Collaboration With Professional Artists

Collaboration With Professional Artists

  • Guest artists are frequently on our Academy campus. Working with professional artists allows students to learn from adults who share the same passions and interests. No other WCPSS magnet middle brings in more professional artists to collaborate with students.

    Guest artists either perform, conduct workshops, and master classes, or work in residence for longer, more involved arts experiences.

    In 2022, the Academy celebrated a return to in-person learning after the pandemic. We hosted a special series of workshops and residency experiences which included 13 professional artists on our campus in one semester of learning.

    Past Guest Artists in Performance Have Included:

    Dancer/Choreographer Chuck Davis

    African American Dance Ensemble

    Vocal Ensemble The Beast

    Burning Coal Theatre (Returning in 2023)

    Storyteller Donna Washington

    Actor Mike Wiley (Returning in 2023)

    Transit Vocal

    Past Guest Artist Workshops Have Included:

    Living Rhythms Percussion Ensemble

    Adaptive Musicians Push Play Sing

    Clay Artist Senora Lynch (Returning in 2022)

    Musicians from the NC Symphony

    Burning Coal Theatre

    Justice Theatre Project

    NC Museum of Art

    Degrees of Brass (2022-2023)

    Past Artists in Residence Include:

    Black Box Dance Theatre

    Burning Coal Theatre

    Painter Anna Podris

    Painter Keith Norvall

    Painter Leni Newell

    Wire Artist Johnathan Daniel

    Writer/Poet Michael Beadle

    NC Theatre Conservatory