Bay Area Tour Outreach

Photo by Dylan G-Bowley From Left to Right: Troy Macklin, Marla Phelan, Anila Mazhari, Dylan G-Bowley

Founded in 2007 by alumni of The Juilliard School, Bay Area Tour (BAT) delivered the experience of the performing arts to underserved children, adult and elderly populations in and around the San Francisco Bay Area each summer through 2009. BAT was a 2008 & 2009 recipient of The Juilliard Summer Grant & was made possible by contributions from private donors.

In the three summers BAT had offered programs the team grew from four to six professional level performing artists and teachers including dancers, actors and musicians. BAT reached thousands of people at youth centers, health care and correctional facilities by giving the gift of the arts to these communities who may not have otherwise been able to share in the experience.

Mission Statement:

BAT artists recognized Bay Area communities who rarely encounter live arts experiences and reached beyond the traditional concert halls to produce and bring free and accessible performances and workshops to their facilities. Through artistic collaboration and self-produced programming BAT expanded access to and awareness of the arts in diverse communities.

Photo by Brent White From Left to Right: Troy Macklin, Kendra Isobel Samson, Kelly Hannegan

Project Overview:


Toured six cities

12 free public performances

Conducted eight dance workshops at San Ramon Valley Dance Academy (SRVDA)

Created three original dance works*


Toured eight cities

14 free public performances

Conducted 27 workshops at SRVDA

Created an original dance piece*

Click HERE to read an article about our 2008 Summer Project in The Juilliard Journal!


Toured eight cities

17 free public performances, 7 of which were interactive arts workshops

Created an original dance piece*

*All original dance works created while In Residence at SRVDA

Click HERE to read an article about our 2009 Summer Project in The Juilliard Journal!

Watch BAT’s 2008 Video Montage!



Video created by Thomas Adams