We believe the best training happens when highly experienced professionals and hard-working students join together in their shared passion in a creative and supportive space.

The Spark Program Model

All Spark productions and programs operate under our unique theater mentorship program model.
Students are carefully matched with experienced adult mentors whom they training, rehearse, and perform side by side with. Students receive dedicated support and guidance throughout the process from these mentors. The mentorship dynamic creates a platform for multi-level learning, facilitating not only growth as a performer, but personal growth and self-confidence as well.

The Spark is a safe and inclusive space for all humans.

Learn With Us in Intensives

  • Conservatory Model
  • In-depth Workshops
  • Guest Teaching Artists

Through workshop style training opportunities offered throughout the year students will experience various training methodologies, while exploring theory and developing foundational skills essential to a theater artist's success.

Intensives are condensed learning opportunities where students have the chance to push themselves and become fully saturated in a specific subject matter. Allowing students to learn, explore, practice, and apply a technique or concept.

Intensives formats vary depending on the subject matter. Often intensives result in a workshop style presentation or innovative performance opportunity, some do not - this varies from intensive to intensive.

Perform With Us in Productions

  • Multi-Generational Casts
  • Professional Mentors
  • Immersive Learning

Students rehearse and perform alongside professional artists who share their insight, provide supportive coaching and model passion and professionalism for their artistic craft. 

Training doesn't stop just because we are in rehearsal. Practicum Workshops are built into the rehearsal schedule. These curricula are customized for each associated production, to build on techniques and ideas that will be used in rehearsals and performances.

Students must register and audition to participate in Spark Productions. Learn more about our Audition Process and review our Casting Policy for more insight about Spark Productions.

Grow With Us in Company Programs

  • Small Program Sizes
  • Supportive Community
  • Individual Pathways to Success

Company Programs are as much about community as they are theater training. Students will benefit from a welcoming support structure!

The Spark Rep Company focuses on the individual artist’s growth through the support of a professional theatrical community. This is not a talent based program, but a program for students looking to see exponential growth as artists and as individuals.

Our Emerging Performers program is geared towards young dancers looking to step into musical theater or young performers who may not be ready for the full commitment of the company musical, but want to be a part of The Spark and begin their training journey.

How do students benefit from The Spark Program?

  • In our safe, nurturing environment youth gain confidence both on and off stage.
  • Our diverse training empowers students to excel as performers while developing resilience and a strong work ethic.
  • Students gain self-confidence and teamwork skills by collaborating with their mentors and finding strength in the supportive relationship.
  • In our peer-led collaboration and creative opportunities, students gain valuable leadership and communication skills.
  • Through storytelling and immersive experiences on stage, students develop empathy, inspiring personal growth and positive actions.
  • Students gain confidence to share their ideas and thoughts. At the Spark, student input is cherished, and feedback is invaluable!
“Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living — if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.” — Denzel Washington