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The Young Artist Training Program (YATP)

Talented youth and young professionals, working together to reach their performing arts goals.


Under the direction of Stephanie Riggs, Educational Director, YATP is our renowned musical theatre training program. Established in 1993 in Flower Mound, YATP celebrates our 31st year in 2023. We have trained students with careers on both stage and screen, that span across the United States and Europe, from London to Los Angeles, New York to Chicago, and right here at home in Big D.


YATP students make a big impact wherever they go.  


The small, conservatory style program admits students by auditions each year, most of whom train with the program for more than five years until graduation, when they move on to both professional careers and outstanding university programs. Our working professional alumni, credit YATP with giving them the strong foundations for the work they do today.

We hope you enjoy the videos of our students and parents below.  They can best describe the magic of YATP.  We encourage all prospective students to experience a YATP live performance event, in particular our spring musical production. 


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Scroll down to YATP Resources for Parent Information Handbook (including info on Admissions and Placement, Tuition/Fees, Proposed Calendar) and Tuition Assistance, Summer Camp Brochure, and CAPstone College Audition Prep information.

Returning student enrollment for 2023-2024 closes May 15, 2023. 


Beginning/Intermediate Musical Theatre Camp - May 30- June 3, 2023 (Tuesday - Saturday)

Interested in joining our YATP family and becoming one of the selected Young Artists for next year? 

Audition through our annual Summer Camp.

Camp is the only open enrollment event of the year, and serves as your audition for the fall/spring conservatory.


Camp fills quickly each year, so early registration is encouraged. Camp is an amazing way for serious young performers to expand and improve their technical skillset. Summer Camp is the ONLY open enrollment event for the year. YATP does not offer rolling enrollment. 

Download PDF file Summer Camp (link on this page) for more details. Sign up for our E-Newsletter to receive further updates as they are announced by clicking 'Contact' above. Click the "Camp Enrollment" link to enroll.

YATP CAPstone - College Audition Prep

Let our faculty with over six decades of combined college & professional coaching experience help your student prepare for their college/university or conservatory auditions. The program is available as an add on to our regular YATP curriculum beginning in winter of 11th grade. Students perform best when training is uninterrupted beginning in 4th-8th grades. However, 11th-12th graders may join on a space available basis for private sessions at a non-student rate after interview. See PDF information link below. Contact our office at for an interview for private coaching sessions. 



YATP Resources

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