About CFPA
Central Florida Performing Arts (CFPA), a non-auditioned musical theater group for kids in the 3rd grade and up, provides children the opportunity to grow and develop in the areas of singing, dancing, and acting while building confidence and self-esteem through performing. Since 1998, CFPA has had hundreds of children participate in their community program and has put on over 30 musical productions.

Our goal is to instill a love of music and theater in all our students and CFPA offers classes in the fall and spring with multiple performances of a Broadway show at the end of each semester.

Some of our past musicals include Disney’s Aladdin Jr., Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr., Willy Wonka Jr., Disney’s Peter Pan Jr., Annie Jr., Seussical Jr., Elf Jr., Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. and most recently, Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.

Read what people are saying about CFPA
If your child loves to sing, dance & act, they will love performing in Central Florida Performing Arts’ Star Kids School Program of musical theater for children ages 3 yrs. to 3rd grade! CFPA’s Star Kids School Program puts on 2 musical plays each school year and the weekly classes are held right at the school!

This is a parent-paid program and the CFPA staff handles all the promotion and payments. As a thank you for allowing us to be there, we give back 5% of the tuition to the school. We are currently doing programs at Tuskawilla Montessori Academy in Oviedo and Center For Early Childhood Education at the Maitland Presbyterian Church in Maitland.

Over the past 12 years, Star Kids students at these schools have performed such fun musicals as This Old Gingerbread House, E-I-E-I Oops!, Bugz, Circus Circus, Get Hoppin’, Lemonade, How Does Your Garden Grow, Stone Soup, Schoolhouse Bop, A Day for the Cat in the Hat, DisneyMania, Arf, and more!

Confidence and self-esteem are built along with learning the fun music and choreography in our Star Kids classes. Of course the highlight of each semester is the wonderful performance that the kids put on for parents, friends and classmates right at the school.

If you think your child’s preschool would be interested in having the Star Kids program offered, then please contact Delisa at info@cfpatheater.com.

From Lynn Brown, Director of CECE
"Star Kids has been an excellent musical addition to our school for the last 12 years. Not only has the quality of the program been one of excellence, but it is run in an extremely professional manner. Under the direction of Delisa and Skye, CFPA has produced outstanding programs every year. The families of those children who participate in Star Kids have always had such a positive experience. I would highly recommend this program to any school that would like to offer a musical enrichment program. It has been and continues to be a great asset for our school."

From Terry DeLong, Admissions Director of Tuskawilla Montessori Academy
"I would highly recommend Delisa Dean and (CFPA’s) Star Kids participation in your school. Delisa has had a program with us for over ten years. She is very professional, caring and reliable. Her staff is wonderful with the students and her programs are always adorable. Star Kids would be a great asset to your school."
CFPA Staff
Delisa Dean, Owner/Music Director
Delisa is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York with a degree in Voice Performance. She has performed as a concert soloist throughout the United States and in Japan.

For the past 20 years, Delisa has been singing with the world renowned Voices of Liberty at EPCOT and is an artistic director and performer with the Penguin Entertainment Company in Winter Park.

Delisa also works with Disney Performing Arts as a teaching artist for the Disney Sings workshops and she adjudicates the National Performing Arts Festival held each year at Walt Disney World. She is a vocal coach and voice teacher and has been inspiring kids in the performing arts for over 25 years.

Jennifer Castleberry, Director
Jennifer received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, CA. She has been performing since the age of 6 and has been seen in over 40 mainstage productions regionally and educationally throughout the country. Some of her favorite roles include Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun, and Kate Monster in Avenue Q. Jennifer has had the opportunity to serve as Director, Assistant Director, and Musical Director on a multitude of projects, including a selection of iTheatric's pilot productions of musicals from the Broadway Jr. collection. In addition to serving as Musical Director, Jennifer starred as "Sharpay" in the original pilot productions of High School Musical Jr. and High School Musical 2 Jr. She most recently served on the creative team for the pilot production of Children of Eden Jr. working alongside iTheatrics and Stephen Schwartz. Jennifer is a fairly new resident to the Orlando area and can be seen performing in holiday events at Seaworld and year-round at Disney Springs. She is thrilled to be joining the CFPA team!

Bambi Fadoul, Choreographer
Bambi’s career on the stage began at the age of 2, as part of her mom’s dance studio. She continued her training at Oklahoma City University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Theater. Since college, she has performed professionally across the world. Favorite credits include, Frenchy in an International touring production of GREASE with Franky Avalon and Sister Leo in NUNSENSE in Niagara Falls, NY. Bambi teaches ballet, tap, jazz, voice, and musical theater to children of all ages and can be seen performing at Walt Disney World in the HOOP DEE DOO REVUE and FINDING NEMO shows.

She performs locally at the Winter Park Playhouse (A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine and Backwards in High Heels (a tribute to Ginger Rogers), which earned her a broadwayworld.com nomination for Best Leading Actress. Bambi joined our CFPA staff in 2016.

Alexandra Byrd, Production Assistant
Alex discovered her love of theater at the age of 8. She became an official member of the International Thespian Society over 10 years ago. She’s had the opportunity to direct lighting, sound, props, and was a stage manager for her high school productions of Into the Woods, Blood Brothers, and Much Ado About Nothing. She went on to achieve a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Florida and currently works in sales. Alex joined CFPA in 2014 and handles our on-line ticket sales and many other things too numerous to count!

Tori Williams, Stage Manager
Tori began with CFPA as a student from 2010 - 2016, performing in 12 shows. She became the first to win our “CFPA Captain” (leadership) award and for years headed up our backstage crew. She joined our staff last fall and has the dual role of stage manager and Facebook group administrator. She is also our students’ biggest cheerleader and helps out every Monday night in any way needed!