Arts Education



ARTS EDUCATION

OUR VISION

Our vision is to champion the performing arts by connecting, cultivating, and creating arts integrated learning opportunities to enhance equity, diversity, and inclusivity within our community.

OUR IMPACT

Through our Arts Education Initiative, PACE strives to offer quality programs that:

• Foster practical, analytical, creative, and empathetic thinking
• Invite students to make a reciprocal investment in the learning process
• Empower teachers in the classroom
• Support a diverse arts community

OUR ARTS EDUCATION STRATEGIES

CONNECT arts integrated methodologies with professional development opportunities for schools, teaching artists, and Executive Education for corporate leaders and their staff

CULTIVATE partnership pathways for cultural space sharing while strengthening arts access for all

CREATE online resources for schools, families and individuals to promote lifelong learning

ABOUT ANNIE DIMARTINO

Director of Education

Originally from Seattle, Annie earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Fullerton where her emphasis was acting. Having launched a successful theatrical career in LA, Annie was soon nominated for both a LA Weekly Award and OC Theatre Award for her work as Dorothy Wordsworth in the world premiere of Grasmere. She would later reprise the role at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and Off Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York.

Annie held the position of Director of Education for 10 years at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven CT, where she oversaw all educational programming. In her tenure, she started the Shake-it-Up Shakespeare Summer Youth Ensemble and the Elder Play Project. Annie collaborated as a child acting coach on two world premier plays by Athol Fugard, Coming Home and Shadow of a Hummingbird. As an acting instructor, Annie facilitated various theatre workshops and Master Classes at Wesleyan University, Yale, Southern Connecticut State University, Housatonic Community College, and the University of Bridgeport.

Having returned to Seattle in 2015, Annie most recently held the position of Director of Education for Book-It Repertory Theatre, where she started the Listen Up Spoken Word Festival. Annie also adapted 4 touring shows including A Splash of Red, Last Stop on Market Street, Ada’s Violin and The Odyssey, the latter which she also directed.