Flyinghorse is an annual performing arts fundraiser showcasing and celebrating Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts smack dab in the heart of the Arts District. This is a unique event that embodies and reflects all of the infectious energy that is uniquely Arts Magnet.


Lindsey Collins, Event Chair
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Advisory Board and Host Committee

Attendees include the Dallas Arts Community philanthropists, artists, neighbors, arts lovers, arts education advocates, public education ambassadors, Booker T. students, faculty and administration.


Pre-Show Cocktail Party
Visual Arts Showcase
Sponsored by Highland Park Village
One Arts Plaza Lobby, 1722 Routh Street

BTW Student Showcase
Montgomery Arts Theater at BTWHSPVA | 2501 Flora Street
Brought to you by Neiman Marcus


Date: Friday, April 27th, 2018
Pre-Show Cocktails Party - 6:30 to 7:45pm
Booker T. Washington Student Showcase - 8:00 to 9:30pm

Underwriting and Sponsorship Opportunities from $2,500 to $25,000. Tickets for $125 and $250 (limited availability).


Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts provides a haven for creative students in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. The Advisory Board is a private non-profit organization, founded in 1976, to build bridges between the school, professional arts organizations, and the broader community.

The Advisory Board's mission is to advance Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and provide opportunities and experiences for students and faculty in the pursuit of excellence in the arts and academics. The Advisory Board stands in the gap to provide whatever is necessary for Booker T. students to fulfill their highest and best potential.

Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (BTWHSPVA) is a public school that works. Built in 1922 as Dallas' first African-American high school, BTW became the Arts Magnet High School in 1976, with a mission to teach a comprehensive curriculum in academics and the arts. Four departmental areas focus on music, dance, theater, and visual arts, while all students must complete the required courses mandated under Texas state education standards.

  • Booker T. is recognized as one of the top three public arts high schools in the country, where students distinguish themselves both academically and artistically.
  • The school's dual emphasis on arts and academics consistently produces a stellar list of graduates. Among those are Grammy winners Erykah Badu, Norah Jones and Roy Hargrove. Other notable alums include dancer Jay Franke, Philadelphia Orchestra cellist John Koen, visual artists Christian Schumann and Chris Arnold, actress Elizabeth Mitchell, and singer Edie Brickell.
  • Students come from all 67 zip codes in Dallas, creating an ethnically rich, as well as talented and accomplished, student body.
  • 100% of the school's students graduate and over 94% of the graduates matriculate to higher education.

host committee

Rachel and Grant Baldwin
Christy and Robby Berry
Brian Bolke and Faisal Halum
Sarah Calodney
Nancy and Clint Carlson
Ryan and Doug Conner
Jane and Bill Corbellini
Suzanne and David Droese
Sally and Tom Dunning
Heather and Bill Esping
Elizabeth Farrell
Claire and Brian Gogel
Joyce and Tim Goss
Julie and Ed Hawes

Jennifer and Tom Karol
Elisabeth and Pano Karpidas
Jenny Kirtland
Amy and Howard Klion
Lacy and John Lawrence
Muffin and John Lemak
Meghan Looney
Sheryl and Eric Maas
Lynn and Allan McBee
Karla and Mark McKinley
Tricia and Bill Miller
Jessica and Dirk Nowitzki
Lyssa Orchid and Darcy Young
Marci and Kort Peters

Janelle and Alden Pinnell
Nancy and Richard Rogers
Pat and Jed Rosenthal
Lisa and John Runyon
Amanda and Charlie Shufeldt
Robyn and Michael Siegel
Tyler Siegrist
Merry and Chad Vose
Marilyn and Larry Waisanen
Jenny and Russell Walker
Sharon and Michael Young
Spencer Young
**AS OF 03.07.18**