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Pre-Professional Company

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Pre-Professional Company (PPC) is an ensemble of ZACH’s most dedicated up-and-coming performers. Students are divided in Companies based on age and ability. PPC is for serious students looking for a professional training experience. The overall goal of PPC is to improve overall technique, prepare students for college and career training, and to provide opportunities that help students grow as performing artists.



PPC ELITE Students have been accepted into the following Colleges:

  • University of Michigan
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Rider University
  • Elon University
  • Point Park University
  • Oklahoma City University
  • Indiana University
  • Texas State University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Montclaire State University
  • New York University
  • American Music and Dramatic Academy
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Texas Christian University
  • Rhodes College
  • Berkley School of Music
  • Hofstra University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • University Of Central Oklahoma

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PPC members study with Broadway and Professional Teaching Artists and are offered classes in voice, acting, auditioning technique, college prep, ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre dance (different styles and genres) and nutrition. Performance opportunities at ZACH as well as at other community events around Austin.

Fall Semester- students meet once a week for classes: College Prep, Dance, Voice, Musical Theatre Scene Study, and Choreography.
Spring semester- students will continue their technique work while rehearsing for the PPC Musical Showcase. The PPC showcase is designed to highlight students specific performance abilities and their skills learned.
ELITE Company is eligible to take the College and Career planning class in the Spring.

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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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