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CULTURE FEATURE

Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp Turns 100

It’s been ten decades since Charlotte Perry and Portia Mansfield fulfilled their dreams of creating a theater and dance camp in the mountains. A hundred years after their founding of the school in 1913 in Strawberry Park, Perry-Mansfield is recognized as the oldest, continuously operating performing arts school and camp in the nation.

Throughout the years, distinguished alumni, faculty and guest artists have passed through its doors, while students from all across the world still come to take classes from an internationally renowned faculty. Alumni — who include the likes of Dustin Hoffman, Julie Harris and Lee Remick — are performing with Ballet Hispanico, Battleworks Dance Co., Munich Ballet, the Paul Taylor Dance Co., Nederlands Dans Theater, on Broadway and on television.

Highlighting this year’s milestone, the organization hosted two performances of “The Marriage of Figaro” at its 76-acre facility’s Julie Harris Theater.