Our Mission

Canopy Studio is a community arts center.

Canopy Studio a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to enriching the culture of our community and the lives of individuals through aerial dance, 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 live performance venue in North Georgia.

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 initiatives; we’re always seeking ways to increase our community presence. Classes currently offered include trapeze, fabrics, acrobatics, conditioning, and flexibility 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 over 90 classes offered each week plus workshops, student performances and community outreach – the Canopy staff, teachers and Repertory Company work to 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:

  • Shannah Montgomery, President
  • Alicia Nickles, Vice President
  • Mazie Bowen, Secretary
  • Sam Drennen, Treasurer
  • James Neves,¬†Rep Rep
  • Tracy Brown
  • Shain Dyckman
  • Jennifer Morlock
  • Joe Wyrick
  • Kevin Bates, past president¬†
  • Iyanu Ayoade, Board Fellow
  • Ebun Oguntegbe, Board Fellow

Canopy Studio’s Form 990

4 board members stand in front of a backdrop
Board members attend SET workshops facilitated by Athens Community Foundation