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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!
Melissa is thrilled to be a part of the Schauer Arts team! Last year she became involved with the Rising Stars Production of Moana Jr. as their choreographer. Musical theater has been a passion her entire life. She started choreographing musicals while she was in college for Slinger High School and local community theatres. Favorite shows she's choreographed include AnythingGoes, Hello Dolly, Shrek the Musical, and Mary Poppins. Melissa is a full-time speech and language pathologist with the West Bend School District. She has coached dance teams and forensics and is currently the Vice President of the Hartford Players Ltd. (The Schauer's Resident Theater Group.) She is honored to continue to work with the children of this community!
Anna has been dancing since the age of 3, and started taking classes at the Schauer School of the Arts (SSA) in 2010. She 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 throughValley Academy for the Arts.
Performing in countless dance productions with Schauer School of the Arts, Storybrook Dance, Dance Alive National Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Valley Academy for the Arts, and Dance of Wisconsin has been a highlight for Anna. Taking master classes from Patrik Kasper (Storybook Dance Theater), Andre Valladon and Kim Tuttle (Dance Alive National Ballet), Karl Van Rabeneau, Jennifer Miller, Cyenthia Vijayakumar and Karlies Kelley, as well as attending Dance Masters of Wisconsin workshops and Milwaukee Ballet’s 6-week pre-professional summer intensive have helped her grow in her craft. 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.
Beginning as a teacher assistant at the SSA for three years, Anna then served a dance internship and began teaching in 2015. She also taught for Milwaukee Ballet School and Academy from 2018–2020. Since 2020, Anna has overseen and taught SSA’s ballet program. Prior to 2020 she also taught all levels of contemporary at SSA.
Anna has choreographed original ballet, modern and contemporary group and solo dances for SSA’s 2016–2020 showcases. In 2021 Anna created her own original ballet “The Four Seasons” and has continued to create, choreograph and direct her own ballet stories: “Snow White and the Red Apple” (2022), “Dance of the Swans” (2023), and Anna is excited to announce that the 2024 ballet program will be performing “Cinderella and the Glass Slippers”!
Outside of being a dance instructor, Anna is a wife, and proud mother to two beautiful daughters.
Heading into her ninth season, Anna still considers it a privilege to teach at Schauer School of the Arts. She treasures the opportunity to inspire and help develop your children to become the best dancers and individuals possible!
Celeste started her dancing career with Cashel Dennehy where she very quickly found herself on 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 serious dancing injuries, Celeste's competitive career was put on hold butwhile 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 to the states. After moving back to Wisconsin, she joined The Milwaukee Irish Dance Company and has been performing with them for the past 7 years. She is currently studying for her TCRG (International Irish Dance Certification), which provides an international, standardized teacher certification for Irish dance teachers. Along with teaching for the Schauer Arts Center, she also teaches choreography and competitive dancing in Milwaukee, and after teaching at Schauer School of the Arts for many years, Celeste is now the Artistic Director for the Irish Dance program.
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.
Miranda Parker is a recent graduate of University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee, where she recieved a double major, BFA Musical Theater and BA Dance. Most recently she was in Heathers the Musical with Outskirts Theatre as the dance captain. At UWM, Miranda has appeared in All Night Strut (Associate Choreographer/ Dance Captain), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Bazzard), IntoThe Woods (Florinda), Hamlet (1st Player/King Player/Fortinbras) and has been heavily involved with the dance department. She has also toured with Kids From Wisconsin for the past three summers as a principle singer/dancer. She has been studying dance for almost her whole life. Along with her studio training, she spent summers working with the Milwaukee Ballet, OCU’s Jo Rowan, and the world famous Rockettes.
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.
Eric started the hobby of ballroom dancing at age 25 as a student of Social Life Dance Center is Wisconsin. Danced socially and competitively at a beginner level off and on for about 5 years. Since that time, he has continued to dance socially.
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Black’s Flower Shop (Mary Black & Carley Shipley) — Floral & Greens
Dana Kleiman — String Art & Fiber Arts
Casey Leintz—Youth Visual Arts
Sam Bastow—Adult Visual Arts
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.
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.
My name is Casey Leintz and I am the Assistant Event Services Coordinator at the Schauer Center. During college, I worked with kiddos with autism and taught swimming lessons. I spent most of my career after college working with adults with disabilities both in group home settings and day service settings. During that time, I got married and had two amazing kiddos, which led me to working at theSchauer Center part time to spend more time with my kids. My kids participate in both dance and art and love it! I love what the Schauer Center is able to offer, and I look forward to being a part of that team!
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!