Julia Rodriguez-Elliot

“An environment of creativity, intellectual rigor, and community are things that come to mind when I think of my time at Conchita. Conchita is a place where the individual matters and the arts are an essential part of our humanity, a place where you are challenged to be intellectually curious and expand personal awareness, a place where you become part of a family with a commitment to be of service to the larger world. These have all been guiding principles in my life and in my work.”


– MFA, Founder, A Noise Within Repertory Theatre Company, Pasadena, CA.
– alumna, c/o 1974


For 87 years, Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts (CEC) has maintained their commitment to the development of young artists. CEC offers students exceptional technical and artistic training within a nurturing environment that allows them to develop into human beings with a deep understanding, appreciation, and respect for the Arts. Enrollment is open to the community and not limited to students from the Academy. Classes are also available for professionals and adults.