Rising Stars Performing Arts Company founder and artistic director Laura A.
Rizzo knows firsthand the benefits of a fine-arts education. Wielding a master’s degree in
educational theater and dance from New York University as well as
experience on and off Broadway, she has helmed more than 150 children’s shows in which she helped youngsters develop social skills, increase their community awareness, and spice up dinner
conversation by speaking in iambic pentameter. Rizzo and her staff of skilled instructors—boasting their own performance experiences—are committed to leading students toward their artistic goals,
such as dancing competitively or joining the cast of a Broadway musical.