Saint Mary’s School invites you to explore and develop your creative talents in music, dance, theatre, and the visual arts.
Whether you’re bound for art school or just like to doodle, want to become a professional singer or just enjoy singing in the shower, hope to dance on Broadway or just turn a move at the prom, you’ll find classes that challenge and teachers who inspire.
Artistic pursuits may be motivated by curiosity, passion or an already developed discipline. No matter what your talent and goals, dedicated Saint Mary's teachers accommodate your level of skill and ambition and help you move forward.
Whether you are an artist, an actor, a dancer or a musician, visual and performing arts instructors strive to
- Build your self-confidence by grounding you in your chosen discipline
- Empower you to grow into a thoughtful, expressive adult
- Teach you the appropriate level of skill to a degree that pride in creative outcome is a given
- Motivate you and teach to your individual goals and learning style
- Instill in you a fundamental appreciation of our rich cultural arts heritage
- Encourage you to preserve and support the arts in your own community
Over the weekend of Feb. 7-9, 2020, 23 members of the Orchesis Dance Theater, along with dance instructors Lisa Yount and Michelle Pearson headed off to Washington D.C. for a delightful two-night trip.
The group left Friday morning and spent their first day discovering Georgetown and sightseeing at the Georgetown Harbor. The day concluded with dinner all together at a Mexican restaurant right next to the ice-skating rink.
Lift every voice and read! Saint Mary’s School presents its 12th annual celebration of the African American Read-In (AARI), Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, during a special assembly in historic Pittman Auditorium.
Saint Mary’s blockbuster theatre production of Mary Poppins played to packed houses, rave reviews, and roaring standing ovations the weekend of Feb. 21-22, 2020.
I am thrilled to invite you to Orchesis Dance Theatre’s Fall 2019 Concert. This concert showcases our company of amazing and talented dancers. We have 19 members currently performing with Orchesis Dance Theatre. We have been so fortunate to welcome eight incredible new dancers into the company this fall.
Orchesis Dance Theatre proudly presented its Fall 2019 Concert, Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m., in Eliza Battle Pittman Auditorium. The concert featured choreography by Saint Mary’s dance faculty, Lisa Yount and Michelle Pearson, with guest artist choreography by Valonda Calloway and Natalie Morton.
On Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, four seniors from Saint Mary’s Orchesis Dance Theatre traveled with Saint Mary’s adjunct dance teacher and Black Box Dance Theatre Artistic Director Michelle Pearson to a USO Warrior Reset workshop providing leadership and resiliency training for active duty service men and women.
Saint Mary’s Theatre is proud to present Decision Height, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 25-26, 2019, nightly at 7 p.m., in historic Eliza Battle Pittman Auditorium. From the winner of the 2013 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, comes a story about friendship and the complex though essential role of women in wartime.