Mr. Thomas added: “This exclusive performing arts partnership with the world famous Juilliard School of New York City will help us to achieve our strategic vision of providing the number one performing arts program of any international school across China. It is a very exciting prospect. I am sure our new Director of Music, Mr. Jonathan Haslett, will see this as a perfect way to inspire his fledging orchestra to even greater heights.”
Built around a varied core of key works of music, dance and drama, the learning model for the curriculum will meld aesthetic education with hands-on activities. A component essential to the success of the curriculum will be a robust training program for Nord Anglia Education teachers, and the development of a collaborative teaching community linking teaching artists from Juilliard’s network and teachers at Nord Anglia Education schools worldwide. Nord Anglia Education students, faculty and parents will also enjoy school-based engagement with Juilliard artists in the geographical vicinity or on tour. Future programs will be available not only to students enrolled at Nord Anglia Education’s schools, but also to young people from the communities in which the schools are located.
“I am very pleased to build on our commitment to K-12 education through our collaboration with Nord Anglia Education”, said Joseph W. Polisi, President of The Juilliard School. “Through our pre-college division and K-12 programs in New York City public schools, Juilliard has provided young people with educational opportunities for nearly 100 years. The Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme will allow us to amplify these efforts to reach a new global generation of young artists and audience members, as well as establish productive relationships between Nord Anglia Education’s international schools and Juilliard’s worldwide community of performers and teachers.”
“We are delighted to enrich our students’ learning opportunities in dance, drama and music through the Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme”, said Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO, Nord Anglia Education. “We believe in nurturing our students’ ambitions through a broad education, which supports their intellectual, social and cultural development. Performing arts are integral to our approach due to their proven benefits to students’ learning, educational achievement and the development of key transversal skills valued by employers, such as creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills.”
About Nord Anglia Education, Inc.
Nord Anglia Education (NYSE: NORD)is the world's leading international operator of premium schools, serving students from kindergarten through the end of secondary school (K-12). We teach over 20,000 students at our 31 premium schools in China, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and North America. Nord Anglia Education is headquartered in Hong Kong SAR, China. Our website is www.nordangliaeducation.com
About The Juilliard School
The Juilliard School, founded in 1905, is a world leader in performing arts education. Located at Lincoln Center in New York City, Juilliard offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance, drama, and music (classical, jazz, historical performance, and vocal arts). Currently more than 800 artists from 44 states and 42 foreign countries are enrolled at The Juilliard School.
For further information, please contact:
- The British School of Guangzhou:
Mr. Jonathan Haslett
Director of Music
Tel: +86 208709 4788 Ext: 2016
- The Juilliard School:
Tel: +1 (212) 721-0965