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Imagine Yourself as a Warrior

by Emily Bozentka, Administrative Assistant "Capoeira is a way of life," says Salê, "and its teachings are a metaphor for you to thrive in life." Capoeira Core Teaching Artist Salê Ramos School may be out for the summer, but Performing Arts Workshop classes are going strong. Capoeirista and Workshop Core Teaching Artist Salê Ramos alone has three 6-week classes at the...

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Donor Spotlight: Nancy Wang

by Beverly Mislang, Individual Giving Manager Nancy Wang has been a part of the Workshop family since our early days. The Workshop's founder, Gloria Unti, mentored Nancy in dance, choreography, and satirical theater. Today, she sits on the Workshop’s Advisory Council. She recently opened up to us about how she met Gloria (her “west coast mama”), her storytelling...

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BEST. SHOW. EVER.

by Maya Sussman, New Sector AmeriCorps Fellow   “My child was beaming onstage. [Performing at the Showcase] has helped him overcome shyness, fears of performing, and he’s a much more confident person since.” - Chibi Chan Preschool parent There’s nothing like a screaming baby to spoil a nice dinner out, make you get off the bus a stop early, or convince you to never...

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Meet Nancy Chen!

11 Things About Nancy Chen Nancy is our summer Development and Program Intern. Here's Nancy lounging in Italy during a summer abroad trip to Europe. 1. What will you be working on at the Workshop this summer? I'll be interning and writing one to two grant proposals, doing outreach for the 50th Anniversary, and doing a presentation from the immersive partnership data. 2. Where...

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10 Things About Jenna!

    Meet Jenna Fiore, our New Sector Alliance Fellow for Summer 2014!   Role: Organizational Capacity Building Fellow Project: Jenna is working to analyze our current volunteer engagement strategy and develop a process to streamline support and more effectively use volunteers. She is also working to document the impact and reach of our programming through a...

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Integrated Learning Specialist Program elective starting June 13

Here's an exciting Integrated Learning Specialist Program elective opportunity at the Oakland Museum of California! To register, email Mariah Rankine-Landers at globalteacher05@yahoo.com. (Thank you to our friends at the Alameda County Office of Education for sharing this amazing opportunity with us!)

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Do you have what it takes to be our next Administrative Assistant?

  Job Announcement: Administrative Assistant Performing Arts Workshop (“the Workshop”), a 49-year-old nonprofit arts education organization based in San Francisco, is dedicated to helping young people develop critical thinking, creative expression, and basic learning skills through the arts. This is an exciting time to contribute to an arts education institution in San...

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We’re Hiring to fill a Core Artist-Dance position!

2014-15 Core Artist Job Description--DANCE   Performing Arts Workshop (the Workshop) was founded in 1965 and is dedicated to helping young people develop critical thinking, creative expression, and basic learning skills through the arts. Core Artists play a leadership role at the Workshop and therefore have a substantial set of job responsibilities beyond those of other...

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Volunteer at BRAVO! @ The Brava!

Are you an undercover party planner? An arts and crafts guru? An aspiring host or hostess? Put your skills to use by volunteering at BRAVO! @ The Brava, our May 12 student showcase! We're looking for: 6 Ushers (6-7pm) attend orientation with House Manager welcome guests into the theater pass out programs show preschool parents to reserved seats in front row 6...

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President’s Note: A Look Back at 2013

Dear Friends, I am thrilled to share Performing Arts Workshop’s 2013 Annual Report website with you. Growing up, I was passionate about playing piano -- I would get lost in scales, pieces, improvisation, and writing for hours on end. It gave me a sense of inner strength, discipline (probably the endless scales…), and the ability to express my (shy) self in a different way...

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