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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 the design and implementation of 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 …

Daniel Levy

Curriculum Writer

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

Maya Ward

Program Coordinator

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

Rebecca Dhala

Intern

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

Teaching Artists

GiGi Bella

Poetry

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

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 …

Celia Caro

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

Music

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

Diana Crum

Dance

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

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 …

Carrie Erving

Music

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

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 …

Jennifer Florez

Music

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

Laura Gauthier

Visual Art

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

Chris Giordano

Musical Theater

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

Jenny Lin

Music

pianist, visiting artist …

Lee McMahon

Architectural Design

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

Terence Murren

Music

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

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 …

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 …

Liz Turner

Musical Theater

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

Brandon Welch

Dance

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

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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