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GRoW @ The Wallis

The Wallis believes everyone deserves to learn and grow through the arts. Thanks to a generous gift from Gregory Annenberg Weingarten and Family, our campus includes 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 GRoW programs serve youth, serious young artists, and older adults online, in our classrooms, and in our theaters.

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Our School Partners Program welcomes thousands of Los Angeles area 1st through 12th grade students each year to special student matinee performances with local, national, and international artists in music, dance, and theater. Because our theaters are dark during the pandemic, we are instead offering exceptional online arts experiences for students in ten of our key partner schools. MORE INFO.
 
Programs for Young Artists: We are proud to invest in the development of young and emerging artists through in-depth programs such as Wallis Studio Ensemble and Creating Musical Theater. Our course offerings also include collaborations with organizations such as The Miracle Project, which provides theater and film programs for individuals with autism and those with and without disabilities (visible and invisible), 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.

Programs for Older Adults 55+: GRoW @ The Wallis embraces the value of creative aging. We artistic programs for those 55 and older. MORE INFO.

Voices of History is a collaboration with Holocaust Museum LA. During the summer teens meet with Holocaust survivors to learn their important personal stories. The students then work with a theater artist to craft a brief performance that shares key aspects of these important stories. Between the interviews, the creation of a theater piece, and the public performance, we know these stories will live within these young people forever. WATCH 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. MORE INFO.
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