What's New

 LITURGICAL DANCE  w/Vania Bynum Wednrsday's at T.U.P.A.C.




Tacoma Area Auditions at:


734 Pacific Ave 3rd fl., Tacoma 98402

Monday April 16th  - 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm


November 8 - December 30, 2018 (Issaquah)
January 4 - February 3, 2019 (Everett)

Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Roald Dahl’s beloved magical misfit comes to Village Theatre’s stage in the hit musical that swept up five Tony Awards, 11 Olivier Awards, and was named Time Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year in 2013. Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl genius armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination who dares to take a stand and change her destiny. With the help of her kindly teacher (and a little magic), this miraculous girl proves that everyone has the power to change their story – and that sometimes, you have to be a little bit naughty.


Thank you, Daniel Wilkins! T.U.P.A.C. students were thrilled to participate in  DANCEPALOOZA on Sunday March 11th!   For information visit:


Thanks to the International Dance Communitity for assuring Kabby MItchell III's Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center will be a cornerstone of Arts Education in Tacoma WA for years to come.

T.U.P.A.C. "Where Classical Ballet  Legends Are Trained!"

Kabby Mitchell, III Memorial

Celebration of Kabby's Life Memorial

was held at 

The Paramount Theatre

Sunday, July 9th 


Josh Labelle, Executive Director Seattle Theatre Group, Ricardo Frazer, Board President, Seattle Theatre Group, Vivian Phillips, Seattle Mayor, Edward Murray, Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Marie Chong,Director, ARC Dance Company, Bertram Johnson, Riverside Church, NY, Pat Wright, Director, Total Experience Choir, Melba Ayco, Director, NW Tap Connection,  Edna Daigre,Director,  Ewajo Dance Center, Dr. Tawnya Petiford-Wates, Co-Founder,The Conciciation Project, Donald Byrd, Artistic Director, Spectrum Dance Theater, Peter Boal, Artistic Director, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Damaris Caughlan, Artistic Director, Metropolitan Ballet of Tacoma, The Evergreen State College Faculity, all of the talented and gifted performars, Seattle Theatre Group, staff, board, volunteers and crew, Dilettante Chocolates, Tom Douglas Catering, and last but not least, all of Kabby's family, friends and students, who all paid a big part in the  tribute to 

Kabby Mitchell, "Cultural Ambassador" and mentor to many.

Winter/Spring Session: Jan. 20th - June 9th

Our Opening day classes were taught by Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director, founding member and principal dancer of 

Dance Theatre of Harlem

It is our goal to create dancers who are prepared to attend any dance school and be more than  proficient in various dance disciplines which include, Ballet, Liturgical, West African, Hip Hop and Guest Artist Classes in Afro Contemporary, Acting, Etiquette, Musical Theater and Choreography.



Porsha Robinson - Young Dancer Program  (YDP) Parent Guild Association (PGA) Coordinator

All Parents become T.U.P.A.C. Parent Guild Association (PGA) members upon registration of their students.  T.U.P.A.C. believes your support of our YDP students by assisting us in providing quality dance education in your child's lives is paramount to the success of our school. There are many opportunities for parents to share their experience and support  your children at T.U.P.A.C. "Where Classical Ballet  Legends Are Trained!"For more information, please contact Porsha Robinson, the PGA Coordinator at: office@tacomaupac.org

Winter/Spring 2017-2018 Scholarship Form

T.U.P.A.C. Scholarship Form (pdf)