The Center for Theater Arts is a non–profit organization that has been offering high-quality performing arts instruction through a creative, challenging and fun curriculum. We are much more than a place to take voice, dance or musical theater. The Center provides a learning and growth experience your child will value the rest of their lives.

We couldn’t do all of this without the ongoing support of our generous donors and supporters. All of the funding we receives goes directly back into the programs that support our students. Your contributions and sponsorships help us develop young lives and build a better community.

Billy received his BFA in Theater Arts in 1993 and later returned for his Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in 2008, both from Point Park University. Billy has taught Acting and Musical Theater for The Performing Arts faculties of The Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA), The Pennsylvania Governors School for the Arts and the CMU pre-college program. He is also an active member of the Arts Education Collaborative (AEC) and is the Executive Director of the Center for Theater Arts.

As an Actor Billy has appeared on Broadway, off-Broadway, in films, television and in regional theatres throughout the country including:

The movie musical “CHICAGO” (Miramax). The 75th Annual Academy Awards (ABC) and The 25th Anniversary of the Kennedy Center Honors (CBS) with over 1000 performances on the Broadway stage to his credit, Billy has been featured in the “Original Casts” of three Broadway Musicals. Side Show, Footloose and – Minnelli on Minnelli:  Live at the Palace Theatre.

Locally he has performed with the Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, The City Theater, The Pittsburgh Playhouse and Front Porch Theatricals.


The Center for Theater Arts provides a variety of volunteering opportunities and experience for all ages, skills and interests. If you want to contribute to the growth and sustainability of the arts in your community by volunteering with the CTA, please click here for more information.

Join the Board

The essential duty and responsibility of the Board is to provide strategic advice, counsel, general oversight, and moral and professional support to the Executive Director of the CTA. New Board Members are typically appointed at our May Board Meeting to be effective July 1, but we have the flexibility to bring on new members to fill vacancies at any time.

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Financial aid and assistance is available for those who qualify. To determine qualification, you must first fill out a scholarship application form. Please click here for more information on scholarships, and for information on family discounts.