Arts at the Center of Learning


Many people help schools access AIE Residencies across the state of New Jersey. AIE Staff come from many organizations, offering a network of support to schools and artists undertaking AIE residencies. 

Danielle Bursk, Director of Arts Education, The New Jersey State Council on the Arts    

Michele Russo, President & CEO, Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania      

Michelle Baxter-Schaffer, Artists in Education Administrator, Artists in Education Residency Grant Program

Liz Winter-Kuwornu, Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania    

Jacqueline Knox, Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania                    

Kerri Sullivan, Appel Farm Arts & Music Center 


Students learned to work together toward a common goal
AIE residencies can fulfill state standards
Students came alive in their performances
Students learned careful observation and mental representation
Students learned persistence and the importance of passion