High School of Performing Arts

in New York, United States

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120 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036, USA
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The High School of Performing Arts, formally The School of Performing Arts: A Division of the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, is a public alternative high school in New York City, USA. The school, informally known as "PA", was established in 1947 and first occupied its own building the following year.
In 1961, the school was merged with another alternative arts school, the High School of Music & Art, while each retained its own campus. Plans for establishing a joint building for the merged schools took many years to be realized. There was opposition to loss of PA's individual identity. Both student bodies eventually moved into a shared building in 1984.
Many well-known performers were trained at the school, such as Eartha Kitt, Liza Minnelli, Jennifer Aniston, Ving Rhames, Lorraine Toussaint, Acting Coach Bernard Hiller and Suzanne Vega.
The 1980 film Fame was set in the High School of Performing Arts, though the building was not used in filming.


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High School of Performing Arts

Address: 120 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036, USA