Matthew Lipman (BM '14, MM '16, viola) performs for children at a Nord Anglia Education event.

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The Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme is a multifaceted collaboration aimed at creating an innovative performing arts education curriculum for students in grades K-12. Produced in collaboration with Nord Anglia Education (NAE), the program brings Juilliard’s philosophies of teaching dance, drama, and music to Nord Anglia classrooms around the world. The program seeks to inspire and equip students with the skills, curiosity, and awareness to engage with the performing arts throughout their lives.

“The global collaboration that now exists between Juilliard and Nord Anglia Education is thrilling for us as we continue to build on Juilliard’s commitment to K-12 education. With this groundbreaking work, we are igniting creativity in students around the world, encouraging their lifelong engagement with the performing arts, and developing a truly expansive and full educational experience.” Damian Woetzel, president of Juilliard

What is delivered through the Juilliard-Nord Anglia Education Performing Arts Programme?

An Enhanced Curriculum
Teachers use Juilliard Creative Classroom, an extraordinary online collection of educational resources that have been designed to enhance and supplement performing arts curricula. Juilliard-designed teaching materialscreative activities, historical information, rehearsal strategies, and professional development resourceslead students through explorations of core works of dance, drama, and music (encompassing a wide range of genres, styles, and cultures) and emphasize building students’ personal artistry through their own creativity.

Professional Development
NAE teachers have many opportunities for professional development, including in-person sessions with Juilliard curriculum specialists in their schools and workshops designed and led by Juilliard experts both at regional locations and at Juilliard in New York.

Summer Performing Arts With Juilliard
Summer Performing Arts With Juilliard is a unique two-week immersive experience enabling students to engage deeply in dance, drama, or music, and make powerful connections with like-minded students from across the world. Students are inspired to explore and cultivate their creative talent through unique programs designed by Juilliard and taught by Juilliard artist faculty. In collaboration with NAE schools, we offer three bespoke performing arts summer opportunities in Geneva, Florida, and Shanghai.

Visits and Inspirational Performances from Juilliard Artists and Curriculum Specialists
Juilliard curriculum specialists and artists frequently visit NAE schools around the world to bring excellence into the classroom and ignite the students’ love of the arts.

  • Juilliard Curriculum Specialists
    Juilliard curriculum specialists are experienced educators and artists who have expertise in the Juilliard Approach to Classroom Instruction, teacher collaboration, and Juilliard Creative Classroom resources. In addition to supporting NAE teachers to successfully implement the enhanced curriculum, curriculum specialists engage teachers, students, and the school community by co-leading workshops with teachers for parents and school staff, providing professional development opportunities for teachers, coaching student ensembles, and leading rehearsals and class discussions.
  • Juilliard Artist Visits
    Throughout the year, NAE schools host visits from Juilliard artists: performers, choreographers, composers, or directors who engage with NAE students and families in a variety of settings, from master classes and workshops to community-wide concerts. NAE students also have virtual access to Juilliard alumni through online discussions. These opportunities give students a unique chance to interact and work with performing artists from a variety of backgrounds and levels of expertise.

How can Juilliard Alumni get involved?

“Juilliard has a wide global network of alumni that we’re excited to bring to Nord Anglia Schools around the world. From master classes to ensemble coachings, and performancesthe sky’s the limit.” Betsie Becker, managing director of Global K-12 Programs

We are seeking alumni in music, dance, and drama who have an interest in visiting schools in the Nord Anglia network to perform, give master classes, lead workshops, and engage in a variety of other activities with students, teachers, and parents.

If you are enthusiastic about engaging with K-12 schools all over the world, we would love to get to know you and your work! Please send an email to [email protected] including a brief bio and résumé.

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