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It’s the end of the year as we know it

by June 29, 2016 » Add the first comment.

The school year has ended and summer has begun which is a good reminder that it’s time to share the results of your generosity. This year, your compassionate commitment to arts education made it possible for us to serve more students, create new programs, and, in the artistic tradition, take risks. Thank you! Core Programs […]

Congresswoman Visits Arts for Learning

by May 25, 2016 » Add the first comment.

On Monday, May 2, 2016 Congresswoman Susan Bonamici toured Cedar Mill Elementary with Principal Brian Horne and Cary Clarke, Executive Director Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington. Bonamici observed part of an Arts for Learning teaching artist residency to see the impact arts-integrated curriculum is having on students. Arts for Learning (A4L) is a Young Audiences […]

They’re All Rock Stars

by April 10, 2016 » Add the first comment.

School music classes are special.  It’s hard to imagine a more potent formula for shaping identity or building community than the hours our students spend playing the fight song in the stands or rehearsing for the upcoming concert.  By the time a student walks in the front door for the first rehearsal, however, so many […]

Record Breaking YA 57

by February 24, 2016 » Add the first comment.
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Young Audiences Annual Gala YA 57 was held on Saturday, February 20th at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and featured catering by ChefStable, craft cocktails from Hamlet and music by Patrick Lamb. Generous guests, donors and sponsors raised over $116,000 to support arts in education for students in Oregon and SW Washington. Check out […]

Featured Artist: Chetter Galloway

by September 16, 2015 » Add the first comment.

We’re so excited to welcome Chetter Galloway, a wonderful, expressive storyteller, to our roster! Chetter hails from Suffolk, VA and is no stranger to the Young Audiences family after working with a Young Audiences in Georgia. Learn more about him below and contact our School Liaison, Josephine, to schedule his performance at your school. What is […]

Featured Artist: Nomadic Theatre Co

by August 19, 2015 » Add the first comment.

We recently caught up with Michael O’Neill of Nomadic Theatre Co, a veteran Young Audiences ensemble of 11 years! Together with Sarah Liane Foster and Heather Pearl, Nomadic Theatre Co offers a residency in physical theater, movement and circus skills as well as three fast-paced, fun and educational performances. Looking for a performance for Women’s History month […]

Featured Artist: Subashini Ganesan

by June 9, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Teacher, dancer, maker-of-happenings and opportunities: Subashini Ganesan has the rare ability to juggle 100 projects without ever forgetting to smile, say hello, and ask how you are doing. As a teaching artist, Suba has worked with Young Audiences since 2010, presenting residencies on her own and performances through her company Natya Leela Academy. If you […]

Featured Artist: Lin Lucas

by May 21, 2015 » Add the first comment.

While Lin Lucas is new to Young Audiences’ roster, he is no stranger to art making and has been a teaching artist since 1996. You might also recognize him from his work as an Arts Integration Coach for The Right Brain Initiative! After year of “admiring Portland from afar,” Lin made the move south from […]

Featured Artist: Page2Stage Express

by December 10, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Page2Stage Express has been teaching with Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington since 2012 and is 100% committed to adapting stories from books—moving words from the page, to words and actions on the stage! We caught up with Kenneth Gordon to learn more about P2S Express. What is your art practice outside of teaching? […]

Featured Artist: Rachel Närhi

by February 27, 2013 » Add the first comment.
Dancer and Teaching Artist Rachel Närhi.

Dancer, choreographer, Teaching Artist, and fire performer Rachel Närhi may be new to Oregon, but she is no stranger to bringing the joy and discovery of movement to students. Over the last 15 years, Rachel has taught at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Western Washington University, Allied Arts of Whatcom County, Gage Academy, and Arts […]

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