The mission of City Center Education is to ignite an appreciation of the performing arts, cultivate the creative mind and create a culture of inquiry and exploration. Committed to drawing inspiration from works on the mainstage, City Center Education strives to provide innovative, accessible arts education to schools and communities across New York City.

If you are a parent or teacher looking for at-home activities to enrich and inspire your students and family, please visit our enhanced Education Resources page for dance and musical theater study guides and video clips that support K-12 learners and promote critical thinking and engagement.

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Over 9,000 students and teachers served
Over 11,000 students and teachers served annually
Over 1,100 classes taught annually
Over 1,200 classes taught annually
Over 50 Teaching Artists and Company Members
Over 40 Teaching Artists and Company Members working in over 75 schools across New York City

Education Support

Leadership support for education programs provided by
Lynne and Richard Pasculano
Bobbie and Lew Frankfort
The Hearst Foundation, Inc.
New York State Assembly Member Helene E. Weinstein
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Additional support for education programs provided by
The Walt Disney Company
Gilder Foundation
Brian and Darlene Heidtke
Abraham Perlman Foundation
New York City Council Member Helen Rosenthal
The Ida and William Rosenthal Foundation
Samantha and Mark Sandler
Leo Shull Foundation for the Arts
Time Warner, Inc.

City Center’s Administrative Apprenticeship program is made possible by
The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Support for the education endowment provided by
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The Peter Loeb Arts Education Endowment

Education Committee

Bobbie Frankfort, Chair
Cathy Brawer    Kevin Bott    Victoria Clark    Katie Glasner    Julie Leff    Howard Paleyin memoriam
Alex Sarian    Paul Spivey    Elinor Ruth Tatum    Lisa Witten    Barbara Zalaznick

Listing as of 7.8.19