Artist-in-Residence Program

Connecting Artists and Audiences

Each season, the Hylton Performing Arts Center invites artists and ensembles with distinctive and innovative artistic voices to make the Hylton their home for a residency. 

Artists-in-Residence will participate in a variety of activities, designed to engage and inspire the diverse audiences both at the venue and in the community. Learn more about the Artist-in-Residence program.

2022-2023 Artist-in-Residence 

Two-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience has been chosen to participate in the Artist-in-Residence program in conjunction with their performances as part of the Hylton Center’s American Roots Series.

Performing two shows in the intimate Gregory Family Theater, the Zydeco Experience will be an unforgettable Hylton Center event from one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today. As a Hylton Center Artist-in-Residence, Simien will also work with the community through classes and workshops during the week leading up to the performance.


Students from a community masterclass at the Hylton Center.
Students from a community masterclass with Ballet Hispánico at the Hylton Center in February 2022. (Photo by Marit Majeske)

2021-2022 Artist-in-Residence
Last season, the Hylton Center welcomed Artist-in-Residence Ballet Hispánico, who brought communities together to celebrate and explore Latinx cultures. The multi-day residency included in-person and virtual activities with Northern Virginia dancers and community members at the Hylton Center and in area schools.

We believe in the power of the arts to create community and look forward to welcoming these incredible artists this season!  More information about how you can engage with the Artist-in-Residence program will be posted here as it becomes available.

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