LEARN FROM THE PROFESSIONALS Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp offers the dedicated student the opportunity to engage in a rigorous training program with gifted practitioners whose credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, London’s West End, Ballet Hispanico, The Royal Danish Ballet, New York Theatre Ballet, International tours and many more. Through ensemble-work, intense collaboration, and individual guidance, the Perry-Mansfield faculty teach some of the nation’s most promising young artists to explore the classic and ever-changing worlds of theatre, musical theatre and dance.
THEATRE & MUSICAL THEATRE
Director of Theatre
Raelle Myrick-Hodges is the co-founder of Azuka Theater in Philadelphia. She was the artistic director of Brava Theater in San Francisco (2008-2012). There she produced/presented more than 30 presentations including music, dance and theater. As a narrative stage director, she has directed more than 20 productions from contemporary works to Shakespeare. Her work, An Artist Workshop, in which she co-conceived/directed, was Nominated for a Barrymore award.
Director of Dance
Linda Kent was Principal Dancer with both the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and the Paul Taylor Dance Company for twenty-one years. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School’s Dance Division where she has been a faculty member since 1984. Miss Kent has staged the works of Paul Taylor, Alvin Ailey and David Parsons on dance companies around the world including The Joffrey Ballet, Les Grandes Ballet Canadienne, La Scala Opera Ballet, London Contemporary Dance Theatre, and the Juilliard Dance Ensemble.
Equestrian Faculty Head
Naomi, a Colorado native, has been riding since the age of 5. She has 8 years experience teaching horseback riding and 15 years experience training horses. She learned classical riding and horsemanship in the United States Pony Club and 4-H. She has a strong background in Dressage and Eventing, as well as Western Riding.