The goal of the Academy is to use the study and practice of dramatic theater as an opportunity to encourage and promote the development of creative thinking in young people and in doing so transform the way they think about themselves and the world. CVDAA offers programs for students ages 8 to 21  all year round. The academy has already transformed the lives of numerous young people through the encouragement of creative expression and the development of self confidence and self reliance.

We Focus on the Creative

We providing expert training in the art of:

  • Acting ...more
  • Writing ....more
  • Designing....more
  • Directing....more

These four creative elements of performance allow each student to find their path of expression. Guiding them on this path we have

  • Michael Lushington ...more
  • Chris Hixon ...more
  • Laurie Brown ...more



Sponsored with thanks by 

Alameda Arts council

Amelda arts

Contact Details

Michael Lushington, President,
Castro Valley Dramatic Arts Academy

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Cell: (925) 216-8344 :

Equal Opportunity Organization:

Castro Valley Dramatic Arts Academy is an equal opportunity institution with respect to both education and employment. CVDAA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or handicap in admission, or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities as required by federal (Title VI, Title IX, Section 504) and state laws and regulations.



You can make a 100% tax deductible, secure, online donation thru our friends at PayPal.

What your donation to CVDAA can do:

  • $100 pays for sets and costumes for one production
  • $200 pays script photocopying costs
  • $500 provides full tuition for our fall and spring scholarship students
  • $1000 pays for one summer teaching position
  • $2500 pays for space rental for one class

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