Our Mission

Canopy Studio is a community arts center.

We are 501c3 non-profit dedicated to enriching the culture of our community and the lives of individuals through flying dance trapeze, movement education and performance arts. Canopy is a resource for local artists and all individuals, regardless of background, age, or physical ability, providing instruction in movement arts and a much-needed venue for viewing and participating in performances.

Canopy reaches out to diverse populations in our community.

Canopy allows everyone to benefit from our programs, classes, and performances. We offer workshops, performances, and outreach-based innitiatives; and we’re always seeking ways to increase our community presence. Classes currently offered include trapeze, fabrics, conditioning, and stretch and strengthening classes.

Canopy provides a safe space for creation and collaboration.

Our partnerships with artists of all mediums help to build links to creators and teachers in communities everywhere, bringing new performances and learning opportunities to Northeast Georgia.

Canopy is dedicated.

The Canopy Repertory Company forms the backbone of the organization, teaching classes and workshops and presenting two major performances a year. With 30 classes offered each week plus birthday parties, student performances and community outreach- the Canopy staff, teachers and Repertory Company continue the generosity of spirit and commitment with which the organization began.

Board of Directors

The Canopy Studio Board of Directors are a group of dedicated individuals who give so much of their time and effort to ensure that Canopy is a thriving community arts center.

Members of Canopy’s Board are:

  • Chrissy Marlowe, President
  • Suzanne Lester, Vice President
  • Sam Drennen, Treasurer
  • Kevin Bates, Secretary
  • Allyson Mann, Repertory Company Rep
  • Alicia Nickels

Our People

The people at Canopy make up the backbone of the studio.

For more information about our staff, teachers, and performers, check out the pages below: