National YoungArts Foundation’s 2016 YoungArts Winners from the tri-state area will take part in a weeklong intensive at Baryshnikov Arts Center, participating in workshops and master classes with experts in the field. A selection of these talented young dancers, singers, actors, and musicians will present their work through two multidisciplinary performances at BAC, including a program co-curated by artistic director Mikhail Baryshnikov and artistic administrator Pedja Muzijevic.
Apr 14 / Thu at 8PM
Music, Voice + Dance Performance curated by Mikhail Baryshnikov and Pedja Muzijevic
Jerome Robbins Theater
Apr 16 / Sat at 8PM
Music, Voice + Dance Performance directed by Christian Hebel
Jerome Robbins Theater
The National YoungArts Foundation
The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison to identify and nurture the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts, and assist them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development. Through a wide range of annual programs, regular performances, and partnerships with some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions, YoungArts aspires to create a strong community of alumni and a platform for a lifetime of encouragement, opportunity and support.
YoungArts’ signature program is an application-based award for emerging artists ages 15 – 18 or in grades 10 – 12 from across the United States. Selected from a pool of more than an average 11,000 applications (in 2015, the organization received a record-breaking number of more than 12,000 applications), YoungArts Winners receive valuable support, including financial awards of up to $10,000, professional development and educational experiences working with renowned mentors—such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Plácido Domingo, Carrie Mae Weems, Frank Gehry, Jeff Koons, Renée Fleming, Wynton Marsalis, Rebecca Walker and Bruce Weber—and performance and exhibition opportunities at some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), The Museum of Modern Art (New York) and New World Center (Miami). Additionally, YoungArts Winners are eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students who exemplify academic and artistic excellence.
Upcoming Performances + Bio Photos by Karsten Staiger / Slide photos by Stephanie Berger