Ambridge Area School District

901 Duss Avenue, Ambridge PA 15003 | 724.266.2833


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Marvin Askew

Artistic & Executive Director

Buffalo Inner City Ballet

"R.E.A.A.D.Y  Program raises the Barre on Arts and Education“


Charles L. Augins

Chair of Dance

Duke Ellington School of the Arts

“Sounds very exciting and comprehensive would be an honor to serve on the panel “


Tyrone Brooks

Artistic Director

The Tallahassee Ballet


Dan Guin

Executive and Co- Artistic Director

Boca Ballet Theatre

“It is inspiring to be part of this unique initiative program of R.E.A.D.Y and exciting to consider the concept eventually could lead to other performing arts schools participating throughout the nation“


Tanuna Hunter

Associate Professor & Chairperson

Mercyhurst University Dance Dept,

and Artistic Director of Mercyhurst Dancers


Melanie Person

Co Director

The Alvin Ailey School

New York


William Starrett

Executive and Artistic Director

Columbia City Ballet South Carolina

“A program of magnitude that is needed for today’s dancers and tomorrow’s future teachers"


Eddy Toussaint

Artistic Director and Founder

Le Ballet Eddy Toussaint de Montreal


7th Grade Band is open to all incoming 7th grade students!  We apply the basics learned in elementary school to more advance music and instrumental technique!  Students are also introduced to scales, and instrumental solos.  Students perform in 2 concerts and the Baden Memorial Day Parade! 

8th Grade Band has over 70 students!  In September we perform with HS Marching Band to get ready for next year!  Students perform level 2 and 3 band music and perform in 2 concerts and the Baden Memorial Day Parade! 

This is the first year that Jazz Band has been offered as a class during the school day! We explore the history of jazz and the influence of jazz on today's modern music!  We are excited to be performing at 2 school concerts and also within the community!

Drum line is a course open to percussion students.  Students explore diverse drum line performances and perform drum cadences on marching percussion instruments.  Students also perform percussion ensemble music and will be performing at 2 school concerts!

Junior High Band Instructor:  Mrs. Kim Baney

Welcome to the Ambridge Area High School Cyber and Performing Arts Academy.

dance1The Performing Arts Academy understands that every student in the arts starts first with a dream, then the challenge of striving to achieve success.

The Performing Arts Academy has many exceptional qualities, to be able to meet all the needs of our young aspiring future artistes. A customized comprehensive training program and various curriculum tracks offer students in Music, Dance, Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Acting in front of the camera that will cultivate and maximize their individual talents while providing the premier quality education.

The other unique opportunity that is offered is specifically designed for high school juniors and seniors called R.E.A.D.Y (Resource Education Associate Arts Degree for Youths). The two year 60 credits program is with the collaborative agreement between the Ambridge Area School District and the Community College of Beaver County (C.C.B.C.). Students will receive their high school diploma and an Associate Arts Degree upon graduation from high school allowing them to pursue their Bachelors degree at a 4 year institute in a possible two year period.dance2

The Cyber Academy that is offered at the Ambridge Area High School and surrounding school districts is a great venue for all students in the performing arts. Students will have more flexibility in their schedules to devote more time in their arts disciplines of classes and performances.

Let's strive and work together through all challenges to achieve your dreams of success!


Kenneth Nickel

Artistic Director of the Performing Arts Academy