Interlochen Academy’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ | A Detroit Performs Special Event

Detroit Public TV (DPTV) will broadcast Interlochen Arts Academy’s Romeo & Juliet ballet to commemorate William Shakespeare’s birthday weekend. Tune in to DPTV Sunday, April 24th at 5 p.m. ET. 

In addition to the April 24 broadcast, DPTV will air Romeo & Juliet on April 20 and 23 at both 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. on its Michigan Learning Channel, a statewide public television partnership that provides educational resources for teachers and families. 

Interlochen Director of Dance Joseph Morrissey created original choreography for Interlochen’s Romeo & Juliet, which showcases the talents of 41 student dancers from 23 U.S. states and Canada. The Academy’s acclaimed dance faculty are also featured, with Katie Dorn as Lady Capulet, Jurjis Safonovs as Lord Capulet, and Rachel James as Juliet’s nanny. Arts Academy theatre faculty Matt Lindstrom also appears as Friar Lawrence. 


Interlochen Arts Academy is the nation’s premier boarding arts high school, where students pursue pre-professional training in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, creative writing, and film alongside a robust academic curriculum, preparing them to excel in the arts and beyond. 

A global destination for artists and arts enthusiasts, Interlochen Center for the Arts comprises Interlochen Arts Camp, a world-class multidisciplinary summer arts program; Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation’s premier arts boarding high school; Interlochen Online, the emerging leader in virtual arts education; Interlochen Presents, a producer of 600+ performances annually by celebrated guest artists, Interlochen students, and faculty; Interlochen Public Radio, two listener-supported, 24-hour public radio stations (classical music and news); and Interlochen College of Creative Arts, a convener for continuing arts education. Since 1928, Interlochen has ignited and propelled a lifelong passion for the arts.

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