Mission Statement

To provide our students with an innovative performing arts practice that will foster bravery, strengthen self-confidence and bloom them to their highest potential.

Company Values

Bravery, Growth and Confidence


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Client Reviews


My son Noah has been taking iImagine classes with Ashley and her remarkable team at Bloom Performing Arts since April of last year.  Initially, we didn’t know what to expect and how well our then five-year-old would react to more screen time after a full day of remote learning.  To say that the classes exceeded our expectations would be an understatement — they were unlike any other zoom class Noah had tried.  Noah was an active and enthusiastic participant in the creative storytelling, idea sharing and interactive games that left him smiling and giggling throughout.  Ashley and her team have a knack for connecting with their students and helping them tap into their creative side, all while helping them to build self-confidence and develop as individuals.  We have been so pleased with Bloom Performing Arts and would recommend them to anyone without hesitation.”  

Brian Tong
Parent to 6-year-old
New York, NY

My son was planning on taking in-person performing arts classes before COVID hit.  We were so excited to take the Storytelling class, then so disappointed when in-person enrichment classes were canceled at school.  After all plays and performances were canceled for the year, we then were on a roller coaster of emotions back upward when we learned that Ashley would still be hosting drop-in classes from week to week for my son’s age group.  However, we had been going through a difficult “Zoom Fatigue” period and I was trying to temper my enthusiasm on how it would all work out.  Well, classes with Ashley over exceeded my expectations!  Each week, I couldn’t get over her amazing enthusiasm, positive attitude, and creativity during each class, either when it was in a group or solo format.  She gives my son something to look forward to each week.  It’s the only class he did not get “Zoom Fatigue” from.  Besides this, Ashley’s improv play exercises were perfect to engage my son – he often would practice the exercises on his own during the rest of the week and always had a story to tell after class about the stories they created!  He learned how to impersonate, channel energy to characters, and improvise, all from class with Ashley.  Another gem that came out of classes was conducting mock debate sessions over various opinions – my son loved this and it’s a treat to have him practice this skill in a fun class.  My son became so inspired by the classes that he wound up creating three movie trailers that he edited and acted in.  He has continued his enthusiasm for this and creates these files with the hope to show Ashely for her feedback and critique! In short, Ashley, we can’t thank you enough for all of the following:  1) teaching our son fundamental improv/acting exercises and techniques 2) consistently showing up and giving my son hope and something to look forward to during COVID, and 3) being a great mentor!  Thank you, and we look forward to continuing classes!

Dory Kurowski
Parent to 10-year-old
Hoboken, NJ

“Ashley’s classes are simply magnificent! Virtual anything has been an adjustment for everyone, but classes with Bloom Performing Arts warmed up our whole house. I was able to see my daughter smiling, laughing, and fully engaged.  Ashley’s classes were so well planned and managed that my daughter felt like she was physically in class. As an educator with almost 2 decades of experience,  I am extremely critical of some of the online experiences offered and the promises they make, but with Bloom Performing Arts there is no need to worry. My daughter learned real debate skills and developed her speaking and listening skills that are an essential foundation to reading and writing. I have seen such great improvements thanks to Bloom Performing Arts!  There is not a moment wasted regarding engagement and learning. I can not recommend them enough!”

Dr. Cristina Melendez
Parent to 8-year-old
New York, NY

Speech and Debate with Bloom Performing Arts is one of the most popular programs we offer. Ashley Bloom has an amazing ability to connect with our middle and lower school children. Ashley is always on time to prepare the classroom for her students. She instructs with passion, energy, and clearly takes joy in seeing their skill development. The children gain self-confidence as they learn to express themselves, research, and flex their analytical muscles. We enjoy having Bloom Performing Arts work with our students.

Keeniun Brumskill
After-School Programmer
Ethical Culture Fieldston
The Bronx, NY

“Ashley and her team at Bloom Performing Arts are responsive, creative, and reliable. They generated great enthusiasm for performance in our students, tailored a script to suit our needs, and provided regular communications regarding rehearsals and progress. While we did not get to hold our performances due to the school closures, my observations of rehearsals led me to believe that it would have been a wonderful show!”

Amanda Dillon
Upper School Division Head
All Saints Episcopal Day School
Hoboken, NJ

We hired Ashley Bloom as a lead teacher for our 14th Street Y Mini Camp program this past summer.  She connected and engaged with the toddlers, parents, and caregivers in her classes.  Ashley is creative, enthusiastic, animated, and very organized.  She is a team player and a pleasure to work with.  Ashley will continue to teach classes for us this fall.  We are so fortunate to have her on our Early Childhood team!

Dana Federbush
Director of Family Programs
14th Street Y
New York, NY