Arts academy opens doors

Van Gameren Studios is preparing for the grand opening of Center Stage Performing Arts Academy. in Vernon

Van Gameren Studios is  preparing for the grand opening of Center Stage Performing Arts Academy. in Vernon

The event will be held June 13, with a drop-in session from 11 to 5 p.m. at 1935 11th Ave.

“We welcome you to join us to celebrate and see our new location listen to some beautiful music and have a glass of lemonade,” said Charity Van Gameren, studio owner.

Van Gameren established her voice and musical theatre in Vernon in 1993 and has been bringing professional instruction to residents of the North Okanagan since that time.

“I am thrilled to expand performing arts programs at my new academy on Middleton Mountain,” she said.

Cherise McInnis is the academy’s dance instructor, while Brittany McMillan is the acting instructor and Jenae Van Gameren focuses on the musical theatre division as well as private voice and show choir.

Sarah Mori Jones will be the acting coach for Lights of Broadway and Neta Petkau is the in-house accompanist and piano teacher.

Charity Van Gameren will continue to teach voice, musical theatre and music theory.