At Mill Mountain Theatre Conservatory, we foster the education and artistic growth of young artists, nurturing creativity and self-expression within a pre-professional setting. With a variety of classes for all ages and experience levels, each semester offers new material and artistic challenges as students hone their creative skills. We work in tandem with Mill Mountain Theatre, using the professional productions, incoming artists, and technical innovations as resources for learning and student engagement. Come be a part of our exciting theatrical community!
1. Connected to a historic, Equity, professional Theatre.
With a rich 50-year history, a name recognized around the country, and a strong influence in the Roanoke community for generations, MMT has reemerged as a cultural force in the Valley. It’s an exciting time for our city and our theatre and a perfect time to get involved!
2. Faculty who are trained, working, industry professionals.
With years of experience working in notable, professional arts institutions of all varieties and mediums, our staff are not only excellent educators, but also teach from a wealth of practical knowledge. With continued relevance and work in the industry, whether performing, directing, choreographing, casting, designing, building, or constructing, these artists know their stuff.
3. Incoming artists and designers used as continued education.
We consider the designers, actors and technicians who are contracted for our Main Stage shows to be tools for continuing education. Arriving from all over the country with credits including Broadway, National Tours, Television, Film and Commercials, these artists bring new, exciting knowledge and experiences to Roanoke. Stay tuned for our upcoming Free Master Class schedule.
4. Opportunities to perform on the MMT Main Stages.
All of our performance-based classes culminate in final showcases on either our Trinkle or Waldron Stages, giving students the real-world experience of performing on a Professional, Equity stage.
5. A well-rounded education in theatre arts.
With classes focusing on music theatre, acting, dance, design, costume construction, carpentry, electrics, props, painting & more, students leave MMTC with an understanding and respect for all facets of theatre.
6. Training for life.
MMTC students also develop invaluable life skills such as personal responsibility, leadership, public speaking skills, the ability to collaborate and communicate with peers, and self-confidence.
7. Performances in the greater Roanoke community.
Students get to share their gifts and talents with the greater Roanoke community through performances throughout the year in collaboration with our cultural and community partners.
8. Impressive and diverse theatrical facilities.
Between a sizable Main Stage Theatre, an intimate black box theatre, multiple rehearsal studios, a working costume shop, significant props and costume storage, a double fly system, and on site scene shops, MMT gives students a variety of venues in which to put their production skills into action.
9. A place to make lasting and significant friendships.
The lessons learned and friendships made by working together to create something theatrical are inspiring and significant experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime.
10. A safe and supportive environment where students can explore and express their creativity.
Above all else, MMTC is a place to be yourself. Surrounded by friends who love you and teachers who support you, the classroom environment is safe and challenging, a place where you can feel free to stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone.
Questions or want more information?
Contact Anna, our Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org!