Gaitrie studies all forms of dance including a regular practice of Yoga, a steady study of Indian classical dance; Bharatanatyam along with Contemporary and various dance classes. She believes that she is always a student, always yearning to learn more, always wanting to find out what more she can do.
Phyllis Thompson works with fiber textiles, printmaking, photography and collage processes. Her work reflects the influence of her mother and grandmother who made quilts and other creations from recycled materials.
Diaspora Drumming Ensemble – Ringo Brill, Tiffany Nicely, and Gabriel Gutierrez – takes their audience on a trip through time and across oceans, tracing the path of rhythms and musical instruments from Western Africa to North and South America and the Caribbean.
Janice Spagnola is an entertainer specializing in magic, puppetry, juggling, and other forms of popular entertainment. She has worked in children’s theater and for an international musical mime troupe. Since the mid 1990s, she has performed educational and motivational programs for thousands of children and their families throughout Western New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
Jen Russo is a visual artist who has been teaching in public and after school settings since 1998. She is a certified New York State art teacher and artist, and she focuses on figurative painting, murals and storyboard drawing. She also offers a variety of visual arts programs which include, but are not limited to, mandala designs and explorations in printmaking.
Both students and staff love Kevin’ s state-of-the-art show! With a concert feel and an incredible light show, he sings, plays guitar, and uses backing tracks for a full-band sound.
Ladies First Jazz Combo feel a responsibility to educate the next generation of jazz performers and audiences. They are dedicated to making this unique American art form and musical history accessible to audiences everywhere.
Airigami, the art of folding air in latex containers, stands at the crossroads of three very ancient art forms: sculpture, puppetry and origami. Performance artists Larry Moss and John Wolfson use airigami to create original works of art, installations and experiences that range from the ridiculous to the sublime.
Performance artist Larry Moss uses airigami to create
Annette Daniels Taylor is a playwright, poet, actor, teacher, singer and costumer.
Doug Yeomans brings over 30 years of award winning performing, recording and teaching experience to young people across Western New York. Their workshops on the performance, history and profession of