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ZACH Academy (Grade 6 to 12)

In partnership with virtual schools, such as iUniversity Prep, we can offer an academic and artistic program that can exceed national standards of excellence. Students now have the opportunity to have affordable private education that allows more time for training, creative projects, professional opportunities, and travel. This results in a flexible academic model for students to compete at an elite artistic and academic level. iUniversity graduates have been accepted into America’s foremost colleges including Harvard, Yale, and Juilliard

An audition is required for new students. At this time, we are encouraging all students that are interested in auditioning to please submit a video audition.

ZACH Academy has 2 tracks. Students interested in classes focused on Musical Theatre and classes focused on Acting. All students will have the option to take classes from both tracks. If accepted, students will be placed into the correct level of class.

Musical Theatre Track

Working with the best dance, voice, and acting teachers in the city, students go deeper into their technique to truly become a triple threat.

Acting Track

Develop as an actor in a whole new way.  Taking classes in acting technique, movement, and voice actors become more well rounded and ready to tackle their next role.

To submit a video audition please click here. 


What do I need to prepare for a video audition?

Musical Theatre Track

  • Two contrasting songs that are cut into 32- bars
  • A one-minute monologue
  • One of each (30-60 seconds): jazz, ballet, and tap combinations. Students can also submit a recording of a dance class that they are currently in.
  • Two letters of recommendation for the program.

Acting Track

  • Two contrasting monologues
  • A video introducing yourself and why you want to be a part of this program
  • Two letters of recommendation for the program.

Please email cdike@zachtheatre.org for more information about the audition process.



Students are supervised and guided by a ZACH Academic Coach from 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Monday- Thursday. The Academic Coach provides students with support and guidance through their learning.


Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on ZACH Campus for Academics and Performing Arts classes. Fridays being a flex day, are reserved for master classes, rehearsals, and workshops from 2-4 p.m. Fridays are also open for private instruction.

Please note that the Academy schedule is very flexible.
Students are not required to be on campus for academic hours. For example, Students have the option to attend virtual academic classes at home, they can also travel. ZACH is providing the “Home-base”, community, professional staff, and additional performing arts classes.


Is my Student required to audition for ZACH ACADEMY ?

Yes, all students are required to audition to be considered for the Academy. This is to ensure that all students that are admitted are serious about training and academics. 

Is it preferred to audition on campus?

No, we would like for you to do whatever is easiest for you.

May I submit a video audition?

Yes, you can. You can submit your materials before June 1, 2020.

What do I need to prepare for a video audition?

  • Two contrasting songs that are cut into 32- bars
  • A one minute monologue
  • One of each (60 seconds) : jazz, ballet and tap combinations. 

How do I register for iUniversity Prep? 

Please go to iUniversity Prep Website for more details. 

What Performing Arts Classes do you Offer?

  • Acting | 1 hour
  • Jazz Technique | 1.5 Hours
  • Choreography Workshop | 1 hour
  • Theater Jazz | 1 hour
  • Power Yoga | 1 hour
  • Advanced Piano | 1 hour
  • Beginning Piano (second semester) | 1 hour
  • Musical Ensemble | 1 hour
  • Commercial Jazz | 1 hour
  • Tumbling | 1 hour
  • Tap | 1 hour

Is it possible for me to enroll in the second semester? 

At this time 2019 Spring Semester is closed.  

Is it possible for me to just attend the Performing Arts Classes? 

Yes, please email Jyoung@zachtheatre.org for more information. 

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

ZACH Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located in Austin, Texas.

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