STUDENT LIFE

“Dell’Arte is the second great love of my life. I met my first in Blue Lake. It is a rare jewel”
– PTP graduate

Every year, Dell’Arte welcomes students from all over the world to train in our home of Blue Lake, CA. Our unique rural setting, in the heart of California’s rugged and beautiful North Coast, offers students a place to study and commune with nature, self, and ensemble. Dell’Arte’s deep commitment to the larger community of Humboldt County and the community of our student body infuses the life of the student. Our alumni the world over will tell you how impactful and transformative the Dell’Arte experience is for an artist.


This photo series was created by Professional Training Program Graduate Delf Gravert, during the first-year students’ study of Clown at Dell’Arte in 2015. Delf is a multidisciplinary artist based in Winnipeg, Canada. The photos were shot on a Rolleiflex, a Mamiya 645j, and a Sputnick 3D camera. The series features artists from our 2015-16 student body, including our second- and third-year MFA/AEP students. These theatre artists-in-training came to Dell’Arte from Greece, Zimbabwe, India, Canada, Iran, Denmark, Sweden, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Georgia, Germany, Ireland, South Korea and the US.