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 uplift marginalized voices through the performing arts. We center diversity, equity, and inclusion in our teaching practices and trainings. We embrace and joyfully welcome allies 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, and inclusion.

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!

Maraya also offers professional development trainings in the “business of making art.” These trainings are designed for artists, art non-profits, art board members, teaching artists, and small businesses involved in the arts.


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. 



Services We Provide Include:

  • Multigenerational training in dance, music, and theatre for youth and adults
  • Professional development workshops in arts business administration (grant writing, fund development, strategic planning, etc.)
  • Artist networking events
  • Studio space rentals for meetings and events
  • Wedding dance choreography
  • General choreography & entertainment production services for corporate general sessions or corporate meetings
  • Rental space for birthday parties with the option to include dance class or Karaoke
  • Arts non-profit consulting services