Lundstrum Performing Arts partnerships are one of its greatest strengths. Lundstrum has strong connections with the North Minneapolis neighborhood, local businesses, social organizations, schools, youth-serving agencies, churches and other performing arts institutions in the Twin Cities. It is a powerful resource for engaging the youth in our community.
A New York to North Minneapolis Partnership
Because the artistic staff have a strong history and network with New York's Broadway artists, Lundstrum Performing Arts draws on the talents of these additional professionals as teachers and performers. Lundstrum strives to become a world-class training center for aspiring Broadway artists. Master instructors from New York conduct workshops at Lundstrum several times a year, and work with the facilities' students in the annual Gala Performance held each spring.
This is a major advantage for younger students who have access to Broadway artists as role models and teachers. Their presence inspires Lundstrum's younger students to work harder and expand their repertoire, More than one young boy or girl has started ballet classes after working with a Broadway professional and seeing the dedication with which he or she works to perfect the art of dance and performance. These Broadway artists supplement the teaching of Lundstrum's talented teaching staff; all have a passion for working with kids and passing on their craft.