Artists in Schools + Communities Roster

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An online resource


The Nevada Arts Council’s Artists in Schools + Communities Roster (AIS+C) features a diverse representation of individual artists and ensembles from Nevada and beyond. The AIS+C Roster is designed as an online resource for schools, organizations and communities to broaden and diversify participation in the arts through the engagement of artists in residencies and programs. The AIS+C Roster artists represent a range of arts forms, and all are experienced in collaborating with schools and communities to conduct learning in, through, or about the arts. The roster artists, selected through a rigorous review process, have program experience with at-risk youth, social services, special needs audiences, and lifelong learning.

The AIS+C Roster artists are listed below under their artistic discipline. Each of the artist’s profiles features biographical information on each artist, as well as examples of sample and past programs, professional development workshops for teachers and organization staff, areas of expertise, geographical availability, language proficiency, and contact information.

Artist Residencies provide students, teachers and communities with direct hands-on arts experiences through personal interaction with teaching artists. These individuals are professional or traditional artists working in any artistic discipline with training and experience in an art form and with knowledge of educational practice. The teaching artist may work in long-term or short-term residencies in classrooms or in a community setting, or may lead program development through involvement in curricular planning and professional development for teachers.

The residency design allows the artist to explore his or her discipline with students, teachers and community members through a variety of components that may include teacher workshops, classes, lectures and discussions, rehearsals, performances, community events, and perhaps a final project. Artist residencies provide a unique opportunity for students and community members to work directly with a practicing artist. In most cases, participants in an artist residency will acquire more advanced skills in a particular art form than they would normally achieve through regular educational experiences.


  • FY19 Artist Residency Express Grant is a non-competitive grant that supports short-term artist residencies (20 hours maximum). Read more
  • FY20 Arts Learning Project Grant supports growth through the arts for Pre-K through 12th grade students. Read more

For more information, please contact: Maryjane Dorofachuk, Arts Learning Director at 702.486.3738 or email.



Eve Allen Garza – Reno

Adrian Holley – Henderson

Ms. China Hudson -North Las Vegas

Felice Lesser – New York

Caitlin McCarty – Reno

Jason Nious – Henderson

Sue Schroeder – Georgia


Harold Akyeampong – Las Vegas

Dona Brown Las Vegas

Sonia Carlson – Gardnerville

Yoko Fitzpatrick – Henderson

Andrew Fusco – Las Vegas

Ixela Guitierrez & Mexico Vivo- Las Vegas

Kantu Inka – Carson City

Olabisi African Drum & Dance Ensemble – Las Vegas

Rieko Shimbo / Tsurunokai Taiko – Reno

Chakrapani Singh – Reno

Sylvia Mamchur Robertson

Mike Williams – Fallon

Nondi Wontanara – Las Vegas


Melissa Dean – Las Vegas

Carolyn Dufurrena – Winnemucca

Shaun Griffin – Virginia City

Gregory Kompes – Las Vegas

Krista Lukas – Minden

Gailmarie Pahmeier – Reno

George Perreault – Reno

Poetry Promise, Inc. – Las Vegas

Robert Leonard Reid – Carson City

Joan Robinson – Boulder City

Sherry L. Rosenthal – Las Vegas

Amanda Skenandore – Las Vegas

Gretchen Skivington – Spring Creek

Amoja Sumler – Washington D.C.

Suzanne Morgan Williams – Reno


Liz Broscoe- South Lake Tahoe

Maureen Conlin – Genoa

Gypsy Cowbelle – Wyoming

Peter Fand – Las Vegas

Todd Green – Minden

Jazz Out of the Box – Las Vegas

Just Alliance- Las Vegas

Daveed Korup – New Mexico

mic la Briola – Minnesota

Amy Lowe – Chicago

Scot Marshall / In Tune Tales – Reno

Erika Paul – Sparks

Colin Ross – Reno

Eugene Shapiro / Shapiro Project – Henderson

Sin City Opera – Las Vegas