To all Academy Patrons:
As a result of Hurricane Irma, the Academy of Performance Arts had two ceiling cave-ins and three studios showing huge wet spots where rainwater collected on the ceiling tiles...from holes in the roof...all disasters waiting to happen.
Some of you know of our two year-long ongoing battle to get the Landlord to fix the roof. It has leaked since day #1 of construction in November of 2015 and his "patch it" solution does not work...we have now reached the end of our patience.
The Academy of Performance Arts is actively searching for a new residence and will remain CLOSED until one is found...
As of Thursday, 9/14, we are moving ALL of the equipment & furniture OUT of the Academy and into a storage facility. Because of the possible harm that could come from a ceiling collapse, and keeping the safety and well-being of all Academy Performers first and uppermost in our minds, Michelle and I have chosen to close the Academy for now.
We have spent so much of our money, our time and our deep-rooted passion for the arts to create a wonderful facility only to have a roof that is a danger to everyone under it ruin everything.
It pains us to have built a beautiful facility...only to have to walk away from it now because we can't fight this issue any longer.
We want to thank ALL of our Performers, their parents and all of our friends and family for your positive energy regarding the Academy.
Please know that as soon as we can find new financial support, like a phoenix rising from the flames...we will rise and all Academy classes will resume.
The Academy of Performance Arts