CENTER STAGE PERFORMING ARTS
Inspire. Instruct. Influence. Impact. Imagine
ABOUT CENTER STAGE PERFORMING ARTS
Center Stage Performing Arts is an ideal performing arts education program for various institutions that encourages members to engage in hands-on performing arts activities and productions.
Center Stage builds self-confidence, sparks creativity and boosts academic achievement. Students will have the opportunity to explore, learn and find their place in the arts. Whether you’re enrolled or thinking about becoming a member of our family, continue browsing to find out about our programs.
CENTER STAGE PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAMS
Whether you’re a current student of Center Stage Performing Arts or visiting us for the first time, this section can provide helpful information for you. Take a look below at the programs we offer.
Drama Club is a program in which students rehearse and perform a scripted play. Students in Drama Club learn the basics of stagecraft, acting skills, leadership skills, creative thinking skills and self confidence. Students enjoy the rewards that come with working together to achieve a common goal.
The Vocal Ensemble program is open to anyone who is interested in singing with a group of people. This program was created to teach music and the joy of singing. In this program you will find ways to improve singing, a place to build your confidence, a place to perform and somewhere to shine!
PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS
Private Voice Lessons are available for young singers and aspiring vocalists to learn the fundamentals of singing like breathing, posture and diction. Voice lessons are designed to individually meet the needs of each student.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER & CEO
Meet Cleveland’s own, Jonea Patton, Owner and CEO of Center Stage Performing Arts.
Since the age of 8, Jonea has loved sharing her voice through singing, and her love for the arts with those throughout the state of Ohio and far beyond.
Jonea is a proud graduate of the Cleveland School of Arts, where her gifts and talents began to take flight. Learning, developing, and performing with some of the most talented teachers and students that the city of Cleveland has to offer. Jonea then furthered her education, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Central State University in 2004, performing with the Grammy Nominated CSU Chorus throughout her stay. Jonea then went on to teach choir and musical theater for public schools.
Throughout the years, Jonea has used her educational background and experiences as part of her unique strategy to connect with and inspire adults and youth from all over, leaning on that initial spark that was given to her by her mother and grandmother at a very young age.
Jonea’s passion for helping others to discover their potential and purpose, is the driving force behind her approach to teaching today, knowing first hand that being active in the arts helps to build confidence and gives individuals exposure to new ideas, concepts, people and places.
With all the knowledge Jonea has acquired since her first job as a vocal coach and play director for an inner-city performing arts program, to sharing the same stage with many national recording artists, as well as writing and recording her own music, that is now streaming across all platforms, she desires to build up those around her. Jonea is eager to share with others what she has coined as the 5 I’s: Inspire-Instruct-Influence-Impact & Imagine. It is Jonea’s genuine desire to see people come alive and to provide a positive outlet that will afford the opportunity for adults and youth to achieve their greatest potential.
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have".