The Nutcracker has become a holiday tradition for many, and this year's performance at Interlochen was bigger and better than ever. Our Presents team took a behind the scenes look at just some of the many preparations that go into making a performance like this a success.
Students each year audition and are chosen to perform as a part of this tradition of showcasing each art form in a fast paced collection of work. See what it's like being a performer and the thrill of being a part of this showcase event.
Director of the R.B. Annis Math and Science Division Mary Ellen Newport and Director of Visual Arts Mindy Ronayne introduce Interlochen Arts Academy’s innovative art-science collaboration, “The Art of Ecology.”
Art of Ecology students explain the importance of reforestation, their collaboration with guest artists Mary O’Brien and Daniel McCormick, and using art to express scientific ideas. Support for this project provided by Wilsonart and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Diane Holcomb Wilshere (IAA '79), Actor, Writer, Director, talks about the ways in which students are nurtured in all areas--academic as well as artistic--and encouraged to explore new things while attending Interlochen Arts Academy.
Christina Wallace (IAA '01), Management Consulting, shares a fond memory of a math competition and remembers the level of support that her math team received from the artistic community here at the Academy.
Sheetal Dingrani (IAA '99), V.P. Business Strategy, talks about Interlochen holding a place in the hearts and minds of her family and the responsibility she feels as an alumna to help spread the word, making it a bigger part of everyone's lives.
David Holland (IAA Faculty), Viola Instructor & Conductor - Interlochen Arts Academy, talks about some of the reasons that being a member of the Arts Academy faculty has been such a fulfilling experience.