Kansas Academy of Theatrical Arts
Launching youth into their future!

Introducing people who have been launched into the world of work as a result of what they learned under the mentorship of the Director and staff of Kansas Academy.  KATA has also networked with professional artists and organizations to maximize the training we have given!

Mr. Isaac Raymond Dean- Resident: New York City, New York  Mr. Dean graduated from Turner High School and received many offers for FULL ride schorlarships to colleges all over the Midwest and east. He has completed his degree at Kansas University, Lawrence. 

Isaac trained in the Artist Development Program at The Culture House Arts Academy, Olathe, KS. While there he danced with the resident professional company: STORLING DANCE THEATRE . Isaac has acted and directed in several productions on college campuses and in the public sector in Kansas City, Mo. Since Isaac's  moved to New York City he has performed 
with repertory companies
 in 5 different off Broadway shows . 


Miss Paula Marie Jones- Resident: Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of Stephens College, Columbia, MO, Miss Jones has danced professionally in New York City. She is now a Licensed Massage Therapist and a graduate of The Swedish Institute, New York, N.Y.

 Right out of massage school Paula’ s presentational skills and people skills learned at KATA landed her a job at The Guerlain Spa in the world renowned Waldorf Astoria Hotel. She was also one of the on- call therapist for the Tony Award winning Broadway show BILLY ELLIOTT. Paula continues to give back to KATA acting as our 'on-call consultant' for career opportunities in New York City.

Mr. Reuben Jones-Resident: Springfield, MO. Mr. Jones has an Associates Degree in Theatre from Independence Community College where, because of  the mentorship from KATA,  he received a FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP in acting and vocal music.

A super dad and committed husband, he is currently a top rated salesman for CAR-MART Springfield,MO. His people skills and presentation skills stressed at KATA are serving him well. Mr. Jones is a continued example of honesty and integrity!