Visual and Performing Arts Partners

  • At Altadena Arts Magnet, visual and performing arts are an integral part of a well-rounded education, boosting engagement and achievement. We provide weekly instruction in all art forms, nurturing the whole child and inspiring students to achieve their best.

    Students who have a history of in-depth arts involvement demonstrate better academic outcomes; they earn better grades and demonstrate higher rates of college enrollment and attainment. (Catterall, Dumais, & Hampden-Thompson, 2012)

    • Every student builds a strong musical foundation with weekly classes taught in partnership with Rhythm And Moves Performing Arts Conservatory (RAMPAC).
    • Students in grades K-2 experience fun, fitness, and fundamentals of dance  with  the award-winning AMAN Dance Educators. In grades 3-5, students learn classical, modern, and contemporary technique from professionals at Lineage Dance.


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Theatre Artist in Residence
  • Lineage's mission of making the arts accessible to all means making sure students have access to dance in schools. The California Arts Council has awarded Lineage a grant to expand their Artists In Schools residency.

    Lineage is in residence at Eliot Arts Magnet and Altadena Elementary, funded in part by grants from the California Arts Council, and the Pasadena Educational Foundation.

    This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.



  • Kaya, Frit and Frat are the Directors of Rhythm And Moves Performing Arts Conservatory, RAMPAC. They are instructors in the program which offers students the opportunity and chance to learn various styles of dance along with music, which includes Vocal Choir and instruments such as Song Flute/Recorder, Piano, Ukulele, Percussion and Drums.

    They are all skilled Dancers, Singer/Songwriters and Musicians. Kaya playing Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Sitar, Percussion, Piano and the Flute. Frat the Piano with both he and Frit the Percussion, and Drums.

    They have worked and performed in several mediums such as Television, Film and Stage. They enjoy working with students, from Elementary, Middle School to High School, teaching them music, dance and performance skills. Kaya, Frit and Frat are very excited to share their experience and love of the arts with Altadena Arts Magnet this year!



  • Please welcome, Theatre Artist in Residence, Mr. James Wilson to the Cougar Pride!!! Mr. Wilson will be teaching theatre arts to students in grades K-5, as well as directing our spring musical production!

    "James Wilson is thrilled to be working with Altadena Arts Magnet! He is new to California after having spent the past five years as a performer at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, performing in The Festival of The Lion King and Voyage of The Little Mermaid. Wilson was also a founding member of the Mountaineer Creative Arts Council in West Virginia, where he’s originally from. He produced and directed many productions for MCAC, including “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” and “The Wizard of Oz.”