The theatre program exposes students to the fundamentals of creative dramatics and foundational acting techniques through process-oriented classes.

Students discover an awareness of their own creativity and the creativity of others through improvisational theatre exercises, movement, and literature. An emphasis is placed on ensemble building, spontaneity, presence, voice and movement, environment, relationships, purpose/objectives, monologues and scene study. Students work as a collective to refine their storytelling abilities with a deeper understanding of human behavior. Performance opportunities will be consistently available to the different groups.

Blessed Unrest

Blessed Unrest is the official youth theater company of Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts. Debuting in 2016, with a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Blessed Unrest is dedicated to the voice of the student as an artist, and its focus is primarily on the staging of classical and contemporary works. Each year Blessed Unrest presents a main-stage production open to the public.

(1st and 2nd Grade)

45-minute class once a week

$75 monthly
Youth Ensemble I
(3rd – 4th Grade)

1-hour class once a week

$80 monthly
Youth Ensemble II
(5th Grade)

1-hour class once a week

$80 monthly
Blessed Unrest
(6th – 8th Grade)

1 ½ hour class twice a week

$150 monthly


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.