Take It From the TOP!

The catalyst for creativity for​ aspiring artists







We provide quality education through music, dance and theatre performance art to students and organizations nationwide.  Through professional mentoring, workshops, structured programs and grants, we inspire confidence and provide students a pathway to attain their highest potential.


Join with Broadway Stars in a National Arts Alliance


results driven


We hold ourselves accoutable for not just activities...but also results.  We are driven by a commitment to make a measurable difference in individuals, families and communities.

Our approach is to encourage, inspire and motivate others around the highest standards of theatre arts and Broadway performance. Our goal is to partner with, fund and empower all young artists to reach new heights of achievement.

We understand the importance of being an inspiration to those we serve.  Using our Standards of Excellence, we make grants, conduct Master Classes and care deeply about those students engaged in our classes nationwide.



We believe that anyone, anywhere, should have access to quality arts programming and training in music, dance and theatre. Through Alliance partners and funded organizations nationwide, Take it from the Top provides the opportunity for young people to experience the arts,,,not only for personal achievement but also professional career development.

standards of excellence based programming

Meet Our Founders

Paul Canaan - Director

Kinky Boots Star and Broadway Veteran Perfomer

  • Raise awareness of the value and benefits of the arts in all sectors of society
  • Motivate and Incentivize quality arts education through our Institute and Master Classes

Key Offerings

Thomas A. Ruppanner


Non-Profit Executive and Consultant

Gary Mark Wright Board Chair

Nationally recognized corporate and entreprenuerial leader

  • Generate quality programming through leveraged grant making to Alliance members with measurable outcomes
  • Promote the Quality Arts Certification program based on our Standards of Excellence