Arts Academy @ Younts Center Staff

 EXPLORE, EXPERIENCE and ENGAGE your imagination!

The Arts Academy @ Younts Center offers classes in the performing arts including:  acting, music (including voice, piano and violin), improv and more for children, teens, and adults.  

The Arts Academy @ Younts Center is located inside the Younts Center for Performing Arts at 315 N. Main Street in the Historic Fountain Inn High School Building in Downtown Fountain Inn.

In its fourth year, the programs have drawn faculty from all over the country who are passionate in their field. Here is a sampling of who you will learn from at our academy:


MACKENSIE PELICANO (Children's Theater)

Mackensie is an acomplished writer, performer and comic who studied at Converse College, Columbia College and Second City in Chicago. She has appeared in many FIRE productions at the Younts Center including playing Corie Bratter in Barefoot in the Park, Truvy in Steel Magnolias and a plethora of female roles in various FIREside Radio productions. This is her fourth year on staff.

ZAC PELICANO (Teen & Adult Theater)

Zac is a graduate of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and of the Stella Adler School of Acting. His acting credits include Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer, Paul Bratter in Barefoot in the Park and George Bailey in A Wonderful Life. He is currently the artistic director of the Younts Center and responsible for all of the theatrical productions by both FIRE and FIREside Radio. This is his fifth year on staff.