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Charlotte, NC | 704-313-8228

Acting Up Carolina - Performing Arts | Charlotte, NC

All the World's a Stage…

Performing arts studio

See what others have said about our studio!

"Our daughter will be starting her second year with Acting Up soon. We watched her blossom and experience the thrill of performance through the class she took last year, and we are excited to see what this year will bring for her! I can't thank Jennifer Tankersley enough for opening this Performing Arts Studio and providing such a wonderful place for children and teens to explore their passions!" ~ Mary Bynes, Pre-school director and AU parent


"My kids had a blast at the Frozen camp this summer! Jennifer is a fantastic instructor, so great with kids of all ages. She really encourages and brings out the best in them!" ~AU parent


"My daughter Erin,10, not only thoroughly enjoyed her musical theater class last year, she really learned a lot, too! She has grown in confidence and poise--skills she can use in life, not just on the stage. She adores "Miss Jennifer", and I appreciate knowing that she is not just a teacher, but a positive role model as well." ~ AU parent


“Acting Up has been a phenomenal experience for my daughter. Not only does the program fuel her passion for performing, but it offers so much more…We can “feel” a boldness and confidence about her when she’s in front of a large group; Acting Up is increasing the confidence about herself that she will need to help her be successful in life." ~ Acting Up parent


"The south Charlotte community will be a better place with Acting Up and this wonderful, talented teacher and mentor Jennifer Tankersley is to all the children who enter her performing arts studio." ~ Julia Busteed


“I am thrilled to hear that the super-talented Jennifer Debs Tankersley has started Acting Up! I have known Jen for many years (we both grew up in Nashville) and I have witnessed her passion for the performing arts firsthand. She started performing at an early age, so it is only fitting that she is now sharing her talent and experience with young people. I have no doubt that Acting Up is in good hands and the students that pass through its doors will be better for it regardless of how far they take their interest in the art. Break a leg, North Carolina youth!”~ Acting Up parent


“I had the great pleasure of playing Jennifer’s mother on stage when she was just 13. Even at that tender age, she showed remarkable talent, presence and perhaps most important, maturity. She developed into a true triple threat (that rare combination of equally gifted actor/singer/dancer). But it is one thing to perform, and another to teach. With her own girls, Jennifer demonstrates the patience, intelligence and passion that create the best of mothers, and the best of mentors. If my own son were not all grown up, he’d be enrolled in every one of her classes. I envy those of you who still have that opportunity.”~ Acting Up parent


"Jennifer Tankersley is a force to be reckoned with! Her vision of Acting Up is just what Charlotte needed and my family couldn't be happier that the studio is just down the street from our home. My younger son had bounced from activity to activity, trying to find his "thing" - and Acting Up's hip hop class became his "thing" last year. Mr. Justin is amazing and his students absolutely LOVE him. This year my son is not only back for more hip hop, but he's trying out the Intro to Film Production class with Tom Moody. To say it's going well would be an extreme understatement.

Acting Up encourages children to think outside the box, to express themselves, and to be confident in who they are. We recommend Acting Up to anyone looking for performing arts education for their children."~ Acting Up parent


"Our youngest went to a summer camp at Acting Up and loved it so much she couldn't wait to do a weekly class. She's now in her second year and still loves every minute of it. Her older sister is now part of the Acting Up "family" in the Film Production class and comes out of every class talking about how much fun she had and about all of the creative things they get to do. We feel so lucky to be a part of this wonderful studio...and thrilled that they're expanding their space to add more classes!"~ Acting Up parent


"My daughter loves it. She is shy and she is taking the film class, it helps her to speak up, stand up and let someone know how you feel. And now we are signed up for this class. It is so amazing on what it does for them."~ Acting Up parent


"Acting Up Carolinas is a fun-loving, caring, happy place for kids to really let loose and embrace their inner passions whether its Acting, Dancing, or Singing. Acting Up has it all! My 9 year old absolutely loves her Hip-Hop Class where Justin keeps them moving and grooving!!! Jennifer the studio owner is a loving, caring, compassionate person who is following her dreams to open a studio and share her love for theatrical performance with children. Jennifer has a plethora of experience, ask her for her resume if you don't believe me! The studio has just expanded, if you have kids that have a desire to express themselves, in acting, singing, or dancing this is the place for them! Not to mention all the great friends they will meet with those same desires!! Thank you Jennifer for bringing this opportunity to our community!" ~ Acting Up parent


"We enrolled our daughter in the Intro to acting class this fall and she absolutely loves it. Our son decided he wanted to join the fun and is enrolled in Tom Moody's production class on Mondays. He loves it! We love acting up! They both have so much fun!" ~ Acting Up parent


"My son is in his second year. He absolutely loves every class session. The teachers are magical and bring out the best of him. It is such a welcoming studio and would recommend it to anyone. Every child could benefit from an experience like my son has received from Acting Up!" ~ Acting Up parent


"Allie loves the show choir and Jennifer as her teacher is in a league of her own. She is caring patient and praises every step of the way."- AU parent


"My son just started classes and he is loving it! He looks forward to Monday's after school because of his intro to acting class. It is proving to be a great way to boost his self esteem and give him the creative outlet we were looking for"- AU Parent


"Jennifer is just great! She has so much energy and enthusiasm! My daughter just started but is really enjoying being a part of class!" - AU Parent


"My daughter just started class with Jennifer at Acting Up and LOVES every minute! I would highly recommend it for anyone whose child is interested in the performing arts." - AU Parent


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