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Chess (Will Schoder)

March 20, 2016By

Will Schoder graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in History. In his senior year, he was awarded the college’s highest achievement in public speaking. For the past twelve years, Will has spent his summers at a summer camp in Maine as both a camper and counselor. He loves fun, he loves teaching, and he […]

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Ballet (Katie Lohiya)

October 19, 2015By

Katie Lohiya has always had a passion for dancing. After graduating magna cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College, she began dancing professionally for various companies in NYC. Currently, she is a company member of Lydia Johnson Dance. Katie loves to share her knowledge with young aspiring artists and always brings her positive attitude and passion […]

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Spanish (Silvia Alata)

October 19, 2015By

Silvia Alata has been teaching for 11 years to all ages. A native of Bolivia, she taught English to children, teenagers and adults while living in the country before coming to the United States in 2008 as an Au Pair. In 2010 she returned to Bolivia to complete her Linguistics degree. During that year she […]

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Tae Kwon Do (Nicole Kujawski)

October 19, 2015By

Having started her martial arts training as a young child, Nicole Kujawski has the unique ability to connect with students and get on their level. A recent graduate of NYU, Ms. K has trained with some of the top martial artists in the country, whether at the NYU Taekwondo Club, NASKA, or with ATA instructors […]

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Art & Literacy (Caitlin Fraser-Rickard)

October 19, 2015By

Caitlin Fraser-Rickard has been teaching art and reading classes for the PAA for 7 years. After receiving her BA in Early Childhood Education and Developmental Psychology from Hampshire College in 2007, Caitlin began teaching cooperative playgroup classes and extra curricular classes for children from 2-8 years old in several communities in Manhattan and in Brooklyn […]

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Creative Drama (Judith Kurtz)

October 19, 2015By

Judith Kurtz has been teaching creative drama to children from age 3 through adults for 15 years. She performed professionally in Philadelphia and Burlington, Vermont before obtaining her master’s degree in the use of creative drama in the classroom focused on improving literacy for struggling readers. She now has two children of her own and […]

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Jamming Together (Aaron Short)

October 19, 2015By

Aaron Short is a singer/guitarist/pianist from the English Countryside who now resides in Queens, NY. Growing up in Suffolk, England, he began playing piano at age 7 and in his teens he fell in love with Britpop and began playing guitar, joined a band, and began writing songs. He holds a Music Performance degree from […]

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Kinderdance (Ruth Ward)

October 19, 2015By

Ruth Ward has been teaching dance and gymnastics to all ages for the last 6 years, but her favorites are 2-5 year olds. After receiving her BFA in dance from North Carolina University, Ruth came to New York City to perform modern dance along with acting and comedy. Ruth starts her fifth year with Kinderdance® […]

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