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Our Mailing Address:
6145 Bonaventure Ct.
Sarasota, FL 34243
Phone #: (518) 788-1311
Who We Are....
Welcome to Capital Area Productions. CAPS is a youth theater group based now in Sarasota, FL and
dedicated to fostering a love of theater and dance in children ages 5-18. CAPS was originally based in Upstate, NY for almost
10 years. CAPS welcomes and invites all children from the area to participate - previous theater/dance experience
is not necessary. We teach all aspects of theater and dance - from behind the scenes to performing live on stage. Children
receive coaching in voice (singing), dancing (all forms) and acting. CAPS believes that a positive experience builds
self-esteem, fosters creativity, and promotes team work - all while having fun and making new friends! CAPS has had students
appear all over Broadway, and in National Tours, Movies and Commercials. Many are currently attending prestigious colleges
including Julliard and Pace!
President: Kristina Kennedy-Babcock
trained in all forms of
dance for over 25 years back in Upstate, New York where she is from. She is
also a certified Country Line Dancing
Instructor and stage performer having appeared in shows including Anything
Goes, Annie Get Your Gun, Gypsy
(Mazzeppa), Cinderella (Wicked Stepmother),
Seussical, Annie, and Bye Bye Birdie.
Kristina is right
at home on the stage and also behind the scenes, where she is a skilled
director, producer and choreographer. She has received 2 TANYS (Theater Association
of NYS) Outstanding Awards for her work, and began dance classes for special
needs children, where her choreography won competition awards in NY. She studied
acting and dance at the New York
State Theater Institute (NYSTI), and has worked in NYC with many studios and Broadway
productions. She has also performed on
the Wildhorse Saloon TV show in Nashville, TN as a dancer. Since relocating to Sarasota she has
been a dance instructor for JUMP Dance Co. and Theatre Director for
JUMP Encore in Bradenton, as well as an instructor for Major Productions Studio
of dance Afterschool Program. Kristina started CAPS 10 years ago in New
York after working with many theater groups and has directed, produced and
choreographed all CAPS productions since that time. Kristina is proud to have
passed along her passion for theater and dance to her daughters Jessica, 18 and
Belle, 12. She wishes to thank her parents for their love, support and help
with the girls! Jessie & Belle, always follow your dreams, ladybug hugs! To
my husband John, my angel above, I miss you so much, always watch over us…
Miss Kristina does have clearance and ID to
teach in all Florida Schools and daycares/pre-schools. Full Background
and Finger Prints have been run and ID issued!