The mission of Expression City Arts and Fitness is to unite the Nashville community through creative expression, arts education, and community service. Interdisciplinary programs feature cross-training in acting, circus, dance, music, visual arts and artistic professional development.

Expression City Arts and Fitness provides a home for students and professionals in middle Tennessee to grow as artists and as individuals who use their talents to positively impact their community.

Circus Arts


As an initiative of Expression City, Nashville Circus Center has a mission is to positively impact the lives of children, adults, and local organizations through circus education, outreach, performance opportunities, and elite quality training. The Center will serve as a home for circus professionals, hobbyists, and enthusiasts to come together in a shared space that emphasizes principles of collaboration, creative expression, and community.



Expression City’s dance programs for youth and adults offer a variety of recreational and pre-professional classes six days a week, including our Homeschool Performing Arts Academy and afternoon/evening classes.



Expression City’s Music Department provides children and adults focused musical education, training, and performance opportunities. Instructors aim to personalize private lessons to each student’s individual needs and encourage continued practice and performance.

Theatre Arts


Our teachers are working actors who are knowledgeable in the art and business of acting. We work with students who are new to the business as well as seasoned actors who want to perfect their skills. We specialize in providing safe, non-judgmental coaching and encouragement to work authentically, make mistakes, and learn from honest feedback.

Visual Arts


Group and private lessons are available in our Visual Arts program. We have classes for adults and youth in a variety of offerings. You may book birthday parties for adults and children as well as open studio time to work on your own projects.