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Arts at Bryn Mawr

Welcome to the thriving world of art at Bryn Mawr.
Artistic expression is celebrated here and is as unique as each individual girl. We invite you to discover the many ways of being an artist through dance, drama, music, and visual arts.
From days filled with color and song, artistic expression is celebrated at Bryn Mawr and is as unique as each girl. From days filled with color, song, rhythm, dance, play and performance for our youngest learners through dance companies, theater productions, a cappella and hand bell choirs, string ensembles and studio art for our older students, Bryn Mawr girls are discovering and developing their unique artists’ voices every day. Throughout her years at Bryn Mawr, a girl will learn to sing in many different languages, to move to the dance rhythms of the world – both classical and modern – and to express herself through a diverse range of creative experiences.

Emily Tankersley
Interim Director of Arts


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Arts Offerings

Bryn Mawr girls can be found building stage sets, developing photos in the darkroom, starring in the fall musical, playing the cello in a string ensemble and more. Dance, music, theatre and the fine arts are integral parts of the curriculum at Bryn Mawr and are enjoyed by novices and serious aficionados alike. Bryn Mawr girls feel free to try their hands at many things, supported by their teachers and classmates.

Performing Arts Opportunities

These courses and activities help to enrich students’ overall experience, both in and out of the classroom. Offerings in the fine and performing arts include dance, music, drama and visual arts. Starting in Lower School, students are given the opportunity to enroll in after school music and dance options. As girls age, the options for arts activities expand. There are also additional performance opportunities for Bryn Mawr girls in our coordinate schools and in the community at large. The opportunity to create and share art in a variety of media helps to build confidence and creativity.

To learn more about arts within our curriculum, please visit our Academics section.

Upcoming Auditions

Upper School Musical Auditions

Auditions for the Upper School fall musical, Rock of Ages Teen Edition will be held by appointment on Aug 21 and 22 from 4-6 p.m. followed by an all-call on Aug 23 from 4-6 p.m. Please contact Kelly Cardall (cardallk@brynmawrschool.org) for more information. 


Upper School Dance Company Auditions

Audition Dates and times (must attend all):

  • Monday, August 21 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 22 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 24: Rehearsals begin for accepted students from 3:45-5:30. 
Interested students are required to attend both days of auditions. Please contact Emily Tankersley with any questions: tankersleye@brynmawrschool.org.
All auditions will take place in the main dance studio. Please wear appropriate dance attire and bring ballet slippers and jazz shoes if you have them. Dancers do not need to have anything prepared but will be taught combinations in ballet, jazz and modern dance throughout the two-day audition process.
Dance Company is a two-season (fall and winter) commitment. We will meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m., concluding with a performance in February.
Participation in Dance Company fulfills the Upper School activity requirements for the year. Students participating in Dance Company are eligible to work towards induction to the National Honor Society of Dance Arts (NHSDA).

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Bryn Mawr has a rich arts program that is influenced by both required and elective courses as well as an extensive selection of after school activities focused on the fine arts.

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