Artists

Professional Teaching Artists

The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning employs over 100 professional teaching artists. Our roster of artists is carefully selected, with artists/ensembles chosen on the basis of artistic excellence, the ability to effectively communicate with students, teachers, and other artists, and the overall needs of the communities and schools we serve.

  • Chris Young

    Chris Young is an educator, artist and business owner. As an artist she expresses herself through acrylic paint, mixed media, 2D & 3D works that are ...
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  • Cleveland Classical Guitar Society

    Driven by the mission to “Teach, Inspire, Connect”, Cleveland Classical Guitar Society uses the versatility of the classical guitar to create uplifting and ...
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  • Dancing Wheels

    “If dance is an expression of the human spirit, then it is best expressed by people of all abilities. That is the fundamental belief behind the Dancing ...
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  • Found Sounds

    About the artist: Found Sounds is led by percussionist Matt Dudack, who has been performing music for steelpan for over 15 years as artistic director of ...
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  • Frank Polk

    Frank ‘Nova’ Polk is a professional dancer. choreographer, and martial artist. Frank has been dancing and doing martial arts for over 15 years ...
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  • Gabriella Martinez

    Gabriella (Gaby) Martinez is thrilled to join the teaching artist roster at Center for the Arts Inspired Learning. Gaby is a graduate from Baldwin Wallace ...
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  • George Woideck

    About the artist: George Woideck trained as a painter and took time off to tour and record as a rock musician before launching a career as a ceramic ...
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  • Hal Walker

    About the artist: Hal Walker is a natural-born musician with a gift for engaging children in music. As a veteran performer in Ohio, his playful and ...
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  • Hilary Bovay

    Hilary Bovay is a documentary, lifestyle, event, and portrait photographer based in Cleveland. Originally from Rhode Island, she started photographing in ...
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  • In2ative

    In2ative is an avant-garde flute and cello duo who perform an array of non-classical musical genres ranging from alternative rock to improvisational jazz. ...
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  • James Peake

    James Peake is a paper folding expert based in Oberlin, OH, who specializes in folding and teaching origami, as well as curating origami exhibitions. After ...
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  • Javae Brown

    RESIDENT TEACHING ARTIST Javae Brown received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in game design from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2015, and with that knowledge ...
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