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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Siaara Freeman

    Siaara Freeman is from Cleveland Ohio, an avid reader, a reliable nerd, a poet, a performer and the friendly neighborhood hope dealer. She loves teaching ...
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  • SignStage

    About the artist: SignStage was founded in 1975 by one deaf and one hearing actor. Our original mission was to present plays that both hearing and deaf ...
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  • Sogbety Diomande

    Sogbety Diomande, native of the Ivory Coast in West Africa, has been performing since he was a child. He has been a member of Ballet National de Cote ...
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  • Stardrop Circus

    Stardrop Circus is Cleveland’s premier aerial performance group. Aerial silks is an athletic art form most often associated with Cirque du Soleil. It ...
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  • Sujatha Srinivasan

    With over 30 years of performing experience, Sujatha Srinivasan specializes in the highly stylized and vigorous classical Indian dance form called ...
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  • Susan Sliede

    Susan Sliede received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has worked as ...
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  • Tom Evert

    About the Artist: Mr. Evert takes great pride in his role as a “Teaching Artist” and in creating a unique instruction approach which integrates the art of ...
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