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