Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Dynamic, creative, interdisciplinary and thoughtful, the La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) performing arts program is an integral part of each student’s liberal arts education. Whether acting in a play, singing a chorale, dancing a pas de deux or marching in a drum line, students are encouraged to use their imaginations while simultaneously building discipline-specific skills through intensive training with our dedicated faculty of professional, working artists.  

Class offerings in music, acting, dance and technical theater also emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration, often culminating in public performances both on campus and off campus, from our own Four Flowers Theater to international stages around the world. As part of a holistic approach to learning, our students are encouraged to see their work in a larger sociocultural context, exploring ideas relevant to the rest of their studies and to their lives as young, maturing, citizens of the world.

After School Co-curricular Opportunities

  • Upper School Musical
  • Glee Club
  • Drumline
  • Marching Band
  • Performance opportunities in the community for Madrigals & Choir
  • Performance opportunities in the community for Chamber Ensembles
  • Trips

Meet the Team

List of 11 members.

  • Cindy Bravo 

    La Jolla Country Day School
    Director of Visual and Performing Arts
    (858) 453-3440 x245
  • Wendy Clemente 

    Music Teacher
    (858) 453-3440 x211
  • Joan Diener 

    Upper School Strings and Orchestra Teacher; Lower School Strings Teacher
    (858) 453-3440 x270
  • Heidi Handelsman 

    Upper School Drama Teacher
    (858) 453-3440 x247
  • Liesl Hansen 

    Middle School Band Teacher
    (858) 453-3440 x306
  • Kelley Hart 

    Lower School Strings Teacher
    (858) 453-3440 x360
  • Mike Peveich 

    Technical Theater Teacher
    (858) 453-3440 x323
  • Caroline Przymus 

    Middle and Upper School Choral Director; Middle and Upper School Musical Director
    (858) 453-3440 x198
  • Chad Przymus 

    Upper School Band Teacher; Middle School Music Elective Teacher
    (858) 453-3440 x192
  • Joseph Rowling 

    Middle School Strings and Orchestra Teacher
    (858) 453-3440 x266
  • Nicole Rover 

    Dance and Musical Theater Educator
    (858) 453-3440