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.

  • Mery Tomsick

    Mery Tomsick is a vocalist/guitarist who has performed throughout Cleveland for many years.  She has taught elementary music from pre-school through eighth ...
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  • Mike Fields

    Michael Fields is a professional cinematographer, and a digital effects expert from Cleveland. As a film maker, he’s worked with many local directors and ...
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  • Mike Geletka

    Digital teaching artist Michael Geletka is a proficient programmer and tutor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in bio-medical engineering from The Ohio State ...
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  • Morgan Conservatory

    The Morgan Conservatory is the largest arts center in the United States dedicated to every facet of papermaking, book arts, and letterpress printing and to ...
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  • MorrisonDance

    MorrisonDance is directed by Sarah Morrison, who is a choreographer, performer, educator and behavioral researcher. A recipient of the 2009 Ohio Arts ...
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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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  • Ray McNiece

    “My passion for poetry led me to teaching to spread that love of language and learning. Students will experience the word through narrative, lyric and ...
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  • Refresh Collective

    Refresh Collective is a 501c3 non-profit organization that exists to REFRESH the HEART of the CITY through creative arts and youth development. The three ...
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  • Robert Lauer

    Robert Lauer is an independent game developer and contract 3D artist with a strong passion for game design. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design from ...
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  • Ryan Upp: Resident Teaching Artist

    “One of my biggest passions is developing creative curriculum for the classroom. I’m continually brainstorming new and innovative ways to address the ...
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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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  • Sharie Renee

    While pursuing a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Communications and a minor in Environmental Studies, Sharie found a ...
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