ITA is a non-for-profit
performing and liberal arts school for the young children and their
parents that was founded by its Executive
Tatyana Komarova in 2006.
As a unique educational organization whose mission has the support of Mayor Brainard, Carmel community members and businesses, the International Talent Academy is dedicated to elevating performing arts and early childhood education to world-class standards. Some existing high-achievement teaching organizations partner with the new Academy.
To provide internationally inspired performing
and liberal arts programs to children and adults and promote
awareness of early brain development through our curriculum.
The idea of establishing this organization came from a private study, performed by Tatyana Komarova, the
founder of the International Talent Academy and the program designer. The study is a summary of classical theories, current research on the subject of brain development and early learning, and also over fifteen years of personal experience working with children and parents.
According to a variety of major studies in the field, preschool age is the most important in human brain development. During the first six years of life, the brain absorbs a tremendous amount of information: three times more than during the entire life. By the age of six, the formation of a human’s brain is almost complete in its development. The information children learn by the age of six will serve as a basis for knowledge and wisdom which will increase during the rest of their life.
We truly believe that intellectual and art programs for preschool children are very important and would be especially beneficial and helpful in preparation for formalized schooling. The Academy
holds a wide variety of programs beneficial for parents and children based on the classical studies and contemporary research on brain development. The Academy uses the most current high-level American and International programs for teaching preschoolers to read, write, speak foreign languages, learn math, logic, science and geography, and develop their talents in music, theater, arts, dance,
and liberal arts.
Currently, the ITA holds its classes at the
Monon Community Center and Carmel preschools and has over
theater & dance students ages 3-18. Our programs include:
individual piano lessons, music theory, Music for Little Mozarts, Piano Adventures, Train the Brain,
Stage Adventures, Musical Theaters, Etiquette, Ballroom dancing, Acting on
Camera, and more!
ITA has a partnership with the Gorin’s Music Academy, whose
students have been nationally recognized
as winners of local, national and international competitions. During
the last several years they have been honored to perform at Carnegie
Hall in New York City. Their achievements had been acknowledged in
Central Indiana newspapers as well as the Carmel Magazine. ITA
is proud to support young talents with the new scholarship fund.
is our goal to promote performing arts and early childhood education within our community,
provide support to young artists, and give them an
opportunity to develop their talents and reach their fullest
When planning for our children’s future, we have to look further than several years ahead.
We should think about what kind of knowledge and expertise our children will need tomorrow.
Our children are the foundation for the future; their performance is our responsibility
Join ITA at the Fever
Game and watch our ballroom dancers perform at the pre-game
Early childhood development is goal of fledgling talent academy.
The brain operates on a use-it-or-lose-it basis, and educator Tatyana Komarova wants to make sure children are using it while their brains are developing most rapidly (before age 6) so they don't lose it as they become adults.
That dedication paid off when she won a gold medal in the World Piano Competition in Cincinnati in July.
Hannah, 10, Westfield, is one of several kids from Carmel and the surrounding area who placed well at the competition and earned a chance to play in a recital at Carnegie Hall in New York.