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Center for Education Outreach


Ava Lehrer


As Director of 92Y’s Center for Education Outreach, Ava Lehrer oversees the design and implementation of school-based and on-site K-12 programs in music, dance, visual art, literature and digital design.

Jennifer Dayton

Associate Director

Jennifer Dayton is originally from Binghamton, NY and is a graduate from the State University of New York College at Brockport where she studied Business Administration and Dance.

Daniel Levy

Curriculum Writer & Lead Teaching Artist, Musical Introduction Series

As a Teaching Artist, curriculum writer and consultant, composer Daniel Levy’s unique creative perspective and musical insight have energized workshops, …

Maya Ward

Program Administrator

Maya graduated with a B.A. from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

Morgan Hasson

Program Assistant

Morgan Hasson graduated with a BFA in Dance from State University of New York College at Brockport.

Rebecca Dhala

Teen Producers Intern

An alumna of 92Y’s Teen Producers program, Rebecca Dhala now works with 92Y’s Center for Education outreach, providing administrative support and mentoring the new cohort of teens.

Teaching Artists

GiGi Bella

Schools Partnership Program

GiGi Bella is the tenth ranked female poet in the world (WOWPS 2017).

Alicia Bennett

Musical Introduction Series

Alicia Bennett has lived in New York since 2001 and is active as a clarinetist and private music teacher in the New York area.

Celia Caro

Schools Partnership Program, Visual Art

Celia is an artist and arts educator with an extensive background working with public schools, universities, non-profit institutions and community organizations.

Jennifer Choi

Musical Introduction Series

Jennifer Choi has charted a career that breaks through the conventional boundaries of solo violin, chamber music and the art of improvisation.

Diana Crum

Schools Partnership Program, Dance Instruction

Diana Crum is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, administrator and advocate.

Dawn DiPasquale

Schools Partnership Program, Dance Instruction

Dawn DiPasquale is a choreographer, performer and dance educator.

Leah Dowdy

Schools Partnership Program, Dance Instruction

Leah Dowdy is a vivacious actress, singer and classically trained dancer.

Carrie Erving

Musical Introduction Series

Carrie Erving is a performer, recording artist, composer, producer and music educator.

Victoria Febrer

Schools Partnership Program, Visual Art

Victoria Febrer is a fine artist based in New York City. Her artwork has been exhibited in the United States, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Ireland and Japan, with solo exhibitions in New York, Valencia and Madrid.

Reneé Flemings

Musical Introduction Series

Reneé Flemings is originally from Louisville, Kentucky, and currently resides in New York, by way of Lansing, Michigan. Reneé spent the summers of her childhood in the small southern towns that populate her plays and live in her memory.

Jennifer Florez

Musical Introduction Series

Originally from Texas, Jennifer Florez has taught music in grades K-8 for the past ten years in public and private schools.

Laura Gauthier

Schools Partnership Program, Visual Art

Laura Gauthier is a freelance concept artist and art educator born and raised in New York City.

Chris Giordano

Musical Introduction Series

Chris Giordano earned his BFA in Musical Theatre, BA in Theatre Arts Directing and dance minor from Pace University.

Gabriel Globus-Hoenich

Musical Introduction Series

Montreal native Gabriel Globus-Hoenich's career reflects forays into the worlds of jazz, classical music and world music as a drummer, percussionist, composer and teaching artist.

Jesse Greenberg

Musical Introduction Series

Jesse Greenberg is a Queens-based percussionist, composer and arts educator.

Eli Kababa

Schools Partnership Program, Dance Instruction

Eli Kababa is the co-founder of the Garden State Dance Project, a company devoted to cultivating the art of dance in New Jersey through their performance and education programs.

Bonita Labossiere

Schools Partnership Program, Choral Instruction

Bonita Labossiere has been a teaching artist for almost 40 years. During the 1970s, Bonita was one of a small group of performers exploring the impact of academic integration through the arts, in Virginia and Massachusetts.

Carol Lewis

Schools Partnership Program, Ceramics Instruction

Carol Grocki Lewis studied ceramics at Buffalo State College while earning a Bachelor of Science in Art Education. She furthered her study of ceramics at 92Y with Polly Ann Martin, Frank Martin and various visiting ceramic artists.

Jenny Lin

Concerts Schools Project

pianist, visiting artist

Lee McMahon

Schools Partnership Program, Visual Art & Digital Design

Lee is an architectural designer, a design educator and an English language teacher.

Terence Murren

Musical Introduction Series

Terence Murren is a string bassist and electric bassist who cannot resist guitars or analog synthesizers.

Maurizio Najt

Musical Introduction Series

Maurizio Najt graduated from the "Conservatorio Nacional de Música de Buenos Aires", Argentina.

Artemisz Polonyi

Musical Introduction Series

Artemisz Polonyi is a singer and composer, originally from Hungary, currently living in New York City.

Casey Alexander Smith

Schools Partnership Program, Visual Art

Casey Alexander Smith is a native New Yorker and advocate of the arts.

Pete Smith

Concerts Schools Project

guitarist, visiting artist

Pete Smith is a New York City-based guitarist who performs and teaches in a wide range of musical settings.

Susan Thomasson

Schools Partnership Program, Dance Instruction

Susan Thomasson, dancer/choreographer, holds a BFA degree from the University of Utah, where she served an apprenticeship with Repertory Dance Theatre.

Liz Turner

Musical Introduction Series

Liz Turner is an accomplished performer, writer and educator who has captivated audiences and students across the globe.

Brandon Welch

Schools Partnership Program, Dance Instruction

Brandon Welch is originally from Indianapolis, IN where he trained with Diane Gudat.

Lynne Wilson

Musical Introduction Series

Over the past 25 years, Lynne Wilson has directed numerous children’s musical theatre productions, as well as cabarets and benefits. She is an accomplished actress and member of AEA, AFTRA, and SAG.

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