Theatre Classes

FLY CAMP Performing Arts Camp – Girls Ages 8 – 18

July 5 – August 4, 10:00am – 4:00pm, performance Date: August 5, 12:00pm

Our Intensive program is five-week training for students, grades 5-12. Campers will work with leading professionals in the theater business to help them become well-rounded performers. Campers will showcase their talents of musical theater/show choir featuring some of the most popular songs from nostalgic classics as well as modern hits!

The curriculum introduced at FLY CAMP will include many different genres of dance, drama, and vocals as well as enhance self-confidence and leadership. Our mission is to teach the importance of self-love through the arts and also help young ladies cope with everyday stressors and conflicts, through yoga and meditation. Girls will gain strategies so they can respond to conflicts while building their own inner strength. Campers will be exposed to exciting daily lessons of etiquette, self-esteem, inner-beauty, and social skills needed for both personal and professional success in life. The sessions are entertaining, hands-on, interactive and educational and are focused around 21st century living.

FLY Camp lunch (vegan and gluten-free friendly) is provided including fresh fruits and vegetables. Our caterer offers variety to ensure choosy kids have enough to select from.

Ages: Girls ages 8 – 18
Dates/Times: July 5 – August 4, 10:00am – 4:00pm, performance Date: August 5, 12:00pm
Length of Session: 5 weeks (July 5 – August 4, 2017)
Cost: $150 per week

  • Early Registration (May 15 – June 23): $600
  • Regular Registration (June 24 – June 30): $690
  • Late Registration (starting July 1) $700
  • Extended Day Add-on (extends drop-off time at 9:00am, pick-up time from 4:00 to as late as 5pm): $10 per child, per day.

Instructors: Mahogany Fleming, Lori Lana, Kayla Collett
Class Size: A maximum of 45 students will be enrolled (max 15 girls per group)
More Information:

  • Before and after care provided for an additional $10 per child per day.
  • Camp features: Ballet, tap, modern dance, and Musical Theatre from CCM instructors, drama, headshot and resume building day, yoga/meditation, and etiquette.
  • Meals each day will be provided with $10 additional cost.

Mahogany Fleming
Mahogany Fleming is a motivational speaker and entertainer from Cincinnati, Ohio, who received her musical arts training at Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts and Musical Arts Center where she was involved in several productions. She also performed several years with Cincinnati Children’s Theatre Company. At the age of 16, Mahogany Fleming won First Runner Up at the Fox 19 Glee Audition. At 18 years old she won the Fox 19 X-Factor Audition. Her involvement with the Miss Ohio Miss America Scholarship Program has given her state-wide recognition. She captivated the audience with a heartfelt musical tribute to the late Whitney Houston. During her reign she raised money and volunteered countless hours for her organization “Keeping the Arts Alive in Schools”. She was awarded 2012 Miss Ohio Talent Winner and Fourth Runner–up Finalist.

Mahogany Fleming is currently lead vocalist/worship training coach with Crossroads Community Church in Oakley and lead vocalist with THE SLY BAND, an 11 piece, High energy dance/R&B/Top 40 Music Band, they play for corporate events, high-end weddings, private parties, and upscale clubs.

In addition to her music career she has started a Self-Love movement for young people to address the issues around bullying, suicide, violence and low motivated youth in our schools and communities. Her electrifying performance and passionate message moves youth to find their passion through positive actions.

Lori Lana
Mrs. Lori Lana has over 25 years of experience in music education with school age students. Some of the schools she has worked with are Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Mercy Montessori Center, Cincinnati Country Day School, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music and Northwest Local School District. Some of her positions range from Director of Music Performance/Education, Choir Founder/Director and Chapel Worship Leader, Teacher of vocal technique, dance, Music Theater, Orff instrumentation and choreography. She was a staff with Showstopper National All-Star Dance Company and choreographer for Disney World Performances. Lori Lana’s has Bachelor of Music in Music Performance and Education, and Gifted Endorsement. She has Additional Certifications at University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. Zoltan Kodaly Certification, Certified by Katalin Forrai of Forrai Institute, Budapest, Hungary. Orff Teacher Certification Levels 1, 2, and 3 Certified by Dr. Rene Boyer, Robert Amchin, Judith Thomas. Some PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS are Orff Schulwerk Cincinnati Chapter and OMEA Ohio Music Educators Association.

Kayla Collett
Kayla Collett has studied dance styles ranging from basic and technical genres such as ballet, tap, and jazz to more advanced studies in modern, hip-hop, & contemporary/lyrical. She began her dance career at a young age of 3 in a small studio in the small town of Bright Indiana. Once she moved to Ohio she brought her aspiring talents to Miracle Dance Studios where she focused her efforts on technique & proprioception. After Graduation and a transition into college she auditioned & made the Black Arts Collaborative Dance Team where she met and started working and training with the strong empowering group of women that helped create a Self-Love movement. This movement has now become FLY CAMP.

Registration will be confirmed upon deposit or paid in full either online or at orientation, payment plans are available (credit card, cash or check). Weekly session payments are due by 10pm the Sunday prior. Call or email instructor Mahogany Fleming at or (513)667-7661 for questions.

Summer Creative Arts Camp – Ages 8+

June 27 – July 1

Spend a creative summer week at CCAC! Whether you’re looking for a few hours of daily arts fun or a full day of activities, Summer Creative Arts Camp is for you. Choose to sign your camper up for one or two of the week-long classes, or register for all three to create a day-long summer camp experience for your child. This year’s class/camp offerings include:

Hoop Yourself Happy & Healthy: 10:00am – 12:00pm

During this class, we will be using hula hoops that you get to keep and learning over 25 amazing hoop tricks. We will exercise our way through Miss Kellee’s super-hip, full-body, hula hooping workout. We will also be playing hoop games. Hoop Yourself Healthy & Happy is an introduction to basic hooping and hoop dance and can be differentiated for hoopers of multiple skill levels. Be sure to wear gym clothes and gym shoes and bring a water bottle. Girls, please put your hair up. Super Hooping Performance for family and friends on Friday at 11:30am.

On Stage: Theatre & Improv: 1:00 – 3:00pm

Theater skills enhance children’s self-esteem, make it easier to step into new situations, and improve problem-solving, listening, and public speaking abilities – all while having a great time! Students will participate in theater games and skill building activities, improvisation, and creative drama. Performance for family and friends on Friday at 2:15pm.

Rock Star Writers: 3:00 – 5:00pm

Keep a Writer’s Notebook, try your hand at different genre, and experience the “Most Wonderful Writing Lessons Ever!” Learning the tricks of the trade from professional writers, create a personal narrative that rocks your socks off. You will look more closely at the world and express yourself as a word artist. Everyone has a story to tell: what’s yours? We’ll share our masterpieces with family and friends on Friday at 4:15pm at the Tea & Crumpets Author Celebration.

Cost: 15% discount available for registrations in April and May!

  • Hoop Yourself Happy & Healthy: $150 (includes price of custom-made hula hoop)
  • On Stage: Theatre & Improv: $120
  • Rock Star Writers: $120
  • All 3 classes (Full day of camp): $300

Session: June 26 – 30, 2017
Class Size: 6 – 12 students

Terri Burch
Terri Burch has been educating children and directing student plays for nearly 20 years. Her Bachelor’s degrees are in Elementary Education and Literature, with a Masters in Gifted Education. She specializes in elementary and middle school Shakespeare plays, and has directed four full-fledged high school Shakespeare plays. In addition to the works of William Shakespeare, Terri is also passionate about teaching, learning, writing, hula hooping, art, music, and tree-hugging. She is inspired daily by the beauty, love, and power humans bring to the world, both on and off the stage.
Email Terri at or call (513) 276-6915. 15% discount available for registrations in April and May!

Musical Theatre Workshop – Ages 8-15

Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30pm

Musical theatre workshop is geared towards students interested in learning how to perform. This is a 10-week course that will result with a performance of the scenes that will be learned over the course of the class. The scenes will be a mixture of different Musical Theater scenes. Some examples would be Little mermaid, Shrek, Lion King, Alice in Wonderland, etc. (These examples are not guaranteed; the final decisions will be made once the class has started).

The lectures will include: How to practice, fundamentals of reading music, acting, etc.

There are two different course levels within this course: (payment options below)

  • Solo and Ensemble: this will consist of the 60-minute class as well as another private 30-minute voice lesson each week (the lesson will be at the instructor’s studio or the students home, this will be set up between student and instructor). By registering for Solo and Ensemble you are guaranteed a solo in the ending performance as well as be part of ensemble selections.
  • Ensemble Only: this will consist of only the 60-minute class at CCAC. You will be performing only as part of the ensemble.

Length of Session: 10 weeks (June 14 – August 16, 2017)
Cost: $15 per week for ensemble only, $30 per week for solo and ensemble (includes a 30-minute voice lesson) can pay up front or every week. Total $150 for ensemble, $300 for solo ensemble
Instructor: Kristen Whalen
Class Size: Minimum of 5 students required to run the class, with a maximum of 25 students.
More Information: Students should bring a water bottle, notebook, and pen/pencil.
Kristen Whalen
Kristen is a local private voice and piano in the Cincinnati area. She has been teaching for four years including in that time teaching voice at Miami University as part of her assistantship. Ms. Whalen has a bachelor’s degree of Northern Kentucky University in vocal performance as well as a Masters of Music in vocal performance from Miami University. She as experience with teaching many vocal genres including, classical/opera, pop, musical theatre, and rock. As a performer Ms. Whalen as performed all over the world including Salzburg Austria, Los Angeles, Columbus Ohio, and right here in Cincinnati. She is also one of the owners and founders of a new local opera company located in Cincinnati, called Seven Hill Opera Company. Seven Hills Opera Company’s mission is to help young musicians advance their career through role experience as well as providing a free musical experience for the community.
Please contact the instructor at 513-202-6136 or to register.

My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus Camps – Ages 4 – 18

June 10 – 14, July 10 – 21 or July 24 – August 4

My Nose Turns Red offers your child the opportunity to run away and join the circus without leaving home. Learn how to juggle, balance on the rolling globe and learn the basics of creating a clown character. Camps and classes are highly engaging; challenging youth to walk on the wire, balance on the rola bola and build human pyramids. Students play a wide variety of circus games that build teamwork and cooperation, trust and friendship. Boost your children’s self-confidence and creativity in a safe and non-competitive environment. My Nose Turns Red programs are led by highly experienced, professional circus coaches and experienced assistant coaches. Gym wheel coaches are certified by Internationaler Rhönradturn-Verband.

Camp Sessions and Costs:

  • Youth Circus Camp (Ages 4 – 7): July 10 – 14, 9 – 11:30am. $125 ($115 Early Bird)
  • Youth Circus Camp (Ages 7 – 16): July 10 – 14, 9am – 3pm. $225 ($210 Early Bird)
  • Beginning/Intermediate Circus Camp – Two Weeks (Ages 7 – 16): July 10 – 21. 9am – 3pm. $450 ($420 Early Bird)
  • Intermediate/Advanced Circus Camp – Two Weeks (Ages 9 – 18): July 24 – August 4, 9am – 3pm. $465 ($440 Early Bird)

My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus
My Nose Turns Red (MNTR) is the only non-profit organization in the Greater Cincinnati area dedicated to youth circus. Every year MNTR provides year-round training and performance opportunities for over 400 youth in the art of the one-ring circus and the theatrical clown. We believe that youth circus is a magical blend of theatre, movement, physical fitness, imagination and childlike wonder. Our instructors blend the ability to play with the precision of circus arts to create programs where youth learn teamwork and trust in a non-competitive environment. From beginners’ classes to advanced performance programs, MNTR provides a safe arena for young people to take risks and challenge themselves.

Through the art of the theatrical clown and the one-ring circus, My Nose Turns Red cultivates a supportive environment that inspires youth to challenge themselves, develop essential life skills and engage audiences.

My Nose Turns Red was founded in 1984 when co-founders Jean St. John and Steve Roenker began touring as theatrical clowns Juice and Shootang, bringing their art form to thousands of children through school performances, workshops and residencies. In 1997, MNTR created a circus program designed to give youth the opportunity to experience the joys and challenges of circus training and performing.

Visit to register and for more information.