“It was a little daunting to be going to a school that some great performers have graduated from and to know that I was about to have access to the same teachers and work in the same rooms as these professional actors, dancers and musicians.
The week was a whirlwind of workshops, presentations, professional development and performances. I worked with not only Juilliard teachers and Alumni, but also with inspiring Nord Anglia teachers from across the globe.
One of the highlights of the week for me was a Keynote address from Eric Booth. He talked about how art is ‘stuff you care about’ and that for our students to appreciate art in any format they need to have a ‘personal connection’ to it. This rang so true for me and reminded me of one of the reasons that I became a teacher: to help other people make their own connections with theatre; to help provide opportunities to explore and experience theatre from their own point of view.
I am so grateful to Juilliard for opening their doors and their classrooms to me this Summer, and Nord Anglia for giving me this opportunity. I am inspired and enriched by the work that I have done there, and I cannot wait to share the approaches and the ethos of Juilliard and their curriculum with the staff, students and parents at BIS HCMC.”
At BIS HCMC, we are ambitious for our students and staff, working with the world’s best organisations to provide them with outstanding opportunities and experiences.
Mrs Molloy’s trip to New York forms part of our ongoing collaboration with The Juilliard School, a world leader in performing arts education. Delivered exclusively to NAE students, the Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme has NAE teachers working together with Curriculum Specialists from Juilliard to enhance the way we teach our performing arts curricula. These professional development opportunities ensure that the level of teaching at BIS HCMC remains at the highest standard, energising and encouraging your child to develop and pursue a love for the performing arts, whatever their age.