Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State


If Annabelle Lopez Ochoa were a literary artist, she might be a poet.

Ramirez smiles.

Growing up in Venezuela, Ballet Hispánico founder and former Artistic Director Tina Ramirez fantasized about a life on stage.

Libby Larsen

While in graduate school in the 1970s, Libby Larsen was told by a fellow student that she could never write contemporary music for large audiences because she was a woman.

Yo-Yo Ma and Litzinger stand together and smile for the camera.

Mary Ellen Litzinger—a longtime member of the Center for the Performing Arts and the new chairperson of its Community Advisory Council—got the experience she bargained for when she and husband Tom