Forsyth Academy of Performing Arts seeks to foster a creative, safe, professional environment for students to develop skills essential to the performing arts and beyond. Founded in 2013 by John & Leigh Ann Cannady, we offer a black box rehearsal space, large group and private studio space and a 140-seat black box theater for students seeking to study the performing arts. It is our desire to bring a new level of educational performing arts experiences to the students of Forsyth County.
About the Artistic Director/Owner:
Leigh Ann Cannady has an extensive background in professional, community and educational music and theatre. An Atlanta native, Leigh Ann works as an accompanist, arranger, musical director, vocal coach and consultant for schools and theaters all over north Georgia and metro Atlanta. To date, Leigh Ann has been involved with well over 50 local productions including producing shows with her husband and their company, Pie In The Sky Productions. Leigh Ann holds a degree in music education from Shorter College and is a certified K-12 music specialist as well as having completed postgraduate work in sound engineering through the Berklee School of Music in Boston. She also works as the musical director for the Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards–also known as the Shuler Hensley Awards–held annually at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. She is now the proud Owner and Artistic Director of the Forsyth Academy of Performing Arts.