A Brief History
Upstart Crow Studios was founded in February 2000, working in humble, nomadic ways — school gyms, church basements, private studios, and retirement community centers. In February 2002, and after many months of working with a student volunteer program to refurbish the stage at Willard Elementary School, the curtain opened on our first stage production, Beauty and the Beast.
From that first production, and only a handful of students, we have literally grown by leaps and bounds each year. Realizing the need to find a permanent home for our expanding program, we opened the doors of Upstart Crow Studios School of the Arts in September 2006. Our dedicated staff, enthusiastic parent volunteers, local community leaders and hardworking Board of Directors have generated the energy and support to make this dream possible.
The vision of Upstart Crow Studios has always been to seek out the everyday child. The child that doesn't know they have talents and gifts and to demonstrate the power of creative expression.
From our early days, to the opening of our new facility, our vision remains constant.
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