Students Get Sneak Peak at High Tech Dance Department’s “Novum”

(April 10, 2019–Jersey City, NJ) As the High Tech dance majors and their instructor, Trista DeFilippis, prepared for the spring show, Novum, they invited Explore students to sneak a peak during their final dress rehearsal. The students were thrilled to see a number of the pieces from Novum, that were all student choreographed; one...

HIGH TECH HIGH SCHOOL DANCE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS NOVUM: A NEW BEGINNING

High Tech Dance Department continues its 2018-2019 season with their annual Spring Dance Showcase, Novum: A new beginning. Directed by Trista DeFilippis, Novum stars dance majors who will present their own choreography which is the culmination of year long projects. These dancers create their own works, choose their own music scores, light and costume their...

High Tech Dance Alumnus Idaliz Cristian Goes on Tour with Singer/Songwriter Khalid, Appears in His Latest Video, too

(Los Angeles, CA–March 11, 2019) High Tech Dance Department alumnus Idaliz Cristian (Class of 2017), currently on tour with singer/songwriter Khalid, has just been featured in Khalid’s latest video for his song “Talk,” announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. In 2017, Khalid received five nominations at the Grammy Awards, including...

“Hamiltunes” Brings Hamilton to High Tech

(Secaucus, NJ–January 25, 2019) Over 200 Hamilton fans gathered in the Main Stage Theater for the High Tech Performing Arts Department’s first “Hamiltunes: An American Sing-along,” announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech. An officially-licensed, karaoke-style sing-along, “Hamiltunes” raised funds for the High Tech Musical Theatre Department. The successful show, inspired by Lin Manuel Miranda’s...

Jon Rua, Broadway Star of “Hamilton,” Visits High Tech

(Secaucus, NJ–January 24, 2019) To coincide with the Musical Theatre fundraiser “Hamiltunes,” Broadway actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer Jon Rua paid a visit to the High Tech Performing Arts Department, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. The Main Stage Theater at the Frank J. Gargiulo Campus served as the backdrop...

John Zisa, High Tech Director of Musical Theater, Produces Show in Homage to American Singer-Songwriter Kenny Rankin

(New York City--January 12, 2019) High Tech's Director of Musical Theater, John Zisa, produced a show that pays homage to American singer-songwriter Kenny Rankin, a popular figure of the 60's and 70's, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Zisa, along with his band members, one of whom happens to be...

High Tech Music/Audio Tech Majors Perform at Iconic Bitter End

(New York, NY--December 29, 2018) Four High Tech Music/Audio Tech Majors performed at one of Manhattan’s most iconic music venues, the Bitter End, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech. Sisters Daniela (senior, vocalist) and Juliana García-Escobar (sophomore, drummer) of North Bergen, Hoboken resident Andrew Wholf (junior, guitarist), and Martin Baker (sophomore, bassist)...

High Tech’s Victoria Caban Competes on TV’s “World of Dance” in front of J-Lo

By Al Sullivan, Senior Staff Writer for The Hudson Reporter, November 8, 2018 For High Tech High School sophomore Victoria Caban, competing on NBC’s TV show World of Danceover the summer was a dream come true. Victoria—who lives in Jersey City and trains at New Jersey Dance Fusion in North Bergen—competed on World of Dance in the...

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