About the Academy

The Nick Cooper Academy is a two-week artist makeover set in downtown Los Angeles. The backdrop is an open studio space outfitted with the best choreographers, vocalists, pianists, guitarists, bassists, and more! Students at the NCA are challenged and pushed daily to become better performers. 

With many surprises in store for the students, the Academy staff has specifically designed personal success strategies for each student. Nick Cooper promises that everyone in attendance will be inspired to evolve past their comfort zone.

The program culminates in a show case that affords every student an opportunity to perform in front of top industry executives, family and friends.  The student that has exhibited the most personal and professional growth throughout the entire course of the program will have the opportunity to collaborate with a social superstar on an original piece of content. This content is designed to help raise that student's social media visibility within the entertainment sphere. Never before has a performing arts program been able to bridge the gap between traditional artist development and the requirements to being seen and heard on social media!

Each participant will walk away with valuable interaction with top choreographers, musicians, engineers, song writers, industry executives, social media experts and coaches. Everyone will depart with a video experience of the event, exercises to continue improving beyond the two-week program, and a renewed perspective on the industry and its many possibilities!


Academy Scheduling



Acting Technique                            Personal Identity

Creative Expression                        Piano Lessons

Dance Class                                    Social Media

Guest Lecture                                  Songwriting 101

Guitar Lessons                                 Vocal Lessons                   


Music Production




10:00 AM Daily Orientation/Warm-Up (30 minutes)

10:30 AM Workshop Rotations (1.5 hours)

12:00 PM Lunch (1.5 hours)

1:30 PM Guest Speaker (2 hours)

3:30 PM Workshop Rotation (30 minutes)

4:00 PM Dismissal

NCA will provide SMALL SNACKS AND LUNCH for participants daily. 

*Aftercare services are not offered.