WR Arts: Sharing our Passion for the Performing Arts


Home Base

Settling into our new HOME at 573 Metropolitan Avenue, WR Arts continues WMAAC's legacy, providing drop off weekday Performing Arts Programming for ages 4 and up with the option of escorted pickup from Brooklyn Arbor, P.S. 132, and P.S. 84. 

Additionally, for our littlest dancers, WR Arts continues to offer programing for 3 - 4 year olds at JCC: North Williamsburg (a project of Kings Bay Y) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! 

See our Home Base tab for schedules, pricing, and pick up information.

Young Performers Company

Our pre-professional performing companies YPC I, YPC Trainee, & YPC II are set to move! With required programing participation and extracurricular performance opportunities city & borough-wide, our Young Performers Company is geared toward those not only passionate about the performing arts, but also ready to commit to a training in a more serious environment with like minded, supportive students.  

See our Home Base: YPC tab for schedules & pricing. 

In school

Currently in partnership on site at P.S. 31, P.S. 34, and P.S. 110 WR Arts offers after school enrichment programing within the school building, from 2:20 - 5:00, with extended pick up options. With programing for Pre-K through 3rd grade, we have a little something for everyone!

See our In School tab for schedules & pricing. 

About WR Arts

Founded in 2013 by Lakey Evans Peña, 501 (c)3 WMAAC Residencies, Inc. was born from a desire to provide a creative safe space for Brooklyn's District 14 elementary aged students. This performing arts enrichment program, held in school after 2:20PM has given students Pre- K through 5th Grade a chance to explore their kinesthetic awareness through dance, find their voice through drama & vocal training, as well as encouraged personal confidence & individuality just through shared participation. 

2017 saw the start of many new developments: September noted a new chapter in the nonprofit's history with recording artist & long time program manager Nicky Guiland stepping into the role of President, Executive Director. After a full session and a glorious end of year performance, a new lease had been signed April 2018 at 573 Metropolitan returning our General Children's & Pre Professional dance programing to it's own space, and August 2018 came a new name WR Arts, inc. 

These exciting developments continue to inspire us all. We look to reinvigorate the mission; Introducing & sharing our love for the performing arts while also supporting ways to bring the beauty of North Brooklyn's culturally diverse neighborhoods together to build a stronger community through the arts. 

WR Arts: We are Dance. We Are Community. We Are Arts!