Welcome to our Arts-In-Education programs!

Educators, parents, and students—we have a number of great opportunities with a Technology Career Day (FREE, one day only, December 2). Scroll down for Student Sampler performances of Granny Dances To A Holiday Drum…and more!

Middle School, High School, and High School Graduates have a fantastic opportunity to learn about great career opportunities in technology—producing theatre, broadcast/cable, and performances. Production technology has numerous applications not only in entertainment and sports, but in medicine, journalism, and engineering…among many other possibilities.

This FREE session is available both LIVE and VIRTUAL:

Live session – limited to 240 seats – register here 

Virtual session – unlimited attendance – register here.  After you register, we will provide you with a streaming link. 

Meet five fascinating professionals who will share options for great future careers—and how to get there without a traditional college degree:

  • Trey Grimes, CPRD Tech Director, and developer of STREAM internships and JAM paid apprenticeships
  • Tatiana Argüello, President & General Manager, KDEN-TV Telemundo Colorado NBC Universal Local. Tatiana is a media executive with progressive experience in broadcast, digital, news, and integrated sales marketing. She was named to her role in 2019. At KDEN she leads all operations for Telemundo’s TV station that serves Spanish-speaking audiences throughout Colorado, across multiple platforms.Known for leading result-oriented teams, developing new business, and creating innovative multicultural content, Argüello began her career as an intern with KDEN in 2001and has held multiple roles with increasing responsibility in the finance, marketing, and sales departments. In 2008, she was promoted to Director of Northeast National Sales and Multicultural Lead in New York, a sales leadership role for the Telemundo Station Group that she excelled in until she was named GM to KDEN. Throughout her career, Tatiana has stressed the notion that Hispanics are driving cultural change and economic growth in the United States. She believes that greater language fluidity is promoting an increased connection to heritage among US Hispanics and is often heard stating “language is our number one cultural attribute, and culturally relevant content drives behavior and consumption.” She believes that inspiration is everywhere and can be found in unexpected places and during conversations with unexpected people. She credits her success to the lessons of humility, generosity, and tenacity taught to her by her maternal grandmother. She is also profoundly inspired by her parents, who continually remind her to be proud of her roots, to treat everyone with the same level of respect, and to demand an equitable seat at the table to ensure her voice is heard. Tatiana earned a bachelor’s degree in Operations Management and International Business from The University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business.
  • Shane Portfolio, Senior Vice President Engineering & Technology, Charter Communications (bio coming)
  • Robert Thompson Vice President, Mountain West Region Comcast Business. Robert  is an experienced telecommunications professional who brings more than 20 years of experience in the industry. He joined Comcast in 2014 as the Vice President of Field Sales and then quickly moved into the role of Vice President of Sales and Sales Operations, where he provided the coordination of the overall strategy as it pertains to sales forecasting, budgeting, business process improvement as well as sales support and leadership effectiveness, compensation management and program optimization. Prior to joining Comcast, Robert held various executive sales roles at Time Warner Telecom, Integra Telecom, NTT, and XO Communications. In his current role, Robert leads the overall business strategy for the Mountain West Region serving as the Regional Vice President of Comcast Business with oversight of four markets: Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona. He serves on the Board of Directors at Cleo Parker Robinson Dance in Denver. Robert holds a BBA from Howard University.
  • Kevin Taylor Comcast Fellow—Cyber Security. Kevin is a Comcast Fellow focused on cyber security and fraud prevention at Comcast. He oversees the development and operations of key systems and technologies to help mitigate fraud and cybersecurity risks. Kevin has been granted 9 US patents spanning security, control systems, and cryptographic keying. He is an industry veteran of 35 years with extensive experience in video systems, high-speed data technology, security systems, cybersecurity, fraud prevention, and systems engineering.

You don’t want to miss this great opportunity to tour the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre & Facility, visit the tech booth and operate controls, watch and operate a theatre drone demo, and ask industry experts questions as they explain career options in broadcast television, cable, and communications.



Arts in Education

Dance is a powerful medium that contributes to healthy minds and healthy bodies. According to the National Dance Educators Evidence Report:

  1. – Arts improves school climate

  2. – The arts comprehensive tasks challenge students, &

  3. – The Arts turn schools into Communities.

Since its inception, CPRD has served well over a million K-12 students in school districts throughout the Front Range. CPRD Education programs infuse arts into curriculum, which helps ignite a truly unique learning process. Through innovative lesson plans and workshop techniques, the CPRD Education Team engages students through the magic of movement and creative expression.

Students learn life-changing social and emotional skills; accountability; work ethic and teamwork. If your school would like more information please contact Shelby Jarosz at shelby@cleoparkerdance.org

TECHNICAL THEATRE PROGRAMMING (middle and high school age youth)

STREAM is one of CPRDs signature AIE programs and is aimed at integrating arts, media and technology. Students learn how to operate sounds and lightning boards, and high school age students can apply to be paid apprentices

For more information on sessions, cost, scholarship or program dates, contact  Trey Grimes at trey@cleoparkerdance.org.

Enrollments are scholarshiped after applications are approved.

STREAM is supported by AT&T, Comcast and individual donors.

THE HEALING POWER OF ART (Scaleable for ages 5-18)

CPRD creates lecture demonstrations appropriate for youth in grades K-12. Our education team works to design a program that is age, style and content appropriate and  all our Arts-in-Education programs are mapped to Colorado state education standards and are in alignment with district goals.

The Healing Power of Art is the signature interactive lecture/demonstration that CPRD has created and refined over our 50-year history. Objectives include:

  • Increasing inclusive attitudes

  • Increasing feelings and actions of empathy

  • Increasing self-awareness

To find out more on our programming offerings, costs and availability, contact Shelby Jarosz Shelby@cleoparkerdance.org

CPRD Education works with
25,000 students in 80+ schools every year

We provide 250+ workshops
along the Front Range

“I wanted to thank you for our field trip dance experience on Friday.  The kids all really enjoyed it and allowed a lot of them to step out of their comfort zone.  Many children were very hesitant going into the day, but when we returned they were talking about it non-stop and telling their parents how much they truly enjoyed it.  Your instructors were top notch, very supportive, and full of energy.  This is definitely a field trip destination that will go to the top of my list!” – Andrew Krajewski, Site Director, Ridge Kids on the Move Summer Camp


2020 AIE Programming Partners;

African Leadership Group, The Arvada Center For The Performing Arts, Athena Project, Belmar Elementary School, Civic Center Conservancy, Colorado Ballet, Colorado Black Arts Festival, Colorado State Office of Health Policy & Finance, Colorado Symphony, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Center For The Performing Arts, Denver Health, History Colorado, Inside the Orchestra, Jacobs Pillow, Longmont Museum, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Seth M.R. Jaipuria School Patna (India), SOAR Denver Charter School, Tiempo de Fuego (Colombia), Women’s Foundation of Colorado, Worldmind Nature Immersion School

For more information on how to bring the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Education Team into your school for an interactive program of dance and fun call (303) 295-1759 ext. 10 or e-mail Shelby@cleoparkerdance.org