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OUR SCHOOL

Arts is not a priority in the Kenyan high school system. Many of these public high schools do not have strong arts programs nor do they focus strongly on the arts and Kenya doesn’t ave an existing arts academy. 

According to the Kenya Ministry of education, there are about 3000 public high schools in Kenya and about 800 private schools.  Majority of these public high schools rely on the pedagogy created by the ministry.

ZanArtts will fill this gap. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, ZanArtts, will consist of high students; those who are at the age of 13 - 18; 7th -12th grade. These students who will be admitted through an audition process will be artistic students with an interest to pursue the arts as a career or high education.

 

ZanArtts will focus on a full arts curriculum and will consist of five conservatories which are: Media Arts, Visual Arts, Music, Dance, and Theatre Arts. These departments will select their students through an audition process spend their time equipping them to become entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and pursue opportunities in fields where they are confident, talented, and skilled. ZanArtts will educate and celebrate African arts and emulate our heritage through arts education. The curriculum will be customized and tailored to emphasis our African arts history, current and future. 

At the end of every year, the students will have portfolios and reels consisting of the job experiences in places they have worked in, and will put up full performances, film presentations and art-work to showcase learning progression.

The faculty and administration team consists of professionals each working in the  industry. The department heads will work with other artists in their department who will run various projects

and activities to build the students skills and experiences.

OUR ADMIN TEAM

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NIMO

MATHENGE

FOUNDER + MANAGING DIRECTOR

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Executive Producer | Director in Film & Television

Having previously garnered experience working in the film & T.V. production industry, Nimo moved to Hollywood in 2003, relocating from Washington DC, after attending Howard University, where she pursued her MFA in Film. In Los Angeles, Nimo started out on production sets in commercials, TV shows, films and Music videos for companies such as...

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PAULINE

NJAU

THE PRINCIPAL

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Creative Producer

& Coach

Pauline Njau has worked in advertising, audio-visual production, media and most recently teaching and training. 

 

She began her career working for the largest Advertising Agency McCann Erickson, as Radio and Television Producer.

After 4 years she moved to manage, Word Alive, a design house for the International Bible Society that has grown into a respected publishing house today...

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MEET THE FACULTY

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JOSEPH SIBI-OKUMU

THE THEATRE ARTS DEPARTMENT

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'Mwalimu'

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John Sibi-Okumu was born in Kenya and received his formal education in England, Kenya and France. For a great part of his...

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DR. JULISA ROW

THE THEATRE ARTS DEPARTMENT

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Actor, Director

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Dr. Rowe holds a Doctor of Missiology (Ethnodramatology) from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. She taught Drama...

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KAHITHE KIIRU, PHD

THE DANCE ARTS DEPARTMENT

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Dancer, Choreographer, Dance Teacher, Anthropoligist, Researcher

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Edward is knowledgeable Music Director with 20+ years of experience. Leah has experience in Project Management...

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AGNES WARUGURU

THE VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT

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Visual Artist

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Agnes Waruguru’s work ranges from painting, drawing, printmaking, needlework and installation... 

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JOSH KAUFMAN

THE MEDIA ARTS DEPARTMENT

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Producer, Director, Cinematographer

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Josh Kaufman is a Filmmaker & Producer based in Southern California. His experience is principally derived from producing...

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EDWARD + LEAH BULEMI

THE MUSIC ARTS DEPARTMENT

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Music + Vocal Director

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Edward is knowledgeable Music Director with 20+ years of experience. Leah has experience in Project Management...

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ONDIEGE MATTHEW

THE DANCE ARTS

DEPARTMENT

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Dance Director

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Ondiege Matthew is the Dance Into Space (DIS) team leader and one of Kenya’s leading contemporary dance choreographers...

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