About Us

Laurel Cooling



Miss Laurel brings years of professional acting, singing, and dancing experience to Ovation Group Productions.  She graduated with Honors in Musical Theatre from the University of California at Irvine and has spent the last fifteen years teaching dance, voice, and acting to children throughout Southern California.  She has written and produced numerous musical productions in schools, summer camps and dance studios.  As a professional actress, Laurel has appeared in TV shows, commercials, and theatrical productions up and down the West Coast, and most recently was a performer and Dance Captain for Disney Cruise Line.  She is a highly praised choreographer and show producer, with credits ranging from children’s theatre to Disney.  In addition to working with co-owner Lisa on the creative aspects of the company, Laurel runs the administrative side of Ovation.  She is also the music editor and arranger for the shows and her voice can be heard on all of Ovation’s practice CDs!  Laurel is the proud mother of her own three mini musical theatre fans.

Lisa Schwartz



Miss Lisa was born in Los Angeles and attended the Buckley School in Sherman Oaks.  Later she graduated from the University of California at Irvine with Honors in Acting.  She has studied theatre and voice with some of LA’s most noted teachers. In addition to teaching, Miss Lisa is a professional actress with growing credits. Lisa began teaching twelve years ago and has since been dedicated to spreading her passion for theatre around Los Angeles and Orange Counties.  Her bright spirit and love for children fills the classroom, and her creative writing skills are an asset to Ovation Group Productions.

About Us

Ovation Performing Arts Center is dedicated to providing an educational experience to children through performing arts. We pride ourselves on giving children an outlet to create their creativity. Whether performing is a child’s lifelong passion or simply an exciting extra-curricular activity, we aim to instill children with a sense of camaraderie, responsibility, dedication, and passion, while also having fun!

Our Classes

Ovation’s dedicated team of teachers are committed to providing kids with voice, dance, and acting classes that give each child the chance to shine while also learning new skills.  We are all about having fun, gaining confidence, achieving goals, and loving who you are!