Christian Bell-Young, Academy Director and Co-Founder
Our mission is to equip young aspiring singers, musicians, songwriters, dancers, and actors with the best resources for pursuing the performing arts. We offer diverse opportunities such as private music lessons, dance lessons, musical theatre programming, access to a recording studio, workshops with internationally-renowned artists, and agent showcases. But most of all, we are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive studio culture for students and parents alike.
Our vision is to build a supportive community of students, parents, mentors, and professional Canadian talent who can rely on each other beyond industry-specific matters. We work hard to create an inclusive studio culture that makes all members feel valued and proud so that our studio family can grow for generations.
Our Core Values:
- Growth & Development
We have the resources and network to set students up for success within the performing arts industry, but we go even further. We work with students who are enduring some of the most impressionable and pivotal years of their lives and we are genuinely invested in their personal growth. Students can laugh, cry and most importantly, feel safe to express their true selves free of judgement. We instruct, we mentor, we guide, and we listen - as family should.
Community is absolutely everything to us. Our students and their families have formed new friendships that would not have otherwise existed. Our staff are made up of former students and talented parents. We organize local fundraisers. We brought the Waterdown community together during a global period of isolation and turmoil. Our community is one of support, friendship, and pride that’s here for the long haul.
We’re proud of who we are and what we do. We have a diverse team of musicians, actors, and live performers whose talent is highly in-demand. We’re confident in our expertise, as we have years of experience and a fervent passion for the arts. We strive to make students and parents feel proud of their studio and pass on that CBY pride to future generations.
- Honesty & Integrity
We strongly believe in a right to privacy and freedom of choice for each student and family. We are transparent with our intentions and ensure that students are never exploited for personal gains of the studio. Communication is key.
We believe that everyone deserves access to quality education and opportunities irrespective of background. We work diligently to create a studio culture that makes all members feel valued and integral, with less of an emphasis on “star culture”.
No matter which performing arts discipline you are interested in, there is something for you at CBY Music & Performing Arts, and we can’t wait to help you realize your potential.
Explore Your Creativity. Find Your Place.