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Jileesa has a strong passion for dance, focusing on ballet, jazz and modern as well as liturgical/praise dance. She believes in using dance in a way that allows dancers, whether traditionally trained or not, to positively express their emotions through movement. She is experienced with teaching students of all ages and abilities, and uses creative teaching methods to engage students with their technical learning.
I am a lover of dance and music and love to share that passion and joy with others. I LOVE teaching and feel like I was born to do it. In my classes, I encourage a positive vibe and make sure everyone learns and grows in some way before they leave. Additionally, I teach the history and background of the moves we are learning. I have taken many classes with many different styles of dance instructors (both formally and informally), have been in several dance groups and performed solos and group performances for many years, have dance battled many times (and still do) and I even auditioned for 'So You Think You Can Dance' twice(!). Plus, being a BIG fan of Dance, expect me to throw in moves from other styles as well in my classes; as a dance instructor, I never stop learning! (Image courtesy ccwolfe photography).
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Mashiul Chowdhury was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He studied at PAFA and the Fleisher Art Memorial and is a member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club. In his urban landscapes, he strives to express the essence of his perception in abstract language, with color and texture as the driving force. He has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally.
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I’ve always loved working with children and have been teaching kids art classes since 2011. In 2012, I became a certified Registered Yoga Teacher and my two passions came together in the combined form of Kids Art & Yoga! I feel that this combination of art and yoga allows children to express themselves in a fun and creative environment!
Michael has a B.A. in Composition with Guitar from SUNY Fredonia, M.A. and D.M.A. (A.B.D.) in Composition from CUNY Queens and Temple University. Teaching experience includes Penn State Abington, Chestnut Hill Music Academy, RDC Music and Camp Saint Vincent. Specializing in Acoustic, Rock and Jazz styles with particular interest in Emblematic notation, Tonal mechanics and Autochthonic theory, Michael has been teaching for many years. He subsequently tailors his approach to the personal needs and interests of each student, from beginners to players of all ages.
Jesse C. Harrington is a sculptor, specializing in stone and wood carving. He lives and works in Birchrunville, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2004 where his studies mainly revolved around advancing his knowledge of the figure. Jesse has taught Sculpture and Carving at Allens Lane Art Center and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Jesse’s work is largely influenced by his father Robert Harrington, who is an artist specializing in wood furniture and watercolors. Robert, an accomplished woodworker, artist and draftsman, helped to instill Jesse with a drive to be as proficient as possible in the craft and technical side of his endeavors as well as in the artistic side of his profession. This drive has brought Jesse to the belief that the fundamental nature of Art is to transcend a craft in the search of personal truth, and in so doing, create beauty through Art. Growing up in his father's woodshop and working on farms, gave Jesse a predilection for hard physical labor. This predilection is what eventually brought Jesse to Sculpture. Through sculpture he was able to combine his love of physical labor with the mind of a daydreamer.
Jesse believes that Art is a form of meditation. His work is often dreamlike and sensuous. The figure is central to his meditations, no matter the overriding theme, the subject of the figure gives the artist a doorway into the landscape of his own thoughts and ideologies. He believes that Art is an active form of meditation that leads one to a greater truth and clarity in both one's inner and outer worlds.
Cyndi is a life long Montgomery Country resident with a background in textiles and interior design. She owned a fabric store in Montgomeryville for 13 years where she taught many classes in sewing and quilting. Upon selling her store, she worked in the fabric industry in design & marketing. She continues to design for several fabric companies on a freelance basis.
Emily Rose Hirtle is from Westerville, Ohio. She received her BFA/Certificate in Painting from The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts in 2017 and soon will be receiving her MFA from The New York Academy of Art in Drawing. She has taught at Abington Art Center, Wayne Art Center, Whitemarsh Art Center and at Germantown Friend’s Aspire Program.
Maddie is a senior company member of the Wayne Ballet Theater and has danced 14 years with Wayne Ballet. She has performed in several Nutcrackers and spring ballets, with roles including Sugar Plum Fairy and Dew Drop (The Nutcracker), Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz), and the Winter Fairy (Cinderella). Maddie has been teaching for the past four years at Wayne Ballet and assists with WBT rehearsals as well. She truly loves sharing her joy for ballet with the dancers in the studio.
Consider Karen that friend who helps you think outside the box. Having thrived as a musical performer and teacher, she uses her creativity to bolster her already strong customer service skills and vice versa. She currently is an Adjunct Professor of Music for Temple University and a freelance musician in the Tri-State area. Karen studied at the Curtis School of Music and the Julliard School of Music. Her first love is the cello, and she's also enthusiastic about piano and the violin.
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Samantha is an enthusiastic yogi who just wants to spread the love! She's trained in Vinyasa and will provide you with a high-energy work out that will make you work up a sweat, while gaining strength and flexibility.
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Redmond was born and raised in the King of Prussia area and has always had an artistic passion. He began drawing and filmmaking at the age of 6 and has since gone on to pursue both interests as a career in animation. He is currently finishing school at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota Florida.