Our Mission Statement

The mission of the San Antonio School for the Performing Arts is to provide a venue for study and exploration for all students – amateur to professional – of the various performing arts: dance; vocal and instrumental music; acting; and tumbling. Furthermore, the San Antonio School for the Performing Arts endeavors to cultivate community awareness for the performing arts through strategic partnership with the Alamo City Performing Arts Association and the Alamo City Dance Company.


Founded in 1984 by Nancy Grossenbacher, SASPA has been directed by Mr. Scott Conway, B.F.A., A.E.A. since 1989 and owned by Mr. Conway since 2010. Mrs. Grossenbacher intended the school to provide a comprehensive educational foundation for those who desire a career in the performing arts and those dedicated to honing performing arts talents as creative expression. While the school has changed geographic location and increased both studio space and the breadth of classes offered under the direction of Mr. Conway, the founding principal is still the cornerstone of the school’s culture.