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Thanks to a generous gift from Gregory Annenberg Weingarten and Family, our campus included a wing dedicated to sharing the arts with learners of all ages.
Arts learning is integral to all that we do at The Wallis: connecting audiences with the very best in the performing arts; using the power of the arts to build community and address pressing social issues; and responding to critical needs in the greater community through arts leadership, collaboration and partnership.
Our School Partners Program serves thousands of Los Angeles area 1st through 12th grade students each year through student matinee performances and corresponding workshops for teachers. Schools may also apply for additional opportunities including sessions with visiting teaching artists, arts career days and opportunities for students and parents to attend shows together.
Courses for Young Artists: We are proud to invest in the development of young artists through in-depth courses such as The Art of Choreography, The Art of the Small Ensemble: Classical Music & Jazz and Creating Musical Theater. Our course offerings also include collaborations with organizations such as The Miracle Project, which provides theater programs for young people with autism and their typical peers, and Broadway Dreams, a summer intensive program with professional Broadway performers for anyone who has the dream and drive to appear on The Great White Way.
The Wallis Student Arts Reporters Program offers select students the opportunity to attend performances and learn the craft of arts criticism. To read reviews by our student reporters, please click here.
Master Classes with visiting artists provide exceptional opportunities for young artists to learn from some of the great artists of our time such as Suzanne Farrell, Judith Jamison, Patti LuPone, Arturo Sandoval and other extraordinary artists.
The Wallis nurtures the artist in all of us with Community Classes. These include Dancing Through Parkinson’s with Invertigo Dance Theatre and Dance Sundays – free outdoor dance classes led by Debbie Allen.
Through our Community Partners program, The Wallis invites other nonprofit agencies and the people they serve to become part of our Wallis Family, allocating free tickets to shows throughout the year and convening partners to explore new opportunities for collaboration.
Read an interview with Wallis Director of Education Mark Slavkin.
The Wallis is proud to be a recipient of a grant from the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts for the third year in a row. Funding will support a classical music student matinee that will bring up to 500 Los Angels-area school students to see one of the world-class chamber ensembles during our 2019/20 Season. Help The Wallis receive even more funding by visiting the Pasadena House of Design through May 2019 by printing the flyer at this link. For each flyer redeemed, we will receive an additional five dollar donation to support GRoW @ The Wallis.
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