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.

  • Lara Troyer

    Described as singing with an engaging, robust tone (clevelandclassical.com), Ms. Troyer was the soprano soloist in the world premiere of The Emergent ...
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  • Linda Zolten Wood

    Linda Zolten Wood earned her BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art in 1987. She started out as a scenery and props artist at Cain Park and The Cleveland Play ...
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  • Mark Yasenchack

    About the artist: Clay captured Mark Yasenchack’s imagination when he was 6 years old. Fascinated by the grey oil-based modelling clay that never ...
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  • MorrisonDance

    MorrisonDance is directed by Sarah Morrison, who is a choreographer, performer, educator and behavioral researcher. A recipient of the 2018, OhioDance ...
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  • Natalie Bauman

    Natalie Bauman is the founder and CEO of The Digital Mosaic, LLC, an online video storytelling experience, to better serve families, organizations and ...
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  • Natalie Green

    Natalie Green is a graduate of Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts. Regionally, she has worked with Dobama Theatre, Cleveland Play ...
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  • Nikki Zullo

    Nikki Zullo is native of Cleveland and began her dance training under the direction of Jeanette Meyer at Dance, Inc. Under Ms. Meyer’s direction, Nikki ...
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  • Rachel Torowski

    Rachel Torowski is a local dance artist in Cleveland, she holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Dance and Community from Cleveland State University where she ...
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  • Rafique Watson

    Rafique Watson is a veteran sample based music producer seeking to preserve the sonic and cultural integrity of Hip-Hop. Mr. Watson desires to introduce ...
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  • Refresh Collective

    Refresh Collective is a 501c3 non-profit arts and youth development organization that exists to REFRESH the HEART of the CITY one song, one shirt and one ...
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  • Sequoia Bostick

    “I am always one to believe that everyone has a secret passion for creativity and innovation. When teaching art, My Goal is to inspire youth to find ...
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  • Shelly Svonavec

    Local Cleveland artist, Shelly Svonavec, creates fine art paintings and mixed media pieces loosely reminiscent of various nature elements. Her goals don’t ...
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