We Inspire:

The arts have the power to inspire, engage, uplift, and motivate, and are integral to a well-rounded education. Through the arts, we foster the expression and celebration of joy. Tell me more…

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We Inspire:

The arts have the power to inspire, engage, uplift, and motivate, and are integral to a well-rounded education. Through the arts, we foster the expression and celebration of joy. Tell me more…

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We Immerse:

RTKids aims to create a nurturing environment for kids from underserved communities who have a love of the performing arts. Our individualized, intensive training and coaching at Maravel Arts Center perfect not only voice, dance and acting skills, but also self-sufficiency, confidence, and discipline. Learn more…

We Immerse:

RTKids aims to create a nurturing environment for underserved kids with a love of the performing arts. Our individualized, intensive training and coaching at Maravel Arts Center perfect not only voice, dance and acting skills, but also self-sufficiency, confidence, and discipline.Learn more…

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We Invest:

As they grow with us, we celebrate each child as an individual, sponsoring a wholistic approach to their development using performing arts as the catalyst. Rosie’s Theater Kids is dedicated to positively changing the trajectory of our students’ lives at no cost to them. Through the three phases of our core programs, RTKids maintains a 100% high school graduation rate. Tell me more…

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We Invest:

As they grow with us, we celebrate each child as an individual, sponsoring a wholistic approach to their development using performing arts as the catalyst. Rosie’s Theater Kids is dedicated to positively changing the trajectory of our students’ lives at no cost to them. Through the three phases of our core programs, RTKids maintains a 100% high school graduation rate. Tell me more…

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“We’re passionate about growing kids’ skills for a bright future – building self-confidence, discipline, and poise that will serve them well in whatever their chosen careers may be.” – Valerie Norton; Secretary, RTKids Board of Directors

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For many of our students, RTKids provides their first experience of artistic accomplishment. By helping children develop their artistic talents and coaching them to strive for excellence, we teach them how to achieve – in the performing arts, in school, and ultimately in life.


Our Core Programs


Phase I


PS Broadway

The Goal: To Inspire

The foundation of the RTKids’ core programs, this 15-week in-school initiative is designed to introduce students to American musical theater.

Phase II


ACTE II (Lower School)

The Goal: To Immerse

ACTE II (A Commitment to Excellence) is RTKids’ effort-based, pre-professional program for outstanding graduates of PS Broadway. From 6th to 8th grade, students are immersed in rigorous training in voice, dance and drama, after-school and in the summer.

Phase III


ACTE II (Upper School)

The Goal: To Invest

Students who have committed to excellence move on to ACTE II Upper School, where they are offered intensive arts training, tutoring, mentoring, social services and test preparation throughout their high school years.


Additional Programs



PPAS @ RTKids


Contracted by the NYC Dept. of Ed., we provide musical theater training to students attending Professional Performing Arts School.


Spotlight on Fitness


Spotlight on Fitness (SoFit). This program invites PS 51 students to Maravel Arts Center where we use tap dance instruction to inspire lifelong fitness.


Spotlight on Broadway


RTKids residency program allows schools to pay for elements of our programs in their school.


Some of Our Graduates


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“We’re Rehearsing for Life.”



Most theater programs prepare kids to be actors, dancers, or singers. RTKids prefers to do it all. Through a range of in-school programs and programs at Maravel Arts Center, our dedicated staff provides a thorough, well-rounded theater education. But, that’s not all! We also emphasize the larger TRIPLE THREAT of academics, nutrition, and art. With all these skills under our kids’ belts, we ensure they’re ready for success. Help us achieve our goals…


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