Maraya Performing Arts is Founded with Love and Solidarity.

Welcome to the Maraya pamilya (family in Tagalog)! Our mission is to create and foster a welcoming safe space for creative expression and to build compassionate and confident leaders.

We center diversity, equity, and inclusion in our teaching practices and trainings. We embrace and joyfully welcome individuals from all backgrounds to join in unity; together, we can enact positive change for many generations to come! 

What Is Maraya Performing Arts?

Maraya Performing Arts (Maraya) is a new, socially-engaged performing arts center in Chula Vista, California, designed around our core principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. 

We envision Maraya Performing Arts Center as a creative safe-haven, an artistic hub, and a home for dancers, actors, musicians and creators; students and teachers; and multigenerational audiences in South Bay San Diego and beyond.

Programs include multigenerational classes in dance, music, and theatre for all ages and all abilities. There is something here for everyone!


We are resilient. We are tenacious. We are bold. We are brave. 

We opened our doors during the pandemic on February 20, 2021 and we have remained resilient through the ups and downs. We have demonstrated perseverance and tenacity to our students and families because we firmly believe that the arts have the power to transform lives and communities. 

We take pride in developing confident, compassionate, caring and creative leaders through the performing arts!