Author Archive | Jacob Seferian

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Dani Criss on community and fostering a safe space for students

Chalkboard Chats is an interview series highlighting the teaching artists who dedicate their time and expertise to ArtsConnection students.    Dani Criss is an artist whose scope is as encompassing as her mission: to bring attention to un(der)acknowledged social issues. A trained dancer and actress, there are few mediums Dani hasn’t conquered. With performance credits across […]

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Sarah Dahnke on taking a breath and finding your voice

Chalkboard Chats is an interview series highlighting the teaching artists who dedicate their time and expertise to ArtsConnection students.    Sarah Dahnke is a choreographer who’s fluent in physical emotion. Trained in a variety of styles, her work has appeared on stage, film and galleries across the country, often deepening our understanding of what our bodies […]

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Ravish Momin on time management and what ArtsConnection students taught him

Chalkboard Chats is an interview series highlighting the teaching artists who dedicate their time and expertise to ArtsConnection students.    Ravish Momin has enough experience for several lifetimes. The Indian-born musician was originally trained as a civil engineer, studying drumming by night in New York City during the late 90s. In 2003, he took a leap […]

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Keenan Higgins talks teaching, Tupac and the importance of patience

Chalkboard Chats is an interview series highlighting the teaching artists who dedicate their time and expertise to ArtsConnection students.    Keenan Higgins, or as his friends call him “HIGz”, wears many proverbial hats: photo journalist, writer, music authority — all genres are fair game — and of course, teaching artist. When he’s not writing for magazines himself, he […]

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