A Letter from the President of the Board:
Dear Friends of DIAE:
On September 7, 2016, DIAE lost Danny Peak, our Executive Director, our leader, and our friend. Danny was out for his morning jog, when accidentally struck by an automobile. I cannot begin to express our sense of heartbreak and loss. Danny was an accomplished theatre artist, arts educator, and arts administrator. He brought great energy, imagination and experience to everything he did. He touched our lives and hearts in countless ways: on the stage, in the classroom, in our schools and in our homes, always with a friendly warmth and interest in helping those with whom he worked and lived. He led DIAE through a challenging financial period and brought us through it stronger and more vibrant than ever.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Danny’s wife and collaborator, Julie Nishimura and to Danny and Julie’s beautiful daughter, Miranda. For all of us at DIAE, we will always have a special place in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers for Danny. Danny: we miss you, we love you. You have touched us all deeply.
With our most sincere sympathies,
President, DIAE Board of Directors
DIAE provides three arts programs throughout Delaware for public, private and charter schools:
- K-12 residencies that support curriculum for any subject
- Wolf Trap pre-K residencies that use arts activities to develop literacy and STEM skills
- Teacher Professional Development focused on creative/arts integrated lesson planning
DIAE provides a unique aesthetic education program for Delaware’s teachers and their students. Watch the video below to learn more, or click here.
This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.