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Arts-in-Education Roster

Arts-in-Education Artists Roster

The Arts-in-Education (AIE) Artists Roster is a resource for organizations to find professional teaching artists for hands-on learning experiences. The AIE Artists Roster includes individual artists in all disciplines as well as performing arts companies. Interested artists apply for inclusion in the roster and are juried by a statewide panel of professionals on the basis of the quality of their work, their record of professional achievement, and their skills and experience as educators.

Artists (70)

Jane Hertenstein

Jane Hertenstein lives in Chicago in the Uptown neighborhood and has been involved in community building for the past twenty-five years. She volunteers at an area homeless shelter where she leads a cr...

Janet Skidmore

Janet Skidmore danced, choreographed, and taught extensively in Chicago, where she founded Add Water & Stir improvisation company. She then relocated to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, where she be...

Jean Parisi

Jean Parisi is an artist, performer, director, and clown. She has developed arts-integrated curricula, conducted visual and performing arts residencies including extensive work with special populatio...

Jessica Hudson

After graduating from the University of Evansville with a BFA in theatre performance, Jessica Hudson made her way to Chicago. For the past nine years, she has performed and created work between dance...

Jim Kanas

Jim Kanas is an American roots musician and jazz guitarist/composer who has conducted numerous school music residencies for over twenty years. Kanas was featured on WTTW11 Arts Across Illinois and has...

Judith Heineman

Judith Heineman, storyteller, workshop leader, producer, and an Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar, has appeared with musician Dan Marcotte in Grimm’s Grimmest: the Darker Side of Fairy Tales,...

Kalapriya

Pranita Jain is a classical Indian dancer and choreographer. A graduate of the Center for Indian Classical Dance in New Delhi, India, she trained with India’s foremost Bharata Natyam dancers and cho...

Karen L. Erickson

Karen L. Erickson, professional artist and Executive Director of Creative Directions, provides training in playwriting, directing, drama education, and arts integration nationally and internationally....

Kate Kuper

An Illinois Arts Council Teaching Artist since 1982, Kate Kuper first choreographed and performed with her Chicago-based company from 1982-1986, and received  awards for her work from the National En...

Kathleen Ridlon

Kathleen Ridlon is an artist-in-residence at Knox College and the Director of Midwest Dance Group in Galesburg, IL. She received her professional training from The Ailey School in New York City and ha...

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