Teaching Artists

building a community for arts education

The Nevada Arts Council’s Teaching Artists Roster features a diverse representation of individual artists and ensembles from Nevada and beyond. The Artists In Schools + Communities (AIS+C) 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.

The AIS+C 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.

 

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.

 

NAC Grant Categories that Support Artist Residencies

For more information, please contact: Maryjane Dorofachuk, Arts Learning Director at 702.486.3738 or email.


2019-2022 Teaching Artists Roster

DANCE

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


FOLK & TRADITIONAL ARTS

Harold Akyeampong – Las Vegas
Dona Brown 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
Mike Williams – Fallon
Nondi Wontanara – Las Vegas


LITERARY ARTS

Melissa Dean – Las Vegas
Carolyn Dufurrena – Winnemucca
Shaun Griffin – Virginia City
Gregory Kompes – Las Vegas
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
Amanda Skenandore – Las Vegas
Gretchen Skivington – Spring Creek
Amoja Sumler – Washington D.C.
Suzanne Morgan Williams – Reno


MUSIC

Liz Broscoe- South Lake Tahoe
Maureen Conlin – Genoa
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
Amy Lowe – Chicago
Scot Marshall / In Tune Tales – Reno
Erika Paul – Sparks
Colin Ross – Reno
Eugene Shapiro / Shapiro Project – Henderson
Sin City Opera – Las Vegas