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About Us

Encore Youth Productions is a 501(c)(3) children’s theatre program committed to creating fun and high-quality music, theatre, and dance instruction for all students. We believe that each child should have the opportunity to learn and grow through the performing arts, which is why we offer affordable programs for children of all ages and backgrounds. Join us today and become a part of the EYP family!

Our Staff


Amy Just Nickels

Executive Director


Michelle Currier

Artistic Director

Theatre for all

Our Mission

Encore Youth Productions is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of young people in the Syracuse area through learning, experiencing, and creating theatre. We provide all students an opportunity to develop their confidence, character, and creativity in a safe, accepting environment while simultaneously deepening the community’s appreciation of the arts. 

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Our Vision

Encore Youth Productions is dedicated to expanding their reach to ensure the integral role of educational theatre in the soul of the community of the greater Syracuse area.


Our Performance Philosophy

The heart of EYP’s pedagogical philosophy is educational theatre. We believe in the power and merit of ensemble and therefore select shows that allow for many students to be featured on stage. Our main goal is for our young performers to learn new skills, gain confidence, use creative and critical thinking, connect with their peers, and feel safe and supported to grow.


EYP aims to create an environment where all cast members feel valued, regardless of their role in a production. We spend many hours expanding our scripts, adapting what is written to ensure that all performers appear on stage as much as possible. While we do not divide up dialogue so that each cast member gets an equal amount of lines, we do make sure that everyone has their own moment to shine. Ensemble is about how the group functions as a unit and contributes to telling the story.

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