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Center for Arts Learning & Leadership

Staff

Ava Lehrer

Director

As Director of 92Y’s Center for Arts Learning & Leadership, Ava Lehrer oversees school-based and on-site K-12 programs in music, dance, literature, and visual art & design …

Jennifer Dayton

Associate Director

Jennifer Dayton, Associate Director of 92Y’s Center for Arts Learning and Leadership is a graduate from the State University of New York College at Brockport …

Maya Ward

Teen Programs Manager

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

Jonathan Miron

Program Administrator

A recent graduate of The Juilliard School in violin performance, Jonathan’s desire to connect with audiences of all cultures has inspired …

Sulé Adams

Program Coordinator

Sulé enjoys a career that personifies artistic versatility. He has worked in roles including dancer, educator, producer, choreographer and arts administrator …

Maxwell Waterman

Program Assistant

A magnetic and vivacious visionary, Maxwell Louis Waterman is a leader in arts administration, arts in education and entertainment …

Daniel Levy

Curriculum Writer

As a Teaching Artist, curriculum writer, and composer, Daniel Levy brings a unique creative perspective and musical insight to workshops, …

Rebecca Dhala

Intern

An alumna of 92Y’s Teen Producers program, Rebecca Dhala now works with the Center for Arts Learning & Leadership, …

Teaching Artists in Residence

Avi Amon

Music

Avi Amon is a Brooklyn-based composer, pianist, and sound artist …

Annie Beliveau

Music

Annie Beliveau is a pianist, vocalist, and composer from northern Vermont …

Alicia Bennett

Music

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

Tatiana Desardouin

Dance

Of Haitian origin, born and raised in Switzerland, Tatiana Desardouin is a professional dancer, dance instructor, …

Dawn DiPasquale

Dance

Dawn DiPasquale is a choreographer, performer and dance educator …

Leah Dowdy

Dance

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

Liz Faure

Music

Liz Faure is a guitarist and composer exploring the new music world, fresh out of her master’s degree from the Yale School of Music …

Victoria Febrer

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

Music

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 …

Chris Giordano

Musical Theater

Chris Giordano been a teaching artist for over eight years. He’s currently on the Acting faculty at AMDA and the Producing Director of Theatre Now New York …

Gabriel Globus-Hoenich

Music

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

Music

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

Everton Isidoro

Music

Everton Isidoro was born and raised in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. He began studying percussion in 1999, …

Eli Kababa

Dance

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

Music

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 …

Ilya Laskin

Music

Israeli pianist Ilya Laskin has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in both Europe and the United States …

Carol Lewis

Visual Art

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 …

Yan Li

Music

Yan is a New York-based composer, lyricist, music director, and writer. He loves working with artists of all disciplines …

Jenny Lin

Music

Jenny Lin is one of the most respected young pianists today, admired for her adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence …

Lee McMahon

Architectural Design

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

Erin Morris

Visual Art

Erin Morris an interdisciplinary artist and educator residing in Queens, NY …

Maurizio Najt

Music

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

Artemisz Polonyi

Music

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

Stina Puotinen

Visual Art

Stina Puotinen is an artist, educator and occasional curator from New York City …

Casey Alexander Smith

Digital Design

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

Pete Smith

Music

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

Dance

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

Victoria Udondian

Visual Art

Udondian’s work is driven by her interest in textiles and the potential for clothing to shape identity, …

Keve Wilson

Music

Hailed by the New York Times for her “magnificently sweet tone,” oboist Keve Wilson would skip music theory and history as a kid to practice …

Lynne Wilson

Music

Lynne is an accomplished singer-actress-writer-director, having directed numerous ensembles aged 5 to 85 in musical theatre productions, choruses, cabarets and benefits …

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