About the Artists & Educators 2014 / 2015

Greg Adamson
Veronica Moody Anderson
Chelsea Davis
Rosina Didyk
Dawn Dyson
Kathryn Farquhar-Ayeh
Katherine England
Bryan Green
Dale Jones
Marsha Judd
Brian Kohl
Dawn Dyson Platero
Linda King Pruitt
Cynthia Ryanen
Wilfried Souly
Istvan Szabo
Brandon Eddy Wade

Craigi AdamsonCellist Greg Adamson has taught in Fullerton's All the Arts for All the Kids program for ten years.  In 2008, he was the only music teacher in Orange County to receive the "Honor an Educator" award from the College of Education at California State University, Fullerton.  Mr. Adamson is also on the faculty at the St. Paul Academy of the Arts, and sits on the All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation's Board of Directors. He has also served as adjunct faculty at Concordia University and Azusa Pacific University. He is a certified Orff-Schulwerk educator through Chapman University. In great demand as a performing cellist, Mr. Adamson was awarded the Principal Cello position in the Mozart Classical Orchestra in 2008.  He is also the Associate Principal Cellist of the San Bernardino Symphony.  He has performed with the Long Beach Opera, Long Beach Ballet, Redlands Symphony, Redlands Bowl Summer Festival (Assistant Principle Cello), Burbank Chamber Orchestra, Hutchins Consort, Riverside Philharmonic, Santa Barbara Ballet, Pasadena Pops. He has toured and recorded internationally with such luminaries as James Galway, James Taylor, Elton John, The Who, Rod Stewart, Guns 'n Roses, Burt Bacherach, Michael Crawford, Shirley Bassey, John Williams, Roger Williams, Yo Yo Ma. (back to top) Click for feature on Greg

Veronica Moody Anderson has her B.A. in Art with emphasis in teaching, along with a B.A. in Theatre. In addition to teaching for All the Arts for All the Kids, for the past five years she has taught 3-D art at the Art Camp through the Fullerton Foundation at California State University Fullerton. Through Veronica’s many travels around the world as a hand courier, she has collected folk arts and project ideas from 15 different countries! As a member of multiple galleries, there are frequent showings of her artwork, which include watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings, etchings, and tole painting. There are four murals for public viewing in the LA area and Veronica has had numerous artwork credited on T.V. and film. (back to top)

Chelsea Davis earned her Bachelor's degree from Chapman University in music therapy, and has completed her music therapy clinical training at MusicWorx of California in San Diego. She is also a co-owner of a drum circle facilitation company for private and corporate events. Chelsea is a singer\songwriter and is currently recording her first album. Chelsea found a true love in teaching, and enjoys providing kids with hands-on musical experiences, including percussion ensembles, singing, songwriting, and recording!  (back to top)

Dyson-DidykRosina Didyk has performed as a soloist for AMAN Folk Ensemble, Karpatok Hungarian Folk Ensemble, Viviane’s Egyptian Dance Theater and toured internationally with The Brigham Young University Folk Ensemble and Collage Dance of Boston. She has toured independently, as well, in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Turkey and Macedonia. In addition, Ms Didyk was the Artistic Director of AMAN from 1998 until it closed its doors in 2004. She has been teaching folk dance in Southern California schools for 18 years.  Now, as a founding member of the Aman Dance Educators, she is exploring new ways to share these dances, incorporating creative components that allow students to more deeply understand these traditions by re-creating them for themselves. (back to top)

Kathryn Farquhar-Ayehhas a M.F.A. from U.C. Irvine. Since 1974, she has been active in elementary schools systems, as a dance instructor as well as a classroom teacher. She also has performed professionally as a choreographer, artistic director and dance concert instructor for children and adults in Los Angeles, Orange County, Davis, Malawi (East Africa) and Ghana (West Africa). She enjoys teaching the arts and dance to children and adults. (back to top)

Katherine EnglandKatherine England is a muralist as well as an art teacher extraordinaire. Though born in Hawaii she was lucky to be raised a child of the '60's near San Francisco. The colors and movement in art during this decade profoundly influenced her as a youth and show up as such in her art. Her favorite medium right now is glass and she loves breaking, nipping, melting it and coaxing into playful patterns and whimsical figures. Her largest mosaic piece is 40' by 8' but she also enjoys playing with tinier pieces. To see her work check out katherineengland.com (back to top)

Bryan Green

 

Bryan Green is an improviser who has work for many years with high school arts programs through Comedy Sportz. He is currently a character on The High, an improvised teen soap.  He is a member of the 2005 National Comedy League tournament champions, and was a founding member of the long-form group Ninja Vanish. (back to top)

Dalel Jones
Dale Jones has worked with children’s theater since 1985 and with All the Arts for All the Kids since 1998. He has performed at Knott’s Berry Farm, at various civic light operas and dinner theaters, and in the European tour of the musical “Fame.” He was actor and manager for the Imagination Company, a touring children’s theater group, for 12 years. Dale directs a complete musical production each year for the students of Mariners Elementary School in Newport Beach. (back to top)

Marsha Judd is an internationally exhibiting artist who has taught children and adults for nearly two decades. Ms. Judd is also an instructor in art education and ceramics at California State University, Fullerton. (back to top)

Brian Kohl holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in Animation and Ceramics, as well as a Master of Fine Art in Ceramics. He has created numerous film projects, including two ceramic documentary/instructional films. In addition to working as a film artist/educator on the Arts LAB, Brian is also a professor at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga. In Brian’s (very minimal) spare time he is the Podcast Director/Host for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) and a member of the Green Task Force of NCECA. (back to top)

Dyson-DidykDawn Dyson Platero is in her fifteenth season with the All the Arts for All the Kids program.  Dawn was a dancer and educator with the AMAN Folk Ensemble for ten years, performing and teaching folk dance to children within the Los Angeles area and across the nation until the company’s closure in 2004.  She has a degree in Dance Performance with a minor in Educational Dance from Ball State University. back to top)

Linda King PruittLinda King Pruitt has taught theatre skills with Fullerton?s All the Arts for All the Kids since 1996. As a storyteller and a storyteacher, Linda has performed and taught storytelling workshops across the U.S and has toured Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands with Academic Arrangements Abroad as a storyteller. Linda has been the storyteller for the Pacific Symphony?s Class Act Program since 2006. A member of South Coast Storytellers Guild, The National Storytelling Network, Youth, Educators and Storytellers Alliance (YES!), and State liaison for the National Storytelling Network, Linda enjoys teaching and telling to young and old. (back to top)

Cynthia RyananCynthia Ryanen has worked in all facets of theatrical production for nearly two decades. She studied with Brown and Beneditti at UC Riverside’s Intensive Theater Program and trained at HB Studios in New York. She is a founding member of Stages Theater in Fullerton. In addition, she has taught and performed for children of all ages in a variety of capacities across Southern California. She brings to her job as a theatre artist/educator on the Arts LAB extremely strong presentation skills, a dedication to perfection, and the ability to inspire creativity. (back to top)

Wilfried Souly is a choreographer, dancer, drummer and Takewondo expert. He was born in Burkina Faso and has been performing for nearly two decades. He is the co-founder of Compagnie Ta, has collaborated with choreographers from around the world, and has performed extensively internationally. In addition to being a guest artist several times at the University of California, Los Angeles, Mr. Souly has performed and taught dance and drumming at universities and festivals throughout France, England, Germany, Tunisia, Cameroon, Senegal, Canada, Spain, French Guyana and the United States. (back to top)

Istvan Szabo was born and raised in Hungary where he received his formal dance training at the prestigious Hungarian Ballet Institute where his major was Hungarian Folk Dance. He was the Dance Director and choreographer for the Aman Folk Ensemble of Los Angeles for many years and has taught dance workshops throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. (back to top)

Brandon Eddy Wade Brandon Eddy Wade. Early on in life I discovered that my passion was filmmaking. Through my experiences tutoring and directing film crews I have learned my calling: Teaching. When I found out I could combine the two in an emerging technological world that allows even elementary students the chance to make movies, I new that it was fate. Getting the chance to nurture young minds to appreciate expression and the arts has been a great privilege and I always aim to teach to the back row, to the child who thinks, "school isn't for me". I think we can save kids from losing interest if we seek them out early and show them a way to tap into their creative energies through educational film experience. I'm a filmmaker to share my thoughts with the world, but I'm a teacher to help everyone else get the ability to do the same.