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MISSION & VISION

Mission

To foster creative development through student education and training in the performing arts for a lifetime of success!

Vision

To become the preeminent destination for students education in the performing arts within the greater Bay Area.

Why Us?

Our commitment is to offer performing arts instruction in a fun and encouraging environment to children. We believe every child has a passion for the arts and our proudest moments are seeing the joy exhibited by our students. Our instruction is curriculum based to ensure consistency for all students.

Sarah Foster Lewis

Artistic Director/Founder


Sarah began her dance training over thirty years ago. She studied various disciplines of dance such as ballet, tap, jazz modern, variations, character, musical theatre and pointe. Sarah is a graduate of the High School for the Performing and Visuals arts in Downtown Houston. Sarah received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Houston and pursued her Master's in Counseling at Seton Hall University while working as a special education teacher. Sarah is very excited to share her love and passion for the arts with the community. As a mother of two, she appreciates the importance of having a staff committed to nurturing children within the performing arts. Sarah is the proud mother to her son Clark and daughter Channing.

Jeffrey C. Lewis

Executive Director


Jeffrey is a lifelong resident of the League City area. He attended Clear Creek High School and played Soccer, ran Cross-Country/Track and was in Choir. Jeffrey received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University where he competed on the Cross-Country/Track & Field teams. He was a member of the 1995 Southwest Conference Championship Team for Indoor Track & Field. He competes in triathlons, having completed several Ironmans and has been a beach lifeguard in Galveston for the last 25 years. He has played the classical guitar since age six and enjoys the performing arts. His proudest accomplishment is being a father to his 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter with his wife Sarah.


Quincy Starnes

Musical Theatre Director


Quincy began his musical theatre training in 1989 when he was one of the students chosen by HITS Theatre to perform a musical while still a student at River Oaks Elementary. Quincy received his Bachelor's of Arts degree in Theatre from the University of Notre Dame receiving instruction in costume design, lighting design, stage management and theatre history. Quincy was a founding member of the Pasquirella East Musical Company (PEMCo), which still operates today as the only student run musical theatre program on campus. He believes he can bring students a love of modern musicals as well as giving them an appreciation of the classics.




Ashley Williams

Administrative Director


Ashley began dancing at the age of 10 with a focus on Ballet, Jazz and Tap. She was an officer of the award winning Texas City Stingarettes Drill Team while in High School. Ashley continued with her dance education at TCU before transferring to the University of Houston. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Public Relations and a minor in Global Business. Ashley has maintained her passion for the art of dance and has found her home with BAAC. She is a proud mother of a son and excited to share her devotion for dance with other young kids. ‍‍






Nicole Poor

Twinkle Star Director


Nicole has been dancing for over 20 years. She is trained in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, contemporary and lyrical. Nicole studied dance and early childhood education at the Community College of Rhode Island. She worked at In-step Dance Center as well as Lyrics in Motion Dance Studio before joining BAAC. Nicole has choreographed numerous award winning pieces in tap, jazz, musical theatre and contemporary through her career. Nicole has taken master classes all over the east coast including Alvin Ailey, Julliard, and Broadway Dance Center. She has also performed professionally in Houston alongside her colleague Lauren Hurstell. She is very passionate about her dancing, teaching and choreographing and loves to share her knowledge and experience with today's youth.









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Lauren Hurstell

Director of Ballet


Lauren began dancing at an early age at the Ruth Page Foundation School of Dance. She worked with choreographers from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and River North Dance Chicago and performed with the Civic Ballet of Chicago in both classical ballets and contemporary works. Lauren was the Assistant Director of Evansville Dance Theater and then the Ballet Director for Dalto Performing Arts. She

performed as a professional guest artist in The Nutcracker with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. Her choreography and dancing have been presented at the Miller Outdoor Theatre, Wortham Cullen Theater, Fringe Festival, Artists for Hope and the Dance Houston Festival.












Alex Musgrove

Director of Voice & Acting


Alex recently graduated summa cum laude from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. Although she is classically trained, she is comfortable teaching a variety of styles and specializes in mixed belting. Musical theatre and acting have been her passion since she first performed on stage at the age of six. Her favorite roles include “Miss Honey” in Matilda, “Maureen” in RENT, “Rizzo” in Grease!, “Catherine” in Pippin, and “Cheryl” in Evil Dead. She has also been the music director for over a dozen productions in the Houston area.She is currently studying for her master’s degree in Music Education at Columbia University with a focus on vocal pedagogy and cultivating a student-centered curriculum.











Katie Coker

Instructor


Katie began her training at the age of three in a local dance studio. Once she approached high school, Katie decided that she wanted to begin training more intensely. She then attended and graduated from The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. After high school, Katie decided that she wanted to continue to pursue dance and found her way to the University of Arizona School of Dance in Tucson, Arizona. She trained in all styles from ballet and modern to jazz, tap, and African, and performed in many concerts by both faculty and student choreographers. For the past six summers Katie has been able to train at the Rockettes’ Summer Intensive, and in 2019 she was chosen to participate in the prestigious Invitational Week to train at the most advanced level. She was also invited by the Rockettes to participate in by invitation only workshops throughout 2019 and 2020.






Bay Area Arts Conservatory

Contact Information

(281) 949-6484

info@baactx.com

400 Hobbs Road, League City TX 77573

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