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Alumni in the Industry: Jessica Meiko Foreman
February 08, 2024
The second feature in our "Alumni in the Industry" series highlights the work, achievement, and vision of Fashion Designer Jessica Meiko Foreman (2018). Take a look and feel the inspiration as she speaks to her career pathways, recent accolades, and her start here at #faxacad!
Alumni in the Industry: Katie & Zach Tomney
January 18, 2024
Our new "Alumni in the Industry" series focuses on Academy graduate's career pathways and highlights their connections, inspirations, and current employment in the industry they delved into here at Fairfax Academy. Dive into our first feature with #faxacad siblings Katie (Dance) and Zachary (MCT) Tomney!
Smithsonian to Feature Fairfax Academy Pro Photo Program
November 14, 2023
Fairfax Academy's Professional Photography Studio classes will be featured on an upcoming episode of the Smithsonian's Emmy-nominated TV Show "STEM in 30". Their photographs will be displayed at Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
Fashion Careers Classes Partner with Miss Virginia USA
September 08, 2023
Fairfax Academy’s Fashion Careers students collaborated with Miss Virginia USA, Ashley Williams, in project-based learning aimed at pitching original designs for her state costume portion of the upcoming Miss USA pageant.
Program Highlight: Fashion Careers
April 10, 2023
Ms. Barry is thrilled to be teaching the next generation of fashion professionals in the same Academy program that gave her an early jumpstart to her design career. She brings a fresh and up-to-date curriculum for a quickly changing industry to the students. She also encourages students to lean into their own personal style and self-expression. Ms. Barry is passionate about helping students with their college and portfolio application process and scholarship goals.
Program Highlight: Musical Theatre and Actor's Studio
March 13, 2023
The Musical Theatre & Actors Studio [MTAS] is a thriving performing arts program that provides students with one-of-a-kind educational experiences, professional-level training, and unique industry exposure. Professional partnerships are a very special aspect of MTAS. The Tony Award®-winning professional theatre, Signature Theatre, gives our young artists access to Signature's staff and affiliated artists in an unprecedented manner, while Performing Arts Chairs of several colleges and conservatories deliberately plan visits to MTAS to pre-screen and scout students for admission to their programs.
Program Highlight: MCT
March 10, 2023
Whether its making beats, or a full out film orchestration, students should have the opportunity to establish their music voice and identity the way modern composers do. In MCT, you can find a series of dedicated musicians ready to collaborate, and grow together. As your instructor, Mr. Carlin is here to help you navigate the music industry however you choose!
Dance Benefit Concert
February 24, 2023
On February 16th, at 8 pm, the Fairfax Academy Dance program hosted its annual benefit concert. Each year, the students select an organization that directly impacts our community. The students chose to partner with NEDA, the National Eating Disorders Association. NEDA provides support for people struggling with eating disorders and their families.
February 23, 2023
Students explored story telling using the sections of “Dear Harriet”, a ballet choreographed by Ms. Walsh, using prompts like community, loss, innocence, and doubt.
Silkroad Ensemble Master Class
February 01, 2023
Mr. Matthew Carlin’s Music Computer Technology (MCT) II classes had a real treat this past Monday, January 30th, with a visit from ‘The Silkroad Ensemble’ - the artists in residence at George Mason University Center for the Arts. Three members of 'The Silkroad Ensemble' came to Fairfax Academy for Communications and the Performing Arts, and performed a few of their own original compositions, as well as an improvised composition from an idea a MCT 2 upperclassmen created.
Program Highlight: Dance
January 30, 2023
The Dance Program at Fairfax Academy is in-depth instruction designed to explore all dance styles, helping dancers find their artistic voice and providing them with the tools needed to pursue a dance-related career after high school. We offer Dance 1 through 4, Broadway Dance, and Hip Hop. These skills develop characteristics such as strength, discipline, flexibility, teamwork, and individual growth, enabling students to communicate their thoughts, ideas, and emotions through the performing arts, preparing them for success in any career path.