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Kelly Galloway Kindergarten students work hands-on with professional visiting artists

At the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten, we create art with professional artists. We are delighted to announce a Fine Arts Grant from the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation that will allow students to work with a professional artist weekly! We welcome guest artists in a wide variety of disciplines, including: •  Dance and creative movement •  Theatre •  Ceramics … Continued

Meet the Arts Institute Instructor: Raven Harper

Raven Harper received her BFA in Textile Design from the University of Kansas. She is currently an instructor at the Prairie Moon Waldorf School where she enjoys teaching children how to knit, crochet, sew, and felt. Due to the Waldorf School’s emphasis on using natural materials, Raven’s handwork class has focused on using wool, cotton yarn … Continued

Shakespeare Takes Social Media

Always up for a challenge, the Summer Youth Theatre cast of Romeo & Juliet turned to Twitter last week to dramatize a scene from their upcoming production. The scene in question? Act One, Scene V – the masquerade party where Romeo and Juliet fall in love. The characters with the quick thumbs? Friar John (a Franciscan … Continued

SYT season opens with five sold out shows!

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. kicked off the Summer Youth Theatre season with all shows sold out! This extraordinary production featured talented actors ages 4th through 8th grade supported behind the scenes by student tech crew and interns and guided by professional theatre staff. This coming weekend our senior SYT company will perform Romeo & Juliet … 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

Meet Milan Misko

Milan Misko was raised in Centerview, Missouri, where he began his dance training with Jo Noth’s White Oak Dance Academy and the Kansas City Ballet School. He holds a BFA from the Purchase College Conservatory of Dance. Misko has worked with Kansas City Ballet, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Merce Cunningham Dance Company RUG, Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance … Continued

Experience the School of Dance this Fall!

At the Lawrence Arts Center School of Dance, we provide an extensive program of dance classes and performance opportunities for movers of all ages! From Chinese Classical Dance to Wee Dance, there is a class for everyone! Check out our Fall course catalog by clicking the links below. Member enrollment begins July 15; general enrollment … Continued