WORKSHOPS, COMMUNITY CLASSES & PRIVATE COACHING
IS TO OFFER A PROFESSIONAL LEVEL OF TRAINING IN THE PERFORMING ARTS TO
CULTIVATE CREATIVITY, INSPIRE ART & INVEST IN THE PASSION OF STUDENTS OF ALL AGES & BACKGROUNDS.
WHAT DO WE OFFER?
A VARIETY OF TRADITIONAL & NON - TRADITIONAL
DANCE, ACTING & VOICE WORKSHOPS, COMMUNITY CLASSES & PRIVATE COACHING OPTIONS.
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Cultivating Curiosity 2017
NYC Dept. of Youth & Community
Movement & Characters had the honor of teaching over 150 students at 10 different sites throughout Brooklyn, Harlem, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx. This opportunity and experience have been true soul food and I
am forever grateful to have met all of these wonderful kids.
Thank you to; the #NYC Department of Youth & Community
My name is Hettie Barnhill. Thank you for visiting! Take a look around, and if you don't see what you are looking for, then contact me to dream up something new!
WHO IS HETTIE?
"Broadway Dancer Hettie Barnhill is a sensation, both on and off the stage."
-K. Kuchar (DEMO Magazine)
Hettie Barnhill, a Broadway actress, Filmmaker, director, choreographer, and social justice advocate, founded 'Movement & Characters', a performing arts school dedicated to offering professional, industry-level classes for students of all ages, levels, and financial backgrounds. Operating in Greater New York and New York City, the school was established in response to a perceived lack of representation and quality dance education in upstate New York. Barnhill's passion lies in sharing her love for dance and creating spaces where form and technique are taught, perspectives are shared, cultures are experienced, and history is discussed. She is also the founder of 'Create A Space NOW', an interactive social justice platform that uses performing arts and multimedia to foster discussions around Black Lives and recent events in American race relations.
In addition to her educational and advocacy work, Barnhill's film, 'A Love Letter to Brian, Lesley, and Michelle', has received recognition and awards at film festivals both nationally and internationally. The film was honored by the California Senate with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for "Using Film as a Vehicle For Community Engagement and Education", presented by Congressman Ro Khanna and California Senator Bob Wieckowski. Barnhill has been nominated for a New York Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Choreography, and has performed on Television, Film, and Broadway in productions such as "Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark," the Tony Award-winning "FELA!" (original cast), and the Tony award-nominated "Leap Of Faith" (original cast). Through all her varied endeavors, Barnhill's core mission remains the same: to share her love for dance and facilitate environments where learning, sharing, experiencing, and discussing can thrive.