The Gallo Center for the Arts is a state-of-the-art performing arts complex in downtown Modesto. The Gallo Center for the Arts is the focus of arts, entertainment, multicultural programming and social activities for the Central Valley for generations to come. The Gallo Center for the Arts offers four unique programs supporting arts education learning experiences for Region 6 students: Pathways to Creativity, Gallo Center Youth Academy (GCYA), YES Company, and Creation Station Summer Camp.
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Gallo Center Youth Academy
The Gallo Center Youth Academy at the Gallo Center for the Arts provides year-round performing arts experiences for youth grades K-6. GCYA features twice weekly, hour-long, sessions exploring acting, musical theater, playwriting, singing, composition and much more. Student performance showcases will be held twice a year (December and May) in the Foster Family Theater for family and friends.
The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) and the Gallo Center for the Arts have entered into an agreement that will see the performing arts venue assume management responsibilities and artistic direction for YES Company. Cortney Hurst Betschart, Director of Arts Education for the Gallo Center, and Tiffany Davis, Arts Education Manager, will lead the new venture.
Founded by SCOE in 1992, YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company offers a variety of programs that will now be managed by the Gallo Center as part of an expanding, year-round arts education initiative of the performing arts venue. YES Company’s signature offering is a nine-week summer program that immerses young people grades 7-12 in a pre-professional theater experience. Open auditions lead to an intense rehearsal period and culminate with seven performances of a Broadway-type production over the span of two weekends at the Gallo Center.
The Gallo Center will operate YES Company with partial funding by the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County, which has traditionally furnished support for the organization’s staffing, production and equipment needs, and tuition grants for deserving students.