Juilliard funds student residencies in U.S. and Africa

Posted on: May 24, 2010

The Juilliard School will provide grants to students for summer educational arts residencies beginning this month in Tanzania, Botswana, Florida, and Michigan. The Arusha Arts Initiative (May 20-June 3) will bring a group of six Juilliard students to the Umoja Youth Empowerment Center in Arusha, Tanzania, where they will provide performing arts instruction to 40 students aged 14 to 26. Project MAP (May 27-June 20), led by Juilliard dancer LeBaron McClary, will bring seven Juilliard students to Botswana to teach dance and drama to children from the Maru-A-Pula School, the SOS Children’s Village, and Mmanko Community Children’s Orphanage. A team of ten students, led by Juilliard actor Evan Todd, will participate in a July 3-19 program that will provide singing, drama, movement, poetry, dance, and acting classes to students at the Horizon Middle School in Kissimmee, Florida. Juilliard dancer Breanna O’Mara, director of Detroit Arts Immersion (July 17-24), will lead a group of five Juilliard students in Detroit, where they will organize free public performances and arts programs for children through the Holy Cross Children’s Services and the Michigan Department of Human Services. Juilliard has funded student-led educational residencies each year since 1991.

Posted May 24, 2010