Based in Costa Mesa, CA, the Arts & Learning Conservatory (ALC) is dedicated to bringing high-quality, accessible, and equitable performing arts to children throughout Southern California. Combining direct arts instruction with arts-integrated learning, the organization finds accessible ways of bringing music and theatre into classrooms and communities.
ALC’s live theatre productions offer young thespians the opportunity to participate in professional-quality theatre experiences, complete with Broadway-inspired production value and conservatory-style training in acting, voice, and dance. Additionally, ALC provides workshops, residencies, and an array of after-school, out-of-school, and at-home arts programs covering theatre and instrumental music. With its dynamic roster of professional teaching artists nurturing arts learning at the introductory through mastery level, ALC helps students realize and reach their full potential both on and off the stage.
Founded in 2004 by Debora Wondercheck, ALC began as a small summer camp and has since grown into one of Orange County’s leading youth arts education nonprofits - and a proud Young Audiences affiliate.