11-year-old Candice, "Candy" always dreamt of attending The Reginald Dwight Academy, now that she's old enough to attend with her parents and siblings. She will learn what it takes to be a star. Based on Josh Wakely's Motown Magic and Beat Bugs, this will incorporate Elton John Songs.


Candice, "Candy" Cherry- The main character at 11. She can dance really well, along with playing piano.

Veronica, "Ronnie" Cherry- Candy's elder sister at 14. She is talented at painting and poetry and has a good fashion sense.

Bennie Cherry- Candy's eldest sibling at 16, leader of Bennie and The Jets. He is a master at playing the guitar.

Alice Levy- Candy's rival. She has the same skills as Candy, but Candy's was 10 times better. This makes Alice extremely jealous of Candy.

Regina and Davina Cherry- Candy, Ronnie, and Bennie's adoptive lesbian moms. Co-Headmistresses of the Reginald Dwight Academy. (Based on Elton John's real name Reginald Dwight and his real life husband, David Furnish)

Daniel Kinji- Candy's newfound guy best friend. He has a high skill in the violin and jazz dance.(Named after the Elton John song Daniel)

Kiki Gauer- Candy's newfound girl best friend. She has a high skill in art.(Named after Kiki Dee)

Nikita Wald- Ronnie's best friend from Germany.(Named after song Nikita)

Jeannie Nordland- A Norwegian American dance teacher, who was once an alumni at RDA.(Names after song Little Jeannie)

Samantha Gauer- Candy's Art teacher and Kiki's mother.(Named after song Lady Samantha)

Bernie Otto- Cherry's music teacher at RDA.(Named after Elton John's writing partner, Bernie Taupin)

Oscar W Lott- A selfish Australian landlord who wants to shutdown RDA without a thought for the children.(Named after song Oscar Wilde Gets Out)

Susie D'Orazio- An RDA alumni who once attended RDA, but left West Virginia for her homeland in Italy for private reasons.

Harper McCray- An exchange student from England, Ronnie's pen pal and crush.

Dana, Dawson, and Dakota- The other members of The Jets. Dana is on bass, Dawson is on drums, and Dakota is on keyboard.

Reginald Dwight Academy

A performing arts school for grades 6-12 in West Virginia. Named after the famous Elton John. Originally called the Charles Cherry Academy after Charles Cherry I, his grandson Charles Cherry III was having financial troubles with his school and needed a fundraiser to save the school. New Australian real estate agent, Braxton Lott was about to tear it down, that's when Elton's John tour bus broke down and agreed to help Charles out with the fundraiser. It was so popular, it raised 3 million dollars. To repay him for saving the school, they named the school after him.






Modern Dance

Hip Hop

Latin Dance

Jazz Dance

Tap Dance

Costume Design

Voice Music

Visual Arts

Graphic Design

Audio Visual



Clown Arts


Music History

Art History

Cast for Tiny Dancer

Candy- Francesca Capaldi

Ronnie, Nikita- Grey Griffin

Bennie- Nick Jonas

Alice- Madison Pettis

Regina and Davina Cherry- Jane Lynch and Wanda Sykes

Daniel- Phillip Zhao

Kiki- Leela Ladnier

Miss. Nordland-Brie Larson

Mrs. Gauer- Meneka Das

Mr. Otto- Donald Glover

Bryson Otis- Lance Bass

Oscar W Lott- Chris Hemsworth

Susie D'Orazio- Deedee Magno-Hall

Harper McCray- Taron Egerton

Dawson, Young Bernie- Keiynan Lonsdale

Dana and Dakota- Tara Strong

Uncle Charlie - Zachary Quinto

Uncle Lionel- Jim Parsons

Grandpa Charles- Nathan Lane

Yvette- Chaka Khan

Young Regina- Alyson Stoner

Young Davina- Raven Symone

Granpda Jiro- Sab Shimono

Superintendent Figueroa - Wilson Cruz

Reese- Ian McKellen

Mrs. Dyer- Ellen Degeneres

Mrs. D'Orazio- Susan Lucci

Mr. D'Orazio- Bruno Tonioli

Young Charlie- Kevin Jonas

Pip- Damien Holland(Chaka Khan's real life son)

Uncle Adonis- Kevin Michael Richardson

Chloe- Charlie Townsend(The voice of Rozzi in the Muppet Babies reboot)

Additional- Tom Kenny, Tara Strong, Grey Griffin Frank Welker, Lauren Tom, Stephanie Sheh, Jeff Bennett, Phil LaMarr, Jennifer Hale, Alyosn Stoner, Doug Lawerence, Cree Summer.