Northern New Mexico Youth Arts Showcase


Northern New Mexico Youth Arts Showcase

ESPAÑOLA––United Way of Northern New Mexico in partnership with Northern New Mexico College presents an evening celebrating many of the region’s aspiring performing artists, while providing an opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn about the rich range of arts organizations and programs available throughout Northern New Mexico.

This free event with arts, food, and fun for families, children, and youth of all ages is from 5 – 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18.

Kick off the event mixing and mingling with students and teachers from diverse regional organizations including New Mexico School for the Arts, New Mexico Hispano Music Association, Taos Youth Ballet, Española Valley Fiber Arts Center,  Tewa Dancers of the North, Northern New Mexico Regional Arts Center, Moving Arts Espanola, Peñasco Theater Collective, Dance Arts Los Alamos, Española Public Schools, Lightening Boy Hoop Dancers, Northern Youth Project ,White Buffalo Arts Center and Isaiah Lopez of Spanish Colonial Arts. 

Organization students will then present works in dance, music, drama, and film. The public will move to the adjoining annex to discover and learn about the different participating organizations––hailing from Santa Fe to Taos and points in between. The evening includes informational tables, live music, and free food from Espanola’s own Moving Arts Culinary Arts Students, who have been feeding hearts and fueling imaginations since 2008.

This is the first event of its kind in the Española Valley.

WHEN: Friday, January 18, 2019 | 5 – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Northern New Mexico College | Center for the Arts Theater

United Way of Northern New Mexico is committed to improving education, expression and the health and wellness of children, youth and families in northern New Mexico.


NNM Youth Arts Showcase 2019

Center for the Arts NNMC

Tentative line up

Tewa Dancers from the North (blessing)

Tribute to Andy Garcia ‘Eagle Dance’ live drumming and vocals

(Procession from lobby through aisles to stage area) 7-8 minutes

Welcome Youth MC’s Isaac Lopez & Jenae Terrazas   1.5 minutes

Act I

(44 minutes)

  • NNMC Media Arts Student Film TBA  3 minutes
  • Hispano Music Awards Youth Division soloist Justin Sanchez  4 minutes
  • National Dance Institute   (group dance)  4 minutes
  • Espanola Public Schools-elementary music program  4 minutes
  • Moving Arts Espanola Suite  22 minutes

(ballet , break -dance, Mexican Folk dance, vocals, tap, Flamenco)

Intermission (15 minutes)

Act II

(40 minutes)

  • Lightening Boy Hoop Solo live percussion & vocals 6 minutes
  • Taos Youth Ballet  Contemporary Ballet Duet  4 minutes
  • Peñasco Theater Collective  (group ariel piece) 4 minutes
  • New Mexico School for the Arts Suite 25 minutes

Spoken Word group

Solo Vocalist

Solo Drama

Trio Contemporary Ballet