Collaboration With Professional Artists

Collaboration With Professional Artists


    At East Millbrook, we are fortunate to have esteemed guest artists who act as mentors to our students. These professionals share their passion for the arts and inspire our students through captivating performances, master classes, and residencies. In the past eight years, over twenty-five guest artists have enriched our students' artistic growth.


    Nurturing Empathy and Academic Achievement

    Studies show that students who engage in arts education during their school years demonstrate increased empathy and academic achievement. We witness the positive impact of arts education on our students' personal growth and academic success. We firmly believe that a well-rounded education encompasses artistic expression and its profound influence on personal growth and academic success.

    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.

    2023-2024 Guest Artists Will Include

    Brien Engel - Glass Harp in Performance

    Shana Tucker - Cellist in Residence

    Mike Wiley - In Performance

    Stay tuned for more artists... Including two professional dance companies, one visual artist, one adaptive music group and more. New artists will be announced prior to December 1, 2023.

    Past Guest Artists in Performance Have Included:

    Dancer/Choreographer Chuck Davis

    African American Dance Ensemble

    Vocal Ensemble The Beast

    Burning Coal Theatre 

    Storyteller Donna Washington

    Actor Mike Wiley (Returning in 23/24)

    Transit Vocal

    Greg Gelb La Fiesta Latin Jazz Quartet

    Past Guest Artist Workshops Have Included:

    Living Rhythms Percussion Ensemble

    Adaptive Musicians Push Play Sing

    Clay Artist Senora Lynch 

    Musicians from the NC Symphony

    Burning Coal Theatre

    Justice Theatre Project

    NC Museum of Art

    Degrees of Brass

    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

    Degrees of Brass