October 4, 2016

Artist Directory

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Four Wheel Jive
Music
A cappella music for parties concerts,and corporate events.
Vernon; will travel
Hailey Bendar
Puppetry
Hailey Bendar is a puppeteer with a passion for helping people learn. She graduated in 2016 from the University of Connecticut with a BFA in Puppet Arts.
Willimantic, CT
Helky Kitners
Zumba Instructor
Helky has over 10 years of latin dance experience. Born and raised in Peru, moved to USA in 2011 and started to teach Zumba in 2016.
Oakdale Connecticut
Hovig Nalbandian
key board,Pianist
Hello My name is Hovig Nalbandian, and I am Pianist,
let me tell you a little about my background, I started playing the piano at age 7. At age 11 I became my churches organist playing Armenian Divine Liturgy. I also played for a number of wedding and funeral's at this age. In middle school I played company pieces with the chorus. I have played throughout the years in churches for talent shows, Palm Sundays, and recitals. Around the age of sixteen I began to teach members of my father church as well as outside of the church how to play the piano. In my older age I play for church mass, family and friends. I am constantly learning new styles to play to add to my Foundation. I like to use the John Thompson music book when I am teaching. I can site read music as well.
Bridgeport
Ishaar Gupta
Music
UConn graduate, professional choral singer, songwriter, and educator
Hartford, CT
Jack Kelly
Guitar
Hey there! My name is Jack Kelly I am a 23 year old college graduate looking to expand my musical horizons by teaching the instrument I am so passionate about. I am an experienced guitar player of about 9 years now. I graduated Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelors degree in music, specifically music production. I studied improvisation, Jazz, Blues, and a plethora of other genres and techniques under some of the most knowledgeable professors that Connecticut has to offer. I have great aspirations to be a musician professionally and have been working with my band for the last 5 years to meet that goal. We have our first studio album coming out and I couldn't be more excited. I have experience in songwriting, music composition, and possess the ability to read music. I hope to work with you soon :)
New Haven
Jeanne C. Warren
Zumba Instructor
A Native of Connecticut, Jeanne transitioned from performing and teaching many different forms of dance to teaching dance fitness.
Bloomfield
Jenny Lynn Beckwith
Acrylic painting, arts and crafts and more
Acrylic painting, Glass painting, arts and crafts , face painting, stringing, knotting and beading, hair wrapping
Milford
Jill Polisson
Music
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Jill Polisson is an experienced music teacher with 15 years of experience teaching strings at the middle and high school level for the Amity Regional School District in Woodbridge.
Hamden
Joanna Bair
Theatre
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I can teach Acting and most styles of Dance.
Ansonia
Juliana Ortiz
Choreographer/Artistic Director/ Profesional Dancer
Choreographer and professional dancer, The first Latin American dancer certified in the 3 level Cuban Psychoballet Method, Juliana Ortiz gave me ballet classes to women in the maximum security jail. I love working through my passion, dancing.
New Heaven
kahn gasimov
sculpture, painting, drawing, video, performance
Leaving and working in New Haven CT, completed number of projects for Museums around the world. Participated in Venice Biennale. Completed sculpture commission for permanent installation for Rockefeller gardens in Cleveland OH. Thirteen years of art education, earned MA and BFA.
New Haven
Katrina Casey
Visual Arts
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Artist and student currently working towards a Masters Degree in Art Therapy. Graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Arts. Strong background in Therapeutic Recreation working with children and senior citizens.
Middletown, CT
Kelly Nelsen
Theater
28 years of experience in all aspects of theater and film, including: Acting, directing, Shakespeare, improvisation, performance and audition technique, advanced text analysis, classical theater, theater history, playwriting, costuming, lighting and sound design, props making, set construction, drama therapy/expressive theater and production management.
Bridgeport
Kevin Bright
Visual Arts
Resident of Stratford, CT. I have been drawing and creating crafts since fifth grade and never stopped. I went on to college, sharpened my skills, then I decided to share my passion for Art with children and adults by becoming an Art Teacher and challenging their limits and presenting fresh new project ideas.

Master of Science in Education, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT.
Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts, Florida A & M Univesity, Tallahassee, Florida
Stratford, CT
Kimberly Telford
Dance
I am an experienced dance instructor who has 18 years of experience teaching ages 5 into adulthood. I have taught in the New Haven public school system for many years. I owned a dance company and was the Artistic Director of Dance Mode (a competitive dance team). I have experience producing dance shows and/or recitals and have such a great passion for performing.
New Haven
Larry Shea
Music
My name is Larry Shea and I am from Milford, CT. I am currently a student studying music education at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. I have been playing guitar for over 11 years now in addition to saxophone for around 8. My goal is to one day be a band director and private lesson teacher for students of all ages. Even though I am at Berklee, I still come back to Connecticut quite often during and in between semester, and can provide available dates of requested.
Milford, CT/ Boston, MA
Linda Siciliano
Theater
Linda Siciliano is an educator who has served as a special educator, speech language pathologist for over 40 years!

“Bear-y Tale Theater” is a 45-minute program for Pre-K and Kindergarten students. Using puppets and storytelling techniques, this interactive session builds emergent literacy as the children help two puppets solve an important problem. Emphasis will be on developing an understanding of basic story elements and retelling skills.

Linda’s professional career has provided the exciting opportunity to present numerous workshops for professional staff and families with a focus on speech, language and literacy. As an elementary principal, Linda met with children monthly to use storytelling and puppetry activities to support academic and social skills. As a teacher and SLP, puppets were her amazing assistants!

She has also been a speaker on the topic of multisensory interventions for speech and language through puppetry, print and play. She is founder of Creative Speech Products and author of Teddy Talker® speech-language materials.
Danbury
Lonnie DiNello
Comics, Painting, sculpting, drawing, face painting, Caricatures, Balloon Twisting
Lonnie is a versatile artist, teacher and entertainer specializing in comics, character design and pop culture. She is a does Face Painting, Caricatures and Balloon Twisting for birthday parties.
Southington
Magdalene Santos
Voicel Teacher/Choral Conductor
Magdalene Santos is a classically trained musician with experience in opera performance, choral leadership, private vocal instruction, and organ accompaniment. Her teaching experience includes an assignment working as a Peace Corps volunteer as both an English and music teacher, running choral rehearsals while studying choral conducting at the University of Rhode Island, and teaching a fundamental music course as a Teaching Assistant for the University of Rhode Island.

Norwich, CT
Marcy LaBella
Visual Arts
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Marcy LaBella is a professional teaching artist and on the faculty at Wesleyan Potters in Middletown, Ct where is is also a key member of the co-operative guild. Ms. LaBella is also on the faculty at Guilford Art Center in Guilford, CT where she teaches children's all media art classes and adult workshops. She is a member of the Connecticut Women Artists. In the past she has taught art for several after school programs in the Middletown area. She is available for workshops, and private lessons in drawing, painting, mixed media and jewelry making. Ceramics instruction can be arranged through the non-profit organizations where she works.
Durham, CT
Marie Saporito
Painting/illustration, Graphic Arts
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Artist currently living and working in Connecticut. She has been published, won multiple awards, and been showcased in various exhibitions
Shelton
Maureen Ward
Fine Art
I have always loved art. I love it as a hobby and as a career.
While receiving my Bachelors of Fine Arts, I had many classes with a variety of different mediums including watercolors, acrylics, even calligraphy.
I also have 7 years of professional experience working with children.
Stamford
Merly De La Hoz-Cookson
Dance
Merly D-Cookson, is a dance instructor and Choreographer with ten years of experience teaching all ages who has committed to promoting health throughout movement. She has performed, and choreographed Modern, West African dance, Belly dance, Carnival dances, Ballet, Jazz, Latin dance and Ethnic dances from Colombia and South America.
Merly’s dance classes offer fun and variety with a range of different songs, music, styles, themes and activities specific to developing motor skills and maintaining student's interest. Over all, her programs are designed for participants to have fun while learning from different cultures, discovering and developing their own abilities within the art of movement.

Middletown Ct
Michael Gonzalez
Hip-hop dance
I am a 24 yr male that loves to move his in a free way that lights everyone's soul up. I've done hip-hop dancing for all my life and have taught it for 5 yes.
Stratford