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30 Dec 2009

IB Schools – Brooklyn

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Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School

School Bio:

Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School in Canarsie, Brooklyn was founded in September 2007 in partnership with Vital Theatre Company. The school offers students the opportunity to study theatre from grades 9-12 while also pursuing their regents or Advanced Regents Diploma. Vital Teaching Artists offer  4-12 week residencies that integrate theatre arts into the core academic curriculum in order to fully engage students while simultaneously building self esteem and teaching the skills necessary for creative expression. Theatre Arts integration includes Math/Technical Theatre, Living Environment/Playwrighting, ELA and Theatre Electives support through visiting Guest Artists.
Now in its fourth year, BTAHS offers two student production opportunities per grade, plus one all school musical. Field trips to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, membership in clubs like Impact Broadway and student-run dance club, art club and glee club round out the vibrant BTAHS community.

Interesting facts about Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School’s theater program, class and/or
students who have worked in song, dance or theater:

1) The Fall Drama production was 1984 and Principal Good’s face was the face used in the Big Brother posters.

2) Senior Jared Finley was first place winner in the National August Wilson Competition on Broadway and was offered a scholarship to Point Park College.

3) Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz just granted Brooklyn Theatre Arts $750,000 to renovate their dilapidated auditorium and bring in state of the art technical equipment. Renovation should be complete by September 2011.

Current Impact Broadway students:

Akeem Adams

Jared Findlay
Shaquil Mortley

Eddine Sampson

Ledonna Peters

Melissa King

Jelani Knight

Hadiya Cambridge

Alberto Aguilar

Elijah Hardisongayle

Chernice Miller

Adama Jackson

Bria Martinez

Takeya Campbell

Rafael Sochakov

Rolanda Matthews
Perry Angoy

Sheri Dunn

Jemima Williams
Tiana Salcedo

Ashley Zaragoza

Jahsean Callendar

Yisa Durosinmi

Troy Deweever

Shanygne Gomez

Shayanne Arthur

Impact Broadway Teacher:

Kelli Buck, Living Environment Teacher

School principal:

Principal Joshua Good
Vital Theatre Arts Partner Linda Ames Key

School contact information:

6565 Flatlands Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11236
fax 718-968-1065
www.btahs.org (site pending)

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