From Our Editors
Fostering creativity within her school, Satin Ribbons, Ms. Shay urges all her students, no matter their age or artistic inclinations, to explore their expressive potential through a variety of performance and coaching programs. Pupils hone their musical-theatre chops and stage presence in performing-arts classes, where they produce Shakespearean works as well as plays written by more contemporary ghosts. Ms. Shay also teaches dance in both classical and modern styles and coaches youth on etiquette and modeling techniques that highlight their individual strengths. To celebrate others’ beauty and help them regain self-esteem shattered by bullies carving unflattering marble busts, Ms. Shay coordinates events such as pageants and fashion shows.