Teaching Artists

Nevada Arts Council Teaching Artists Roster

The Nevada Arts Council Teaching Artists Roster features a diverse representation of individual artists and ensembles from Nevada and beyond. The Roster is designed as an online resource for schools, organizations, and communities to broaden and diversify participation in the arts through the engagement of artists in residencies and programs. The AIS+C Roster artists represent a range of arts forms and all are experienced in collaborating with schools and communities to conduct learning in, through, or about the arts. The roster artists, selected through a rigorous review process, have program experience with at-risk youth, social services, special needs audiences, and lifelong learning.

Apply to be a part of the Teaching Artists Roster

The Nevada Arts Council is currently accepting applications for inclusion on the teaching artist roster. Individual teaching artists, arts & culture groups, and non-profit arts organizations interested in promoting arts-based learning experiences are encouraged to apply to be included on the roster.
Teaching artists interested in being a part of the roster may submit an application through the arts council’s online management system Submittable. New applicants to the system must create an account.

Please review the guidelines prior to beginning the application.
Deadline to apply: September 30, 2022, 5 pm.

Questions? Please contact Maryjane Dorofachuk, Arts Learning Director at 702.486.3738 or email.

What is an Artist Residency?

Artist Residencies provide students, teachers, and communities with direct hands-on arts experiences through personal interaction with teaching artists. These individuals are professional or traditional artists working in any artistic discipline with training and experience in an art form and with knowledge of educational practice. The teaching artist may work in long-term or short-term residencies in classrooms or in a community setting, or may lead program development through involvement in curricular planning and professional development for teachers.

The residency design allows the artist to explore their discipline with students, teachers, and community members through a variety of components that may include teacher workshops, classes, lectures and discussions, rehearsals, performances, community events, and perhaps a final project. Artist residencies provide a unique opportunity for students and community members to work directly with a practicing artist. In most cases, participants in an artist residency will acquire more advanced skills in a particular art form than they would normally achieve through regular educational experiences.

The Roster artists are listed below under their artistic discipline. Each of the artist’s profiles features biographical information on each artist, as well as examples of sample and past programs, professional development workshops for teachers and organization staff, areas of expertise, geographical availability, language proficiency, and contact information.
Note: Artists with behind their name have completed the Creative Aging in the Arts training provided by Lifetime Arts and the Nevada Arts Council.


Collateral & Co – Reno
Eve Allen Garza – Reno
Adrian Holley – Henderson
Ms. China Hudson -North Las Vegas
Felice Lesser – New York
Caitlin McCarty – Reno
Jason Nious – Henderson
Sue Schroeder – Georgia


Harold Akyeampong – Las Vegas
Sonia Carlson – Gardnerville
Yoko Fitzpatrick – Henderson
Andrew Fusco – Las Vegas
Ixela Guitierrez & Mexico Vivo- Las Vegas
Kantu Inka – Carson City
Olabisi African Drum & Dance Ensemble – Las Vegas
Rieko Shimbo / Tsurunokai Taiko – Reno
Chakrapani Singh – Reno
Sylvia Mamchur Robertson – Henderson
Mike Williams – Fallon
Nondi Wontanara – Las Vegas


Carolyn Dufurrena – Winnemucca
Courtney Harler – Las Vegas
Shaun Griffin – Virginia City
Krista Lukas – Minden
Gailmarie Pahmeier – Reno
George Perreault – Reno
Poetry Promise, Inc. – Las Vegas
Robert Leonard Reid – Carson City
Joan Robinson – Boulder City
Sherry L. Rosenthal – Las Vegas
Joylynn Ross – Las Vegas
Amanda Skenandore – Las Vegas
Gretchen Skivington – Spring Creek
Amoja Sumler – Washington D.C.
Jacci Turner – Reno
Suzanne Morgan Williams – Reno


Liz Broscoe- South Lake Tahoe
Gypsy Cowbelle – Wyoming
Peter Fand – Las Vegas
Todd Green – Minden
Jazz Out of the Box – Las Vegas
Just Alliance- Las Vegas
Daveed Korup – New Mexico
mic la Briola – Minnesota
Alexandria Le – Las Vegas
Amy Lowe – Chicago
Scot Marshall / In Tune Tales – Reno
Opera Las Vegas – Las Vegas
Erika Paul – Sparks
Colin Ross – Reno
Eugene Shapiro / Shapiro Project – Henderson
Vegas City Opera – Las Vegas
Tintabulations Handbell Ensemble – Reno
Mark Vollmer & Jim Eaglesmith / Story Songs – Sparks