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2018 TAP Camp: June 3 – July 1

Join us for our 16th year! Click here to register.

“I’ve learned so much in three weeks and have had a lot of fun at the same time.
I don’t want to leave!”  ~ Sarah Nichols (NYU – BFA Acting)

Where Are They Now?

Check out our awesome former campers…

CurrieWood_Wallis_picWallis Currie-Wood – The Juilliard School ’14

After her time at Texas Arts Project, Wallis went on to study at The Juilliard School, performing in productions of Twelfth Night, The Cherry Orchard, and Buried Child. After graduation, Wallis appeared in The Intern (starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro) and can be seen as Stephanie “Stevie” McCord on Madam Secretary on CBS.



Phipps_Grace_picGrace Phipps

After graduating high school, Grace starred in Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach Movie 2 with The Disney Channel, and as Bee in the 2011 remake of Friday Night, the 1985 horror film. She can also be seen on the ABC Family series The Nine Lives of Chloe King and in ten episodes of season four of The Vampire Diaries.


Brendle_Travis_picTravis Brendle – Cincinnati Conservatory of Music – BFA Stage Management ’10

Upon earning his degree in Stage Management, Travis served as a Production Manager for Norwegian Cruise Line from 2013-2015, and as Production Supervisor for the mind blowing, Broadway spectacular, The Illusionists from 2015 to 2017. He is now working as the manager for Shows and Entertainment with Virgin Voyages, the newly launched cruise line by Richard Branson.

Nicole Gehring – Point Park University – BFA Musical Theatre ’10Gehring_Nicole_pic

Nicole is currently a freelance general manager/consultant for theatrical productions in New York City. She has worked on the national tours of A Christmas StoryDirty Dancing, and Pageant: The Musical, and served as the company manager for Davenport Theatrical Enterprises and  PUFFS, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.


Coy Branscum – Millikin University – BFA Musical Theatre ’15
Alexa Cepeda – Ithaca College – BFA Musical Theatre ’16
Jenna Carson – American Musical and Dramatic Academy ’16
Jacob Scott – Webster University – BFA Musical Theatre ’17
Donelvan Thigpen – 
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music – BFA Musical Theatre 
Christopher Washington –
University of Michigan – BFA Musical Theatr
Korina Lurie 
 North Carolina School of the Arts – BFA Acting
Jenna Scott –
Belmont University – BM Commercial Music
Lena Owens –
Oklahoma University – BFA Musical Theatre
Keith Gruber –
Oklahoma University – BFA Musical Theatre 
Kate Brimmer –
Oklahoma University – BFA Musical Theatre 
Renelle Wilson –
Boston University – BFA Acting 
Jacob Oderberg – Texas Christian University – BFA Acting 
Matthew Moore – Elon University – BFA Musical Theatre
Madison Calicchia –
New York University, Tisch – BFA Filmmaking 
Hannah Roberts –  Otterbein University – BFA Musical Theatre
Matthew Kennedy – Texas State University – BFA Acting
Evan Hays – Texas State University – BFA Acting
Bailey Kearns – Roosevelt University – BFA Musical Theatre/Voice

Camp Philosophy

Texas Arts Project offers a personalized artistic journey combining inter-disciplinary course work, individual attention from industry professionals, artistic challenges encouraging growth, and a safe space for students from all backgrounds to overcome personal artistic obstacles.

There is no benchmark at TAP camp. We believe that with direction and motivation, each camper can push beyond his or her perceived personal limitations. Teachers use the small classes as an opportunity to advance and enhance each student’s personal journey. Fast-paced, professional-style rehearsals and film shoots allow campers to excel as both artists and people. Campers leave with a sense of personal fulfillment, often exhibiting greater self-confidence, a deeper passion for their art form and a true commitment to themselves, their art, and the people around them.