The MMAS Academy

To motivate learners ages 4+, of all abilities, interests, and incomes to participate in our comprehensive performing arts programs and experience the transformative life skills that creative engagement inspires.

Dori Bryan-Ployer
Artistic Director & Education Coordinator
888 South Main Street
Mansfield MA 02408 

Office Hours
Tuesday – 9:30-4:00
Wednesday – 1:00- 7:00
Thursdays – 10:00-6:30
Saturdays – 9:00-1:00

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Fall 2019 classes begin on September 7 and run through December 16. Each semester holds weekly dance and theatre classes, private lessons, and adult classes. During the final week of classes, faculty members host open classrooms featuring the students’ work, giving family and friends opportunities to observe students’ progress in a performance setting. This intimate showcase includes faculty feedback, photo opportunities, student introductions, and new to our fall 2019 semester, post-performance talkbacks. Additionally, there are specialty workshops throughout the semester. Our highly anticipated specialty workshops give students concentrated and rewarding opportunities for accelerated training. We also have availability for private lessons with our educators.

See our current course offerings.
Check out our upcoming intensive workshops.
Find out about our private lessons.

Our Faculty
The MMAS Academy is extremely proud of their dedicated and talented faculty. The MMAS faculty cumulatively holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in theatre, education, theatre pedagogy, music therapy, musical theatre, choreography, and dance pedigree. Our diverse teachers are committed to lifelong learning while bringing a wealth of skill, experience, passion, and joy to their students and classrooms.

Meet the Faculty

Click on the schedule to view course specifics and to register

About Our Mission

Founded in 2015, The MMAS Academy was established under the well documented premise that performing arts participation provides students a creative outlet that innately fosters transformative life skills. Whether a student is participating for fun, professional training, exercise, or improved technical expertise, our degreed and dedicated faculty serves the specific interests of all participants. Preschool, grade school students, teens, college performers, and working and retired adults join MMAS every year to study dance, theatre, and voice. If you are starting out, revisiting training, or looking to polish your skills, The MMAS Academy has something for you! Since 2015 The MMAS Academy has grown by 300%, reflecting the popularity of our unique mission. Our tuition is intentionally kept affordable, and payment plans are available to allow more families to participate. And thanks to The Mansfield Bank Charitable Foundation, full and partial scholarships are available to income eligible families.

MMAS Academy Financial Assistance

We’re pleased to announce that MMAS is able to provide a limited amount of financial assistance to prospective students for whom our classes would be unaffordable at full tuition. Financial assistance is available through the generosity of the Mansfield Bank Charitable Foundation.

Call 774-284-4025 or email the MMAS Academy or if you wish to apply for financial aid. A financial aid form is available for download here.

At MMAS Academy, we believe every interested child should have a chance to participate in our classes, and we will do our level best to help make that happen.

MMAS Members are entitled to a 10% discount on classes (MMAS Membership costs $50, and is good for one year from date of enrollment) Members also get other discounts and perks such as discounts on theater tickets and preferred seating.
Non-members enrolling more than one sibling during the semester who pay full price for one sibling can get a 10% discount for other siblings.

Monthly payment plans (credit cards only) are often available, but are not subject to discounting. Discounts cannot be combined.
Please call MMAS Academy at (774)284-4025 or email with questions or to enroll for sibling discounts or monthly payments.

The MMAS Academy thanks our Education Sponsors

Hands-On Montessori School, a season sponsor of the MMAS Academy

and the Mansfield Bank Foundation for funding MMAS Academy program scholarships