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YPE Residency Program

Photo Credit: Allie Souza

Dancers: Kathryn Schweingruber, Madison Alberici, Lauren Wiseley, and Hannah Dolen.

During the spring term the YPE Residency Program assign small groups of Drexel dancers to develop choreography with middle school students throughout the city. This weekly collaborative process fosters artistic development and culminates with a finished dance work to be presented at the Youth Performance Matinee in June.

YPE partners with area schools such as:

Lowell Elementary School
Lingelbach Elementary School
Nebinger Elementary School
Thomas Alva Edison

YPE Matinee

The Youth Performance Exchange Matinee showcases all of the diverse and transformative dance works created through the Youth Performance Exchange. Presented in early June in the Mandell Theater, the students from the Residency Program and Wheelchair Dance perform for a sold-out audience of Philadelphia school students.