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Torrey Pines High School Arts Festival 2024

Torrey Pines High School Arts Festival 2024
Ballet dancer jumping in the air at the Torrey Pines Enchanted Forest performance

The Torrey Pines High School (TPHS) annual Arts Festival recently filled the school’s Visual and Performing Arts Center lobby with paintings, sculptures, and photographs. Students expressed their artistic talents by embodying the art exhibit’s theme, “Symbiosis.”

Throughout the weekend, audiences enjoyed various live performances, spanning from dance and singing to slam poetry, musical acts, and a student-led fashion show, all serving as platforms for artistic self-expression.

"I'm incredibly proud of our annual Arts Festival,” said Principal Rob Coppo. “Torrey Pines has a long history of excellence in the arts, and showcases like this give us a chance to share the work of our talented students with the community."

Dance teacher Sarah Kaye said, "The Arts Festival is all about getting students from different disciplines to work together. That same spirit of collaboration has been a driving force behind our Visual and Performing Arts teachers." Kaye exerted a profound influence on the young performers as they honed their acts and rehearsed their routines.

Sophomore Caitlyn Van Hoose said, “We’ve worked together and Ms. Kaye spends so much of her time putting in effort to make sure we all look amazing. We owe her everything for that.”

When asked about what her favorite part of the show was, sophomore Madison Fisher said, “Being able to work with so many different people and discovering new textures with dance.” Freshman Alyssa Yeh said, “My favorite part is being able to branch out with our creativity with choreographers and bonding with our teammates.”

This performance pushed sophomore opera singer Chrystal Cheng to explore new vocal heights. Cheng said, “I’m proud of my progress with my singing because I started as a choir singer and I’m proud of the advancement I’ve made.”

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