About Us

 

OUR GOAL IS TO MOTIVATE, INSPIRE, AND EDUCATE YOUTH  AGES 5 YEARS OLD THROUGH 17 YEARS OLD IN PERFORMING ARTS.  OUR TRAINING IS LEVEL BASED FROM BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE, TOADVANCED AS STUDENTS DEVELOP THROUGH SEVERAL GENRES OF DANCE.



Young Actors Guild Theatre and Dance Company was founded 28 years ago by Memphian Chrysti Chandler. Her vision to impact youth through the ARTS has helped over 18,000 youth in the Bluff City. Many youth have performed on Broadway, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance and the Apollo Theatre. The company has a 98% graduation rate from college and continues to provide a positive outlet for youth in the city of Memphis.

 

Young Actors Guild is a Theatre and Dance Company dedicated to serving youth in the inner city of Memphis, TN and Northern Mississippi.

Young Actors Guild Theatre and Dance Company has performed for Oprah Winfrey, Former President Bill Clinton, Maxine Waters and many other dignitaries.

 

THE instructors, volunteers, AND STAFF AT Young Actors Guild theatre and dance academy ARE UNITED IN THEIR BELIEF THAT ALL CHILDREN:

  • Have the power to learn

  • Are curious & creative

  • Can succeed

No two students have exactly the same skills or learning style. That’s why we create level based learning classes for your child. Your plan will combine direct instruction, and small-group classes to develop in Performing Arts.

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Founder

Memphian Chrysti Chandler at the tender age of 8 had a vision to impact the community through the ARTS.  Starting with humble beginning directing her first place casting family and friends in her back yard her dream began its inception.

 

After graduating for Southern Illinois University Ms. Chandler graced the world reknowned stage Broadway and other dance and theatre companies.

If you would like to be a sponsor or host a YAG event, contact us at 901-240-2103