Our vision

The ISTA Performing Arts Academy Shanghai is a place for students to collaborate with others to create their own work and a place to connect the talents of like minded young people.

About us


We are the only Performing Arts Academy in Shanghai that focuses on collaborative devising across the art forms. This inspires our young artists to become performers and writers who have a heightened understanding of the total theatrical effect

We believe

  • Young people desire to learn and participate in a dynamic, creative environment 

  • The best discipline comes from a commitment towards common goals

  • The arts encourage each individual to work in a creative, supportive and collaborative way

  • The Academy is committed to these beliefs and its structures and teaching methods are planned to reflect them