Michelle flew in from New York to Geneva to conduct exclusive workshops with students aged from 9 to 18 years old, culminating in a breathtaking performance to parents and friends of the school. “My two sons have both considerably increased their musical skills since they are at Collège du Léman, seeing my son playing alongside such an international performer tonight makes me very proud.” said Mrs. Elena Sarpakis-Lemos, mother of twelve-year-old Stelios.
The event was part of an innovative collaboration between Nord Anglia Education and The Juilliard School, allowing students at Collège du Léman, Collège Champittet and La Côte International School to benefit from an enhanced embedded arts curriculum developed by specialists from Juilliard, along with continued support from, and engagement with, Juilliard alumni and affiliated artists.
It was also a taste of an upcoming two-week ‘Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard’ programme running from the 9th to 22nd July, and hosted at Collège du Léman. Open to children aged from 10 – 18 years old from around the world, the programme offers children the unique opportunity to learn music, dance and drama from artists affiliated with this world leading performing arts conservatory. Parents can find out more at naejuilliard.school/summer-arts.
‘The benefits of this collaboration go beyond the Performing Arts’, said Collège du Léman Director General. Thomas Schädler, “as recent research has demonstrated, education in music, dance and drama benefits all areas of a student’s academic and pastoral life’.
Collège du Léman is a leading international day and boarding school in Geneva, with students from around the world. Collège du Léman helps students achieve academic excellence while instilling in students integrity, social responsibility and respect for others. Collège du Léman crafts future leaders and global citizens. The school attracts world-class faculty that equip students with skills that will help them thrive in a globalised world. www.cdl.ch
Nord Anglia Education (NYSE: NORD) is the world's leading operator of premium international schools, serving students from kindergarten through the end of secondary school (K-12). We teach over 32,000 students at our 42 premium schools in China, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia and North America. We are driven by one unifying philosophy – we are ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. Our schools deliver a high quality education through a personalized approach enhanced with unique global opportunities to enable every student to succeed. Nord Anglia Education is headquartered in Hong Kong. Our website is www.nordangliaeducation.com.
The Juilliard School, founded in 1905, is a world leader in performing arts education. Juilliard’s mission is to provide the highest calibre of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers and actors from around the world so that they can achieve their fullest potential. Located at the Lincoln Center in New York City, Juilliard offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance, drama and music. More than 800 artists from 42 countries are enrolled at The Juilliard School. Beyond its New York campus, Juilliard is defining new directions in global performing arts education for a range of learners and enthusiasts through the development of new K-12 curriculum and an increasing array of digital education products through its JuilliardDigital brand. www.juilliard.edu