Perpich News


  • Mary Harding

    Mary Harding, Dance Instructor, Elected to the Board of Directors of the National Dance Education Organization

    October 12, 2020

    Mary Harding, Perpich Dance Instructor, was elected to the policy board of directors for the National Dance Education Organization in October, 2020. Her three year term begins in November, 2020.

    The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to advancing dance…

  • Patrick Pulkrabek (Dance 2003) Opens Doors for the Next Generation

    August 10, 2020

    Fans of NBC’s World of Dance recently saw seventeen-year-olds James Ades and Harris Weiskopf dance in front of judges Ne-Yo, Jennifer Lopez, and Derek Hough. What they also saw was the choreography of Patrick Pulkrabek (Dance 2003) represented by his students, James…

  • 2020 Minnesota Dance Summit

    The 2020 Minnesota Dance Summit is February 1, 2020.


    Hosted by Perpich Center for Arts Education in collaboration with Dance Educator’s Coalition of Minnesota.

    This year’s summit will begin with a keynote speaker and feature multiple sessions that include technique classes, movement sessions, research presentations,…

  • MN Climate: A Creative Call for Change – November 6, 2019

    Perpich Arts High School students invited the community to MN Climate: A Creative Call for Change on November 6, 2019. Students responded to climate change through Visual Arts, Theater, Dance, Spoken Word, and Music. The event was designed to coincide with the Santiago Climate…

  • Orlando Hunter (Dance 2009) Visits Perpich as a Guest Artist

    Orlando Hunter (Dance 2009) visited Perpich Arts High School as a guest artist for Dance and Theater students in mid-September. Hunter spent several days working with the students. He taught movement from the African diaspora, concentrating on the storytelling aspects while teaching movement from…

  • Harding and Lein Walseth lead Osseo educators in Arts Integration Professional Development

    Mary Harding (Education Specialist in Dance) and Stephanie Lein Walseth (Education Specialist in Theater) partnered with Zanewood Community School in ISD 279 – Osseo Area Schools for a day of professional development in August, 2019. Harding and Lein Walseth presented an arts integration unit…