Founded in 1987 under the artistic direction of Angela Amoroso, Scripps Performing Arts Academy endeavors to inspire children to discover their full potential through creativity and performance, to build discipline and self-esteem, and to develop a lifelong love of the arts. Scripps Performing Arts Academy is proud to offer expert instruction for all ages and skill levels in a wide variety of performing arts genres such as ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, musical theater, acting, vocal instruction, piano and art. Scripps Performing Arts Academy stages several spellbinding productions each year including the annual holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. SPAA has two performing arts studios in the San Diego, CA area: one located in Scripps Ranch and another in Torrey Hills. For more information, please visit www.scrippsperformingarts.com.