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  • Welcome to the Visual and Performing Arts Deparment! Thank you for visiting us here. 

    Former US Secretary of Education, William Bennet, writes, “The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing and arithmetic... music, dance, painting and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment”.  

    The Visual and Performing Arts Department of Dallas ISD proudly serves more than 150,000 students in the disciplines of dance, music, theatre and visual art. We are honored to be a part of the communities. 



    Celebrate Black History Month, please allow us to share a bit of happiness during these times. Townview Choir presents their first virtual project of the year, edited with new software provided by the Visual & Performing Arts Dept - Introducing an exuberant African-style original piece, Kuimba (which means “Singing” in Swahili), by Victor C. Johnson, a Black composer and arranger, who attended Dallas ISD schools from Kindergarten through 12th Grade. He went to Greiner and is a proud graduate of Booker T. Washington. Johnson’s prolific works include over 350 choral works, vocal solo books, and keyboard collections currently in print. Come on - Put a little spring in your steps, we hope you enjoy it. (& if you like it, feel free to subscribe to their YouTube channel).





    The Dallas ISD Visual and Performing Arts Department presents our 2021 Texas All-State Dancers.

    These student-dancers auditioned in July and were selected to represent Dallas ISD on the Texas All State Dance team.

    We are so very proud of each and every one of these dancers' hard work and dedication.

    Please congratulate the following dancers:

    Kai Aza - Woodrow Wilson HS

    Amira Carroll - Carter HS

    Miranda Coleman - Sunset HS

    Jazmin Delgado - Samuell HS

    Savannah Gonzales - Molina HS

    Leslie Lopez - Spruce HS

    Bella Pasion - Bryan Adams HS

    Clarissa Reyes - Thomas Jefferson HS

    Jeniah Smith - Wilmer Hutchins HS

    Faith Ward - South Oak Cliff HS

    Kayla Zeno - Skyline HS




    Thank you to the GRAMMY Foundation for awarding Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy with the National GRAMMY Signature School Enterprise award. This is awarded to music programs for their commitment to music education in their communities. As “Servants of Mankind”, we are happy to receive this not just for our accolades in competitions, but for our community involvement. Our community is what keeps BOMLA going, so we will never falter to represent and show up for our community.