Juilliard develops a new Innovative Arts Curriculum for Nord Anglia Education in Shanghai
When: 15th April 2015
Where: The Langham Hotel Shanghai
What: The Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme Press Conference
The British International School Shanghai, Pudong and Puxi campuses are excited to announce they will be the launch schools for The Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme. Programme to launch in September 2015 at 10 Inaugural Schools
in North America, Europe, China, and Southeast Asia
This bespoke programme will bring together more than 100 years of performing arts education expertise from the world-renowned performing arts conservatory, The Juilliard School in New York, with Nord Anglia Education’s commitment to providing a premium education for students in its 31 schools around the world.
Welcoming the announcement, Principal of The British International School Shanghai, Pudong Mrs Lesley-Ann Wallace said, “We are very excited for our students to have the opportunity to develop a passion for the arts by working with such a prestigious organisation as The Juilliard School. The power of the performing arts to develop confidence and self-esteem is hugely beneficial to students, whether they are artists of the future or embark on other careers.”
Developed by Juilliard in collaboration with Nord Anglia Education, the programme seeks to inspire and equip Nord Anglia Education students with the skills, curiosity, and cultural literacy to engage with the performing arts throughout their lives. The Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme will begin in September 2015 at 10 Nord Anglia Education schools around the world including, in China, The British International School Shanghai, Pudong and Puxi campuses. It is expected to expand to educate more than 23,000 students aged 18 months - 18 years at the organization’s 35 international schools by September 2017.
Principal at BISS Puxi, Mr Kevin Foyle, said, “The exclusive performing arts partnership with the world-famous Juilliard School of New York City is a fantastic development which will provide truly world-class performing arts opportunities for students at The British International School Shanghai, Puxi campus. It is a very exciting prospect.”
Built around a varied core of key works of music, dance, and drama, the learning model for the curriculum will meld aesthetic education with hands-on activities in dance, drama, and music for all students. A component essential to the success of the curriculum will be a robust training programme for Nord Anglia Education teachers and the development of a collaborative teaching community linking teaching artists from Juilliard’s network and teachers at Nord Anglia Education schools worldwide. Nord Anglia Education students, faculty, and parents will also enjoy school-based engagement with Juilliard artists in the geographical vicinity or on tour. Future programmes will be available not only to students enrolled at Nord Anglia Education’s schools, but also to young people from the communities in which the schools are located.
“I am very pleased to build on our commitment to K-12 education through our collaboration with Nord Anglia Education,” said Joseph W. Polisi, President of The Juilliard School. “Through our pre-college division and K-12 programmes in New York City public schools, Juilliard has provided young people with educational opportunities for nearly 100 years. The Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme will allow us to amplify these efforts to reach a new global generation of young artists and audience members, as well as establish productive relationships between Nord Anglia Education’s international schools and Juilliard’s worldwide community of performers and teachers.”
“We are delighted to enrich our students’ learning opportunities in dance, drama and music through the Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme,” said Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO, Nord Anglia Education. “We believe in nurturing our students’ ambitions through a broad education which supports their intellectual, social and cultural development. Performing arts are integral to our approach due to their proven benefits to students’ learning, educational achievement and the development of key transversal skills valued by employers, such as creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills.”