About

What is Tariakrui?


Tariakuri is the award-winning, recognized Performing Arts academy and theatre Company. Now in it’s 16th year, Tariakuri is committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to gain experience in the transformative power of the Performing Arts. Tariakuri is designed to introduce the performing arts alongside other learning experiences, expose children with special interests to training, designing, teaching and managing, identify and utilize all community and school resources for the provision of arts experiences, identify the needs and strengths of individual students through performances and showcases and provide equitable instruction to all populations of students. In the south west side area of Chicago.


The emphasis of Tariakuri is on educating every child to be academically and artistically successful in partnership with home and community. Tariakuri includes  several initiatives and objectives centered upon the art of music, dance, drama, visual, technical, applied and the performing arts to inspire and teach students through motivation, time management, organization, esteem and parent and community involvement.

The Tariakuri staff and Advisory Board are committed to offering and maintaining diverse, educational, unique, quality, and equitable programming.

Research shows that students have only to gain from involvement in the arts; a sustained education in music gives children the intellectual and creative skills that will last a lifetime. Through participation in Tariakuri students learn focus, accuracy, discipline, patience, respect, perseverance, to listen and how to be quiet and they learn genuine pride and gain self esteem after executing a difficult piece successfully in a performance.

The Tariakuri program includes full scale theatrical productions, stage crew, and dance studio in conjunction with a coordination of other performing arts after school activities designed to allow all  students a diverse opportunity for involvement in the arts through drama, voice, dance, stage crew and other forms of artistic instruction.

Under the guidance of professional artists, performances arts is used to teach, mentor and empower students. In addition, Tariakuri collaborates with our elementary schools and provides outreach programs throughout the year. 

How can my child get involved?

Tariakuri offers your child a safe place to learn new skills, meet new people and have fun! For students who want to perform onstage, auditions are held two times each year to be cast in a full scale theatrical production. Rehearsals are after school and on some Saturdays or Sundays. Students interested in behind-the-scenes activities will find plenty to do building sets, painting and learning stagecraft by joining CREW. CREW is open to all students with no audition and meets after school and on some Sundays. Tariakuri Dance Studio is open to all  students with no dance experience necessary. Dance Studio meets every Sunday.