Aubrey Lynch Extra Essential Arts AL-EEArts Dream Leap Project

Aubrey Lynch Extra Essential Arts AL-EEArts Dream Leap Project

“The arts aren’t extracurricular; they’re extra-essential.” ® ~Aubrey Lynch II

In 2008 Aubrey Lynch said, “I hope to one day do for the world what I did for Lion King, especially children.” Those of you who worked on one of the fourteen Lion King productions around the world under his tutelage knows what he means.

The mission of AL-EEArts is to nurture the creative talents and aspirations of young performers and provide opportunities for children and adults to attain their highest level of excellence through artistic expression and commitment.


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The Dream Leap Project seeks to raise $25,000 for AL-EEArts training program tuition and scholarships to subsidize the highest level of elite training programs and schools. Launching September 8, 2015 and running through September 21, 2015 the Indiegogo campaign will fund the 2015/2016 scholarships offering 25 talented artists the opportunity to participate in AL-EEArts programs and get the training they need to make their dreams leap.  Please support these training programs and the AL-EEArts performance ensemble and be on the lookout for the Indiegogo campaign.

You can start by buying the AL-EEArts’s theme song, Dream Leap
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written by Aubrey Lynch II and Sarah Taylor Ellis. Click here!

Scholarship recipients will:

  • Train directly with Aubrey Lynch II in weekly training and mentoring sessions
  • Meet with high level performers from Broadway, TV and film as well as behind the scenes professionals
  • Receive coaching and professional development guidance from Aubrey Lynch and other high-level industry experts
  • Participate in showcases throughout the school year for agents, casting directors and other industry professionals
  • Collaborate with industry experts creating original performance pieces
  • Take classes in professional level dance, theater, voice, and design
  • Take away professional head shots, resumes and a chance to follow their dreams as young performing professionals
  • Be provided unique performance opportunities like their most recent trip to France with five AL-EEArts teenage performers

The AL-EEArts Ensemble members featured in the Dream Leap video have been professionally coached by Aubrey Lynch II. Many can be seen or have appeared on the screen and stage in:

  • Annie (Feature Film)
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Motown the Musical
  • The Lion King Musical
  • The Rocks of Revolver Creek
  • Fading Gigolo

ALEE-Arts Ensemble members are currently training at some of the top dance schools in the world!  This roster includes:

  • American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy School
  • School of American Ballet
  • The Ailey School
  • The Harlem School of the Arts
  • Steps on Broadway


Aubrey Lynch II brings an unparalleled perspective to the training of young pre-professionals and professionals. His sensibilities and understanding about what happens behind the scenes when casting and his own varied professional experience makes his contribution to the education of youth completely unique. As a former dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, former Associate Producer of Disney’s The Lion King, certified life coach, master teacher and Director of Dance at the Harlem School of the Arts, certified in the American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum and Lester Horton pedagogy, Aubrey Lynch knows how to coach children.

AL-EEArts is dedicated to honing the skills of young people, who have an undeniable affinity for the performing arts. Aubrey Lynch scouts the world for raw young talent and coaches them for performing careers. The curriculum promotes a healthy, high-level, professional environment allowing the participants to freely collaborate, encourage and motivate one another. AL-EEArts is dedicated to instilling the “Extra-Essential” life skills and tools necessary for thriving careers in the performing arts as well as fulfilling lives. Visit for more information about these training programs.

Please spread the word. Help us meet our $25,000 goal and continue MAKING DREAMS LEAP!

Support AL-EEArts by purchasing their theme song, Dream Leap
written by Aubrey Lynch II and Sarah Taylor Ellis.

Click here!

Look out for the Indiegogo Campaign launching September 8, 2015 and spread the word!

Aubrey Lynch is a sponsored artist with Performance Zone Inc (dba The Field), a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization serving the performing arts community. Contributions to The Field earmarked for Aubrey Lynch are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information about The Field contact: The Field, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 906 New York, NY 10038, phone: 212-691-6969 or fax: 212-255-2053 or for our national charities registration, see details. A copy of our latest financial report may be obtained from The Field or from the Office of Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.

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