BGCA Arts Residency

Check out the BGCA Creates Website Tour To learn more about this amazing resource for Youth Development Professionals & Teaching Artists. The BGCACreates Arts Residency is funded by the Tammis Day Foundation and intended to create professional development opportunities for staff high quality arts learning opportunities for youth. This year's Residency External Arts Orgs/Professionals are: Selena Tornez, Tony "YNOT" Denaro, Karl Michael Iglesias, BraveSoul Movement, & First Wave Hip Hop & Urban Arts Scholarship Program (Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives). Youth Facing Content will be located on BGCA's National Virtual Club and Staff Resources will be located on

This Months Residency Artist: Selena Tornez

Born in Queens, NY. Raised in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Trained in various forms of dance such as Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Afro Cuban, Hip-Hop, Mexican Folklore, Bachata and SalsaOn1/On2. She has traveled the world nationally and internationally performing and teaching in cities and countries such as France, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Central America & more.  She danced in the movie “In The Heights” by Lin Manuel Miranda- Dir. John Chu. Production by “Warner Bros”

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Upcoming Residency Artists

Head to to learn more about the Residency Artists in the "Meet The Artists" Section of the Forum!

Digital Platform Collaboration

This Arts Residency is made possible by a collaboration between BGCACreates & BGCA's National Virtual Club. Both are free to sign up!

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