Kathleen Hatchell

“It was FANTASTIC seeing everyone and being welcomed with SUCH love and warmth. You have such an incredible school, Maribel.  I know you already are completely aware of that, but having taught in Europe, Eastern and Western Canada, and in the U.S. from underprivileged to wealthy schools I can say that I am so touched by what goes on at Conchita Espinosa. What an incredible team of loving teachers you have and the reception from Cassandra and Carol and Irene in the office was equally loving.  Let’s not forget Edelmira!!!  Wow…she looks better than ever! I miss you and…

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Daniel Lewis

“What a wonderful and moving tribute to your family and all the students that have been touched.  I thought the bar was high last year, and was wondering how you would raise it this year.  You did, I must say that the talent and production values were high, and the tributes were moving.”   – (About Festival of the Arts 2014), Founding Dean of Dance, New World School of the Arts

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Grace Veloz

“Maribel took her mother’s dream to another level and created a haven to inspire young minds.”   – mother of 2 CEA graduates (c/o 2001 and c/o 2005)

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Ophelia Hernandez

“From 1985 to 1996 I was blessed and honored to be employed and work for Conchita Espinosa Academy. During this time I worked for the most incredible women and men I have ever known. Conchita Espinosa, Alicia Espinosa, Maribel Diaz, Rosita Segovia, Gloria Gaither, Ronn Daniels, Laura Luna, Edelemira Menéndez, and others not mentioned here. Each one taught me the meaning of how love and the Arts were so important in making a perfect balance in teaching and learning in school. I am a better person today because of what I learned in those 11 years.”   – CEA…

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Valentina Rodriguez

“Every student is part of a wonderful family where they can grow and blossom as individuals with a clear sense of teamwork, leadership, culture, and passion.”   – alumna

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Julia Rodriguez-Elliot

“An environment of creativity, intellectual rigor, and community are things that come to mind when I think of my time at Conchita. Conchita is a place where the individual matters and the arts are an essential part of our humanity, a place where you are challenged to be intellectually curious and expand personal awareness, a place where you become part of a family with a commitment to be of service to the larger world. These have all been guiding principles in my life and in my work.”   – MFA, Founder, A Noise Within Repertory Theatre Company, Pasadena, CA….

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For 87 years, Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts (CEC) has maintained their commitment to the development of young artists. CEC offers students exceptional technical and artistic training within a nurturing environment that allows them to develop into human beings with a deep understanding, appreciation, and respect for the Arts. Enrollment is open to the community and not limited to students from the Academy. Classes are also available for professionals and adults.