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OUR MISSION

To enrich the human experience by producing classic American musicals and plays. To educate, prepare and promote exceptional talent to achieve their fullest as artists, leaders, and global citizens.

OUR VISION

To be an arts education and performance center where art and artists of all disciplines are WELCOMED and CELEBRATED and NURTURED.

IMPACT

2021-2023 

97 Performances

207 Jobs Created

195 Class & Camps

100% Creatives Paid

1,238 Enrollments

7,757 Patrons

1 Academy

1 Black Box Theatre

The 2021 - 2022 fiscal year was our first year back to 100% in-person learning and performances.  We were happy to not only bring Lake Travis residents together, but also attract a significant number of visitors throughout Texas and the nation to share in live events that may be touching, educational, thought-provoking, amusing or simply entertaining.  Over 70% of our patrons attend shows from outside of Lakeway (27% visit from outside the Austin MSA).  We project that we create ~$400,000 positive impact for the Lakeway hospitality industry each year.

TexARTS attracts theater goers from across the country and even Canada!  Our patronage represents 2 countries, 18 states and 192 unique zip codes.  70% of our attendees are from outside of Lakeway and 27% from outside the Austin MSA.  

 

TexARTS also attracts talent from around the country and central Texas.  Over the last two years we employed 207 creatives to instruct the students in the academy, direct shows, build shows, design lights and market the shows, just to name a few roles.  We partner with local universities and high schools to give early in career artists an opportunity to work alongside professionals, creating experiences and connections to help them progress in their careers.  TexARTS deliberately brings in Directors and Choreographers from New York to mount our professional series to deliver high quality productions and create connections to the New York scene.  We were also fortunate to have 2 grammy award winners take our stage in the last 2 years.  The best part of the story is that many that have worked with TexARTS seek to return.

OUR HISTORY

TexARTS Association for the visual and performing arts was founded in 2005 by 12-year veteran of the Broadway Stage Robin Lewis and former director of the world-renowned Martha Graham Dance Company & School Todd Dellinger. From the inception, TexARTS produced professional productions such as: Carousel, Damn Yankees, Always Patsy Cline, and I’ll Be Seeing You to name a few. For several years, the organization rented the Paramount Theater as a performance venue for their professional productions, while providing theatre arts education to young aspiring artists in the Lohman's Crossing Shopping Center in Lakeway, Texas.

 

Since then, TexARTS has had the pleasure of serving the Lake Travis region for the last 17 years.  We pride ourselves in educating the youth through technique classes in voice, acting and dance as well as musical theatre performance opportunities and summer camps.  Each academy year we fully produce and costume at least 2 youth musicals, 1 teen musical and the Nutcracker Ballet.  These productions are very expensive to mount, but they  give each student an opportunity to experience various elements of theatre.  It is our tenet to teach our students at an early age how to be a professional performer.  

 

During our tenure, we have served 1000s of students.  Some of our original students have graduated from college arts programs and are working in the field.  You can see them working on Broadway, with international touring companies, in TV, commercials & Film productions, and at prestigious education institutions as artists, designers and crew. Many of these young performers started out in our summer camps and musicals, progressed to technique classes and ultimately found their calling. 

 

TexARTS also produces a Professional theatre season in our very own Black Box Theatre.  We are in our thirteenth season having fully produced musicals and plays such as Guys and Dolls, Honky Tonk Laundry, and Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. We have produced just over 100 shows during our tenure, employing 100s of creatives each season including musicians, actors, carpenters, lighting designers, sound designers, costume designers, stage managers, directors, choreographers, and administrative personnel to support the shows. We are proud to create paying jobs for artists of all kinds.

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Robin Lewis leads the older students through a rehearsal of "Shipoopi" from The Music Man
Robin Lewis and Todd Dellinger. Founders of TexARTS Association
TexARTS Kam and James Morris Theatre

Meet the Staff

Sandy Cox

Executive Director

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Cassie Eckerman

Education Manager

Elena Reid

Administrative Assistant

Christine Bech

Director of Development

OUR Board of Directors

Natanya Anderson

Chairperson

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John W. Holcroft

Ada Jerman

Sylvia Kehle

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Nikki Rex

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Sharon Rogers

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Natalie Kloss-Biagini

OUR Advisory Board 

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Mike Doherty

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Thomas C. Hilbert

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TexARTS Production of Grease

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