Janus College Preparatory & Arts Academies, Inc.  JCPAA, INC.  

             "The place where we nurture your creative gifts"

    Located in the heart of Downtown Milwaukee and the arts community!

Janus College Preparatory & Arts Academies, Inc.


The studio is located in the heart of Milwaukee’s downtown performing arts community, on the lower level of the historic Plankinton Building at The Shops of Grand Avenue Mall.  

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Breathing Techniques

          Beginning Ballet I

JCPAA is promoting arts and entertainment to the Milwaukee area to help strengthen youth and young adults through exposure to the arts, provide youth with engaging opportunities for creative expression, and provide opportunities for youth to explore their creativity and talents through the arts.


 JCPAA provides coaching and training to youth and young adults that have talent in the arts. Students learn the fundamentals and techniques in their selected program area. They receive professional arts instruction, enjoy performances and exhibits, and receive support to pursue their interest in the arts. The downtown studio offers an extensive array of dance, theatre, music, and visual arts for students of all ages, including, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, Acting classes, Instrumental and voice lessons, and Urban Line Dancing for Adults.


“We nurture the “gift” of creativity and expression, and provide students with a variety of venues to showcase their art and talent”, Valerie Benton, Founder.  JCPAA has established itself with community based organizations and developed partnerships and collaborations to be better positioned to contribute positively to young peoples’ lives academically and through the arts. 

Vocal Coaching & Training
Instrumental Private Lessons
Theater: Acting Technique Training

Visual Arts: 

learning sketching techniques


Private or Group in Ballet, Modern/Contemporary & Hip Hop

Showcase and Performance Skills