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Teen Opportunities

TALL CouncilBAX Classes & WorkshopsBAX Theater CompanyBAXco Youth Dance CompanyFestivals & Performances
BAX TALL Council
Classes
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Youth Dance Company
Festivals
& Performance Opportunities

BAX’s overarching mission is to support artists-in-progress. Our Teen Programs encompass five core values — skill-building, creative choice, collaboration, performance, and community — and include educational classes and workshops, professional development, and performance event opportunities.

BAX Teen Artists Learners and Leaders (TALL) Council

The TALL Council is a free and youth-led leadership community of engaged, ambitious and motivated teen artists eager to deepen their engagement with the performing arts. Throughout the year, the Council produces teaching and learning workshops as well as open studio and performance shares with peers and professional guest artists. The Council also attends pre-professional and professional performance events at BAX and throughout NYC. Membership to the TALL Council is open to BAX and non-BAX high school-aged students. The Chair of the TALL Council is Nasrene Haj, BAX Alumni and Director/Founder of The Creators Collective. READ MORE.

Classes & Workshops

BAX offers classes in dance, theater, and tumbling with an emphasis on cultivating creative expression. Our most advanced educational programming for teens includes several year-long Performance Workshops and Youth Companies:

Other educational opportunities include:

  • Modern Technique classes taught by Guest Artists (requires previous experience)
  • Annual BAXco Guest Artist Master Class (open class, drop in)

Curious teens are encouraged to contact Education Manager Casey Hayes-Deats (casey@bax.org) for more information/guidance about class registration.

Professional Development & Employment

BAX’s Education Department offers several internships throughout the calendar year: two administrative positions (school year/summer) and one community outreach position (winter). BAX also hires High School and College students for its School Breaks Arts Programs (President’s Week, Spring Break and Summer). Internship and job positions are listed  on the BAX employment opportunity page, HERE.

Festivals & Performance Opportunities

Our free youth festivals provide an opportunity for teen artists from all backgrounds to find a common bond through the performing arts. BAX’s annual YouthWorks Festival (ages 8-18) and Teen Arts Conference (ages 13-18) are structured to treat teen artists with the respect given to professionals. They include opportunities to develop one’s own work, be mentored by, and learn from, professional choreographers, playwrights, directors, lighting designers and production staff, and perform in the BAX Theater.

To learn more about BAX Teen Program Opportunities, please email Ashley R. Thaxton-Stevenson, Education Manager, at ashley@bax.org and explore this website. 

To learn more about the BAX TALL Council, please email tallcoordinator@bax.org

 

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  • BAX/BROOKLYN ARTS EXCHANGE RECEIVES GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE FOLLOWING DONORS:
    PUBLIC FUNDS
    National Endowment for the Arts
    New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
    NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council
    Council Member Brad Lander
    PRIVATE FUNDS
    Jody and John Arnhold
    Astoria Bank
    Bank United
    The Bay and Paul Foundations
    Con Edison
    The Copper Beech Foundation
    Corcoran Cares
    The Robert & Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
    Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
    Eileen Fisher Inc.
    Fund for the City of New York
    The Harkness Foundation for Dance
    Houlihan Lokey
    The Jerome Foundation
    The Jerome Robbins Foundation
    The Scott Klein Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    M&T Charitable Foundation
    Mertz-Gilmore Foundation
    Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    The Pritchard Family Foundation
    The Scherman Foundation
    Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust
    Sterling National Bank
    The Beth M. Uffner Arts Fund
    … and our generous individual donors.