• Hampton Roads Academy
We understand that the student who chooses to participate in the theatre arts, either through the curriculum or production schedule, challenges themselves to learn about the craft of being a performing or technical artist.  So we engage them truthfully, in both process and evaluation, understanding that learning how to apply technique, be it through discovering a character or designing a look, establishes both a foundation and confidence that the student can apply
far beyond the limits of the stage.  Finally, we take great pride in our production elements, so when the performance takes place, both the students involved and the audience can celebrate
an effort and journey that celebrates and enriches the soul.
 
“No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction at any time. There is only a divine dissatisfaction; a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others”
                                                                        -Martha Graham

Meet the Performing Arts Staff

List of 6 members.

  • James Gandolfo 

    Director of Theatre/Performing Arts/International Residency
    884-9139
  • Curtis Brown 

    MS/US Band Director
    884-9167
  • Erika Caulford 

    LS Music
    884-9102
  • John Nichols 

    US Technical Theatre & Digital Media / MS Stage Experience
    884-9114
  • Robin Steinberger 

    MS/US Choral Director
    884-9128
  • Arkady Heifetz 

    MS/US Strings Director
    369-5621

School Information

739 Academy Lane
Newport News, VA 23602
admissions@hra.org
P: (757) 884-9100  |  F: (757) 884-9137
HRA is accredited through the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is a National Blue Ribbon School.