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.

  • 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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  • Emma Parker: Resident Teaching Artist

    “Through the arts, particularly dance; the human spirit soars to the pinnacle of humanity, regardless of physical, mental or social limitations. As ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jailyn Harris

    Jailyn Harris is a Cleveland native and a graduate of bowling Green state university. She has had the opportunity to perform in theaters across Ohio. Since ...
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  • Jim Gill

    About the artist: Cartoonist Jim Gill uses his talents at American Greetings to create humorous greeting cards. Additionally, Jim has taught humorous ...
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  • Kenya Woods

    Kenya is a fourth generation teacher and artist who enjoys working on her craft and enlightening others. She studied dance at Tennessee State University, ...
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  • Kristen Cliffel

    About the artist: Kristen Cliffel received a BFA in Ceramics and Drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She has been professionally exhibiting her ...
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  • Kulture Kids’ Robin Pease

    About the artist: Kulture Kids’ Robin Pease incorporates the art of theater to promote and enhance arts and cultural awareness. Robin’s background includes ...
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