Performing Arts Takes
he Performing Arts Department kicked off 2012 with the
announcement of a new location for its program, signing a
20-year lease on an expansive seven-story property at 140
William Street. The building has been renovated to include classrooms,
dance and television studios, costume and design shops, and multiple
"The stars are aligned to make our program one
of the major performing arts programs in the
country," says Department Chair Jorge Cacheiro.
"The location underscores Pace's commitment
to being a cultural hub for lower Manhattan. It
also provides facilities for the rapidly growing
department to introduce new programs including
theater design and technology, commercial dance,
and performance ensemble." The building will also
host public performances and events.
"Our Performing Arts Program exemplifies Pace's
commitment to providing professional preparation in
combination with a strong liberal arts foundation. It has
been incredibly gratifying to watch this program grow over
the years, fostered by faculty who truly believe in their
students and in the ability of the arts to transform lives
and help shape our culture," says Dean of Dyson College
Nira Herrmann, PhD.
The next step, says Cacheiro, is to build a Performing Arts
Department that addresses a much wider field including
design, writing, and film and television, and truly responds
to the changing needs of the market and the demand for
professionally prepared artists and technicians.
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