About Us

Riverside Theatre Arts Academy


Riverside Theatre Arts is created by a theater kid and her family, for theater kids and their families. Our mission is to provide a professional performing arts education to the children in our community. We strive for high quality, affordable educational opportunities that inspire young artists to pursue their dreams.

Our Programs

Our Story

Riverside Theatre Arts was founded in 2010 by Laurie Perrone and her (then thirteen-year-old) daughter, Livi. Like so many parents, Laurie wanted to find supplemental local musical theatre opportunities that goes beyond the traditional school setting. Laurie and Livi worked to develop a company that would offer programs for young performers that wanted a professional learning environment to practice acting, singing, and dancing skills.

Our summer intensives combine both acting and musical training from Broadway professionals. We also offer masterclasses and Fall workshops that allow students to work on shows that are not available to schools. This allows for a year-round education in theatre arts that is unlike any programs in the Hudson Valley.

We focus on the learning aspects of theater and not on “who gets the lead role”. We want all of the students to have equal opportunities to learn and grow, so we collaborate with performing arts professionals on ways to create inclusive content. Students learn to love performing without the stress of other, more competitive programs. All levels of experience are welcome because we take the time to personalize the process for each student.


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