MUCAI Academy is a non-profit, performing arts school designed to make dance accessible for students of all ages, abilities, creeds, ethnicities, and social economic backgrounds, regardless of ability to pay. For thirteen years, MUCAI Academy's unique performing arts program has been one of Central Ohio's best kept secrets. MUCAI Academy students, of all physical and intellectual abilities, are trained for rigorous college programs and professional careers in the performing arts. Students have two performances per year, in addition to participation in community dance and musical theater productions, like the award nominated productions Heathers, CATS, West Side Story, and Ragtime. Students have also participated at events like Dance Downtown, Worthington Market Day, and the Old Town East Festival. Indian Dance students have a unique opportunity to participate in community performances with Natya Nirvana, a professional Indian dance company in Central Ohio, at the discretion of the director. Students have completed intensive Musical Theater programs at the Broadway Dance Center, The Boston Conservatory, and Interlochen. These opportunities allow students to grow, as performers, with grace and professionalism. College dance, music, and theater programs accepting MUCAI Academy students include Carnegie Melon School of Fine Arts, the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Indiana University School of Theater, Drama, and Contemporary Dance, Manhattan School of Music, The Ohio State University Schools of Dance, Music, and Theater, Otterbein University Schools of Dance, Musical Theater, and Theater, and the Westminster School of Music.
A part of what makes MUCAI Academy unique is it's individualized program. From creative dance, to special needs intervention, to pre-professional training and audition preparation, MUCAI Academy offers group and private classes to meet all needs.
Through dance classes, workshops, and community events, MUCAI Academy teaches understanding of and respect for the ethnic and cultural diversity which so greatly influences how and why we dance.