Dairy Arts Center

Student Producers

The Dairy Student Producers program provides a year-long, no-cost student internship program for Boulder Valley School District high school students. Over the course of a year, students will be given the opportunity to produce their own live performance, exhibition and/or film festival with hands-on guidance from the Dairy’s professional arts administration staff. Through this special program, the Dairy seeks to involve students from groups that are historically under-represented in visual and performing arts production 

in Boulder County, including Black or African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latinx.

Participants will acquire a deep understanding of various components of artistic administration through weekly meetings as they are encouraged to make their own decisions with regard to artistic planning, budget management, contract negotiations, marketing, promotion, and production logistics.

Meet the 2020 Student Producers

Sydney, Francisca, Masani, Alicia, Bishal, Carmen (left to right)

Sydney Banks

Born in Louisville Colorado, raised in Boulder Colorado, Sydney Banks is one of the many talented student producers collaboration with the Dairy Arts Center. She is currently 18 years of age and attends senior year of high school online. Truly a charismatic, and artistic young lady; bringing a unique perspective to the table. As the

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Carmen Hintch-Bustamante

My name is Carmen Hintch-Bustamante, a 16-year-old high schooler at Monarch High School. I was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to loving parents and an older brother. My mother is Honduran and my father is from Iowa.  When I was 4, we moved to Guyana to work for the Red Cross in public health. When

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Masani Salazar

Masani Salazar is from Taos Pueblo and Santa Ana Pueblo.  She is a student at Centaurus High School. She is an athlete and participates in sports (volleyball, basketball, and golf) year-round.  She is Co-Chair of AIYLI and recently received the Boulder County 2019 Community Action Program Youth Award.  I have lived in Boulder Colorado my whole

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Bishal Ellison

Bishal Ellison is from Boulder Colorado. He is a senior at Boulder high school. He is an athlete (soccer) and an artist (dance). He was recently selected for the All-State second team for 2019 and most likely to win a Grammy for senior superlatives. Art has always been a form of expression for him and

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Alicia Rennix

Alicia is a senior at Centaurs high school, has been a part of Centaurus Mercury Theater Company and has been a customer for a couple of years now. She enjoys driving absolutely everywhere and drinking lots of coffee. She hopes you enjoy the show! 

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Dairy Arts Center 2020 Student Producers Presents: Inside the Teenage Mind Friday, April 3, 6:30 pm & Saturday, April 4, 6:30pm

A theatrical, multi-media journey through the teenage mind during one of the most stressful times in their lives – the SAT’s and ACT’s.

“Meet and Greet” the Student Producers in the lobby, following both performances.  (Saturday’s will include a reception.) Trigger warning: We are diving into the mind of the teen of age, with some strong vocabulary and content. Viewer discretion is advised.


To apply for this program, fill out the application form below

  •  2 letters of recommendation from teachers, mentors, or work managers.

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      • Academic/Career Goal Statement: A statement outlining your career goals and how participating in the Dairy Student Producers will help you meet these goals. (500 words max)
      • Personal Mission Statement: The Dairy Arts Center is dedicated to enhancing the diversity of Boulder’s creative community. Based on your personal background, life experiences, challenges and/or opportunities, please describe how you will contribute to the mission and goals of this program. (500 words max)
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      MARCH 2020

      As of today, 3/12/2020, The Dairy Arts Center remains open and operational. Should scheduling changes occur, ticket holders will be directly notified by The Dairy Arts Center.

      If you have a question about an event please contact the presenting arts organization. For films, Dairy Presents and all other questions contact the Box Office at 303.440.7826