MEET OUR ARTIST INSTRUCTORS

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MOVEMENT & DANCE

Instructor: Chris Lingner

After being named one of the new professional ballet company’s first two founding members in August 2017, Chris Lingner set the stage for his hometown Indianapolis Ballet.

Lingner’s vast professional experience in the performing arts began on the 2009 National Tour of Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out and includes a Tony Award nomination in the Best Revival of a Musical category as a co-producer of On the Town on Broadway. The Indianapolis native spent four seasons with the Cincinnati Ballet, where he debuted his own original choreography entitled Love Dream during the 2015 Inaugural Choreography Workshop.

Dance has taken Lingner to stops near and far, including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Nederlands Dans Theatre in Den Haag, Netherlands for summer workshops and Havana, Cuba, where he produced the first Ballet Royalty Gala, named the “Best Show of 2016” by the Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso. Around those travels, the student of the renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music ballet program has often returned to Central Indiana to perform, including as part of the Indianapolis School of Ballet’s production of Coppélia in May 2017.

To learn more about classes offered by Indianapolis Ballet click here.

music with indy music and wellness

Instructor: Jalynn Simmons

Indy Music & Wellness, Inc. promotes community wellness through active engagement in evidence based recreational music making and the arts. They serve at risk youth throughout the state of Indiana.

You can connect with them through their Facebook page.

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intro to acrylics

Instructor: Greg Potter

I am an artist and a veteran. After more than 20 years in the service and four tours to the Middle East, I decided to embrace my other passions: painting and doing 3D art.

Greg can be contacted on his website and on his Facebook artist page.

intro to watercolor

Instructor: Stephanie Dennis

Stephanie Dennis is a local Noblesville artist who sells and teaches pottery as well as having instructed drawing classes at Nickel Plate Arts for adults, K-8th grade art at a private school, as well as offering abstract floral painting workshops, watercolor workshops, mosaics and volunteer art-faith outreach. She is available for teaching one-on-one or small groups for adults or kids 10 and up. She has a wheel and kiln at home, and offers pottery classes in sets of 8 weeks from my home. To contact her, email her at Stephanie.dennis@sbcglobal.net with ART as the subject or text at 317-260-8457.

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fiber arts

Instructor: Nicole Ioma

Nicole Palmer is a fiber artist and digital photographer who focuses primarily on weaving, macramé, mixed media, and embroidery. A former teacher at Hamilton Southeastern high school, she now teaches in Carmel. Nicole offers private lessons in macramé and embroidery, as well as group lessons in the same subjects. Click here to learn more about her classes.