Sabrina Peck ’80 Celebrates 30th Anniversary of CitySteps

Congratulations to Sabrina Peck ‘80 on her terrific accomplishments over the past three decades with her nonprofit, CitySteps. The organization, run entirely by undergraduates, introduces public school youth to the performing arts as an outlet for creative self-expression, a tool for building self-esteem, and a means to mutual understanding. CitySteps recently celebrated its 30th Anniversary in Manhattan, and Dwight-Englewood Learning and Teaching Annex (DELTA) Program Director Dr. Sherronda Brown had the honor of attending as Peck’s guest.

CitySteps was founded in 1983 in Cambridge, MA, by Peck, then a Harvard University undergraduate. Today, the program is one of the largest student organizations at Harvard, University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University, in which undergraduates work to serve local area public school children annually. The 30th Anniversary Celebration featured teachers training at the National Dance Institute, a benefit party at The Greene Space – which also honored CitySteps alumna Diane Paulus – and a career panel.

“It was clear that the ways in which Sabrina channels her passions for teaching and the arts have had a significant impact in the lives of so many,” said Dr. Brown. “Sabrina has so much to be proud of.”

Peck was also a Visiting Artist through DELTA, where she led a ten-session course last fall from September through November at Dwight-Englewood. The Narrative Performance Lab course allowed students in grades 8, 9, and 10 to explore techniques drawn from theater, dance and music, and ultimately create an original performance featuring all participants.

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