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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

Program Coordinator

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 …

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, providing administrative support and mentoring the new cohort of teens …

Teaching Artists

Justin Bass

Dance

Justin Bass is from East Cleveland, Ohio and attended Kent State University and majored in Dance Education in 2009 …

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 …

Kalena Brown

Dance

Kalena Brown was born in Bronx, NY and raised in New Jersey. She is an Alumni from Penn State University with a dual degree in Dance and Psychology (BA) …

Kim N. Brown

Dance

Kim N. Brown (Baltimore, MD) began her formal dance training at the age of 14, earning a full scholarship to Dance Theatre of Harlem …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Jamia Nicole Jordan

Dance

Jamia Nicole Jordan received her BA in English from the University of Mary Washington in 2012 and most recently received her Masters of Arts and Certification in Dance Education K-12 at New York University …

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

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 …

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 …

Ashley Renée Watkins

Music

Ashley Renée Watkins is an accomplished performing artist and teaching artist, currently a part of the prestigious faculty for Lincoln Center Education …

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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