YES Academy Jordan

YES Academy Jordan, June 26 to July 5, 2011

In a program funded by the U.S. Embassy in Amman, American Voices brought the first YES Academy program to Jordan. With a nationwide and regional outreach, over 350 aspiring young actors, dancers and musicians received intensive training in the course of ten days of activities ranging from String Orchestra, Jazz and Piano to Broadway and Hip Hop dance.
The participants included many Jordanian teachers as well as students from Jordanian universities, conservatories and public and private high schools. Other participants attended from Syria, Lebanon and Iraq.
The gala show at the Amman Cultural Palace played to an audience of 2000 and was broadcast on Jordan TV, reaching millions more. American Voices would like to thank our sponsor, Union Bank, as well as our project partners, The National Centre for Culture and Art, The National Music Conservatory, Yarmouk University, The National Institute of Fine Arts and the Princess Basma Youth Resource Center.