High Schoolers’ Open Hearts Warm City

Keep Hartford WarmAcademy students participated in Keep Hartford Warm, an initiative organized by Academy English teacher Greg Garcia. Senior Nikki Ponticelli, junior Megan Torres, and sophomore Richanny Rodriguez volunteered to distribute clothing to the homeless and sheltered in Downtown Hartford's Burr Mall


Director of the Arts Featured

From Dance Teacher Magazine

Kim Stroud"What are the true fundamental elements that they need to have in order to move on?" The answer came to her when she looked at what her students were getting in their other classes. "I had to figure out how Graham technique informs the body in ways that other techniques don't address," she says. "My students get regular ballet class, which informs their arms and legs very well. I work on informing their torsos." Stroud puts a strong emphasis on contract, release and spiral, so that her students become adept at using their spines.


Academy Student’s Capstone Honors Friend and Classmate

GHAA LSS WalkThe Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) hosted their annual Light the Night Walk in Bushnell Park this past October. This year, a senior from CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts chose the event to celebrate her friend and fellow classmate, whose loss was felt deeply throughout the Academy family last year.  ​

To honor their friend Xzavier Hernandez, seniors Abelys Rivas, Haylee Munoz, Josue Rodriguez, Keishalee Mojica, and Kayla Huertas joined the dozens of families, friends, and survivors participating in the walk on October 19th. The walk began at sundown...

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Young Theatre Group Promotes Social Justice

Looking In TheatreLooking In Theatre was the recipient of the 2017 Katherine Hepburn Award, given by the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, for using media or the arts as a platform for social justice.