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Established in 1991, the Professional School for the Arts (PSA) offers classes and training in voice, music theatre, dance and acting for all who wish to pursue a career in the performing arts or anyone who has the dream of performing onstage.


Our faculty and staff is drawn from Broadway and Hollywood to help provide our students not only the skills and training, but the practical advice necessary to be successful in the performing arts.


Additionally, PSA provides specialized college preparation classes for those students who are preparing to enroll in a performing arts college. 


PSA is located 30 minutes south of Hollywood, in Old Downtown Torrance and serves all of the South Bay Cities and Southern California.

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Tessa Southwell

PSA offers the most welcoming, supportive, and professional workspace, where comfort and positive reinforcement are of utmost importance. PSA has helped shape me into the confident and passionate artist I am today.

-Graduate, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, BFA in Acting,

Minor in Producing


Tricia Fukuhara

PSA is where I was first introduced to “Grease,” which I had no idea was going to become such a huge part of my life. The instructors at PSA not only foster creativity, but more importantly, compassion. PAEC gave me the training and confidence I needed to pursue a career in the arts. I will forever be grateful for my time at PSA.

Currently Appearing in "Grease: Rise Of The Pink Ladies" as Nancy

on Paramount+ 

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Lindsay Mendez

The training I received at PSA was outstanding. Getting to work with the numerous professionals who taught there was so inspiring and really pushed me to pursue a career in Musical Theatre.

-Currently Appearing in "Merrily We Roll Along" as Mary Flynn

on Broadway!

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