Lincoln Center Education
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, New York 10023
United States

Lincoln Center Education (LCE) is a global leader in arts education and advocacy and the education cornerstone of Lincoln Center, the world’s largest performing arts complex. LCE is committed to enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners by providing opportunities for engagement with the highest-quality arts on the stage, in the classroom, via digital platforms, and within the community. Founded in 1975 as the Lincoln Center Institute for Arts in Education, LCE has four decades of unparalleled school and community partnerships, professional development workshops, consulting services, and its very own repertory. LCE has reached more than 20 million students, teachers, school administrators, parents, community members, teaching artists, pre-service teachers, university professors, and artists in New York City, across the nation, and around the world.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers a variety of festivals and programs, including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Awards for Emerging Artists, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, LC Kids, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award–winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating more than four decades enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

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Courses offered by Lincoln Center Education

John Holyoke

John Holyoke is currently a Lead Instructional Specialist at Lincoln Center Education. He oversees educational content design across multiple program areas and helps facilitate professional development for visiting teachers and LCE’s teaching artist faculty. John began work at LCE as a teaching artist and lead teaching artist over fifteen years ago. He has served as Assistant Director of Higher Education Partnerships at Lincoln Center Education and as Senior Program Manager for over a decade. In these roles, John helped to foster many partnerships and supported curriculum design in both Higher Education and LCE’s Focus School Collaborative, grades K-12. He has conducted countless workshops at schools of education throughout New York City, Lincoln Center’s Summer Forum, and various conferences across the region and country. His areas of expertise include experiential lesson design and inquiry driven facilitation. John worked as an actor and writer/director for many years in both New York and Seattle, where he was a co-founder of the Compound Theater.

Jean Taylor

Jean is a teaching artist for Lincoln Center Education, working extensively in their local programs and international consultancies. She received Lincoln Center’s Directors Emeriti Award in 2012. Jean teaches Theatrical Clown and Aesthetic Inquiry for The New School for Drama’s BFA and MFA programs and has taught Theatrical Clown for The Barrow Group for over 15 years. She represented LCE at the International Teaching Artist Conferences in Oslo, Norway, Brisbane, Australia and most recently in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a performer, Jean and director Eric Nightengale presented a trilogy of their devised work, True Hazards of Childhood, Pants and Skirts, and Elsinore or Bust for a month of performances at The Barrow Group. Jean’s earlier devised work Wild Hair was developed with a grant from the Maxine Greene Foundation and performed at Dixon Place, The Barrow Group Theatre, Mount Tremper Arts, and The Flynn Center in Vermont. Her current work, Stop/Slow (A Flagger’s Lament), will premiere in Spring 2018. Additional performing work includes The Reclamation with Hilary Easton + Company and Snatches, a play begun at the 78th Street Theatre Lab, performed at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London’s New End Theatre, and presented on BBC Radio 4. Also for the 78th Street Theatre Lab: Beckett’s Rockaby, Naomi Wallace’s One Flea Spare, and Arlene Hutton’s See Rock City

Jose Velez

Brad Haseman

Brad Haseman worked for thirty years at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) where he was Professor in Drama Education and held a range of senior leadership posts. He is a pioneer of drama in schools and arts education, and is known internationally as a teacher and workshop leader (Process Drama), arts researcher (Performative Research) and community engagement practitioner (Applied Theatre and Teaching Artistry). In recent years he has been an invited keynote speaker and workshop leader in the UK, Finland, the US, Australia and South Korea. Brad has contributed as a teacher, researcher and policy developer on all matters related to the field of teaching artistry. He has worked as a teaching artist in Papua New Guinea for a decade leading a team of teaching artists addressing sexual health education. He served as Chair of the Community Partnerships Committee of the Australia Council for the Arts from 2007 to 2011 and was actively involved in developing strategic priorities for Teaching Artists and Artist-in-Residence programs for Australian schools and communities. In 2014 Brad co-convened the second International Teaching Artist Conference in Brisbane Australia and is a member of the International Teaching Artist Collective which supports these biannual Teaching Artist Conferences.

Richard Sheehan

Brad Haseman