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Meet Our Featured Artist: Fuko Ito!

In order to properly meet Fuko Ito, you must first meet the Fumblys: the plush, pastel, creatures that populate the paper landscapes of her monumental drawings, stretching accordion books, and the soft perimeters of lithographs and woodcut prints. Fuko joins the instructor team at the Lawrence Arts Center from the University of Kansas, where she … Continued


Ric Averill and Amanda Pintore receive awards in Minneapolis

Elizabeth Sullivan, Director of Performing Arts, Amanda Pintore, Associate Director of Performing Arts & Education, and Ric Averill, Artistic Director of Performing Arts Emeritus traveled to Minneapolis this month to The American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE) conference.  Amanda and Ric were recognized for multiple awards in the field of theatre for youth. Ric … Continued


Meet our new instructor: Katie Foster!

Red cloth. Milk. Needles. Bonesaw. Spoon. Toy soldier. Everything in the dark. At the bottom of the belly in the shape of a body beginning to disappear “This is the beginning of Major Diamonds Nights & Knives, or at least the version of the poem that revealed itself to me. As hidden inscriptions on the underside of … Continued


At the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten reading and writing go hand in hand

Our no pressure approach to handwriting encourages children to explore writing in a unique way.  Not a confident writer yet?  No problem—drive this car while you trace a letter.  Or use your finger to first draw letters in the sand, then later words.  Make a mistake, no problem, “shake it off” literally! At the writing center, … Continued


Auditions for A New Musical: The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q

Calling actors, singers, and dancers Grade 9 to adult to audition for The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q Help us with this exciting new musical development. Work with professional New York City artists from Rebel Playhouse as well as Artistic Director Emeritus of Performing Arts, Ric Averill.   Director & Choreographer:  Sarah Sutliff Christina Bottley:  … Continued


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