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47 years of excellence



Find Your Tribe

Welcome to LIHSA

At LIHSA, emerging artists get the opportunity to explore and refine their talents in a one-of-a-kind, master apprentice, arts-centered community. Nestled in Syosset, NY, students learn in a safe and supportive environment where they can pursue their artistic passion and discover who they are as individuals and as artists.

  • 100% Of students going on to 4 year colleges
  • 100% Of students eligible to earn college credit
  • 15+ Productions each year

Alumni Success

Making an Impact

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Group of dancers performing on stage
Male dance student dancing in a performance
Because I attended (LIHSA) I was really prepared for what to expect in college and beyond. The program was so disciplined I was ready for all the work that dancing entails — classes, rehearsals and performances.

Michael Trusnovec ’92

Michael Trusnovec '92 became a Presidential Scholar in the Arts in his senior year. In 2006, he won a New York Dance and Performance BESSIE Award — the dance world’s Oscar — for his body of work.

The rapidly evolving global economy demands a dynamic and creative workforce. The arts and its related businesses are responsible for billions of dollars in cultural exports for this country. It is imperative that we continue to support the arts and arts education both on the national and local levels. The strength of every democracy is measured by its commitment to the arts.

Charles Segars, CEO of Ovation

LIHSA was afforded me an excellent foundation for my BFA program in Dance. It not only taught me the technical skills needed to enter into conservatory training, it also helped me forge relationships within the LIHSA network of alums. This has proved invaluable in my professional career and has catapulted me to perform with various Companies as a result of that association.


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