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Class Catalog


HSA offers a well rounded complement of classes to fit every age, level, and ability.

We believe in the benefits of exposure to a variety of art forms to encourage interdisciplinary learning and development. Whether your child is a beginner just testing the waters, or desires a full immersion experience in the arts, we encourage you to review what we offer. If you would like a consultation to discuss your child’s goals and artistic development, please contact us to arrange a consultation at info@hsanyc.org

  • Lee Hogans

    Chief Education Officer

  • Leyland Simmons

    Dance Chair

    Leyland Simmons was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He began his formal dance training with Barbara Devereaux of the Royal Academy School of Dance in Anchorage, Alaska and the Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy. He later studied at Interlochen Arts Academy, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Miami City Ballet, The School of American Ballet, Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn, The Ailey School and Ballet Divertimento in Montreal, Canada.

    Leyland is a Graduate of the Professional Performing Arts High School in New York City and a former member of Ailey 2 and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Mr. Simmons has also performed with the New York City Ballet, Peridance Ensemble, Forces of Nature Dance Company, Nathan Trice’s/Rituals, George Faison and Ballet X. Leyland has also performed at Jacob’s Pillow, the Cincinnati, Moscow and Miami International Ballet Festivals. Leyland is also a sought after teacher having taught at notable institutions like the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Harlem School for the Arts, Steps on Broadway, NYU, and the Ailey School. Mr. Simmons is also a graduate of the Workshop in Business Opportunities Program and a member of the School of American Ballet’s Alumni Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. He is also a certified teacher in the American Ballet Theater Pre-Primary to Level Three Curriculum, and an American Ballet Theater Affiliate teacher.

    Leyland holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Masters’ Degree in Dance Education (K-12 concentration) from NYU. Leyland’s choreography has been presented at the Apollo Theater, the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage in Washington DC, and E-moves 18 at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse. In 2017 at Harlem School of the Arts Leyland became the resident choreographer, in 2020 he was appointed to Director of Dance, and in 2020 the Chair of Dance. For more information visit www.LeylandSimmons.com

  • Mercedes White

    Theater Chair

  • A.K. Lovelace

    Media & Design Chair

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Fall 2022 Office Hours (By Appointment Only)




Tuesday to Friday