The Teaching Artist Roster is a resource list of Oklahoma artists who have been vetted by the Oklahoma Arts Council and are available to schools and organizations for arts education and learning programs. Each artist accepted to the roster has demonstrated artistic and instructional abilities, and is familiar with curriculum and instructional strategies.
Select a Teaching Artist to learn more about them
Shannon Calderon's high-energy residencies explore the diversity of the Latino culture through dance and emphasize that language may be a barrier for some, but through dance everyone can participate.
In Heather Burns' classes on Cuban music and dance, she can introduce and model movements and rhythms including cha cha chaa, conga, danzon, mambo, orishas, palo, and rumba.
Through a family of performances, Sherri Conwell invigorates and invites students to find the joy of dance and design their own movements.
Tonya Kilburn's spirited residencies involve creative movement and basic modern dance techniques. Participants will become more aware of their bodies and how they move through space and connect to their environment.
Desiree La Vigne-Roan
Desiree LaVigne-Roan's enriching residencies engage children in movement with an emphasis on the fundamentals of classical and contemporary dance.
Hazel Lopez-Crutcher's residencies enrich students and give them a greater appreciation of cultural diversity by teaching them the technique, musical rhythms and history for each dance style.
Sharon Lee McColl
Sharon Lee McColl's residencies are noted for their focus on Creative Process, Problem Solving, and Imagination.
Amy Nevius' residencies impact students by allowing them to learn kinesthetically and to express themselves as unique individuals through the creation of original movement.
A native of Galicia, Spain, her 43 years of classical training in dance and teaching spans the globe throughout Europe, the United States, and South America.
Kay Lynn Sarkey
Kay Lynn Sarkey uses music, storytelling, poetry and song to encourage the artistic experience through imagination and creative expression.
Jessica Kirstin Taylor
Jessica Kirstin Taylor's priority is to engage students in a culturally-based, standards-based, and collaborative arts residency that concludes with a performance where students share and express ideas through dance.
(Note: Teaching Roster artists are not employees of the Oklahoma Arts Council)