Lucia Marthas Institute for Performing Arts (“Fame Academy” on television) is a colourful educational institute with students stemming from many cultures and all areas of society. It is located in Amsterdam, Groningen and Rotterdam.
The institute was founded in 1983 by Lucia Marthas, by means of a (very) small private ballet school. Nowadays, LMIPA is an institute at the very centre of the profession and of society. A warm home, welcoming every talent, whether you were born with a golden spoon in your mouth, or no spoon at all. The curriculum is subdivided in steps, from the first preliminary courses for children up to the future Master’s program: http://www.luciamarthas.nl
Since January 2015 I am the chairman of the Supervisory Board. It’s wonderful to see the children and students dancing, developing and performing for huge audiences at the end of the year. In the RAI more than 9000 people attended the different shows.