Urban Assembly School
of the Performing Arts
Manhattan

School Mission: The Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts (UASPA) aims to sustain a challenging college-preparatory curriculum that infuses the performing Arts into all aspects of the academic experience. By using the Arts as a teaching tool and providing students with the means to express themselves, UASPA will breathe life and confidence into all members of our school community. We will use the cultural and professional resources of New York City to ensure that students receive a rigorous education which exceeds state standards, are successful in earning a college degree, and have a vision for what their future holds. School Website
Arts Partner Since 2017.  Grades: 9-12, 380-students; 44% Hispanic, 61% Black, 2% Asian, 1% White; 6% English Language Learners; 82% Economically Disadvantaged; 23% Special Education.
(2021-2022) Rewind/Remix 100 Years of Jazz As We See It (2 class groups, 50 students; 20 sessions) Grade: 11 | Teaching Artist: Corinne Shearer Photos


(2021-2022) Jazz Technique and Performance (2 class groups, 50 students; 40 sessions) Grade: 11th | Teaching Artist: Anna Pinault Video


(2020-2021) Exploring The Diverse Aesthetics of Jazz Dance (5 class groups, 125 students; 12 sessions) Grades: 9-12 | Teaching Artist: Rohan Bhargava


(2018-2019) Exploring Jazz & Style Technique (5 class groups, 125 students; 10 sessions) Grades: 9-12 | Teaching Artist: Sarah Starkweather  Photos Video
School Mission: The Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts (UASPA) aims to sustain a challenging college-preparatory curriculum that infuses the performing Arts into all aspects of the academic experience. By using the Arts as a teaching tool and providing students with the means to express themselves, UASPA will breathe life and confidence into all members of our school community. We will use the cultural and professional resources of New York City to ensure that students receive a rigorous education which exceeds state standards, are successful in earning a college degree, and have a vision for what their future holds. School Website