The Academy at Mass Arts

OUR MISSION: Changing lives through the arts, one student at a time.

Dori Bryan-Ployer, PhD
Artistic Director & Director of Education
888 South Main Street
Mansfield MA 02048 
508-339-2822 Ext. 103

For questions or inquiries email:

Office Hours
Tuesday – 9:30-4:00
Wednesday – 1:00- 7:00
Thursdays – 10:00-6:30
Saturdays – 9:00-1:00

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About the Academy

Founded in 2015, The Academy at Mass Arts (formerly the MMAS Academy) was established under the well-documented premise that performing arts participation provides students a creative outlet that innately fosters transformative life skills.

Whether a student is participating for fun, professional training, exercise, or improved technical expertise, our degreed and dedicated faculty serves the specific interests of all participants.

Preschool, grade school students, teens, college performers, and working and retired adults join The Academy every year to study dance, theatre, and voice.

If you are starting out, revisiting training, or looking to polish your skills, The Academy has something for you! Since 2015, The Academy has grown by 300%, reflecting the popularity of our unique mission. Our tuition is intentionally kept affordable, and payment plans are available to allow more families to participate.

Most Loved
Acting Studio 2020

Our Faculty
The Academy at Mass Arts is extremely proud of their dedicated and talented faculty. The faculty cumulatively holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in theatre, education, theatre pedagogy, music therapy, musical theatre, choreography, and dance pedigree. Our diverse teachers are committed to lifelong learning while bringing a wealth of skill, experience, passion, and joy to their students and classrooms.

Meet the Faculty

The Academy at Mass Arts no longer requires people to wear masks.
Masks are encouraged for anyone at high risk or those who have been in close contact with an infected person.

The Academy at Mass Arts Financial Assistance

The Mass Arts Center is able to provide full and partial scholarships to income eligible families. For our group classes, we offer convenient monthly payment plans.

Call 508-339-2822 Ext. 103 or email The Academy or if you wish to apply for financial aid. A financial aid form is available for download here.

At The Academy at Mass Arts, we believe every interested child should have a chance to participate in our classes, and we will do our level best to help make that happen.


*Academy families registering 2 or more siblings at the same time receive a 10% discount on the lower priced program.

*Monthly payment plans, processed with a credit card, are available to all families.

Private study in voice, acting and dance is available on a weekly and monthly basis. See fees here.

Please call 508-339-2822 Ext. 103 to register for sibling discounts, private study, and/or monthly payment plans since these options cannot be completed through online registration. Online registration is available for all other program payments. Reach out to the Director of the Academy, Dori Bryan-Ployer at with any questions regarding Academy programs. Thank you for choosing The Mass Arts Academy. We are honored to serve your family.

PLEASE NOTE: All Mass Arts Center classes, programs, lessons, and workshops are non-refundable.

The Academy at Mass Arts thanks our Education Sponsors

Hands-On Montessori School, a season sponsor of the The Academy