We strive to enrich our youth positively through the arts by giving them the ability to think creatively and expose them to a culturally diverse study of the arts. We encourage our youth to express themselves artistically and give them the tools and a venue to channel their creativity through all aspects of performing arts while maintaining self-discipline and gaining self-confidence.
The Artz Performance Academy, LLC was founded by Allison Jackson and India Hawkins Ross. As passionate advocates of the performing arts, we felt it was time to merge together to service our youth with a performing arts academy that will give them the opportunity to ehance their love for dance and provide a pathway for those who enjoy acting and modeling.
Allison is an alumna of Xavier University of LA and graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University. She is the proud mother of two children, Dylan and Brooklynn. She is a middle school teacher , cheerleading coach and has taught dance for 10 years. She is trained in various forms of dance including: ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical/modern, contemporary, hip-hop, Latin and African. She has choreographed several high-school and collegiate national championship routines as well as appeared as a dancer on BET's 106th and Park, the NFL Live Experience, Harrah's Casino, and several celebrity hosted events, tours and videos.
India is a graduate from the of , with a B.A. in Drama/Communication with the focus on Theatre/film entertainment. She has worked in both television and film as an actress and News Producer for NBC 33. India has acted in various plays in the community as well as films. She is also a playwriter and director. India is trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical/modern, hip-hop, African and contemporary. She has choreographed several middle and high school routines as well as pageants. She is currently the Creative Director of the Performing Arts deparment at CSAL Inc. where she also teaches GLEE, theater, dance, and broadcasting.