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Purpose Performing Arts Foundation

  Performing Arts with PURPOSE!

Purpose Performing Arts foundation is a non-profit organization created to promote creativity, expression and education through the performing arts.  The Purpose Foundation was created soley to support young artists through school and extra curricular art studies.  It is our goal to promote and support  the arts in the Volusia County area as well as  further creative expression in the performing arts for the up and coming generation ​while becoming an integral part of the cultural life of our community.

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About Purpose Performing Arts Foundation

Purpose Performing Arts Foundation (PPA) is an Organization founded with the intent of supporting and promoting the benefits of offering the Performing and Fine Arts education to the community. Arts education can be costly.  Private schooling tuition, after school training costs and fees, supplies, wardrobe, costuming, and performance fees. With costs like these a quality arts education isn't accessible to everyone. There are young artists with enormous talent that will never have the opportunity to discover their PURPOSE in the arts, because they simply cant afford it. The  Purpose  Foundation wants to benefit everyone with a passion  anad talent for the arts regardless of physical, mental or financial capabilities through outreach classes, workshops and performances as well as with academics through the Purpose Academy of Fine Arts. Purpose Performing Arts Foundation will encourage and prepare students for continued education at the college level by supporting arts programs that offer college prep programs, tutoring, and homeschooling options for extensive training. PPA hopes to work closely with the Purpose Academy of Fine Arts, a new school for the arts right here in Volusia County, as well as with Universities and Conservatories all over the country. It is our goal to help students achieve scholarships, grants and other incentives to train and study at the college level and beyond.
PPA will not only benefit students of the arts but teachers of the arts as well. It is our goal to create a space that is beneficial, useful and necessary to our community not just to our affiliated organizations.  The Purpose Foundation facility will provide space for independent contractor employment opportunities to educators of the arts from our community to all over the country. In person or online, through PPA, instructors will have a space to  provide technique, choreography, coaching, mentoring and counseling. PPA hopes to be training center that will host and house community talent and artists in residence providing classes and workshops in everything pertaining to performance art, as well as academic education and body wellness education for performers and artists.
The goal of this foundation is to raise money for scholarships and ultimately provide our community with a Performing Arts Center equipped with a theater that is affordable and accessible, and that will serve our community directly.

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Purpose Academy of Fine Arts
Now accepting admission reservations 2022/2023 school season

Building artists with PURPOSE and PASSION!

Mission Statement

Purpose Academy of Fine Arts is a unique Private Enrichment Academy for students who have a strong personal interest in the arts and a desire to further pursue higher learning and a profession in the Fine Arts. P.A.F.A students will receive individualized educational curriculums that are centered around the art focus of their choice and will prepare them to develop their skills and talents through an  integrated arts and academic program that combine critical thinking and whole person developmental approach to learning.

Vision Statement

Purpose Academy of Fine Arts will consist of Primary, Intermediate and Secondary Education in the academics and Arts for select students that wish to excel in the  fine arts. Primary students will learn each art focus, and Intermediate and Secondary students may audition for the arts focus of their choice which they will declare as a major and/or minor. We aim to develop the students at P.A.F.A, academically, artistically and socially in an intimate setting with passionate educators dedicated to build independent, responsible, and creative young adults with a life long interest and passion for the arts. We believe that arts education is crucial in the contribution to life, and the well being of our community and our society as a whole.

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Classes and Programs

Drop in with Purpose...

Whether you’re looking for an Arts and Acdemics K-12 school, or evening classes to drop-in when it's convenient for you, Purpose Performing Arts Foundation supports the Purpose Academy of Fine Arts and  Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy in quality arts and academic  training in Volusia County.

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Contemporary Dance

Musical Theater


Film Acting

Modern Dance

Hip Hop

Body Conditioning


Vocal Music

Pre-school classes

Stage Acting

College Prep classes

Acro Dance



Art classes

EXPRESSIONS Children's Production Company

Creative writing workshops

Technical Theater and Stage Design

Piano Lessons

Meet Ms. Crystal

The Dreamer. The believer

Our incredible team is truly the heart of Purpose Performing Arts Foundation. It’s their dedication, passion and talent that keeps students invested in the learning process. Take a look below to learn more about the team.


Ms. Crystal Joy

Artistic Director/ President/Founder

Crystal J. Draper, Founder and President of Purpose Performing Arts Foundation is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and began her studies in dance at the young age of two at the Anneliese Von Ottengin School of Ballet (AVO), one of the first European ballet schools formed in the Midwest. She graduated high school as a dance major from the School for Creative and Performing Arts in 1999 and went on to attain her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance from Shenandoah University and Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia. After College, Ms. Crystal moved to Florida and she began Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy (KEDA) in Daytona Beach where she has been teaching and directing for the past 17 years. Ms. Crystal performed professionally and internationally with the Surfscape Contemporary Dance theater from 2015- 2018 as a principle dancer, and she's been the Artistic director and choreographer for the Expressions Company, a children’s production company producing over 50 main stage productions from 2004 to present. Ms. Crystals heart is the community and giving back through her passion in the arts. She has been performing in the community with KEDA for 17 years and would like Purpose to provide even more opportunities to be a part of enriching this area. Ms. Crystal created Purpose Performing Arts Foundation to bring the community together through the arts and provide an environment for all students and teachers to thrive, express their art, and give back to the community. 

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Bianca Cotto

Office Manager/ Secretary


Jennifer Mizner

Director of Fundraising / Treasurer

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Support the Foundation by taking classes!

Purpose Performing Arts Foundation is proud to work in conjunction with Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy! Every class is open to the community with a drop in fee of $20 which goes directly to the foundation to help more students take classes in the arts.

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Become a Sponsor or Community Partner!

Fill out the form below if you  would like donate to the Foundation, or if your company would like to be a Community Partner.

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Come Work with Us

Teach with Purpose

Use our beautiful, spacious facility equipped with, classrooms, studio rooms, waiting areas, and even an event hall to host your own classes, and workshops! Your rental fee goes directly to the foundation! Book your space today!

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Purpose Community Partnerships

Building WITH our Community


Dippin Jeeps

Jennifer Mizner

Specializing in making your Jeep, One of a Kind!

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Purpose Academy of Fine Arts

Crystal Draper/ Tammy Kemp

Building artists with PURPOSE and PASSION!


Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy

Crystal Draper

Delivering the dance, Developing the dancer!

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