EXCITING NEWS!


Karen to Present her "Talk" at a Prestigious Conference!


A MAINE EVENT - CREATING POSITIVE CLIMATES FOR YOUTH

CONFERENCE INFORMATION: CLICK HERE.


Karen's session will happen on the second day of the conference - Friday, June 30th.


The Real Link Between The Arts and Improved Learning Outcomes

by Karen Montanaro


Educational goals are being sabotaged by forces outside the classroom. Those same forces are threatening the physical, emotional, and social well-being of young people in the 21st Century.  

Karen’s stance on arts in education is unlike any other because her message is not about arts or education. It’s about a growing population of young people, wandering aimlessly through the labyrinth of a digital world trying to find “home."

Participants will experience Karen’s revolutionary one-woman show on the necessity of arts programming in the 21st Century school system. Using a variety of verbal and non-verbal languages (including mime, dance, and storytelling) Karen delivers a potentially life-saving message.

Karen Montanaro was eighteen years old when she signed her first contract as a professional ballet dancer. As a ballet dancer, she performed on some of the most prestigious stages of the world, including Jacob’s Pillow, Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Spoleto Festival in Italy.  Her career in the arts was as treacherous as it was rewarding.  For the past thirty years, Karen has dedicated herself to bringing world-class art into public and private schools across New England and beyond.

“The Real Link Between the Arts and Improved Learning Outcomes” represents Karen’s ongoing quest for the best way to explain why and how the arts save lives.





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Exciting News!


Karen to present her "Talk"
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A Visit to Sanford (News Article)
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Students Learn Mime

Bringing Magic (News Article)
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Struggle to Be Image

A Dance To Touch The Soul


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Karen with Marcel Marceau
Karen with Marcel Marceau
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