Staff & Faculty

92Y Gilda and Henry Block School of the Arts is proud to offer learning opportunities lead by a community of renowned, highly-accomplished professional artists, designers, musicians, dancers, ceramicists and jewelers. A home for creative New Yorkers, 92Y School of the Arts is where the best and brightest creators come to share, teach and inspire.

Read on to learn more about the people that make 92Y Gilda and Henry Block School of the Arts the place where creative New Yorkers come to learn.

Gilda and Henry Block School of the Arts

Art Center (Fine Art & Design, Ceramics Center, Jewelry Center)

Allison Valchuis, Director, Art Center
Robert Silverman, Director, Ceramics
Jonathan Wahl, Director, Jewelry
Paul Metrinko, Art Center Operations Manager
Emily Coyne, Art Center Program Coordinator
Denard Pope, Jewelry Studio Technician
Nadine Sobel, Ceramics Studio Technician
Fine Art & Design Instructors
Ceramics Instructors
Jewelry Instructors

Harkness Dance Center

John-Mario Sevilla, Director
Megan Doyle, Associate Director of Dance Education
Edward Henkel, Associate Director of Faculty & Presentations
Catherine Tharin, Director, Fridays At Noon
Krista Nelson, Program Coordinator, Fridays At Noon
William Shaffner, Production Manager

Dance Instructors

School of Music

Yana Stotland, Director, School of Music
Laura Kay, Program Coordinator 
Michael C. O'Day, Administrative Assistant
Music Instructors

Contact Us

  • Art Center (Studio Art, Ceramics Center, Jewelry Center):
  • School of Music: 212.415.5580
  • Harkness Dance Center: 212.415.5552 
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