SSA Staff

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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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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 Fine

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Anna Nowicki
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 for

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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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Celeste Kulla
Dance

Education:

UW-Milwaukee, Cashel Dennehy, Kinsella Academy

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 over

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Dani Kuepper
Dance

Education:

MFA/Dance — UW-Milwaukee
BFA/Dance — UW-Milwaukee
Emphasis on Performance and Choreography

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, Danceworks

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Elisabeth Roskopf
Dance

Education:

BA/Piano & Minor in Dance  — UW-Eau Claire

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 Laurenzi

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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 in

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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 into

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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 on

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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 will

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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 her

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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 Hartford

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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 from

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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.

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Terese Hummel
Music, Theater

Education:

Northern Michigan University; Concordia University Wisconsin

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 bass

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Joseph Steinbart
Schauer Youth String Orchestra

Education:

University of Louisville; Maranatha Baptist University

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,

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.

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Paul Westfahl
Music

Education:

BA/Music — UW-Parkside
Emphasis on Percussion Performance, Composition & Jazz Studies

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 Dance

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Fall 2021 Classes

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