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Therese has been a children's theater instructor at the Schauer Arts Center for eight years and is the director of our Schauer Rising Star productions. She has directed countless plays and taught a wide variety of drama classes for the past 30 years. This is Therese’s 23rd Season as Artistic Director for the Milwaukee Youth Theatre. Since she moved to Oshkosh18 years ago, she has also been very active directing and stage managing shows for Fond du Lac Community Theatre. Therese has been instrumental in starting up three theater groups, Fond du Lac Area Homeschool Drama Troupe, Oshkosh Home School Players, and Oshkosh Playin' Round.
Naiza Delica Gohr has been surrounded by music and performance since an early age. Her first musical debut was around the age of 6, singing Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid at every family party event. Alongside her brothers, she continued singing and added piano, violin, and theater. Naiza continued her musical studies into college, graduating from UW-Milwaukee with a Bachelor of FineArts in Vocal Performance. In addition to performing in shows like West Side Story, Princess Ida, and In the Heights, she began music directing and pit conducting with recent credits including Shrek, Spamalot, Addams Family, Man of La Mancha, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Willy Wonka Jr, Madagascar Jr, Beauty and the Beast, and Flat Stanley Jr. She is extremely excited to continue her passion in the arts with the Schauer Arts Center for her fifth year! Sharing her love for music and theater, and seeing that passion and appreciation in other performers and artists of all ages is what keeps her happy and excited to continue in the fantastic world of Fine Arts!
Anna has been dancing since the age of 3, and started dancing at the Schauer Center in 2010. She’s concurrently pursued further dance education from Academy of Dance Arts, Danceworks, Valley Academy for the Arts, and Milwaukee Ballet. She’s taken an intensive course in the systematic teachings of Vaganova, Anatomy, Kinesiology and developmental movement in children through Valley Academyfor the Arts. Performing in countless dance productions with Schauer Center, Storybrook Dance, Dance Alive National Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Valley Academy for the Arts, and Dance of Wisconsin has been a highlight for Anna. She has taken master classes from Patrik Kasper of Storybook Dance Theater, Andre Valladon and Kim Tuttle of Dance Alive National Ballet, Karl Van Rabeneau, Jennifer Miller, Cyenthia Vijayakumar and Karlies Kelley, as well as attended Dance Masters of Wisconsin workshops and Milwaukee Ballet’s 6-week pre-professional summer intensive. Anna has been professionally trained in ballet, pointe, contemporary and modern, with varying exposure in tap, funk, Irish, ballroom, African, hip-hop, Afro-Cuban, and Latin dance. Anna was a teacher assistant at the Schauer Center for 3 years, served a dance internship through their Sycamore Tree location, and began teaching in 2015. She also taught for Milwaukee Ballet School and Academy from 2018-2020. She currently teaches for the whole the ballet program and has also taught all levels of contemporary at the Schauer Center. She’s choreographed modern and contemporary group and solo pieces, dances for a school play, the Schauer’s 2016 showcase “The Toy Shop”, 2017 showcase “Dance of the Swans”, 2018 showcase “A Story Through our Shoes”, 2021 showcase “The Four Seasons”, 2022 showcase “Snow White and the Red Apple” and many other original ballet dances. She is excited to continue teaching at the Schauer Center, and is looking forward to helping your children develop into the best dancers and individuals possible!
Hannah has been dancing competitively for over 15 years. She has performed professionally and actively competes at the international level. Some of her accomplishments include training a junior 8-person mixed ceili team to win 5th overall at the Midwest Regional Championships, taking first place at the Midwest Championships in the set dance category and ranking top 10 in the solo championshipcategory at the Midwest Championships. She is currently understudying for the TCRG exams (international Irish Dance teaching certification) and enjoying the position of Troupe director with the Schauer's first semi-professional performing Irish Dance Troupe. If you wish to enjoy a great Celtic Christmas, St. Patrick's Day performance or other show, workshop, or combination, please make arrangements by email. To contact Hannah regarding Troupe performances and workshops, email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Celeste started her dancing career with Cashel Dennehy where she very quickly found herself on many competitive solo and team trips around the country and abroad. After many years with Cashel Dennehy, Celeste moved to Kinsella Academy where she spent a few more years dancing until life moved her around the country. After two very serious dancing injuries, Celeste's competitive career was overand her dancing was put on hold. While rehabilitating, she was able to use her experience to teach dance and tutor young dancers in their careers. While living in South Korea, Celeste was the ambassador for the Cambodian National Dance Team and traveled with them on tour before returning back to the states. After moving back to Wisconsin, she joined The Milwaukee Irish Dance Company and has been performing with them for three years. Celeste is currently studying for her TCRG (International Irish Dance Certification), which provides an international, standardized teacher certification for Irish dance teachers.
Autumn was a student at the Schauer School of the Arts for 11 years. She started off with Ballet and eventually added in Irish dance. She greatly enjoyed being a part of the Irish Troupe for 3 years, and Captain for 2. After graduating in 2019 she spent one year with the Milwaukee Irish dance studio doing her first competition in early 2020. Alongside training she was a teacher's assistant for5 years at the Schauer Arts Center before teaching her own classes for one year. On her own time she also has taught private in-home lessons for 5 years.
Faith Halaska is an exquisite performer, innovative choreographer, and passionate teacher. Beginning her training at a young age Mrs. Halaska has stayed committed to her passion for dance by continuously achieving new levels of expertise and training. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from San Francisco State University, a Master of Arts in Education fromthe University of Minnesota-Duluth and is a Certified STOTT Pilates Instructor.
With over 25 years of experience, Faith has studied, instructed, and performed all over the United States. She has had the privilege of working with world renowned artists such as; Frank Hatchett, Arturo Fernandez, Albirda Rose, Wendy Diamond, James Sewell, and Ailey II. Additionally, Mrs. Halaska’s extensive list of accolades includes Gainesville Ballet, GA; Embaje Dance Company, CA; Imagine Dance Company, MN and Danceworks on Tap, WI.
She has held several artistic administrative positions including Dance Director of the Myles Reif Performing Arts Center; Education & Outreach Coordinator for Danceworks Inc; Director of Danceworks Youth Performance Company; and board panelist for the MN State Arts Board. Throughout her career Faith has been featured as a guest lecture artist, choreographer, master class instructor, and dance adjudicator for numerous events across the country. She has enjoyed time as an artist in residence at several Milwaukee area schools and has written both tap and jazz curriculum for several public schools and local dance studios.
Over the past decade Mrs. Halaska has been teaching as an Adjunct Professor of Dance for Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. Along with her coursework instruction Mrs. Halaska also had the privilege of choreographing several tap, jazz, contemporary, and ballet pieces for the annual faculty showcase.
In addition to her life as a dance instructor Mrs. Halaska is a wife and mother to four amazing children who provide her with the inspiration, she applies to each and every class she teaches.
Faith is excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Schauer Arts Center and is looking forward to spreading the joy of dance to yet another group of students.
Zoe Glise is a performer, and movement-based artist born in China and located in Milwaukee, WI. She is currently a company member with Madison Contemporary Dance and Wild Space Dance Company, as well as an apprentice with Nova Linea Contemporary Dance. Zoe received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Performance and Choreography at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and has worked withDaniel Burkholder, Mair Culbreth, Simone Ferro, Maria Gillespie, Dani Kuepper, Gina Laurenzi, and Dan Schuchart, training in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Pointe, Jazz, Improvisation, African, Composition, and more. Throughout her years at UWM, Zoe had the opportunity to work with several guest artists in performances and master classes including, Parijat Desai, Marina Magalhães, Emma Draves, Yumelia Garcia, Tatiana Malinkine, and more. In 2019, with the help of the National Endowment for the Arts grant, Zoe collaborated with Joe Goode and other students to create a dance film which was presented at the North Central American College Dance Association. Zoe has also had the chance to perform with the guidance from Gina Laurenzi in the Gina Laurenzi Dance Project, Wild Space Dance Company with guidance from Deb Loewen, Alisha Jihn and Tisiphani Mayfield, and other various film projects and music videos.
During her time at UWM, she received multiple dance department scholarships, including the Ed Burgess Legacy Scholarship and Support for Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) grants. With her research as a SURF student, under the direction of Simone Ferro and Mair Culbreth, Zoe worked on movement research in the Milwaukee area, learning an immense amount about the Sherman Park community, minority communities, skateboarding, and rock-climbing communities, broadening her knowledge through ethnographic studies.
Jasmine Uras is a performing artist, educator, and researcher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is trained in several techniques such as modern, jazz, hip-hop, African diaspora, tap, ballet, and Pilates method. Jasmine has performed collegiately in works by Gina Laurenzi, Parijat Densai, Demar Walker, Dani Kuepper, and Dan Schuchart, and Dawn Springer. She was an intern with Wild space Dance Companyin the fall of 2021 underneath the guidance of Debra Loewen and performed in Dancing Dangerously.
As an educator, she utilizes her studies about Montessori and Emilia Reggio philosophies within her teaching in academic and dance settings. Her research focuses on the way children and young adults use art to heal and overcome issues in their communities. She is an advocate for funding art programs within urban education in cities like Milwaukee and Chicago. Jasmine aims to bring artistic opportunities to communities in need and build relationships using movement and music with her passion of teaching.
Jasmine graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance supplemented by studies in the Early Childhood Education department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is currently a performing artist with Wild Space Dance Company and is also a Teaching Artist with Parts of the Whole—The Body is Home where she teaches somatic practices at Vel R. Phillips Youth Justice Center. Her work “Strings of Healing” was presented in the American College Dance Association Conference in 2022. Currently, Jasmine is completing her Masters of Fine Arts in Dance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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Black’s Flower Shop (Mary Black & Carley Shipley) — Floral & Greens
Jess Helmer — Art of Mixology
Dana Kleiman — String Art & Fiber Arts
Deb Pettit — Stained Glass & Painting
Jeanne Kollmeyer has been making art for several decades and teaching classes for children for the past ten years in the Milwaukee area. She currently works at several art centers as an instructor and has been painting with acrylics since taking class a few years ago. She began her art career as a photographer hand coloring her black and white pictures and then developed an interest in sharing herlove of art with children. Her art reflects her love of the natural world and the whimsical. She loves painting with bright, vibrant colors and is having fun painting fruits, flowers, plants and desserts! Last summer she ventured into plein air painting and hopes to do more painting outside once the weather turns warm.
Sandy McCambridge is a self-taught artist who loves to dive into new techniques and mediums. She frequently leads Wine & Art classes at the Schauer Art Center in a variety of jewelry making techniques, painting and stenciling. Her work has been included in local art fairs at venues such as Terrace 167, Holiday Craft Fair of Washington County, Hartford Wednesday Night Market, and the Great HartfordCraft Expo by the Women’s Club. Sandy is also the Box Office Manager at the Schauer Arts Center and has been an employee at the organization since 2000!
Terri’s love for basket weaving started over 25 years ago after she took a class at a local craft store. She had a great desire to learn more and this led to wanting to teach others to weave too. Terri is a member of the Wolf River Basket Guild and has attended the Siever's Fiber Arts School where she has the ongoing opportunity to learn from many basket weaving masters.
Terese is pleased to be teaching Preschool Music, Musical Theater, and all elements of music and theater for Arts Immersions at our beloved Schauer Center. In the recent past, she has happily teamed up with Lori Hassig to offer summer choral camps, directed the younger Children's Choir, and music-directed for a Rising Stars production. Privately, Terese teaches beginning to intermediate bassguitar, drums, guitar, piano, ukulele, viola, violin, and voice. She also loves teaching and leading music at Hartford Bible Church, and she directs the Spring Plays and coaches Forensics (competitive public speaking) at Hartford Union High School. In addition to formal education, many years of experience directing and performing with professional (Acacia Theatre), school (college, HUHS), and community groups (Hartford Players, Haylofters, Peninsula Players) have taught her that it's wonderful to be on both sides of the footlights!