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LLI: News and Tour at the Hylton Performing Arts Center

Presented ByLifelong Learning Institute, Manassas
When/WhereThursday, Oct 10, 2019 1:30pmHylton Performing Arts Center, Didlake Grand Foyer, Science and Technology

Instructors: Claire Machosky-Ullman and Marit Majeske

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit:

Building upon years of programming experience and an understanding of our region’s requirements, the new Education and Rehearsal Wing will complete the original vision for the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Prior to the tour we will hear about how the Hylton Center and PAK (Performing Arts for Kids) offer an experience of the arts to the children of our community. We will also learn about the Hylton’s efforts to make the performing arts accessible to members in the audience with special needs.

Claire Machosky-Ullman, a retired New York teacher and school administrator, resides in Prince William County. She has served as the Occoquan Bicentennial Chairperson, the Odyssey of the Mind school coordinator for Gravely Elementary School and is currently co-chair of the Hylton Education Committee. Claire is a charter member of Performing Arts for Kids and is currently its vice-chairperson.

Marit Majeske has been the front of house manager at the Hylton Performing Arts Center since it opened in May 2010. In October 2016, she took on the additional role of interim education coordinator, working with local school systems to provide diverse arts experiences to local students. Prior to joining the staff at the Hylton Center, she worked as an assistant house manager at Ford’s Theater and a volunteer intern with the Performing Arts for Everyone and Kennedy Center Friends offices at the Kennedy Center. Marit holds a bachelor’s degree in music and broadcast journalism from Winthrop University (Rock Hill, South Carolina) and a master’s in arts management from George Mason University. She received the Kennedy Center Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Emerging Leader Award in August 2014.

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