Anne was in her late teens, she volunteered
with the Red Cross, asking to work in that building.
She wanted to make life a little better for
the people living there.
a young mom, Anne saw an article in the newspaper
that there was a new building going up to house
those patients. It would be the Monroe State
School (now Monroe Developmental Center). She
applied for a job there and was hired before
the building was finished. She worked there
for 34 years.
working there, she had a revelation. Her clients
would never have the chance to travel the world.
Her vision was to bring the world to them. Within
an hour of her retirement from Monroe Developmental
Center, the concept of the Dazzle School of
Visual & Performing Arts was born.
Harvey has traveled around the world researching
the arts, customs, and cultures, from Portugal
to Morocco, Egypt to Liechtenstein, Russia,
Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Brazil, Argentina,
and China, to bring back knowledge and education
for the community via theatre productions, cultural
programs, and travelogues.
Harvey holds a degree in Human Services from
Empire State College and a Theatre Arts Degree
from Finger Lakes Community College.