El Barrio Raíces Summer Program 2022

This program explores participants' heritage through the performing arts.

When: July 11th – 29th, 2022

Where: Julia de Burgos Performance and Arts Center, East Harlem

El Barrio Raíces Summer Program 2022


El Barrio Raíces Summer Program is a three-week summer program that offers theatre training to children between the ages of 9 and 12. The program is free of charge and open to all residents of NYC. This year’s program will focus on community empowerment and strengthening family traditions, encouraging students to explore their heritage through the performing arts. Participants have the opportunity to learn about all disciplines of theatre, including acting, dance, make-up, ensemble work, costumes, and sets. Our bilingual team of teaching artists facilitates all classes.

Final Presentation:
Triangulum by Edmi de Jesús
July 29th, 2022

*This program was established in 2015 by the initiative and support of La Marqueta Retoña and the office of Melissa Mark-Viverito.


Program Directors:
María-Cristina Fusté
Edmi de Jesús

Directing Teaching Artist:
Andrés López

Dance Class Teaching Artist:
Carlos Falú

Art/Costume Design Teaching Artist:
Oriana Sophia Lineweaver

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