Mr. Conrad Hurtt is a teacher, actor, and grant writer. He taught improvisation classes to adults through the Los Angeles City Recreation and Parks Department, and helped implement arts education into the Los Angeles Unified School District .For 28 years Conrad has lived with his wife Ellen; she has worked in business management for the entertainment industry for 30 years.
After teaching three years in the jails of the juvenile hall school system, Conrad has been an administrator and teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District since 1996. The art pictures in this website are the result of over $300,000.00 worth of awards through his grant writing efforts. These funds, over nine years, paid for nearly 100 Arts Prototype and Music Center Education Division artists to perform in the auditorium and teach in the classroom. During this time he also has been the Assembly Coordinator. The Inter-Group Cultural Awareness Program, Performing Tree, and Music Center have provided professional programs in mime, puppetry, dance, singing and theatre. The positive effects of these innovative and dynamic programs brought accolades from administrators, parents, and coworkers.
Conrad received his Bachelors in Theatre from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Masters in Education and Special Education along with the Multiple Subject and Special Education credentials from National University. He also has an English Single Subject credential for teaching in high school, and an administrative credential.
During off-track time, he has worked as a Studio Teacher for the Entertainment Industry. For five weeks he worked with Holly Hunter in a play at the San Jose Repertory Theatre, tutoring a ten-year-old actress.
Conrad has been performing since the age of ten, when he started
making and starring in two-dozen of his own movies. At age twelve
he joined Improvisation Inc. in San Francisco, and performed with
them for ten years. Since then he has appeared in two operas as
an acrobat (one with Luciano Pavarotti), a dozen dance performances
(one with Bejart Ballet), two-dozen theatre performances (including
stand-up comedy), and three-dozen student films (for eight different
colleges). His talents include gymnastics (he was on the U.C. Berkeley
team), and martial arts (he studied with one of Bruce Lee’s
students). He practices tennis and yoga weekly. For Warner Bros,
Conrad appeared as the gas station attendant in "Police Academy
II." He belongs to four unions: SAG, AFTRA, AEA and UTLA.
His parents were teachers in American Schools overseas, and he
grew up in Taiwan, Morocco, Turkey and Spain.
Conrad has sought to share his passion for arts education with the larger educational community. Through the arts, he has strived to enliven school content and inspire students.