Performing Arts

Ponderosa Performing Arts Auditorium

About the Performing Arts Department

As we strive for an extraordinary quality of life, the Ponderosa High School Performing Arts Department cares for and respects each individual, learns and works together to create an artistic environment that encourages creativity through aesthetic awareness, provides mutual encouragement and support as we work hard to achieve high standards, and prepares all students for a lifelong appreciation of the arts.

2019-2020 Performing Arts Department

Performing Arts Staff

Kayla DiazKayla Diaz
Theatre Teacher
kayla.diaz@dcsdk12.org
303.387.4126
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Paul FalkPaul Falk
Vocal Music Director
paul.falk@dcsdk12.org     
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PHS PlaceholderSamuel Hesch
Music Instructor
samuel.hesch@dcsdk12.org
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Nikki Sameshima
Theater Teacher
nichole.sameshima@dcsdk12.org
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