de Toledo Dance Department Earns Well-Deserved Recognition!

We’re excited to share the news that the award-winning de Toledo Dance Department is getting some well-deserved attention in the professional dance community!
The Director of our Dance department, Michaella Yarnell, has been immersing our student dancers into the full richness and complexity of the world of dance – culturally, cognitively, artistically, athletically, and scientifically.

In recognition of this holistic and innovative approach, the iconic Martha Graham Company, the oldest professional school of dance and company in the United States, has chosen to include our very own dTHS dancers in the filming of an upcoming PBS documentary.

As part of this collaboration, a team from Partisan Pictures was on the dTHS campus yesterday to capture footage of the Martha Graham Company giving our young dance students a curated master class, a truly unbelievable opportunity!

The PBS documentary – a profile celebrating the 100th anniversary year of the Martha Graham Company and the impact it has had on the world of dance – is scheduled to air nationally on public television in 2026.

To cap off the experience, our dTHS dancers have been invited to attend an upcoming Graham Company performance at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (“The Soraya”).
Here at de Toledo, we’re thrilled our Dance teams are able to take part in competitions with some of the top dance studios in the country – and at the same time – are especially proud of the way our program uses dance as a vehicle to develop integrity, character, resilience, and teamwork.

Congratulations to Michaella and all the dancers in our program on this spectacular recognition!

Located in the San Fernando Valley portion of the City of Los Angeles in Northern Los Angeles County. de Toledo High School is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Builders of Jewish Education (BJE,) and financially supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Jim Joseph Foundation.