Vendor Profile 

Mr. Fowler has studied at some of California's most prestigious art institutions, including the Los Angeles County High School for the Performing Arts (LACHSA), Berklee College of Music, and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy of the Arts. Throughout his career, his work has led him both on stage and in front of the camera. In addition to his work over the last 10 years with LACHSA's Summer Arts Conservatory, the County of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Department, the Theatrical Education Group (TEG), and the Down Town Reparatory Theatre Company, Mr. Fowler has been developing his own performing arts program, which we are pleased to furnish to you, our students!

Mr. Fowler possesses a keen knowledge of many subjects, including, but not limited to: Acting, Cinematography, Dance, Singing, Musical Theatre, Stage Combat, Shakespearean Technique, Audition Technique, Acting for the Camera, Literary Criticism, Creative Writing, Voice, and Speech. In addition to his own experience, students will have the opportunity to learn under other qualified industry professionals. James believes each young adult has the ability to develop and perform a skill well, and his desire is that each student would have the opportunity to learn and grow under teachers who are equally as passionate for the Arts as they are knowledgeable. Excel Academy, in partnership with Mr. Fowler, is excited to provide students the opportunity to pursue their passion for Performing Arts.  For more information, you may reach James at

Upcoming Arts Field Trips 

Lewis Theatre, Witches (Roald Dahl) - October 10th, 2017

A Tale of Two Cities (A Noise Within Theatre) - October 17th, 2017

Caltech school show (folk dance, possibly) - November & December (TBA)

Barclay Theatre: Nutcracker - December 7th, 2017 

Fox Performing Arts Center/Nutcracker - December 15th, 2017

Performing Arts Resources

Theatre Resources: (Samuel French is a store that sells almost every play known to man, and provides other theatre based resources)
 (This is the Sparknotes/No Fear Shakespeare page. This page is a great resource for students who are looking to understand Shakespeare's language)
  (This is a website that lists all of Shakespeare's plays. It allows you to search for characters, scenes, and more) (Backstage is an excellent resource for the actor. Weekly backstage releases casting breakdowns, articles on acting, and other pertinent information relating to the craft) 

Stage Combat: (This website is recognized amongst fight choreographers, and stage combat artists alike. There is a detailed history of stage combat in this website) (This includes links to professional organizations, theatrical weapons rentals, and scholarly and practical  bibliographies)

Voice/Singing: (A website where singers can purchase sheet music, print it out, and pay for it all at the same time. There is a huge selection of songs)  (A Website for students to brush up on their music theory) 

Dance:  (A thorough breakdown of almost every style of dance and its origin/history)  (A brief history of Ballet)