Co-Directors Erica Ascher and Brooke Robyn Dairman founded Professional Youth Theatre in 2014 after identifying a profound need for theater education on Long Island. PYT is the area's first musical theater training program brought to you exclusively by trained professionals from NYC's performing arts community. Our goal is to inspire young actors through outstanding programming and cultivate well-rounded performers. Our year-round programming encompasses training in acting technique, vocal performance, and musical theatre dance. Our programs culminate in exciting cabaret performances that highlight the skills our students have learned as well as full-length theatrical productions. We know what it takes to be professional, and we’re excited to pass on our knowledge and experience to our students!