Dancers Get Exclusive Performance

Dancers Pose with Sec CardonaThe Academy’s dance department was honored to meet both Governor Ned Lamont and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona at a special performance including excerpts from The Nutcracker performed by members of the New York City Ballet. Many thanks to Travelers for inviting us to this wonderful event.

Performance Piece Features Academy Dancers

Dancers from The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Half-Day Program joined renowned choreographer Jennifer Weber in a film project produced by The Bushnell. Written as a “love letter to the Bushnell,” the piece titled While You Were Gone celebrates a welcome back to live performance after 19 months of theaters being shuttered due to the pandemic. The piece premiered on the Bushnell’s YouTube page on September 20, 2021.

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Theater Grad Wins Emmy

Academy alum Sarah Pilla has received an Emmy in the category of “Outstanding Environment News Story.” The story titled “Oceana Trash” reports on the dangers of plastic and its effects on the ocean’s eco system.

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Expression Through Murals

Academy alum Corey Pane has been drawing from a young age. He finds it as a great way to express himself. For the past six years this passion has taken him to painting murals.

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Artists Discuss Equity

Racial Equity StoryArtists Discuss Equity 'During the week of January 11th, young artists took part in activities and discussions on the topic of racial equity. Throughout the week, artists instructors have taken time out of lessons to bring in guest speakers, hold open discussions, and take part in activities. "Students are going to be able to use their visual artistic voice to create works that have meaning and have a message," says Visual Arts Chair Natasha Miles. "We want our students to be able to present evidence of what they learned."

The week is all part of a larger districtwide effort from The Capitol Region Education Council (CREC). Topics range from Black Lives Matter, Voter Suppression, and other types of systemic racism.

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