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Performing Arts Festival

Nord Anglia Education Performing Arts Festival

Dance, Drama, and Music


Your child will ignite their passion for creativity and performance at the second annual Nord Anglia Education Performing Arts Festival in collaboration with The Juilliard School. Hosted at North Broward Preparatory School (“NBPS”) near Miami, Florida, this is an exciting event where your child will have the opportunity to experience the best of south Florida’s unique artistic culture while discovering new artistic possibilities.  The Nord Anglia Performing Arts Festival is a dynamic program running February 5 - 10, 2020, that unites students ages 11-18 from Nord Anglia Education’s schools across the Americas. Students will build relationships and expand their artistry through engaging workshops, rehearsals, collaborative projects, and performances. Your child will learn from renowned educators and artists affiliated with The Juilliard School. The trip will culminate in a performance at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.

Program Highlights

Discovery and Young Artist* pathways

  • Workshops with Juilliard affiliated artists
  • Technique and performance masterclasses
  • Day trip to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure
  • Dinner cruise on beautiful South Florida waterways
  • Music, dance and theatre professional performances
  • Performances by Juilliard alumni
  • Dance, drama, and music collaborative projects
  • Social events with students from across the Americas
  • Festival performance at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
    * Young Artist pathway placement by video audition prior to the festival

Learn more by viewing the full brochure.

Register your child here.

Performing Arts Festival

Choose your pathway


The Nord Anglia Education Performing Arts Festival is an exciting 5-day program packed with dance, drama, and music rehearsals, workshops, activities, performances and the chance to make new friends from Nord Anglia’s schools across the region. The program is designed to enable your child to thrive in an immersive atmosphere of performing arts, creativity, and teamwork.

Discovery and Young Artists

Guided by Juilliard Alumni and guest artists, your child will develop their creativity, collaboration, confidence, and artistry in one of the following pathways.


Festival dancers will develop their technique, explore new dance forms, and enhance their understandings through inspiring leveled classes and workshops - including ballet, jazz, hip hop, musical theater, and more. They will expand their creativity through an exploration of dance composition, improvisation, and performance, including collaborations with other dancers, musicians, and actors.


Festival actors will enjoy creative physical expression, vocal exploration with text and music, ensemble acting, and a variety of fun techniques aimed toward liberating their theatrical imagination. Working and playing individually and ingroups, students will become immersed in the experience of heightened language, physical expression, and a uniquely rewarding process of acting.  Drama classes will offer experiences in the following: Unlocking Shakespeare, Mask and Puppetry, Improv, Acting for the Camera, Theatre Dance, and Playwriting.


Your child will rehearse and perform in one of our festival ensembles: Wind Ensemble, Festival Orchestra, and Festival Choir. Also, they will enjoy a variety of elective workshops, and master classes focused on technique, expanding their musical horizons, and experiencing other performing arts.

Young Artists


In addition to the above activities, young artists in dance, drama and music will participate in unique cross-arts collaborative projects which will culminate in exciting multi-disciplinary performances.

Young Artist Video Auditions

Students who wish to follow the festival’s Young Artist pathway must submit an audition video. The video audition should be less than 5 minutes in length, unedited, and demonstrate the student’s best work (see below requirements). Videos should be submitted via email to robyn.hollander@nbps.org using a private YouTube link or a link to a file sharing service such as Google Docs, Dropbox, or WeTransfer. All videos will be due by October 15, 2019, at 5 pm EST.

Video Audition

  • Dance: (1) two-minute solo - ballet, modern, or jazz.
  • Drama: (1) monologue from a published play and one song from a published musical (internet monologues and original works will not be accepted).
  • Music: Woodwind, Brass, Percussion (snare drum and mallets), Strings, Voice, and Piano: Solo of choice from standard literature – equivalent to ABRSM Grade 6 or above.
Performing Arts Festival


Day 1

Arrival and opening activities

After registering and settling in to the International Village, your child will participate in welcome activities. In the evening, we will celebrate the start of the Nord Anglia Education Performing Arts Festival with opening social activities and student performances.

Day 2

Rehearsals, workshops, and evening performance

Students will participate in rehearsals, workshops, collaborative projects with faculty and guest artists. In the evening, students will attend a performance of their choice (Dance, Music, or Musical Theatre). Groups will head to either West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale or Miami to explore and have dinner prior to their chosen performance.

Day 3

Rehearsals, workshops, and Juilliard alumni performances

In the morning and afternoon students will participate in rehearsals, workshops, collaborative projects with faculty and guest artists. In the evening, we will enjoy a dinner and dancing cruise.

Day 4

Dress rehearsals, and our gala performance

In the morning, we will put the finishing touches on our repertoire and collaborative pieces and prepare for our dress rehearsal. In the evening, we will share our efforts with our community through an exciting festival performance at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center followed by a reception.

Day 5

Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure

We will spend our last full day together enjoying Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida.  We will travel together via coach bus to Orlando in the morning, enjoy a fun day at the park and return to the NBPS International Village in the evening.

Day 6


As our inspiring festival comes to an end, our students and chaperones will be transported from the International Village to the airport via coach. All departure times will be pre-arranged according to each schools’ flight time.

Your Stay in Florida at North Broward Preparatory School

Our School
Performing Arts Festival North Broward
Performing Arts Festival International Village

Our Venues

North Broward Preparatory School

Located in Coconut Creek, near Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, North Broward Preparatory School is a college-style campus of nearly 80 acres. Our outstanding performing arts facilities include multiple music ensemble rehearsal rooms, three dance studios, ten private music lesson studios, and much more. 

International Village

Festival participants will enjoy the accommodations at North Broward Preparatory School’s newly opened International Village located on the NBPS Campus. When on campus, students will share in healthy, nutritious breakfast, lunch and snacks catered by Flik and socialize with new friends in the beautiful, lakeside quad and common spaces.

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center provides a world-class, multi-disciplinary cultural venue. The Center's multiple rehearsal and performing spaces offer accessible state-of-the-art facilities to the Miami-Dade artistic community, presenters and audiences throughout South Florida.

  • Performing Arts Festival New World Center
  • Performing Arts Festival South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
  • Performing Arts Festival Amernet Quartet

Registration Information

Please register your child by completing the online registration form below.

Learn more about registration insurance here.

The following medical forms must be completed for your child to attend:

Please submit forms to Chris Petruzzi at Chris.Petruzzi@nordanglia.com


Your child’s safety is our highest priority. Throughout the Nord Anglia Performing Arts Festival, your child will be assigned a chaperone to ensure appropriate supervision. Each chaperone will be required to attend the entire week and will be in charge of ten students. Chaperones will be appointed by the administration of each school. Only school staff may chaperone.


All school flights will be handled and booked by Nord Anglia Education, taking into account costs and timings. Families should communicate with their school about airport drop off/pick up procedures.

Transportation to and from the festival by coach bus will be provided for Windermere Preparatory School.

Transportation in Florida

Nord Anglia Education will arrange all ground transportation, including travel between the hotel and North Broward Preparatory School and to all activities.

Schools will receive round-trip transportation to and from North Broward Preparatory School and the airport.


Please direct any travel questions to Gay Boundy at Gay.Boundy @nordanglia.com

Billing Questions

Please direct billing questions to the following staff members at your school:

British College of Brazil  Bruno Correia bruno.correia@britishcollegebrazil.org
British International School of Boston Susan Burke susan.burke@bisboston.org
British International School of Charlotte Deborah Kenny deborah.kenny@bischarlotte.org
British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park Marjorie Rock or Rosie Castrejon ar@bischicagolp.org
British International School of Chicago, South Loop Kawayna Jones kawanya.jones@bischicagosl.org
British International School of Houston Deanna Thompson deanna.thompson@houston.nae.school
British International School of Washington    Ron Stevens ron.stevens@biswashington.org
Country Day School of Costa Rica Dora Sevilla  dora_sevilla@cds.ed.cr
Leman Manhattan Preparatory School Jonathon Brendle Jonathon Brendle
Nord Anglia International, New York Anna Wu anna.wu@ny.nae.school
North Broward Preparatory School Mercedes Muniz Bueno Mercedes.muniz-bueno@nbps.org
San Roberto International  Liliana Alvarez lalvarez@sanroberto.edu.mx
The Metropolitan School of Panama Antonio Garcia agarcia@themetropolitanschool.com
The Village School Business Office  business.office@thevillageschool.com
Windermere Preparatory School     Candace Martinez candace.martinez@windermereprep.com

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