School Mission: PS 63 STAR Academy is an inclusive and diverse community where all learners’ strengths are valued so that they are empowered to think critically about equity and access with the vision of becoming engaged change-makers and advocates for social justice. We implement culturally responsive practices and anti-racist curriculum. School Website

Arts Partner Since 2008.  PreK-5, 182-students; 65% Hispanic, 19% Black, 5% Asian, 10% White; 6% ELL; 85% economically disadvantaged; 35% special education.
(2021-2022) After-School Dance Program Grades: PreK Teaching Artists: Vera Paganin, Hailey Kemp, Emily, Erke Roosen, Mary Rogers, Rosari Sarasvati, Lindsey Jennings, Lorena Jaramillo
(Summer 2021) A World in New York City & Exploring Jazz and Street Jazz Dance Through Music and Culture (8-class groups, 160-students) Grades: K-5 Teaching Artists: Rohan Bhagarva, Vera Pagnin


(2020-2021) Shine Your Light on the World – Using Hip-Hop to Envision the Future (1-class group, 30-students; 15-sessions) Grades: 3-5 Teaching Artists: Siddarth Dutta  Video


(2019-2020) After-School Dance Program (3-class groups; 450-sessions 22-students) Grades: PreK-2 Teaching Artists: Erke Roosen, Vera Paganin, Rosetta Fair, Brianna Biffignani, Cora Miller Laszlo, Elya Osmanova, Luisa Righeto, Leila Mire, Leanna Grennan, Manon Hallay  Video


(2019-2020) Credit Suisse Volunteer Event (2-class groups, 56-students; 1-session) Grades: 3-4 Teaching Artists: Cora Lazlo, Luisa Righeto, Lyndsay Corbett, Elya Osmanova, Christianna Giaume, Leila Mire


(2018-2019) Hip-Hop Dance Residency (1-class group; 25-sessions) Grade: 4 Teaching Artist: Sarah Landolfi Video


(2018-2019) After-School Dance Program (2-class groups; 180-sessions, 38-students) Grades: PreK-1 Teaching Artists: Dot Armstrong, Manon Hallay, Christianna Giuame, Leanna Grennan, Manon Hallay, Fatima Logan-Alston, Vera Pagnin, Luisa Righeto, Erke Roosen, Fabricio Seraphin  Video


(2018-2019) Credit Suisse Volunteer Event (2-class groups, 56-students; 1-session) Grades: 3-4 Teaching Artists: Ashmita Biswas, Annalisa Ledson, Luiza Karnas, Candice Segarro, Fabricio Seraphin  Photos


(2017-2018) “Creative Movement and Ballet“  (5-class groups, 120-students; 10-sessions) Grades: K-2 Teaching Artists: AJ Sharp, Anna Zekan Photos Video


(2017-2018) Credit Suisse Volunteer Event (2-class groups, 56-students; 1-session) Grades: 3-4 Various Teaching Artists: Milan Agnew, Michelle, Applebaum, Gina Borden, Maira Duarte, Rachel Freeburg, Manon Hallay, Annalisa Ledson, Ashley McQueen, Candice Segarro, Sarah Starkweather, Anna Zekan  Photos


(2015-2016) After-School Dance Program (1-class groups, 25-students; 163-sessions)Grade: PreK Teaching Artists: Lonnie Stanton, Aya Jane Saotome, Thomas Allen Bond, Geneva Jenkins, Robert Moore and Gina Borden Video


(2015-2016) “Ballet, Modern, African, Jazz, and Musical Theatre“  (6-class groups, 180-students; 20-sessions) Grades: PreK-5th Teaching Artists: Jessica Danser, Carlita Ector, Emily Pacilio, Thomas Bond, Robert Moore
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(2015-2016)  Credit Sussie Volunteer Event: “Making a Difference with Dance: Integrated Arts Education Practice, Process, and Stewardship“  (6-class groups, 180-students; 1-sessions) Grades: PreK-5th Teaching Artists: Jessica Danser, Carlita Ector, Emily Pacilio, Thomas Bond, Robert Moore  Video


(2014-2015) Credit Suisse Volunteer Event(2-class groups, 56-students; 1-session) Grades: 3-4 Teaching Artists: Milan Agnew, Shiduan Campbell, Jessica Danser, Maira Duarte, Fanna Fraser, Torrey Harada, Annalisa Ledson, Emily Pacilio, Lonnie Stanton, Ann-Marie Smockton Photos