My First Time at an Open Mic

Connie Martinez Career Advice, Creative Writing, Performing Arts, Poetry, Tips

Take the opportunity to do an open mic if you get the chance. For any aspiring young artist, finding the opportunities to showcase our talent and express ourselves can be challenging. As a poet, one way to showcase your work would be at open mics. In movies, they’re portrayed as underground bars or cafés where moody poets perform spoken words, …

Starting Your Dance Career in The City of Angels

Leslie Scott Beyond, Career Advice, College, Dance, Getting Started, Performing Arts

As scores of young dance graduates are licking the stamps on their graduation invites, the question on so many family members’ lips ring “So, what’s the next move for your dance career?” With the ‘WHAT’ hinging so fully on the ‘WHERE,’ young dance professionals have a more diverse map of options than ever before. At one time the only US …

Kadenze and Artzray Host Twitter Chat on Future of Arts Education

Johnae McDonald College, Events, High School, Performing Arts, Visual Arts

What’s the future of arts education? Recently, Kadenze  and Artzray banded together for their first-ever Twitter chat to discuss the topic using the hashtag #FutureofArtsEd. We were joined by an exceptional panel of moderators  with the intent of sparking a conversation about the future of creative education. This chat fortunately exceeded expectations, so much that the #FutureofArtsEd started trending while …

Best Music Festivals to Check Out This Summer

Samantha Jacobs Events, Music, Opportunities, Performing Arts

Your summer schedule may be booked with internships, real work, programs, camps, family reunions, etc., but don’t forget to schedule in some time for fun. And is there anything more fun than enjoying some music out in the summer sun? I don’t think so. With a wide range of genres and a wide range of locations, these summer music festivals …

Creating Teen Theatre: Young, Gifted and Black

Marshall Ayers Acting, Creative Writing, High School, Improvisation, Performing Arts, Playwriting, Production

Young, Gifted & Black (YGB) is a theater troupe that is a part of the Teens N’ Theatre programming at the Rose Theatre in Omaha, Nebraska. I’m Olivia Jones and I’m a Teaching Artist at The Rose. As an arts administrator and former performer with Walt Disney World, the arts are in my DNA. I moved 2,000 miles away from …

Meet Kadenze: The Future of Creative Learning

Marshall Ayers 3D (Gaming & Printing), Animation, College, Digital Media, High School, Music, Performing Arts, Student Resources, Visual Arts

Kadenze is a purpose-built online learning platform for the arts and creative technology. It pairs world-class instructors with a beautiful and innovative digital platform that’s built to support arts-based curriculum and deliver the best possible online experience. Two members of the Kadenze team shared their own creative journeys with Artzray and why creativity is at the heart of all their …

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Student Profile Madison Vomastek

Samantha Jacobs Artist Profiles, College, Dance, Dance, High School, Performing Arts, Performing Arts, Student Resources

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Spring Dance Performance April 28 and 29 Los Angeles is known as one of the arts capitals of the U.S., but for a long time, one of LA’s most prominent schools did not feature a dance department. That all changed in 2012 when Glorya Kaufman founded the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. The school …

Women Take the Lead at Los Angeles Dance Festival

Marshall Ayers Beyond, College, Dance, Events, Opportunities, Performing Arts, Performing Arts, Student Resources

The 2016 Los Angeles Dance Festival is April 14 – 23 LA. Two simple letters bring a light to the eye of dreamers. This is the city built by people with dreams that had the nerve, persistence and guts to make their vision a reality. Dance in LA has the same DNA of dreams. This is where the new art form …

How to Get Your First Dance Gig

Marshall Ayers Career Advice, Dance, How To, Performing Arts

You’ve spent years training, taking classes, rehearsing and performing, and you’re finally ready to start auditioning for a professional dance gig! Congratulations! Of course, you go to auditions to show off your dance skills, but there are a lot of things you can do before and after your turn to increase your chances of getting hired. We’ve seen lots of …