Performer, teaching artist, and founder of EEPA
Owner and instructor Jamie Fair is a native of the greater Pittsburgh area. From a young age, she believed in the vitality of the city of Pittsburgh and its arts community, and chose to attend Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned a B.F.A. in vocal performance.
Upon graduation, Ms. Fair began her career as an actor and singer in the tri-state area, working in a variety of genres. She is known to local audiences from appearances with Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theater, Stage Right!, The Jewish Theater of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Opera, and Opera Theater of Pittsburgh. In addition to her theatrical credits, Jamie has also performed in concerts with The Mendelssohn Choir and Pittsburgh Symphony, and has several short films and commercials to her credit. In addition to performing, Ms. Fair is also an active church musician, and is a frequent guest artist in many congregations in the area.
A believer that one should “practice what they preach,” Jamie continues to study: with acclaimed artists in the Pittsburgh area, in Chicago at The Second City, and in 2017 attained Level I (of III) certification in Somatic Voicework. Ms. Fair encourages her students to audition for local theater and film projects, and as such, her students have been seen not only on school and community theater stages, but have gained acceptance to Pittsburgh CAPA (85% of those prepared for their audition by Jamie have been accepted,) earned recognition in Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Shakespeare Monologue Contest, and appeared in small roles for Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theater. Several EEPA alumni have gone onto study both musical theater and vocal performance at the college level.