Artists in Residence

  • Justin Sama

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    Justin works with our dance elective students two to three times per week to teach students dance techniques and choreography. His area of expertise is hip-hop dance. 

    Justin was born in Southern California and spent most of his life in South Pasadena growing up. He originally started out as a street dancer, learning to rave and hip hop dance. He later started his ballet training at the University California Irvine, graduated with a BA in dance. Since graduating he has danced for the Milwaukee Ballet, Pensacola Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet, LA Contemporary Dance Company, and ODC Dance. Currently Justin is a free lance artist interested in create work with dance and digital media.  

     

    Denise Seider

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    Denise works with our visual art teacher and artist in residence to prepare for Eliot's arts showcases and to plan for professional development for teachers.

    Denise K. Seider received her BFA from Pitzer College and her Master of Fine Arts from the Claremont Graduate University. She was a classroom teacher and arts specialist for many years prior to becoming the Executive Director of the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock, CA. She has worked at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena as the Director of School Programs and the Director of Studio Programs. For the last several years she has been working as an arts consultant, managing a variety of programs for both the City of Pasadena's Cultural Affairs Division and the Pasadena Unified School District's Arts Office.
     
    She currently is the Program Manager for Pasadena Educational Foundation's program, "My Masterpieces" and works for PUSD on professional development projects that train teachers to integrate the arts into their curiculum. In 2014 she received an Individual Artist Grant from the City of Pasadena is working on a one-woman sculpture exhibition scheduled for June of 2015.
     
    Lory Tatoulian
     
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    Photo: asbarez.com

    Lory works with English and math teachers to integrate theater arts in the classroom and with our drama teacher to prepare students for theatrical performances.

    Lory is the writer, producer, and actress of the Big Bad Armo Show which is touring nationwide. Lory is also an experienced theater teacher. Most recently, she directed “Into the Woods” for the UCLA summer recreation program, and she served as drama teacher at A.G.B.U. High School in Pasadena.

    press: http://www.scpr.org/blogs/multiamerican/2014/02/28/15957/the-big-bad-armo-show-takes-its-unique-slice-of-la/

    Liane Shih

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    Liane is our Artist in Residence for Room 13, an after-school art studio for students.

    Liane graduated with honors from the Art Center College of Design. Liane is the artist-in-residence for Room 13 here at Eliot Arts and at San Rafael Elementary. Room 13 is an after-school open art studio for students sponsored by the Light Bringer Project. Liane also leads arts workshops in the community and volunteers in the Expressive Arts and Therapies Department at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She is the founder of Mekanikku, a Tokyo pop-inspired lifestyle brand which features her whimsical characters in plush and textile designs, and her work has been published in Stuffed MagazineArt Doll Quarterly, and the book Plush Toys

    website: http://mekanikku.com/index.html

    Ericalynn Priolo

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     Photo: lineagedance.org

    Ericalynn works with our dance elective students two to three times per week to teach students dance techniques and choreography. Her area of expertise is modern dance.

    Ericalynn received her BFA in dance from New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. Since moving to Los Angeles, Ericalynn is a company member with Lineage Dance and Datugan Dance Theater. She also choreographed her own work in the Mix Match Dance Festival.


    Ericalynn comes to Eliot Arts thanks to our partnership with Lineage Dance. Also dancing with us from Lineage Dance are Ericalynn’s equally-impressive colleagues: Ashley, Justin, and Elisha.

    website: http://lineagedance.org/company/the-dancers/