Making an entrance on stage as the brand-new owner of The Pennsylvania School of Performing Arts (PSPA), Akasha Alvarez brings with her a passion for dance since an early age, and an avid joy for teaching.
Akasha works by day as a first-grade teacher in the Neshaminy school district, a job she loves too much to give up on top of her most recent acquisition as the owner of PSPA.
She has been dancing and studying at PSPA herself since she was 5 years old and returned to teach classes here throughout her time as a college student.
“I’m honored that Terri Lee thought of me to continue her legacy,” says Akasha. She holds a deep love for the studio rooted in her own passion for helping kids develop and grow.
“Everyone has a place here with the different styles of classes we offer.”
Among their offerings are Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theater, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, and more.
PSPA is set in a renovated barn, located at 2324 Second Street Pike in Newtown, and offering space for creative expression and exploration in a warm, comfortable setting.
With 12+ faculty teachers who are industry professionals, students will find a wide variety of talent to learn and choose from.
Akasha herself brings her day job to the dance floor with her unique educational viewpoints.
“I apply my knowledge from integral years of developmental growth in the studio setting, which makes what we offer quite unique.”
If you’d like to register for dance classes, PSPA is currently enrolling new classes for ages 3 through 18.
Find more information and select the dance class that speaks to you at pspastudios.com or call the studio at 215-598-8513.
“I’m so excited to continue expanding our classes!”
PHOTO CAP: Akasha Alvarez and the founder of PSPA, Terri Lee