‘’With two sold out performances, our participants concluded each night with enormous smiles and bright eyes. As a teacher, it was so moving to see them proud of their work and effort. Our students knew they made a difference and that their stories were heard, maybe for the first time but definitely not the last!’’
~ Amanda Bouza, Juilliard scholar who visited MaP in June 2018
Every few years, Juilliard students visit MaP to facilitate workshops and create a production with the student body. These workshops allow MaP students and local artists to receive invaluable skills and experience as performing artists. According to the Juilliard website, ‘’The Juilliard School is an arts college located in New York, USA. Founded in 1905, its mission is to provide the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers and actors from around the world, so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders and global citizens. To date, Juilliard alumni have collectively won more than 105 Grammy Awards, 24 Academy Awards, 47 Emmy Awards and numerous additional accolades.’’
As part of their residency at MaP, Juilliard apprentices actively engage in school life, living on campus and participating in service activities such as volunteering at the BSPCA and tutoring orphans and vulnerable children. Their time at MaP allows them to fully interact with Batswana and learn key aspects of our culture. Each group of Juilliard scholars to visit MaP has left a unique mark on the school’s community, and their impact will continue to be felt for years to come.