Singing, Dancing & Acting. Performance Triple Threat. 
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The Premier Performing Arts Studio in Orange County & Surrounding Areas.

Award Winning

2023- Access Broadway- Best Musical Theater Studio
2022 – Junior Vocal Group World Champions
2022 – Parenting OC Readers’ Choice
2022 – Access Broadway -Best Musical Theater Studio
2022- That’s Entertainment- Bound for Big Things Award
2021- Selected for 2022 Team USA World Championships of Performing Arts
2021- Winner of the Turn it Around Award
2021- National Spark Award winners
2021- Thunderstruck – Most Entertaining 
2021- That’s Entertainment- National Diamond Dance Challenge Winners
2020- Access Broadway – Best Musical Theater Studio
2020- Musical Theater Competitions of America- 1st Place Theatre Revue Winner

Our Core Values

Free to Be Me Studio of Performing Arts was started in 2016 as a positive, enthusiastic, nurturing, and embracing environment for kids and teens of all skill levels.

At Free to Be Me, we manage our day-to-day interactions and our relationships through the following core values. Here is what our families can expect from us and what we expect from them.

Inclusiveness & Diversity


Passion & Showmanship

Community Spirit

Persistence, Commitment, Flexibility, and Grace.

Our National Performing Group Dynamix

Our audition only troup Dynamix, is a National performance group for ages 5-20. They have performed at such venues as The Rose Bowl, Miracle on Main Street, City of Signal Hill, City of Garden Grove and countless festivals, malls, County Fairs and fundraising events. They have also performed at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville Tennessee, and all over Manhattan New York!

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Ages 2 ½ to 22 All Levels Welcome

Competition Teams Based on Self-Love.

Free to Be Me was founded on a dream that educators can meet each student exactly where they are and breathe courage into them as performers while infusing them with self-confidence, self-respect, self-compassion, self-discipline, and lots and lots of self-love. 

At Free to Be Me we encourage the celebration of each and every student and their abilities and talents. Most importantly we encourage FUN!

The power of performance!

Programs that build on skills for every experience Level.

Performance Troupes

Tiny Troupe Performance:
No prior experience is needed. For our youngest performance troupe – we work on building singing, dancing, and acting skills while having fun getting them ready to perform on stage. Open Enrollment.
Ages 2 ½ -5. 

Glee Club / Performance Troupe:
Our non-competitive Performance Troupe. All levels are welcome. Open Enrollment.
Ages 5 and up. 

Dynamix Competition Performance Troupe: 
Our competition Team Troupe has performed all over the nation. Auditions occur in Spring.
Ages 5 and up.

Petites: Ages 4-6
Minis: Ages 6-9
Juniors: 9-12
Teens: 12-14
Senior: 14 and up

Studio Classes

Dancely Early Childhood Dance Class: 

Introduce preschoolers to all forms of dance and creative movement. Drop-in classes.
Ages 2 ½ -5

School Age Performance Classes.
Ages 5 and up.

Dance Classes:
Hip Hop & Jazz Lyrical. Monthly sessions. Email us for a free trial.

Acting Classes:
Six-week sessions. 

Vocal Performance Technique:
Six-week sessions.

Private Performance Coaching

We have professionally trained instructors available for private coaching in all areas, with specializations in performing arts high school/college auditions, and application preparation.

Summer Camps

Our summer camps start June 12th and run through July 28th. Registration Opens Jan 15th 2023 Click here to sign-up!

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Summer Camps

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Studio Notes

Letter from Our Founder

My name is Vanessa Knowles and I am the Executive Director here at Free to Be Me Studio and the Director of Dynamix Competition Team.

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After School Programs

We love our after school programs !
Today with our TK and kindergarten kids we were talking about confidence, posture, and stage etiquette (it’s never too early).

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