In 1996, The Justine Roberts Performing Arts Academy, owned and operated by Justine Roberts, opens its doors, offering artistic dance programming to children and youth. The program name was changed to the Performing Arts and Science Academy (PASA) and the organization achieves 501c3 non-profit status in 2010 with the future planning of adding a science component. In 2012, The STEAM program is implemented expanding the program’s focus to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. During the summer of 2014, PASA received a grant from Duke Energy and Healthcare Foundation to build its own flight simulator. The Aerospace Flight Simulator program was in full swing by August, following the creation of a flight simulator and we took our first mission.As of today, success in the program has expanded operations to After-school and Summer programs serving children and youth ages 5-17. After-school participation has exceeded our goals and brought in 190 participants, recurring and new and our summer participation is currently exceeding 200 participants.
Meet Our Staff
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Native New Yorker, discovering my passion at the tender age of seven years old by falling deeply in love with the art of dance! Justine Roberts was the little girl that turns her passion and her dream into reality. My parents were my biggest supporters, my dance instructors from my elementary, Junior H.S. and the P.A.L Center nurture my talent which allowed me to attend the Performing Arts High School, one of the most prestigious High School in New York. Danced in the movie fame, Justine Roberts, Study dance at Alvin Ailey dance school, Major in dance at NYU for 2 years, went on to pursue a professional Dance career With Alvin Ailey Dance Company However, Justine Roberts, had the opportunity to dance with The LaRocque Bey African Dance Company, and the Joyce Harrigan Dance Company. Justine Roberts is currently a dance instructor and Artist & Resident of the state of South Carolina.
Our mission is to enrich lives, providing positive characteristics and love for self and others, in a sense of community outreach via the use of arts and education; improve the health and well-being of our community via access to healthy and nutritious meals and advocacy.
Our vision is to provide a safe and fun learning environment, where children can reach their full potential through enrichment opportunities.
Chief Finance & Compliance Officer
Fred Wilson Sr.
Former Science Director
Primary School Instructor
Food Service Administrator
Sports & Fitness Instructor
Our Board Members