Dance is the poetic baring of the soul through motion ~Scott Nilsson
Founded in 2001, The Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre is a professional dance company located here at the heart of the entertainment capitol of the world. PBDT's goal is to bring this spirit of entertainment and the creative integrity of the arts to you, our audience. A group of 20 professional dancers under the artistic direction of Natasha Middleton preserves the legacy and innovation of the legendary Ballet Russes.
Pacifc Ballet
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A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it ~Alfred Hitchcock
Video Symphony, Pro School of Media Production, is an Industry leader in providing professional training and certifications in Editing, Audio Engineering, New Media Production & Motion Graphics. Our students receive more than just a traditional class experience - they get the same equipment used by professionals, instructors who work within the industry, and extensive opportunity to work on real-world media.
Burbank International Film Festival is to promote up-and-coming filmmakers by providing a gateway to expand their careers in the entertainment industry. We shine a light on the unknown talent of today, helping them become the celebrated filmmakers of tomorrow.
Burbank International Film Festival LEARN MORE

A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read
Mark Twain
Burbank Public Library LEARN MORE

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent-Victor Hugo
Burbank Philharmonic LEARN MORE

All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players ~William Shakespeare

Colony Theatre LEARN MORE

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Grove Theatre LEARN MORE

Victory Theatre LEARN MORE

Theatre Banshee LEARN MORE

Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing
Salvador Dali
Creative Arts
Center Gallery LEARN MORE
Towns Burr
Art Gallery LEARN MORE
Nan Rae Gallery LEARN MORE
Art Association LEARN MORE

Find out who is who and where they are in the City of Burbank.

Business Number Address Contact Name  Category 
Pretend for Real       Film 
Asmar Art Gallery     Alice Asmar  Visual 
Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra 818-771-7888  P.O. Box 6345, Burbank, CA 91510    Dance 
Burbank HS Animation & Sculpture 818-558-4746  902 N. Third St. Burbank CA 91502  Jonelle Pickett  Visual 
Falcon Theatre 818-955-8004  4252 Riverside Dr.  Sasha Venola  Theatre 
Artistic Director (714)342-7212    Anne Schroeder  Theatre 
Freshi Media 332-7951 or 661-993-9766  4531 West Empire Avenue, Ste. 200, 91505  Suzanne Shoemaker  Multi 
Dancing Tehani   P.O. Box 15653   Jennifer Tehani Sarreal   Dance 
Ralph 818-454-7145   E. Tujunga Ave.   Ralph   Music 
LCG Enterprises 323-708-5137   629 Uclan Drive   Marlene Kuo-Morinaga   Film 
Burbank International Film Festival 310-749-6942   P.O. Box 870   Jeff Rector  Film 
Andy Gersh Glass Art 323-578-7997   1837 N. Niagara St.   Andrew Gersh   Visual 
Teresa Downer Fine Art 818-621-3039   10431 Eldora Ave   Teresa Rose Downer   Visual 
Anna Mountford 213-309-7861   526 Angeleno Ave   Anna Mountford   Dance 
Red Rock Fine Art 818-635-0912     Erin Hanson   Visual 
Pete Graziano Design     Pete Graziano   Visual 
Schnuffie Productions 818-720-0725     Eva Sippel   Multi 
Mark Josephson 818-846-7172   1075 Walnut Ave   Mark Josephson   Multi 
Burbank Art Association     Lisa Plemmons Harrison Caddel   Visual 
Jazzy Art by Victoria   4143 via Marina #1116   Victoria Johns   Dance 
Burbank Unified Arts for All 818-729-446   1900 W. Olive   Peggy Flynn   Multi 
John Burroughs High School Vocal Music Association 818-558-4777 x67104   1920 Clark Ave   Brendan Jennings   Music 
Burbank School District     Debra Reynolds   Multi 
Kuki's Playshop 323-205-5854   1036 N. Lake St   Aimee Hui   Multi 
Shakespeare At Play 323-718-7120   3328 N. Brighton St.   Donn Angelos   Theatre 
Cesco's Muertos   Frank   Multi 
Arts for LA       Multi 
Studio Vitae 310-279-6848   316 N. Lima St.   Noah Rappaport   Film 
San Fernando valley Art Club   22157 Mulholland Dr.   Regina Wolford   Visual 
Mission Renaissance 818-243-9696   5744 San Fernando Rd   Jessie Kennedy   Visual 
Burbank Chorale     Mikhail Shtangrud   Music 
Azure and Company 818-458-8244   5553 Auckland Ave.   Tara Flinn   Dance 
Starlight Bowl (818) 238-5320  1249 Lockheed View Dr.  Kristen Smith  Dance 
Burbank HS Instrumental Music Association 818-510-1630  902 N. 3rd St.  Michael Stanley  Dance 
Darrell Bishop 818-415-7393  P.O. Box 3366 Burbank, CA. 91508  Darrell Bishop  Dance 
Fondazione Italia Burbank Center (310) 739-9350  c/o St. Robert Bellarmine School  Teresa D'Agostaro  Dance 
Downtown Burbank Partnership 818.238.5209  275 E Olive Avenue  Gail Stewart  Dance 
Rose Ribbon 818 809-6858  3727 W Magnolia Blvd #233  Pam Rondini  Dance 
John Burroughs High School Vocal Music Association 8184277980  1920 W. Clark Avenue  Brendan Jennings  Dance 
Pacific Ballet dance Theatre 818 257 0733  237 East Palm Avenue  Cindy Pease  Dance 
The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation 818-762-4328  4370 Tujunga Ave., Suite 330 Studio City, CA 91604  Tricia Steel  Dance 
hollis music 847-867-4305  2221 W Olive ave ate L&M  Steve Hollis  Dance 
Mark Kellam 323-533-0941    Mark Kellam  Dance 
burbank unified arts for all 8187294446  1900 w olive ave  Peggy Flynn  Dance 
Unlimited Style Photography 3106924055  2214 W Verdugo Ave, Burbank, CA  Tiffany  Dance 
Towns Burr Gallery 818 845 7144  3609 West Magnolia Blvd.  Connie Towns Burr  Dance 
Audrey   527 Cambridge Drive    Multi 
Burroughs High 8177711970  1920 W. Clark Ave  Beth Morrison  Dance 
jbfineartsdept 1-818-558-4777  1920 W. Clark Ave.  denawilliams  Dance 
Video Symphony 818-557-7200  266 E. Magnolia Blvd  Emily Brown  Dance 
John burroughs High School Instrumental Music Program 818-558-4777  1920 W. Clark Ave.  Ms. Tana Barnett  Dance 
PBDT 818 257-0733  237 East Palm Avenue  Cindy Pease  Dance 
ETM-LA, Inc. (Education Through Music-Los Angeles) 818-433-7600  2501 W. Burbank Blvd. #305  Victoria Lanier  Dance 
alice   1125 N. Screenland Driive    Dance 
Deborah Dodge   PO Box 2174    Dance 
Robert   Shahnazarian    Dance 
Pedersen's Band & Orchestra 818-848-9665  2618 W. Burbank Blvd.  Nedra Pedersen  Dance 
Burbank Community Band Inc 323-356-4672  PO Box 1005  Paulette Westphal  Dance 
Burbank Arts for All Foundation 818-736-5269  348 E. Olive Avenue Suite D  Multi 
Enrichment Works 818-780-1400  5605 Woodman Ave., Suite 207  Donna Wood-Babcock  Dance 
John Burroughs High school Photo Departmen 818-558-4777   1920 W Clark Ave.   Bonnie Burrow  Dance 
Erin Hanson       Dance 
Melodies and Me 818-641-6323  Classes held at Xclusive Dance Studio at 3419 West Burbank Blvd.   Lindsay Owen  Dance 
Freshimedia 661-993-9766  4531 West Empire Avenue, Ste. 200  Suzanne Shoemaker  Dance 
Collage Artists of America 818 980-8321  11271 Ventura Blvd. #274  marilyn Stempel  Dance 
Carriage House Studio 513-824-9213  1043 North Naomi Street  Jeannette Elliott  Dance 
LBMS MediaLAB 818-445-6577  3700 W Jeffries Ave  Chris Mitchell  Dance 
Jordan Cougar Vision 8185584622  420 south mariposa  Peggy Flynn  Dance 
John Muir Middle School Drama 818-749-8754  1111 N. Kenneth Rd  Stephen C. James  Dance 
Liz D Publicity & Promotions 310-433-2581  4400 W Sarah St, #29  Liz Donatelli  Dance 
EngAGE, Inc. (818) 398-6761  240 East Verdugo, Suite 100  Cynthia Friedlob  Dance 
Burbank Senior Artists Colony (818) 398-6761  240 East Verdugo Ave.  Cynthia Friedlob  Dance 
Burbank Youth Ballet Company 818-845-8856  2518 W Burbank Blvd  Lisa Sutton  Dance 

Search the venue directory to find a great place for entertainment or find that special place to hold your next special event.


Academy of Music for the Blind  8187597514  PO Box 444  null 
AMC Theaters    AMC Entertainment Inc. P.O. Box 725489 Atlanta, GA 31139-9923  Media/Film 
Bob Hope Airport  (818) 840 8840  2627 N. Hollywood Way - Burbank, CA 91505  Multi-performance 
Boys and Girls Club  818.842.9333  2244 N. Buena Vista St. Burbank, CA 91504  Multi-performance 
Brace Park  818.238.5300  2901 Haven Way, Burbank, CA 91504  Multi-performance 
Buena Vista Library  818.238.5551  300 N. Buena Vista St. Burbank, CA 91505  Multi-performance 
Burbank Association of Realtors  818.845.7643  2006 West Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91506  Multi-performance 
Burbank Bar and Grill  818.848.9611  112 North San Fernando Boulevard Burbank, CA 91502-1207  Music/poetry 
Burbank Central Library  818.238.5551  110 N. Glenoaks Blvd. Burbank, CA 91502  Multi-performance 
Burbank First United Methodist Church  818.845.1531   00 N Glenoaks Boulevard Burbank, CA 91502  Multi-performance 
Burbank High School  (818) 558-4700  902 N. Third Street, Burbank,CA 91502  Performing arts 
Burbank HS Visual Arts  818-558-4746  902 N. Third St. Burbank CA 91502  Visual Arts 
Burbank International Film Festival  1-818-601-2082  2600 W. Olive Ave. 5th Floor Burbank, Ca 91505  President/Festival Director 
Burbank Music Academy  (818) 845-7625  4107 West Burbank Boulevard Burbank, CA 91505-2122  Music/poetry 
Burbank Public Library  818-238-5551  110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.   CATEGORY 
Burbank School of the Ballet  818-845-8856  2518 W. Burbank Blvd   
Burbank Town Center (shopping mall)  818.566.8556  201 east magnolia burbank, california 91502  Multi-performance 
Burbank YMCA   818.845.8551  36 Arthur B. Lord Drive Reading, MA 01867  Multi-performance 
Burbank Youth Summer Theatre Institute  8187294446  7500 Glenoaks Blvd.  CATEGORY 
Castaway Restaurant  818.848.6691  250 East Harvard Road Burbank, CA 91501-1096  Multi-performance 
Colony Theatre  818-558-7000  555 North Third Street  CATEGORY 
Community Services Building  818.238.5300  150 North Third Street P.O. Box 6459 Burbank, California 91510-6459   Multi-performance 
Courtyard by Marriott  818.843.5500  2100 Empire Avenue   Multi-performance 
Creative Arts Center  818.238.5397  1100 West Clark Avenue Burbank, California 91506   Multi-performance 
DeBell Golf Course  818.238.5300  1500 East Walnut Avenue Burbank, CA 91501  Multi-performance 
Disney Studios  (818) 560-1000  500 South Buena Vista Street Burbank, CA 91521  Multi-performance 
Emmanuel Church  (818) 843-0900  438 East Harvard Road Burbank, CA 91501-1899  Multi-performance 
Falcon Theatre  818.955.8101  4252 West Riverside Drive Burbank, CA 91505-4145  Performing arts 
Garri Dance Studio  818.846.4390  3715 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505  Multi-performance 
Gary Bric's Ramp  818.768.6499  7730 North Hollywood Way Burbank, CA 91505-1039  Multi-performance 
Gene Autry Museum  323.667.2000 ext. 252  4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles, CA  Multi-performance 
Grove Theater Center  562.489.6767  1111-b Olive Avenue  CATEGORY 
Guantadamera  818.846.8500  916 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506  Music/poetry 
Holiday Inn  818.841.4770  150 E. Angeleno Burbank, CA 91502  Multi-performance 
J and J PRODUCTIONS  818-846-1635  1210 N. Lima Street  null 
Jack's American Grill    null  Music/poetry 
Joanne Weckbacher    3918 W Clark Ave  null 
John Burroughs High School  (818) 558-4777  920 Clark Avenue, Burbank, CA 91506  Performing arts 
John Burroughs High School     1920 W. Clark Ave   Art Teacher  
Johnny Carson Park  818.238.5300  400 Bob Hope Drive Burbank CA 91505  Multi-performance 
Joslyn Adult Center  (818) 238 -5353  1301 West Olive Ave.  null 
Little White Chapel Christian Church  818.848.8611  711 N. Avon Street, Burbank, California 91505  Multi-performance 
Los Angeles Equestrian Center  818.840.9063  480 Riverside Dr. Burbank, CA 91506  Multi-performance 
Martial Arts History Museum  8183551109  2319 W. Magnolia Blvd.  CATEGORY 
McCambridge Recreation Center  818.238.5300  1515 North Glenoaks Boulevard Burbank, California 91504   Multi-performance 
Nan Rae Gallery  818-252-5176  7500 Glenoaks Blvd.  CATEGORY 
NBC Studios  (818) 840-3537 or (818) 840-4444  3000 West Alameda Avenue (at Bob Hope Drive), Burbank, CA  Multi-performance 
Olive Recreation Center  818.238.5300  1111 West Olive Avenue Burbank, CA 91506  Multi-performance 
Pickwick Center  818.845.5300  1001 W Riverside Drive Burbank, California 91506  Multi-performance 
Ramada Inn  818.843.5955  2900 N. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank, CA 91504  Multi-performance 
Starlight Bowl  818.238.5300  249 Lockheed View Drive Burbank, CA 91505  Performing arts 
Stough Canyon Nature Center  818.238.5440  2300 Walnut Avenue Burbank, California 91501   Multi-performance 
The Graciela Burbank  818.842.8887  322 North Pass Avenue Burbank, CA 91505  Multi-performance 
The Red Chair School of Performing Arts  (818) 842-5500  4111 West Magnolia Boulevard Burbank, CA 91505-2742  Performing arts 
The Smoke House  818.845.3731  4420 W Lakeside Dr Burbank, CA 91505  Multi-performance 
Theatre Banshee   818.846.5323  3435 W Magnolia Blvd Burbank, CA 91505-2910  Performing arts 
Verdugo Recreation Center  818.238.5300  3201 West Verdugo Avenue Burbank, California 91505   Multi-performance 
Victory Theatre Center  818.841.4404  3326 West Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505  Performing arts 
Warner Bros.  818.954.3000   4000 Warner Blvd. Burbank, CA 91522  Multi-performance 
Woodbury University  (818) 767-0888  7500 Glenoaks Blvd. Burbank, CA 91510-7846  Multi-performance 


Art in Public Places


The City of Burbank’s Art in Public Places Program was founded on the belief that the visual environment plays an essential role in creating the atmosphere for an enterprise culture and civic confidence, vital to growth and improvement. This program has made it possible for recognized artists to enhance public spaces throughout the City with sculpture, murals, and environs. The art pieces have become emblematic to Burbank’s commitment to the enrichment of the City’s cultural and educational identity.


Gordon Howard Museum


Gordon Howard Museum The Burbank Historical Society created the Gordon R. Howard Museum out of the historical Victorian Mentzer House. The house was built in 1887 and includes several historical displays and artifacts. Gordon R. Howard Museum showcases the local Burbank history and you can look at photographs that show the evolution of Burbank.


Martial Arts History Museum


Come visit this Asian cultural facility that teaches young children about the influence of Asian cultures and traditions through the martial arts.


Autry National Center

The Autry National Center, formed in 2003 by the merger of the Autry Museum of Western Heritage with the Southwest Museum of the American Indian and the Women of the West Museum, is an intercultural history center dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West. test, test, test



Folklorico LEARN MORE

of the Ballet READ MORE

Artistic expression through dance can take many forms and styles -- not every student will become a classical ballerina. As students at BSB develop a solid foundation of technique through their ballet training, we encourage our students to broaden their vocabulary of dance movement & skills by studying additional dance styles. For this reason, BSBs class offerings are diverse. We also look forward to offering Master Classes throughout the year that will give students an opportunity to explore other cultures and styles of dance.

Dance Studio READ MORE

Garri Dance Studio offers dance and music classes for adults and kids ages toddler and up, with options that include tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, musical theater, and more. The first class is always free, by appointment.

Music Academy READ MORE

Burbank Music Academy offers lessons, classes, programs, events, bands, and retail sales. BMA musicians frequently participate in philanthropic endeavors performing throughout the community to raise funds for those in need. BMA's mission is to expand the number of young people who are exposed to a music education, to develop the talent, ability and character of young artists and to support community efforts to return arts education to our schools.


Music instruction for ages 5 and up in piano, voice and music theory. We offer training in all styles. With over 18 years of music teaching experience and 30 years of professional performance experience our purpose is to create happy, successful and self assured music students who have a sense of purpose, high self-esteem in their skill set, establish achievable goals that lead to succeed. The Hollis Music studio is located at 2221 West Olive Street, Suites L&M, Burbank CA 91506. For more information contact or by phone 847-867-4305.


University - School of Media Culture and Design READ MORE

The School of Media, Culture & Design seeks to educate the next generation of creative professionals. Our mix of majors covers almost every facet of contemporary culture and are fully accredited by WASC and NASAD. We offer undergraduate degrees in Animation, Communication, Fashion Design, Filmmaking, Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Media Technology, and Psychology.

Burbank Youth Summer Theatre Institute LEARN MORE

The Burbank Youth Summer Theatre Institute is a summer Shakespeare theatrical summer camp open to all comers in ages 9 and up. This program offers participants workshops led by professional theatrical teaching artists on the campus of Woodbury University. The BYSTI players perform, design all costumes, sets, and props, and learn staging stills like sound effects, sword play, and movement. Please visit our Facebook page at!/groups/83408542660/ or contact for our most current information!


Under the direction of Darrell and Jenny Bishop, ShowCamp is a nonprofit organization that offers year round performing arts education and production with musical performances at The Alex Theatre, The Colony Theatre, Burbank High School, and throughout the community.

Arts Center READ MORE

Nestled in George Izay Park at 1100 West Clark Avenue, this section of the City of Burbank Park, Recreation, and Community Services Department, boasts an Art Gallery free to the public that rotates shows every month. For upcoming shows please view The Creative Arts Center also offers Art Classes through Burbank's Recreation Guide in areas ranging from Collage, Drawing and Sketching, Jewelry Making, Painting (in all mediums), Pottery( with it's own Pottery Studio and kilns), and Weaving to name a few. In addition, they offer specialty workshops four times a year that vary from Calligraphy to Papermaking. Dance, Music and Theatrical Classes are also run by this center held at the nearby Olive Recreation Building and the Little Theater. Please check out the upcoming classes at the Registration Website or

Make Up

Make-Up Designory (MUD) was founded over a decade ago by accomplished professional make-up artisans. Today we immerse students in the fundamentals of make-up artistry for the entertainment, fashion, and retail cosmetics industries at bi-coastal campuses in Los Angeles and New York. Our state-licensed instructors have years of professional expertise in their respective fields of film, television and fashion. They can train you in a variety of subjects and help you discover your own unique style.

The Art of Architecture LEARN MORE

Woodbury's Art of Architecture program is designed for children and teens ages 8 to 17 with classes taught by architects and designers at Woodbury University School of Architecture. Taught as an art-based class, students are introduced to the vocabulary, structure, and process of an architecture studio. Engaging and inventive, the classes are hands-on with model building, drawing and creative thinking. Students design buildings and neighborhoods while developing their ability to critically assess their built environment. Please contact for more information.

Experiences LEARN MORE

Visual and Performing Arts Camp for kids 5-11 years. Artists will enjoy a variety of visual and performing arts activities designed to enrich, excite and inspire.

Boys and Girls

The Creative Arts program includes art, dance and drama. Art that is created is inspired by famous artists and their styles, multicultures and a wide variety of materials. Dance classes include a blending of contemporary styles. Acting classes include games, improv and scene study. All classes meet throughout the school year and culminate in an art gallery and in performances at our annual Arts Showcase in May.

City of
Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department LEARN MORE

The City of Burbank, Park, Recreation and Community Services Department offers a variety of classes in art, dance and music for children ages 3 months to 17 years. Please visit the website link for more infomation on these fun and exciting classes.

John Tuttle
Senior Center READ MORE

The Tuttle Center provides recreation, education, fitness, and cultural arts opportunities for those age 55 and over.

Adult Center LEARN MORE

The City of Burbank Park, Recreation, and Community Services Division manages Burbank's Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (Burbank RSVP). RSVP operates Joslyn Adult Center, an adult services center for people who are 55 and older. Joslyn is a place for adults to be active in the community and receive support from other adults 55+ and professionals. Joslyn organizes day trips, senior activities, social events, and volunteer opportunities to keep Burbank senior citizens active and involved in the community. Click the link below for a calendar of activities including visual and performing arts offered through the Joslyn Center.

Red Chair
School of the
Performing Arts READ MORE

The Red Chair School is unique as they offer high quality Dance AND Theatre classes for children 18 months thru adults. Whether you are looking for an introductory dance class for your 4-year-old, a pre-professional ballet class or an acting class to assist with auditions, you will find it here at the Red Chair School.


Pacific Ballet
Dance Theatre READ MORE

As the leading theatrical ballet company serving metropolitan Los Angeles, Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre performs captivating ballet presentations and offers engaging educational programs that nurture talent, artistic creativity and spirit while inspiring meaningful communication, interaction, and participation within our diverse community.

Through Music
- Los Angeles LEARN MORE

Education Through Music-Los Angeles is distinguished in providing a model in-school music education programs that offer weekly music instruction, yearlong, that is sequential and comprehensive and provided to every child in the school, top-notch teaching artist training and professional development, integration of music with other skills and subjects across the curriculum, strong partnerships and principal and school guidance to sustain long-term sustainable programs, and ongoing assessment and evaluation. In addition, ETM-LA offers PD and consulting services to other organizations and schools both locally and across the country to help improve music education in their own communities. Our program is based on the successful ETM® model which began in 1991 in New York City.

National Center READ MORE

In addition to ongoing and special exhibitions, the Autry continues to provide a wide range of programs, special activities, and events designed for a variety of interests and all ages. The Education Department is dedicated to enriching the experience of all visitors through thoughtful, entertaining, and engaging classes, programs, and activities. Education staff and volunteers connect with more than 30,000 visitors every year, many of them students from LAUSD and the surrounding school districts.

Burbank Arts Association READ MORE

The Burbank Art Association has been encouraging creativity and serving the community since 1950. It holds monthly meetings and all are welcome! The Burbank Art Association encourages artists of all skill levels. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month, except July & August. The meetings are held at 7pm until 9ish at 301 E. Olive Avenue, Room 102, Burbank. Park and enter room 102 from the rear of the building.

Arts for All Foundation READ MORE

The Burbank Arts for All Foundation?s mission is to ensure every student in Burbank public schools has access to a quality visual and performing arts education as part of their core curriculum. Through our two annual grant making cycles and community building efforts, we support arts education programming for the over 15,000 children in the Burbank Unified School District (BUSD). The results of our work are seen in the classrooms, art presentations and performances at BUSD?s schools. Since our founding in 2006, the Foundation has awarded more than $120,000 in grant funds supporting a wide variety of dance, theatre, music and art productions or projects, artist in residency programs, arts integration programs, professional development for teachers, sound system upgrades and strategic planning for Burbank Unified School District?s Arts for All plan. Your donation to the Burbank Arts for All Foundation, ensures these vital visual and performing arts programs can continue to flourish and grow in our schools - - making a difference in the lives of every Burbank student and our community.

Unified Arts for All LEARN MORE

The Burbank Unified School District is committed to providing our K-12 students equal access to a quality, standards based visual and performing arts education. Through strategic planning, professional development, community and corporate partnerships, grant writing, and fund raising we are building and sustaining programs for our students despite budget challenges. For more information or to make a donation please contact Peggy Flynn, Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator at or 818-729-4446.


High School

The Burbank High School Dance Program currently has three levels of instruction - Dance 1, Dance 2, and Dance 3. Dance 1 is an introduction class for beginning dancers. Dance 2 is for intermediate/advanced dancers, and Dance 3 is for the Burbank High School Dance Team, Unleashed. Styles of dance covered in the program include, but are not limited to: Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Modern, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Social, World, Cultural, and Tap Dance. Students in the dance program are not only exposed to these styles of dance, but they are given the opportunity to perform in an annual dance concert in the BHS auditorium. This concert is open to friends, family, the school community, and the community of Burbank.

John Burroughs
High School

High School Vocal Music LEARN MORE

High School

John Burroughs
High School
Instrumental Program LEARN MORE

The John Burroughs High School Instrumental Music Program aims to provide outstanding music education through the exploration of instrumental music performance in all of it's genres. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to study music at the college level, become an avocational musician, and enjoy a lifetime of appreciation of all forms of music. The music program provides 4 main groups: Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble. Additional groups include, Chamber Ensembles, Honor Groups, Drum Line, Marching Band and Auxiliary. All groups are supported in combination by the Burbank Unified School District and the Instrumental Music Association.

Burroughs High
School Vocal Music LEARN MORE

High School Photography and Video Production LEARN MORE

The Video Production Department at Burbank High Schools offers a wide range of opportunities for students. The all digital environment prepares all students for success in the commercial world of film, television and multimedia. Learning advanced camera techniques for quality productions is the first step in professional development that all children utilize before editing process begins with Adobe Premiere. Moreover, the inclusion of music and sound effects create the realistic environments that make for quality video productions. Upon completion of filming and editing students can enhance production with the application of special effects and compositing using green screen technology using Adobe After Effects. Students are encouraged to enter film festivals across the country and many BHS video production students have gone on to continued learning at public and private institutions for film production and are currently employed at small and large production studios.

John Burroughs Photography and Video Production

Burbank High
School Theatre
Department LEARN MORE

John Burroughs Drama and Musical Theatre LEARN MORE

High School
Visual Arts LEARN MORE

John Burroughs
High School
Visual Arts LEARN MORE

High School Learn More

Providence High School?s award winning Visual and Performing Arts Department. Led by an experienced and devoted faculty pursuant to a dynamic curriculum, our Arts programming offers students the opportunity to develop self-discipline, integrity and dedication. It is our belief that an education that includes the arts not only promotes academic acceleration, but also helps to create more active, passionate and evolved human beings.


Woodbury University & Burbank Unified Academies
Woodbury University in partnership with the Burbank Unified School District offers a number of arts academies and summer programs for students in elementary, middle, and high school.
University &
Burbank Unified

Burbank Youth Summer Theater Institute

The program provides friendly, educational, and community oriented environment for students to learn more about the world of performing arts while enjoying the experience of being on a university campus right here in Burbank!

Woodbury Initial Credit Summer School

This progam offers students a variety of subjects including Spanish II and Spanish III, Geometry, Algebra I and II, US History, and World History.

Woodbury University Free Workshops

Courses include Intro to Graphic Design, Intro to Fashion Design, Intro to Animation, Intro to Film, Intro to Public Speaking, and Intro to Psychology.

Woodbury Art of Architecture

Taught as an art-based class, students are introduced to the vocabulary, structure, and proces or an architecture studio. Engaging and inventive, the classes are hands-on with model building, drawing, and creative thinking.

Dining Plus
The public has an appetite for anything about imagination- anything that is as far away from reality as is creatively possible
-Steven Spielberg
Downtown Burbank,features more than 200 shops and 90 restaurants. COME OUT AND PLAY IN DOWNTOWN BURBANK!
City of Burbank
An Arts Destination Extraordinaire!
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Albert Einstein

The Media Capital of the World, Burbank is now a cultural arts destination for all ages. With inspiration from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, forward thinking community leaders committed to designing a Cultural Arts Plan to ensure quality art experiences and venues for every generation. Its mission, To focus, develop and amplify the diverse and vibrant arts community that enriches lives!
Burbank Arts JOIN NOW
The Cultural Arts Commission develops strategies to ensure that the arts are a unifying force in Burbank's urban planning initiatives in this creative economy and to build upon Burbank's commitment to the arts education community. The Commission is dedicated to stimulating local cultural arts awareness and event participation and to explore creative, leading edge arts concepts.

The burbank cultural arts commission

Embracing a fresh approach to forming new partnerships representing all genres of the arts, Burbank's Cultural Arts Commission will support Burbank's arts community and provide exposure and further expansion of that community.

The Burbank Cultural Arts Commission meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 9:00 am at the Community Services Building, 150 North Third Street , Room 104. For more information or to see what is next on the agenda please click here



edward arno

Born in Birmingham England, Edward began his writing career with stage plays (The Great Custard Pie Mystery- Royal National Theatre, London) and screenplays, Murder Story staring Christopher Lee (Saruman in The Lord of the Rings). After several years producing mystery scripts for film and TV (Yellow Thread Street - Second season) Edward switched to writing murder mystery novels. He teaches business writing and Advisory Fundamentals for Corporate America. He has also developed several courses in fiction writing, body language and presentation skills. He lives in beautiful downtown Burbank CA.

Brian Miller

Brian Miller is senior vice president and general manager of Cartoon Network Studios, the production facility in Burbank, CA established in 2000 by Cartoon Network. In this capacity, Miller Oversees the studio's production of Cartoon Network original programming domestically and internationally as well as its day-to-day operations. Additionally, he's responsible for creating and managing the unit-based animation production model that breeds a unique and artistic environment at the the studio. Miller joined the network in 2000 to set up a production facility for Cartoon Network Originals. More than 1,000 episodes of production have come out of the studio since its opening. Under Miller's watch, the studio had been honored with multiple Emmy nominations & wins. The studio has also garnered multiple Annie Awards as well as Italy's Pulcinela Awardd and Annercy's Cristal Award for Best Television Series in its world festival, making Cartoon Network Studios the top awarded television animation studio in the last decade. Prior to Cartoon Netwrok Studios, Miller worked for Nickelodeon's Nicktoons Animation Studio as vide president of production opening their facility in 1998. In this capacity, Miller was responsible for overseeing domestic and overseas production on all series. Prior to his twenty plus year tenure in the animation industy, Miller began his career in live action specializing in early reality programs, including That's Incredible! Miller Holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in radio, television & film from California State University Northridge in Northridge, Calif.

barbara beckley

Barbara Beckley is Artistic Director and a co-founder of Burbank's Colony Theatre. In 1993 she received Women in Theatre's Outstanding Contribution Award, and was the keynote speaker at ShowBiz West's 1994 West Coast Theatre Expo. She has served on the Peer Review Committees of the Pasadena Arts Council and the L.A. County Arts Commission, and for three years served as President of the Board of Theatre LA (now L.A. Stage Alliance). As an actress, Barbara has been seen in many Colony productions, winning an L.A. Drama Critics' Circle Award and four Drama-Logue awards.

cindy pease

Cindy Pease relocated from New York City to Burbank in 1981 and is currently working as a retail executive for a national corporation. She served on the Burbank Cultural Initiative Planning Steering Committee for the Arts in 2009/10. In 2008, Ms. Pease received the Character and Ethics Project Award with certificates of Recognition from: CA Senator, Jack Scott, CA Assemblyman, Paul Krekorian, Glendale Mayor, John Drayman and Michael Escalante, Ed.D. Superintendent for Glendale Unified School District. Currently, Ms. Pease is the Executive Director for Media City Ballet.

Ms. Pease has completed certification required by Los Angeles County Arts committee for inclusion of California State Standards for the Arts in all School Outreach Programs. Being a strong advocate for the classical and performing arts, is her goal and to raise public awareness regarding the benefits of arts education and performance while making Burbank a major cultural arts destination.

lynda willner

As a member of the Burbank Cultural Arts Commission, Lynda has been committed to volunteerism in the City of Burbank for more than 39 years. Her passion for the arts blossomed in childhood during extensive ballet training. Invited to join the Honorary Board of the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra in 1997, Lynda served as Chair of the Board and President Emeritus, having served as its President for more than 11 years. A former nominee for Burbank Woman of the Year, Lynda received the Educational Advancement Award for her commitment to volunteerism in the community. She is a graduate of Ohio University's School of Fashion Design and is a member of the President's Executive Council at Woodbury University. Lynda recently retired after 31 years with The Capital Group Companies, Inc. as a Vice President in Human Resources. She is an advocate for both performing and visual arts to ensure their sustainability for enthusiasts of all ages and economic levels both now and for the future.


Peggy Flynn has worked in education for more than 20 years and currently serves as the Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator for the Burbank Unified School District. She holds a degree in Fine Arts and worked in the design publication and entertainment industries before finding her passion for teaching in 1992. Peggy is a Board Advisor to the Burbank Arts for All Foundation and enjoys her role as Program Coordinator for the Burbank Youth Summer Theatre Institute at Woodbury University. She served on the Burbank Cultural Arts Committee in 2009, joined the Burbank Cultural Arts Commission in 2010, and proudly serves as the Co-Chair of the Education and Access Sub Committee.

Mary-Elizabeth Michael

Mary-Elizabeth Michaels is the Director of Community Affairs for Warner Bros. Entertainment. In this role she leads outreach efforts in key regions and manages signature company outreach programs including the Board Leadership Program and the Reach Honorship Program. Mary-Elizabeth has in depth experience working with civic, corporate and nonprofit stakeholders to develop and launch marketing and community engagement campaigns. She is active in the community and has served on a number of nonprofit boards. Mary-Elizabeth is a long time member of the Junior League of Los Angeles where she has held numerous leadership positions and currently serves on the P.S. Arts board of directors. She earned a BA in Government from Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania, is a graduate of the 2007 Leadership Southern California class, the 2013 Leadership Burbank class and the 2014 Santa Monica Peoples’ Academy.

Jeff Rector

Jeff Rector is the president and festival director for the Burbank International Film Festival celebrating its 7th year. In addition, he is an award-winning writer, director, producer and actor having appeared in over 80 films and television shows. Jeff is a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences which produce the annual Emmy Awards and served the community for five years on the Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council.

Diana Means

Diana Means graduated from Cal State University Northridge with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Media Management. Diana began her entertainment career in January 2000 at ABC Television Network, Finance department and is currently working for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Creative Services department where she sits on the board of Women of Warner a business resource group that creates and produces events that engage Warner Bros. employees and encourages dialogue about the image and roles of women in media. In addition, Diana is President of Alliance of Women Filmmakers a non-profit organization established to empower women filmmakers to create diverse and strong roles for women. AWF produces the Los Angeles Women’s International Film. Now in its 12th year the festival serves as a platform for women filmmakers worldwide to share their unique stories and cultural experiences with Los Angeles' diverse audience. Diana programs the festival to reflect Alliance of Women Filmmakers' mission to educate and inform audiences of social, political, and health issues impacting women globally. Diana also volunteers and sits on advisory boards of other organizations serving women including Dress for Success Worldwide-West and WriteGirl.

City Council

Burbank is a charter city with a Council-Manager form of government. City Council serves as the elected legislative and policy-making body of the City of Burbank, enacting all laws and directing any actions necessary to provide for the general welfare of the community through appropriate program, services and activities.
City Council meets every Tuesday of each month starting at 5:00 P.M. for Closed Session and continuing at 6:00 P.M., in the Council Chambers, Burbank City Hall, 275 East Olive Avenue, Burbank, California.
Council Members
Bob Frutos, Mayor
Jess Talamantes, Vice-Mayor
Emily Gabel-Luddy, Council Member
Dr. David Gordon, Council Member
Will Rogers, Council Member

Park, Recreation and Community Services Board

Since 1925 the City of Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department has played an important role in creating healthy community through diverse and innovating recreation programming.
Mickey DePalo, Chair
Jonathan Barta, Vice-Chair
Carolyn Jackson, Secretary
Barry S. Gussow, Member
Janice Lowers, Member



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The purpose of the Burbank Cultural Arts Commission is to focus, develop and amplify the diverse and vibrant arts community that enriches the lives of Burbank's residents. At the core of this effort is a stated commitment to ensure that the arts are accessible to all and a vision to identify Burbank as a regional arts destination.

Embracing a fresh approach to forming new partnerships representing all genres of the arts, the Burbank's Cultural Arts Commission will support Burbank's arts community and provide exposure and further expansion of that community. Greater civic awareness of the arts and broad support from the community will be a great source of pride for Burbank. The Burbank Cultural Arts Commission will develop strategies to ensure that the arts are a unifying force in Burbank's urban planning initiatives in the creative economy and build upon Burbank's commitment to the arts education community and its reputation as a media capital.

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