National AffiliatesWolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts™


The Wolf Trap Institute has 17 National Affiliates located in the DC Metro area and throughout the country. Through a sponsoring organization, the Wolf Trap Institute is replicated in each community allowing this valuable program to reach many students, parents, and teachers across the country.

Professional Development Workshops

Wolf Trap Professional Development Workshops train early childhood educators in the use of performing arts techniques and strategies that help young children acquire basic emergent literacy and other learning and developmental skills. Sponsors can choose from a variety of expertly developed workshops centered around multidisciplinary arts, drama, puppetry, music, dance, and more.

Residencies in Preschool Classrooms

Sponsoring organizations in each community administer seven-week residencies using the Institute program model during which an artist comes to the preschool classroom and demonstrates for the teacher how the performing arts can be used to teach curriculum topics. During these residencies, artists and early childhood educators work together to develop, refine, and evaluate new performing arts teaching strategies.

Instructional Material

Stages for Learning: Performing Arts Activities for Preschool Children is a collection of performing arts-based curriculum strategies. Published by the Institute, Stages for Learning is available to early childhood educators who complete Wolf Trap residency training.

National Affiliate Sponsoring Organizations and Contact Information

Each affiliate may be contacted directly. If you prefer, contact the national office:

Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts: DC, MD, VA; National and International Services
1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182
703.255.1933 | 1.800.404.8461
Email: education@wolftrap.org

Arizona Wolf Trap
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Contact: Fran Cohen
Phone: 480.874.4623
http://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/

Delaware Wolf Trap
The Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education
Contact: Danny Peak
Phone: 302.992.1404
http://www.diae.org/dwt.htm

Delta Wolf Trap: Arkansas, Memphis, Mississippi
Delta Arts
Contact: Amelia Barton
Phone: 870.732.6260
http://deltaarts.org/wp/

Detroit Wolf Trap, a El Arte Early Learning Program of Living Arts
Living Arts
Contact: Roberta Lucas
Phone: 313.841.4765
http://www.livingartsdetroit.org

Georgia Wolf Trap
Alliance Theater at the Woodruff Center for the Arts
Contact: Michele Mummert
Phone: 404.733.4650
http://www.alliancetheatre.org/education.aspx?id=62

Kansas Wolf Trap
Arts Partners
Contact: Katie S. Lynn
Phone: 316.262.4771
http://kansaswolftrap.org/ 

Louisiana Wolf Trap
Young Audiences of Louisiana
Contact: Jenny James
Phone: 504.523.3525
http://ya4la.org

Maryland Wolf Trap
Young Audiences/Arts for Learning
Contact: Kurtis Donnelly
Phone: 410.837.7577
www.yamd.org

Nashville Wolf Trap
Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)
Contact: Lattie Brown
Phone: 615.687.4287
http://www.tpac.org/education/wolftrap/index.asp

New Jersey Wolf Trap
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
Contact: Caitlin Evans Jones
Phone: 973.297.5812
http://www.njpac.org/load_screen.asp?screen=residencies

New York City Wolf Trap
Creative Arts Team, City University of New York (CUNY)
Contact: Helen Wheelock
Phone: 212.652.2844
http://www.creativeartsteam.org/programs/early-learning

North Carolina Wolf Trap
Arts & Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc.
Contact: Kathryn Bentley
Phone: 704.335.3047
www.artsandscience.org 

Rochester Wolf Trap
Young Audiences of Rochester
Contact: Annette Ramos
Phone: 585.530.2060
www.yarochester.info 

Southern Nevada Wolf Trap
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Contact: Kim Russell
Phone: 702.749.2542
http://www.thesmithcenter.com

South Florida Wolf Trap
Arts for Learning/Miami
Contact: Sheila Womble
Phone: 305.576.1212
www.a4lmiami.org

Western Pennsylvania Wolf Trap
Gateway to the Arts
Contact: Carol Wolfe
Phone: 412.362.6982
www.gatewaytothearts.org

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Contact Information

Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts
1645 Trap Road
Vienna, Virginia 22182
703.255.1933
1.800.404.8461
education@wolftrap.org

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