Bravo is a non-profit 501(c)3 arts education organization dedicated to providing meaningful opportunities for young people to participate in the performing arts.
Each season, Bravo produces high quality, affordable, family-oriented theatre for the mid-state area by offering fully staged musical productions at The Ensworth Theater and The Father Ryan Center For the Arts. Bravo also offers group and private instruction in dance, music, and drama at it's Hillsboro Road studio.
Since Bravo’s 2006 founding, well over a thousand Nashville area children and teens have been served in the areas of improv, music, and theatre. The opportunities at Bravo are open to all youth regardless of experience, and a typical Bravo cast includes youth from at least 40 different schools.
Although Bravo works with many talented youth, Bravo’s mission is not to create the next "star." It’s more about working with a child who lacks confidence and creating a safe, nurturing environment that allows him/her to gain the confidence needed to walk to center stage and deliver a line. It’s about giving creative youth the opportunity to work as a team to put together a show and then giving them the opportunity to perform for an audience where their gifts, talents, and hard work can be appreciated.
This builds self-confidence that carries over into every aspect of the child's life. Empowering youth helps them to find their voice, and prepares them for challenges both on and off stage.