Barclay created BARCLAY Performing Arts to allow talent and confidence to flourish in every student. Christine helps her students discover their personal balance and encourages passion, pride, patience and tolerance. She encourages appreciation of diversity by building a community invested in collective hard work, and of course, fun. Most notably, Christine believes in the importance of the arts in shaping young people. She is dedicated to keeping artistic venues alive and thriving. BARCLAY Performing Arts has something for everyone.
At BARCLAY’s there is no curtain to hide behind. The focus is on the performer and the story happens all around. Established in January 2016, BARCLAY Performing Arts welcomes students 3 & up to join its educational community, professional classes and productions. At at time when technology is king, BARCLAY’s remembers its priorities; eye contact, clarity of speech, and confidence. These three ingredients create honest, unique and moving experiences for both actor and audience. Our combination of unparalleled multi-disciplinary training and professional theatre sets BARCLAY apart from the standard performing arts school.
We believe in the power of the performing arts. We believe that the skills acquired through pursuing an education in the performing arts will not only help students of all ages ‘find their voice’, but will in turn help to develop creative, confident, and passionate members of our community. Whether you take an acting class, musical theatre class, piano or voice class, or find your inner star through participating in our show programs, you will have an individualized experience with an instructor who has chosen to teach because they themselves believe in the power of what they do. Our program is designed to promote a healthy, exciting and enjoyable relationship between the actors and their audience. By providing our community with consistent, quality entertainment and tangible human experiences that are free from a computer screen or a cell phone, we are helping to keep the art of communication, storytelling, and entertainment alive… one actor at a time.