Riverdale Performing Arts Center

Theater

Home of the Award wining Riverdale Rising Stars

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Dance

Ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop, and more, taught by working professionals.

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Music

The Rhoda Grundman Music School

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Camp

A summer spent preparing and performing a full-scale musical production.

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The arts have the power to transform people and communities. There has never been a better time in our country to have an outlet for discovery of your own self-expression.  The Riverdale Performing Arts Center is home to vibrant performances and professional training.  We nurture passion for theater, music and dance in people of all ages and skill levels.

Building upon the strength of our thriving programs, we have added some incredible theater arts professionals who are not only working Actors, Directors, Dancers and Musicians, but a faculty committed to bringing professional training to those who want to keenly develop their performing skills or to provide an atmosphere of joy and camaraderie to those who simply want to have fun!

 

Our Award-Winning Riverdale Rising Stars teen theater company is the cornerstone of all of our popular community theater programs. We serve hundreds of youth, teens & adults from the Bronx, Manhattan, and Westchester each year.

 

Often referred to as our “little corner of the world”, RRS is celebrating 21 years of professional quality productions, where countless teens have spent their formative years.

 

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Following the success of our teen company, we formed Jr Rising Stars theater company (ages 7-11).

 

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Not to be out done by our youth, we formed Riverdale Rep, our adult theater company.

 

By popular demand, we have revived our Little Rising Stars program for our littlest budding stars, ages 5-7.  Starting in October, for the first time, we will be offering two sessions for this age group.  One on Sundays and one on Thursday afternoons.

We have an exciting season ahead.

Stay tuned for show details and auditions

We remain dedicated to bringing quality performances to the Bronx.  We are tremendously excited about the season ahead and what these new enrichment opportunities will bring to our community.  This array of Performing Arts classes for children of all ages AND adults promises to raise our award-winning program to another level.

Laurie Walton

Director, Performing Arts

(347) 913-4430

Laurie Walton is the founder of the Riverdale Rising Stars, the Y’s renowned teen theater group, and the Riverdale Repertory Company, The Y’s adult theater program. Under Laurie’s guidance, the…

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Performing Arts Faculty

Laurie Walton

Director, Performing Arts

Svitlana Syrtsova

Piano Teacher

George Nazos

Guitar Teacher

Jessie Sector

Pre Ballet / Tap / Jazz

Joe Berger

Guitar Teacher

Julia Salleres

Voice Teacher

Paul DeSilva

Piano Teacher

Beulah Cox

Violin Teacher

Magdalena Garbalinska

Violin Teacher

Justin Fischer

Director, Music

Bob Walton

Theater Staff

Brittany Dozario

Theater Staff

Mason Taub

Theater Staff

Michael Brown

Theater Staff

Eric Zoback

Set Designer

Yanniv Frank

Program Director, Summer Stage

Jon Berger

Drums and Percussion Instructor