ABOUT DRAG ACADEMY

Message from the Executive Director

COVID-19 has impacted communities globally.  Extended periods of social isolation are resulting in unprecedented feelings of loneliness for many young people.  Studies are showing that the mental health of young people is suffering.  

Tasked with developing a program for 2SLGBTQ+ communities that celebrates art while bringing communities together during the COVID-19 pandemic, I turned to a few artists who were also impacted by the pandemic.  Many have lost income from live performances.  

To leverage the drag community's talents while exploring the virtual format, I developed the Drag Academy.  Drag has a long history in the 2SLGBTQ+ community.  It is an art form that challenges our notions of gender expression.

 

The Academy is designed to elevate Drag as an art form. Our Faculty consists of established and recognizable artists who share their expertise in immersive courses, through seven faculties.  Our courses are designed for those with zero experience with Drag to those who have been in the industry for years.  

We thank our founding funders, Community One Foundation, Region of Peel, and Government of Canada.  Please join us at the academy in one of our free program classes or paid program classes.  All funds support local artists!

 

Sincerely,

 

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Daven Seebarran
Executive Director

Our Philosophy

The Academy is designed to elevate Drag as an art form.  Members of the collective share their expertise in immersive courses.  The course is designed for those with zero experience with drag to those who have been in the industry for years.

Our History

In 2020, Community One Foundation provided a grant to The Concerned Kids Charity to develop a project for 2SLGBTQ+ youth.  The Drag Academy was born through consultations with 2SLGBTQ+ artists in the Greater Toronto Area.

OUR CREST

Our shield contains the following Elements:

 

Crown: The crown is an emblem of success.

 

Eye: Pays homage to its founding house.  Haus of Decadence

 

Book: Represents education and the pursuit of academic excellence

 

Bees: Creative, efficient, and industry

 

Our Motto: AB UNO DISCE OMNES- FROM ONE LEARNS ALL

© 2021 by Drag Academy.  All Rights Reserved.

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