The arts aren’t extracurricular; they’re extra-essential.
Provide opportunities for children and adults to attain their highest level of
excellence through artistic expression and commitment. These programs inspire
children and adults to:
- Become more productive citizens
- Succeed academically
Aubrey Lynch II Artistic Director and Founder, believes that the arts aren’t extra-curricular;
they’re extra-essential. As a former dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater,
former Associate Producer of Disney’s The Lion King Broadway musical, and current
Director of Dance and Musical Theatre at Harlem School of the Arts, Aubrey has
experienced first hand the life-changing power of the arts and the unique way they
present lessons necessary for success in every day life. This is especially true for children.
ALEEArts is committed to ensuring that every child gets the opportunity to engage in the
transformative experience of the arts impacting their commitment and motivation
towards academic success and achievement.
ALEEArts creates programs that:
- Provide strategic partnerships which enable once in a lifetime performance opportunities and collaborations with well-known artists.
- Give One-on-One career guidance and mentorship to students looking to pursue careers in the arts.
- Go into schools to capture students’ initial interest in the arts early on and ignite new passion towards their academics and potential professional arts careers.
- Lengthen year-round arts exposure through summer arts camps, intensives and workshops.
- Unique coaching for young professionals and pre-professionals with high-level
- industry experts.
Most recently ALEEArts and its core group of young performers, Mr. Aubrey’s Show Kids collaborated with Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Harlem Children’s Zone. Writer, director, choreographer, and visionary Aubrey Lynch II brought together nearly
100 students, ages 6-17 from nearly sixteen academic and arts organizations across New
York City including Steps on Broadway, The Ailey School, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and
American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. Over 90 young performers
from all five boroughs both experienced and inexperienced performed with the Jazz at
Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis to a packed United Palace Theater of
1500 inspired audience members from the community. An absolutely unforgettable
community event. Click here for more information about this incredible day.