Mission Academy of Performing Arts @ Brava (MAPA@Brava) trains youth ages 13–18 in theatrical production and performance. Students can choose from an array of programs, including San Francisco Running Crew, Brava’s hands-on training program in theater production, design, and management; Cuicacalli Escuela de Danza, which explores the traditions of Mexican Baile Folklorico, hip hop, and modern dance styles; Mariachi Juvenil La Misión, where students learn mariachi-style music through individual coaching and classes; and San Francisco Youth Theatre, offering students high quality performing instruction integrating drama, movement, and music. Brava is also home to Loco Bloco, a youth performance organization using music, dance, and drumming to influence social and political change.  

SF Running Crew

San francisco Running Crew

Theatrical Production, Management & Design Training for Youth Ages 13-18

SFRC provides hands-on technical training in theater production and design. 

Cuicacalli Escuela de Danza

Cuicacalli Escuela De Danza 

Dance Technique & Practice

The program builds communities through dance, expanding, exploring, and celebrating the dance traditions of Mexico Baile Folklorico, Hip Hop, and Modern Dance styles.


Mariachi Juvenil La MisiÓn 

Music Mariachi Style

Learn to make beautiful music mariachi style through a combination of individual coaching, small ensemble and full class learning circles. 

SF Youth Theater

SF Youth Theatre

Musical Theatre Integrating Drama, Movement and Music

The program offers high-quality performing instruction integrating drama, movement, and music.

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For more information please contact Melvign Badiola at mapa@brava.org or 415-641-7657 x6.

MAPA@Brava is funded in part by the Department of Children, Youth, & Their Families, Grants for the Arts, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Miranda Lux Foundation, the California Arts Council, and the San Francisco Arts Commission.