Walnut Hill School for the Arts




Art to Heart: Spotlight on Dance Faculty Member, Miranda Weese

Art to Heart a monthly column by Director of Artistic Studies, Nicola Conraths, dedicated to the arts, including faculty, alumni, students, and guest artists.

"In the weeks following Boston Ballet School’s Professional Division at Walnut Hill’s first performance, my mind wanders back to the beginnings of our partnership. Has it really just been one year since the Boston Ballet faculty visited campus to discuss the possibility of a joint program? A lot has happened since then."

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Catching Up with Charlie Hodges '98 (VIDEO)

This month’s alumni spotlight is on Charlie Hodges ’98, a graduate of our Dance Department who is making the leap from being a European Critic’s Choice Award winner for Best Male Dancer of the Year to a designer of sustainable toys. Charlie sat down for a Zoom chat with Senior Development Officer Garrett Murphy ’08, during which he filled us in on his latest project, a toy house called Archamelia: The House of a Thousand Stories.

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    Walnut Hill School for the Arts reaffirms its long-standing nondiscriminatory policy and is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive community that welcomes people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs. Walnut Hill does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, family structure, pregnancy, parental status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, economic background, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state and federal law. This policy applies to all areas of the Organization including admission policies, scholarship programs, educational policies, hiring, benefits, compensation, training, discipline, promotion, and termination. 

    All students commit to a full-time, college-preparatory curriculum in addition to studies in their elected arts concentration.

    95% of our senior class matriculates to a four-year degree program directly after graduation.

    Among our alumni working in the arts, we are pleased to count television and Broadway actors, multiple Princess Grace Award winners, published novelists, Grammy Award–winning musicians, fashion designers, and other notables.

    Our students benefit from the more individualized attention afforded by a 6:1 student-faculty ratio.

    Our student population represents 31 of the United States and 17 countries.

    Located just 17 miles­— a 30-minute car or train ride—from downtown Boston, Walnut Hill offers access to the rich educational, cultural, and recreational offerings of a world-class city.