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Teaching Artists

LEAP has over 200 outstanding teaching artists and educational experts from around the world. LEAP brings professional artists, including Fulbright- Emmy- Obie- and Oscar-winning specialists, into the classroom to inspire, engage, and educate. LEAP teaching specialists include architects, batik artists, capoeira experts, cartoonists, dancers, environmentalists, filmmakers, graphic artists, historians, illustrators, jazz musicians, landscape designers, musicians, naturalists, opera singers, photographers, poets, quilters, robotics instructors, storytellers, therapists, urban archaeologists, writers, zoologists, and more.
 
LEAP sends teaching specialists into classrooms across the greater New York City area each year, where they facilitate a variety of programs that infuse art into the traditional curriculum. LEAP teaching specialists work with students of all ages and backgrounds and regularly attend ongoing workshops to share best practices and learn about new tools and strategies. As a result, their depth of knowledge and wealth of experience is an invaluable resource to other educators. 
Rachel Abraham
Tareq Abuissa
Eric Alugas
Robert Appleton
Francis Arena
Max Arnaud
Hashem Assadullahi
Christine Bard
Kevin Batchelor
Tamish Bates
Timothy Bellavia
Deborah Berkson
Lacresha Berry
Alan Bessen
Carrie Black
Stephanie Boggs
Gia Bonavita
Nicole Brickner
Rachel Brill
Susan Brown
Connor Brown
Christina Bryant
Issa Cabrera
Grace Chen
Funmilayo Chesney
Therese Christophe
Mariano Cinat
Ayanda Clarke
Timothy Cole
Sebastian Cruz
Joan Dankovich
Albert Davis
Alex De La Cruz
Kathryn Downie
Beata Drozd
Monique Durant
Tracy Einstein
Julian Elfer
Tanya Everett-Heggie
Joshua Feinberg
Ponya Ferdinand
Yvette Ganier
Hope Garland
Camille Gaston
Lisa Gay
Seth Goldberg
Christopher Gomez
Josie Gonzalez
Tasha Gordon-Solmon
Morgan Gould
Dennis Green
Daniel Habu
Ashley Hamilton
Marcus Harvey
Adriane Haye
Joshua Hill
Mark Hurwitt
Emily Hyatt
Megan Ibarra
Frank Ingrasciotta
TEK Intellect
James Irsay
Veronique Jeanmarie
Ryan Johnson
Andrea Kennedy Andrews
Emily Kugel
Matthew Kwiatkowski
Joy Langer
Hannah Lathan
Ryan Lee
Andriy Lehki
Hilary Leitner
Joshua Levine
Quiana Lock Lear
Andrea Lomanto
Mark Lonergan
Wendy Luker-McWade
Jessica Maffia
Christina Malfitano
Hector Marin-Arias
Catherine Martino
Kerri-Ann Matthews
Catherine Melendez
Michael Mullen
Laura Neese
Melvyn Nieves
Melody Nishinaga
Jill Olesker
Victoria Oltarsh
Diana Ortega
Dana Panepinto
Liza Papi
Nicole Parcher
Avani Patel
Sebastian Pinaud de Zubiria
Christy Powers
Kiran Rajagopalan
Iman Richardson
Carmen Rivera
Alexander Romania
Marisol Rosa-Shapiro
Theresa Rosinski
Robert Ross
Nola Rudolph
Alison Rutsch
Eric Ryan
Tahani Salah
Tiffany Salmon
Miriam Schechner
Julia Schonberg
Nicole Serra
Alexander Shapiro
Vera Sirota
Osei Smith
Maxine Stadnik
Chris Sullivan
Candido Tirado
Temesgen Tocrurary
Liane Tomasetti
Nancy Torres
Teressa Valla
Villi Vilhjalmsson
Channie Waites
Susan Woldman
Crystyn Wright