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 a non-profit 501-c3 organization was founded 30 years ago by Memphian Chrysti Chandler. Her vision to impact youth through the ARTS has helped over 30,000 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
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.
Young Actors Guild
Every 4th Saturday,
Hosted at the Newly Renovated
Harriet Performing Arts Center
Memphian Chrysti Chandler at the tender age of 8 had a vision to impact the community through the ARTS. Starting with humble beginnings, directing her first play by casting family and friends in her back yard, her dream began its inception.
After graduating for Southern Illinois University, Ms. Chandler graced the world renowned stage Broadway and other dance and theatre companies.