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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 Academy forthe 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 and Jennifer Miller, 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 has taught all levels of ballet and contemporary at the Schauer Center, 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”, and 2018 showcase “A Story Through our Shoes”. 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 email@example.com
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.
Dani Kuepper is excited to join the Schauer Arts Center team as the Education Coordinator! Utilizing decades of experience in the arts, she is inspired to create meaningful, high-quality, inter-disciplinary arts programming for children and adults of all ages, backgrounds and abilities in her home town. Her career began as a company member of Danceworks resident contemporary dance company, DanceworksPerformance MKE (formerly Danceworks Performance Company) in 1998. Dani served as the Co-Artistic Director of the company 2005–2007 and then as the Artistic Director of Danceworks, Inc. from 2007–2021. She has choreographed numerous works and evening length performances throughout her career. In the Milwaukee community, Dani is known as a “master of collaboration” and has enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate extensively with independent artists of all genres and established arts organizations including Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, Present Music, Florentine Opera, Chant Claire Chamber Choir, First Stage Children’s Theatre and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. She has directed numerous outreach programs for Danceworks and co-founded Danceworks Generations, an intergenerational, multi-arts program that pairs students and seniors together in collaborative dancemaking and visual art activities. Dani received both her BFA and MFA from UW-Milwaukee, where she has been a faculty member of the Dance Department since 1999. As an undergraduate at UWM, she was selected by adjudicators to perform the solo she choreographed, Mrs. Schultz, at the national American College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. She was honored in 2009 as a “Forty under 40” recipient by the Business Journal of Milwaukee, received the UWM Alumni Association Teaching Excellence Award for non-tenure track instructors in 2010, the 2018 Choreography/Performance Award from the Wisconsin Dance Council and was featured in Milwaukee Magazine as a “Mover and a Shaker” in February of 2020. In the Hartford area, Dani has choreographed the Hartford Union High School Musicals 2016–present and has choreographed and performed in various Jim & I Productions, most recently appearing in the title role of Peter Pan in 2018 at the Schauer Arts Center.
Elisabeth Roskopf was born in South Korea and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, where she began dancing at the age of 6. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire where she earned her BA in Piano and minor in Dance. She is a company member with Li Chiao-Ping Dance, Danceworks Performance MKE, and Wild Space Dance Company. She is currently a guest artist with the Gina LaurenziDance Project, and she has had the opportunity of performing with Marlene Skog Dance and Catey Ott Dance Collective. As a performer, she is described as “light as a feather, tough as nails” and a “joy to behold.” Since the spring of 2014, Elisabeth has been performing in Lake Arts Project, directed by Jennifer Miller and Karl von Rabenau formerly of the Milwaukee Ballet. Since 2013, and still ongoing, she has choreographed and performed her solo works for Danceworks DanceLAB Get It Out There concert series. In addition to performing, she has taught contemporary and ballet classes at the Schauer Arts Center, and she was the founding artistic director of the pre-professional Schauer Contemporary Ballet Company. Elisabeth is very excited to come back to be a part of the Schauer Arts dance team as a contemporary teacher!
Cyenthia Vijayakumar is Kathak teacher, performer and choreographer from Milwaukee. She has undergone her Kathak training in Lucknow Gharana from Guru Murari Sharan Gupta and Gurus Hari and Chetna, both from Bangalore, India. She is currently getting trained under Guru Sujatha Banerjee from London. Cyenthia is the Artistic Director of Aarambh – Indian Dance School, which she established inFeb 2019 in Milwaukee. She has performed across the United States and India. She has performed in leading festivals of dance like Cuttack Mahotsav (Cuttack, India), Devadasi Dance festival (Bhubaneswar, India), Mustard Seed Film Festival (Philadelphia, USA), Tempest Ballet (Milwaukee, USA), United Church of Christ synod 2019 (Milwaukee, USA), Harmony Live music dance festival (Chicago, USA), and Ballet Beat by Milwaukee Ballet.
Karlies Kelley, born and raised in Panama, and currently living in Milwaukee, WI, she has over 15 years of experience performing, teaching and producing events. She is currently pursuing an MFA in dance at UWM as an AOP Fellowship and Chancellor’s Award recipient (she also received her BFA in African Diaspora Dance from UWM). Her constant research and passion for dance have molded her intoa versatile dancer and choreographer, ranging from Salsa to West African, Brazilian, Caribbean, Modern, and Jazz. She founded Panadanza Dance Company in 2008 as a way to stay connected with her roots, to build a community around music and dance, and to create safe, healing spaces for women and young people. Karlies has traveled and taught across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and is actively involved in the Milwaukee community, engaging youth and adults to move in positive and unifying ways. She believes dance belongs to all, in all spaces, dance is key to living a more joyful, colorful and meaningful life.
Tori Isaac is a dancer and educator currently based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Sociology. A dancer of 18 years, Tori enjoys performing and teaching and has done so extensively on the West Coast and the Midwest. She is a company and teaching artist with Wild Space Dance Company, Danceworks onTap, and is a performer with Hyperlocal MKE. Tori has worked with various choreographers including Bernard Brown, Melanie George, Jade Charon, and Maria Gillespie. Much of her advocacy work lies in expanding arts accessibility and resources, and she has worked closely with organizations such as ArtsEco, the Milwaukee Public Schools, and Parts of the Whole. Tori is excited to join the Schauer Arts Dance team as a Tap and Jazz teacher!
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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
A Milwaukee area artist, Jolie Collins draws and paints what catches her fancy, and a variety of subjects have inspired and influenced her art, including dancers, flowers, animals, fruit, non-representational abstracts, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, scripture, photography and printmaking. Jolie’s playful, abstract acrylic works reflect the energy, boldness and vibrancy of color, which she hopes willbring joy to the viewer. Jolie desires to bring joy through the arts, just as others have positively impacted her. Jolie has exhibited in several places around the Milwaukee area and Southeast Wisconsin, including SWAN Day MKE, Oholiab’s Offering, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Walker’s Point Center for the Art’s Annual Member Show, Gallery 227 in Port Washington, the Art*Bar’s mini “tiny” Art Show, Oconomowoc Arts Center, Cardinal Stritch University, Cedarburg Art Museum and Frank L. Weyenberg Library in Mequon. In 2019 & 2020, Jolie had solo shows at the Boerner Botanical Gardens-Garden House, Freya Salon, UW-Madison’s Gallery 1308 and Greenfield Public Library, Frank L. Weyenberg Library, and she was the February Artist in Residence at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. In 2021, she will exhibit at the Urban Ecology Center-Menomonee Valley. In addition to exhibiting, Jolie has taught art; created props for theatrical productions; done graphic design work for a local store, and designed artists’ websites. In 2018, Jolie painted her first public art pieces, Beastie Benches, for the Zoological Society. She is on the board for the League of Milwaukee Artists as the webmaster, and a member of Milwaukee Artists Resource Network, Fine and Shorewood Artists Guild.
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!
Char Hoffmann-Brickner is a mixed media paper artist, jewelry designer and a lover of life thru the lens of a camera. I was born and raised in Milwaukee and lived for years in both Los Angeles and Albuquerque. Now settled in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan I enjoy the serene beauty of the forests and shores of Lake Superior. Sand filled jars with bleached driftwood. Stones rubbed smooth fromthe Great Lakes of Michigan and Superior. Giant Jeffrey pine cones from travels through Mammoth, California line my studio shelves. Native pottery from New Mexico hold my favorite beads and my children's grade school clay bowls hold my inks. My grandpa's wood working tools rest in my Dad's rusty metal buckets under my desk. Japanese papers, Ukrainian ribbon paintings, Alaskan sea glass, religious statues, and artwork of friends, all treasured gifts that share the nooks and crannies of my studio. Pieces of my life and theirs, intermingled, that is my inspiration. The stones I select, the beads I string and the papers I glue, all of them reflect the color and texture of my life. Each piece of my jewelry, every shrine, each canvas and journal, all of my work is a part of my life, now given to you. Pure and simple. Enjoy.
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!
Joseph Steinbart is a violist/violinist from Hartland, Wisconsin. The youngest of seven kids, he grew up around music and started violin when he was eight years old. He studied violin for ten years and started playing viola in high school. He loved playing the viola more than the violin and officially switched to viola when he went to college. Joseph attended Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown,Wisconsin and majored in Church Music with a minor in Pastoral Studies, graduating in 2018. He completed his Master of Music in Viola Performance and String Pedagogy at the University of Louisville, Kentucky in 2020. While at MBU, Joseph won the Fine Arts Commencement Competition at MBU and received the Musicianship Award for the most outstanding musician upon graduation. At UofL, Joseph received the E.M. Aldrich Scholarship and the viola graduate string quartet position. In addition to these awards and scholarships, he has played in masterclasses for Molly Carr, Hillary Herndon, and Todd Phillips.
Joseph has taught private and group lessons for the past five years. He loves working with students and is passionate in helping them realize their potential. He actively serves as the music pastor for First Baptist Church of Hartford, Wisconsin where he leads music and directs the choir. In addition, he is a member of the Kettle Moraine Symphony.
Paul Westfahl is an active performer and educator in Southeast Wisconsin. He earned his BA in Music from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 2012 with an emphasis in Percussion Performance, Composition and Jazz Studies. Paul holds a position on the percussion faculty at MSOE and has worked with many Milwaukee organizations including but not limited to The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, UWM DanceDepartment, Danceworks, Young Dance Academy, The Milwaukee Children’s Choir and The Dead Man’s Carnival to name a few. In addition to teaching privately, working with dancers and maintaining a demanding freelance performing schedule, Westfahl leads and composes for several of his own projects and is also involved as a sideman and co-conspirator/performer/composer with dozens of ensembles throughout the Milwaukee area. Since 2015, Paul has dedicated himself to studying tabla and is a disciple of Pandit Hindole Majumdar.