SSA Staff

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Melissa Arnold
Education Coordinator, Dance, Theater

Education:

BFA, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design; Concordia University

In addition to being Education Coordinator for the Schauer Arts Center, Melissa has twelve years of experience working as an instructor within our dance, theater, and visual art programs. She has taught dance for over twenty years and is a member of The Dance Masters of Wisconsin. Melissa has always preferred the behind-the-scenes side of putting together performances, and has done choreography

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Anna Loeber
Dance

Education:

Mirror Image; Academy of Dance Arts; Valley Academy for the Arts, Milwaukee Ballet

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

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Hannah Voelkel
Dance, Schauer Irish Dance Troupe

Education:

Homeschooled (Graduated), Trinity Academy of Irish Dance, Kinsella Academy

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 championship

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Autumn Reed
Dance

Education:

Homeschooled (Graduated), Schauer School of the Arts

Bio Coming Soon!

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Celeste Kulla
Dance

Education:

UW-Milwaukee, Cashel Dennehy, Kinsella Academy

Bio Coming Soon!

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Lori Hassig
Music

Education:

UW-Platteville

Lori graduated magna cum laude from UW-Platteville with a degree in general music and secondary choral education. She currently teaches general music and is the Director of Choirs at Central Middle School in Hartford. Before moving to the area, Lori taught K-12 music at Cuba City Schools for several years and was an assistant director with the Platteville Children's

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Terese Hummel
Music, Theater

Education:

Northern Michigan University; Concordia University Wisconsin

Terese has been teaching private music, directing and performing in productions, and coaching speech and debate for dozens of years at Hartford Union High School and other venues in SE Wisconsin.  She studied music, theater, and education at Northern Michigan University and Concordia University Wisconsin. A homeschool mom of four, Terese is especially adept at managing different age groups

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Lisa is a violin/viola instructor from Jackson. She runs Heartstrings Violins and has offered lessons for 20+ years. She attended UW-¬Milwaukee where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts - Music Performance (violin). After moving to Jackson 14 years ago, Mrs. Kitzke coached UW-WC's Washington County Youth Orchestra in West Bend. In 2011, Lisa joined Kettle Moraine Symphony

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Ryan Meisel
Drum Circle, Open Mic

Education:

University of Wisconsin - Madison 

For more information about Ryan, please visit MeiselMusic.net/ryan-meisel.

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Therese Burazin
Theater

Education:

UW-Milwaukee

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 Oshkosh

 

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Rachel Ojala Dumke
Circus Arts

Education:

Academy of Movement & Music (Oak Park), Lakeland College, Association of Talent Development

Questioning her future as a ballerina, Rachel was first introduced to unicycling at the age of six at the suggestion of her dance instructors at the Academy of Movement and Music in Oak Park, Illinois. After her first unicycle class she abruptly stopped following in her older sister’s footsteps and found the confidence to proudly “march to the beat of a different drummer” as her

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Melissa Arnold
Visual Art

Education:

BFA, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design; Concordia University

In addition to being Education Coordinator for the Schauer Arts Center, Melissa has twelve years of experience working as an instructor within our dance, theater, and visual art programs. She has taught dance for over twenty years and is a member of The Dance Masters of Wisconsin. Melissa has always preferred the behind-the-scenes side of putting together performances, and has done choreography

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Tricia Dobrient
Visual Art

Education:

Mount Mary University

Tricia loves to teach art and has been doing so since 2015. Graduating with a degree in Art Therapy from Mount Mary University, Tricia loves to work with students from all ages and backgrounds. On top of teaching art classes, Tricia does choreography for the Hartford Players, Ltd, which is the resident performing group here at the Schauer Arts Center. From that role, Tricia has won two Outstanding

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