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.

  • 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

    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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  • Jennifer Woda

    Jennifer Woda, MT Certification I and Certification II holds a BA in Music from Rutgers University and an MM in Vocal Performance from the University of ...
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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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  • Kalim Hill: Resident Teaching Artist

    Kalim is a passionate artist who attended Cleveland School of the Arts and multiple arts program throughout the city of Cleveland. He is a Artworks Alumni ...
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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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  • KOMBILESA ASÉ

    Music is the common denominator for this duo of eclectic Afro-descendant musicians from Colombia and Canada. The band offers a unique musical experience ...
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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

    About the artist: Kulture Kids incorporates the art of theater to promote and enhance arts and cultural awareness by creating original, participatory ...
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  • Lake Erie Ink

    Lake Erie Ink provides creative expression opportunities and academic support to youth in the Greater Cleveland community through high-quality ...
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  • 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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