ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- BergenPAC has named Becky Hinkle as managing director of The Performing Arts School.
Hinkle will help to launch the expansion of both the theater and music programs, in addition to managing the school’s operational policies and procedures. She will collaborate with the various departments at bergenPAC to establish administrative and financial management of the school, including teaching artists and community partnerships, registration database and statistical reporting for the institution.
“I am beyond thrilled and honored to join the team here at bergenPAC," Hinkle said. "In this exciting time of growth and development for The Performing Arts School, I look forward to serving the students and families of the greater Englewood area by bringing high-quality arts education programs to The Performing Arts School and into the community.
“I wish to expand and strengthen existing programs and student connections to the many incredible artists who perform on bergenPAC’s mainstage.”
“We are excited to welcome Becky to the team here at bergenPAC," said Dominic Roncace, bergenPAC CEO. "She will prove to be an incredible asset with her years of experience and the knowledge that she has amassed over those years.”
Hinkle’s list of accomplishments include a host of experience at prestigious institutions, as well as charitable organizations, according to a press release. Most recently, Hinkle had the position of Director of Arts Education at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, where she oversaw after-school and summer programs in music, dance and theater for students ages 10-18.
Additionally, Hinkle served as an integral part of The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. In her position at The Met, she helped recruit aspiring professional singers and pianists and was a liaison to artists such as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Maestro James Levine.
She has taught at the Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music and The Performing Arts Center of Metrowest in the greater Boston area, where she was voice department chair.
The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC features a series of classes, school residencies, workshops, live performances, student productions and ensemble groups in the performing arts for students ages 2 1/2 months to 21 all ability levels, including special programming for individuals with special needs. The program provides students with unique and “hands-on” arts training by industry professionals that allow them to gain real-world experience and enhance academic achievement through the arts.