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Reefer Madness, the Musical Auditions!

Calling Actors, Singers, and Dancers to audition for Reefer Madness, the Musical   AUDITIONS  Saturday, August 25 2-4pm Open Auditions 4:30-5:30pm All Dance Auditions CALLBACKS  Sunday, August 26 2-5pm . Those auditioning should come prepared with: a monologue (30-60 seconds) 16 bars of a Broadway song with sheet music Come dressed in appropriate dance attire … Continued


Announcing the 2018-19 Lawrence Ballet Theatre Company Members & Apprentices

We are proud to announce the Lawrence Ballet Theatre Company Members & Apprentices for the 2018-19 season. Congratulations! Company Members Luna Branum, Annika Chun, Eila Deavours, Erin Doyle, Samantha Dunham, Cassidy Dunn, Emerson Easley, Giosué Ferrara, Gracia Greenhoot, Sophia Hamilton, Emma Krause, Matilda Learned, Elizabeth Lollar, Zora Lotton-Barker, Allison McNellis, Azucena Melchor, Henry Morland, Callia … Continued


Welcome Our Newest Faculty to the School of Dance!

The School of Dance is proud to introduce several new, talented instructors to our 2018-19 faculty lineup!   Amanda Pintore | Contemporary Originally from Omaha, NE, Amanda Pintore is a Teaching Artist and Director focusing on movement and dance education, arts integration, and making theatre and dance performances with and for 2-5 year olds. She … Continued


Aug. 18: Fall Parent Meeting, Biannual Attire Swap!

Fall Parent Meeting 10-10:45am, Black Box – We invite all new and returning families to our Fall Parent meeting on August 18. School of Dance staff Hanan Misko and Olivia Hernández will lead a short, 20-minute presentation overviewing our program’s opportunities and expectations, with time for questions and a tour of our studios to follow. … Continued


Kelly Galloway Kindergarten students take field trips to experience real places

We travel to places such as: Pendleton’s Country Market—to experience the farm, pumpkin patch, and butterfly exhibit. Festival of Trees—to view all the decorated trees, especially the one we donated for the Children’s Shelter. Watkins Community Museum—in celebration of Kansas’ birthday. Bowersock Power Plant—to learn more about solar energy. Lied Center—to participate with the ODC … Continued


Art Detectives Solved the Case

Each year, the Art Detectives remain vigilant to prevent heists and art theft at the Lawrence Arts Center. They have foiled a forger and uncovered a secret historical treasure, but this year they faced their greatest challenge yet: solving a heist as it unfolded. When a cryptic message came in from their mole planted in … Continued


Meet the Faculty: Michael Dolman

Michael (Mike) Dolman, pianist, is a native of Kansas City, Kansas. Mike holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Northern Colorado where he studied with composer/pianist Dale Dykins. Mike is also a student of Jack Winerock, Professor of Music (piano) at KU. Currently, Mike is a pianist for Lines … Continued


Meet the Faculty: Kameron Saunders

Kameron N. Saunders was born in St. Louis, MO. He is a graduate of the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City with his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. He graduated from Metro Academic & Classical High School while doing his dance training at COCA (Center of Creative Arts). There he … Continued


Meet the Faculty: Jamie MacPherson

Jamie Macpherson is a Minnesota-based theatre maker and teaching artist now living in Chicago. She is delighted to return to the Lawrence Arts Center this summer, both to teach this workshop and to serve as Fight Director for the Summer Youth Theatre’s production of “Romeo and Juliet.” Past credits include directing “A Village Fable” (Arizona … Continued


Meet the Faculty: Nana Tsuda

Nana Tsuda was born and raised in Japan and moved to New York. She has danced with TAKE Dance (2004-12), Robert Wood Dance, Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theater, Multimedia Theatrical Production “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle,” a novel by Haruki Murakami, Dis/Oriented: Antonioni in China by Yin Mei, Adams Company Dance, Christopher Williams, Mina Nishimura, and others. She was one of … Continued