melissa bencicThrough the past 10 years, Bravo Academy has become a leader in performing arts education, produced over 100 fully staged productions along with hundreds of cabarets, showcases and recitals and has recently moved into a custom built state-of-the-art facility. Bravo Academy has produced Canadian and world premieres and has recently launched our New Music Theatre Intensives with the mandate to develop new Canadian musicals and to train emerging artists.

Through the collaboartion of brilliant Teaching Artists, staff and production team members, it is amazing how things have grown and the incredible level of training and opportunities we are able to offer our students.  It is a privilege to work daily alongside such incredible, passionate and awe-inspiring people! Bravo Academy is what it is because every member of the “Bravo Family” has contributed to its achievements. There is something magical and deeply meaningful in assisting and watching students grow and develop as artists, musicians and people.

We are especially grateful to all the teachers, administrators, designers, production team members, students, parents, sponsors, volunteers, family and friends that have contributed to making Bravo Academy what it is today and being with us as we build the future.

To our new students – whether you’re an aspiring Broadway star or piano prodigy, or simply looking to have fun with new friends – we welcome you to our “Bravo Family” and hope you’ll find the same inspiration and joy I have found here every day.

See you on the stage,

Melissa Bencic


Inspiring ARTISTS. Creating MUSIC. Realizing DREAMS.

Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts is committed to the highest quality and innovative performing arts training for students and our next generation of artists of all ages and all skill levels.

Our mission is to inspire artists, create music and help students realize their dreams!  We provide a creative and inclusive environment, which allows students to explore their passion and build confidence. 


Since 2007 Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts has been a leader in performing arts education in Toronto.  Founded by our Artistic Director, Melissa Bencic in Leaside, we have since grown into a new state-of-the-art studio in North York in 2016.  Our students come from all over the GTA and beyond; our new proximity to the 401 has made our classes more accessible than ever!  Bravo Academy’s new studio was designed specifically for our needs as a performing arts institution and is a wonderful learning environment for   students, welcoming creativity and discovery.   In just over 10 years we have produced over a hundred full musical productions and have taught thousands of music theatre and private music students.  Yearly, we produce approximately 10 full musical productions and nearly 100 events which include recitals, galas, concerts and workshops.  We produce more productions than any performing arts school in Toronto. 

Our professional, dedicated, talented and friendly Teaching Artists are highly-qualified instructors, who are performers, arts educators, post-secondary instructors, adjudicators, clinicians and arts supporters.  Our production team is comprised of top industry artists, including set, costume, sound and lighting designers.

From beginner music theatre classes to advanced performance Troupes, from information sessions to masterclasses, to private music lessons in all types of instruments at all levels, to birthday parties, and fun student and parent social events, we are dedicated to providing you with the best performing arts experiences and education in Toronto.

We love music, theatre, and performance, and are committed to providing you a learning environment to help you develop your skills and share our love of the arts with YOU!

Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts is committed to the highest quality and innovative performing arts training for students of all ages and all skill levels in Toronto, Ontario. 

Here at Bravo Academy, our mission is to bring music to life! 


  • Bravo Academy has played a huge part in my development as a performing artist. My experience here, learning from the knowledgable faculty has truly been amazing and unlike any other training centre I've been too.
    Kristen Zorzi
  • Bravo academy truly is where music comes to life! Bravo's commitment to performance excellence is beyond compare and its done in a nurturing and compassionate manner to support the artistic and emotional growth of the young performer. They have amazing facilities and comprehensive programs but it is their staff and the quality of the instruction that really stands out. There simply isn't any youth oriented musical theatre program in the country that can match Bravo!
    Paul Goldenberg
  • We can't say enough great things about Bravo Academy. Our son has been doing music theatre troupes and private vocal training at Bravo for the past 5 years and the quality of education has been second to none. And now that Bravo has moved to its new location the facilities are better than ever. Do not hesitate to check out this school if your child is interested in music training or musical theatre.The best experience for our son ever!
    Brenda Blake
  • Bravo Academy is truly an amazing performing arts school. The education that I have received there, both through private lessons and the musical theatre troupe program, is so valuable to me. All of the kind teachers and students help to create a very positive and supportive community and I always look forward to coming here!
    Julia Hess
  • Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts is a wonderful program for kids who have a love for musical theatre. Our daughter has been in the Youth Troupe for 3 years, and she also takes private vocal and piano lessons. The teachers create a professional yet fun atmosphere. I highly recommend it!
    Liana Lowenstein