About Us

Our Story

Founded in 2016, Creative Pursuits Studio has been an artistic space where local professionals have been able to teach and inspire young artists of tomorrow!  Creative Pursuits Academy is now taking over the reins continuing exceptionally high-quality one-on-one instruction, group classes, and performance opportunities in the arts! 

Our Mission

Creative Pursuits Academy proudly serves the artistic needs of Lancaster and surrounding counties for creators at all stages of their artistic journey. We were founded on the importance of providing students of all ages, races, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds with an opportunity to explore the performing arts. Local professional creatives are committed to providing our students an opportunity to find their inner artist in a safe, challenging, and educational environment. Here at Creative Pursuits Academy we believe that creativity exists in everyone. It is our goal, and commitment, to equip our students with skills they will carry with them not only through their journey in the arts, but also as thoughtful contributors to their community for the rest of their lives.

As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, all donations to Creative Pursuits Academy are tax-deductible.

Our Staff

Katelyn Coryell - Executive Director
Abigail Simiele - Artistic Director
Caleb Heckman - Managing Director
Jennifer Ishler - Director of Advancement

Board of Directors

Scott Kuhn
Sarah Cope
Jessica Kademenos
June Stine
Melissa Thompson
Catherine Walker
Debbie Nixon
Max Bartos
Max Bartos

What our students are saying:

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