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Postal correspondence should be addressed to:  AjkunBT - Arts in Education, 30 Pilot Street, Suite 3 L, New York, NY 10464-1631 USA

Arts in Education Telephone: 347-346-9951


We offer many different performance programs for a range of grade levels that can take place at your school and/or at our venues in Manhattan. Most selections may be performed in their full-length version, school version or as part of a mixed program playbill (performances of excerpts from two or more titles) for the desired running time. Schools may elect to maximize funding by planning mixed program playbill matinee/s and consider adding a full evening performance open to the general public. All performing engagements offer the option to add a participatory program or residency conducted during the same period of time. Each performance may be introduced by a lecture and followed by a Q/A period with the artists. Study guides available upon request.

Pre-K & Elementary Grades:

Collaborative Performance of Storytelling

Appropriate for all grade levels Pre-K through College:

Cinderella, Nutcracker, Raymonda, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, La Bayadére, A Midsummer Night's Dream, La Fille Mal Gardée

Recommended for students of Middle School, High School & College:

Romeo & Juliet, Spartacus, Walpurgis Night

Recommended for students of High School & College:
Carmen, Anna Karenina
, Dracula

Watch Excerpts of Performance Footage.


A variety of workshop options that can be conducted on their own or in conjunction with

a  performance.   Multiple  workshops can  be  offered to  create  a  residency  program

specifically suited for your school, budget and student population.  We can come to your

school or you can bring your students at our Manhattan venue.  

Some Workshop Options:

Technique  Class:  choice of: ballet,  modern dance,  choreographic  movements;

Repertory Workshop: rehearsal from AjkunBT’s repertory alongside our dancers;

Student/Parent/Teacher Workshop: observation of AjkunBT’s training and discussion on the hows and whys of dance training;

Lectures: your choice of dance history, introduction to dance, dance and social theme topics sided by demonstrations performed by company artists and audience participation.


AjkunBT can develop a residency that suits your schedule, budget and needs. It can focus on a single grade level or encompass many classes within your school. It can be a combination of performance and participatory activities or simply a sequence of movement workshops that culminates in a performance shared by the students.

Some Past and Ongoing Residencies Include:

PS 175 Elementary & Middle School in Bronx (NYC):   AjkunBT performed in the school for the entire student body,

followed by two years of instruction in dance technique sponsored by Sports & Arts Foundation.

PS 127 Middle School in Bronx (NYC):   AjkunBT held a series of  choreographic workshops  to help students create

their own performances.

Harlem School of The Arts in Manhattan (NYC):   AjkunBT performed for  schools in the district and  for the general

public, while HSA students attended monthly rehearsals to be inspired by the company’s standard.

New Rochelle High School in Westchester (NY)   presents AjkunBT’s annual  Nutcracker  and  has held   “Creativity

Matters!”   performances created  during the Company’s  workshops at the  PAVE  program and  sponsored  by the

Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES.


AjkunBT works with teachers and/or administrators in planning tailor-made programs that accomplish the objectives of the school. Sometimes AjkunBT is the sole artist involved in a project and other times multiple artists of varying disciplines are involved. These projects can be short or long-term. AjkunBT is sometimes involved in the full expanse of a school’s project or is just one component of it. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

Arts in Education

Performances, Participatory Programs, Unique Projects

Our goal is to enable students to appreciate and understand many different forms of dance, their interaction with music, drama

and opera, and to promote unique cultural expressions conveyed by our multilingual Artists representing 5 different continents.
Far more than simple arts appreciation, AjkunBT's practice is rooted in collaboration between artists and communities

that provide students with hands-on opportunities to explore and understand the arts.
Teachers and school administrators are welcome to contact us at ajkun@aol.com to discuss specific projects.

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Email:ajkun@aol.com| Telephone: (347) 346-9951

Artistic Director: Chiara Ajkun