The School

Joseph W. Polisi

"Artists of the 21st century must rededicate themselves to a broader professional agenda that reaches beyond what has been expected of them in an earlier time. Specifically, the 21st century artist will have to be an effective and active advocate for the arts in communities large and small around the globe." — Joseph W. Polisi, President, The Juilliard School

Founded in 1905, The Juilliard School is a world leader in performing arts education. The school’s mission is to provide the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers, and actors from around the world so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and global citizens. Located at Lincoln Center in New York City, Juilliard offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance, drama (acting and playwriting), and music (classical, jazz, historical performance, and vocal arts). Currently more than 800 artists from 44 states and 42 countries and regions are enrolled at Juilliard, where they appear in over 700 annual performances in the school’s five theaters; at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully and David Geffen halls and at Carnegie Hall; as well as other venues around New York City, the country, and the world. Beyond its New York campus, Juilliard is defining new directions in global performing arts education for a range of learners and enthusiasts through The Tianjin Juilliard School and K-12 educational curricula.

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Juilliard News

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

'Hoodoo Love' Enchants Cultural Dialogue

Juilliard Journal

Juilliard fourth-year-repertory director Kym Moore on the "liberating journey" alumna Katori Hall's Hoodoo Love offers

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  • Monday, January 22, 2018

    A Day in the Life of a Jazz Musician

    Juilliard Journal

    Juilliard Jazz student Alexa Tarantino: As much as we hone our craft for hours each day, seeing the audience respond to the live performance is what fuels me

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  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    New Dances: A Tangible Legacy

    Juilliard Journal

    Larry Rhodes, named artistic director of Juilliard Dance in 2002, created New Dances, which let students perform more and cultivated young choreographers

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  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    An Enlightenment 'Triumph'

    Juilliard Journal

    Stephen Wadsworth and fourth-year actors bring to life a world in which love is the key to self-knowledge, balance, growth, and freedom

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