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The Alumnae Arts Advisory is a group of alumnae members invested in supporting the mission and enhancement of the arts program at Holy Child. The group works closely with the Director of Visual and Performing Arts to support the school’s artistic and academic mission of the department by engaging with faculty and students. Members will have the opportunity to be outreach leaders, panel moderators, facilitators, interns, guest artist liaisons, and participate in discussions and activism through the arts at Holy Child. Monthly meetings will promote alumnae engagement online/on campus, networking, discussions and school events.

Dear Holy Child Alumnae,

In these last few months, I have been inspired by the ongoing activism and conversation that has been led by Holy Child Alumnae. This period of quarantine has given us all some much needed time for reflection - but our reflection must now translate into action.

The Visual and Performing Arts Department at Holy Child is constantly evolving and updating our curriculum and programming to incorporate relevant topics of social justice and global learning in the arts. The arts allow students to express themselves through different mediums such as visual art, music, dance, and theater. It is our responsibility to connect these themes rather than viewing them as mutually exclusive, and to give our students the tools to enter the world as culturally informed young women.

Let’s continue to have the difficult conversations, further educate ourselves, and live by our motto - Actions, not Words.

Thank you so much for your time and support of the arts at Holy Child.  It has been so nice to reconnect with many of you over the summer and I am looking forward to this upcoming school year.   I will be in touch soon about our first kickoff event in the end of September.  I appreciate you all so much and am so grateful for all of the shared memories and more to come!

Ms. Elsbeth Fager


Elsbeth Fager

Director of Visual and Performing Arts
MS and US Music

Sonya Payne

Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair
US Arts Teacher

Cynthia Dillard

MS and US Music

Justine Verheul

Dance and Musical Theatre

James Carpenter

Theatre Instructor
MS and US Theatre Technical Director

Kasey OBoyle

MS and US Art Teacher