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Instructors

Music Industry

Rachel Doe
Rachel Doe

Music Industry

Rachel Doe has worked in the music industry for over a decade and has spent 8 years with a focus in live touring. She attended Berklee College of Music studying Music Business / Management and vocal performance. Rachel is currently an agent at Crossover Touring and works with nationally touring artists across genres. She was an integral part in Crossover Touring's creation 7 years ago and has a strong passion for her clients and work.

Kyle Hussey
Kyle Hussey

Music Industry

Kyle Hussey is an audio engineer specializing in live sound reinforcement and venue production management. He was the PM at Port City Music Hall, and has been working in the live entertainment industry for over a decade.

Zak Kendall
Zak Kendall

Music Industry

Zak Kendall is a Maine Musician and songwriter that co-fronts the Indie/folk band GoldenOak. Since 2015 the band has self-booked tours all across the east coast and Maritime Canada and has developed a strong and grown fan base along the way.

Sasha Alcott
Sasha Alcott

Music Industry

Born and raised in Bangor, Sasha eventually began a dual life of high school chemistry teacher by day, playing in bands at night and on the weekends. In 2010 Sasha and her husband Chris Viner formed the duo When Particles Collide eventually leaving behind their day jobs to tour the US & Canada while living out of their van and exploring the world of DIY touring. The duo are currently off the road and rehabbing a one room cabin in Newport, Maine soon to house a studio space to write and record new work.

Ryan Peters / Spose
Ryan Peters / Spose

Music Industry

Spose is a rapper, producer, and record label owner from Wells, Maine. After leaving Republic Records in 2010 following the success of his gold-selling first single ``I'm Awesome,`` Spose released 10 albums, a mobile gaming app ``Spose: The King of Maine,`` a children's book called ``Pinecone Pete Is Not Impressed,`` and maintains a weekly podcast The Spose Podcast.

Caroline Cotter
Caroline Cotter

Music Industry

Caroline Cotter is a traveling songwriter whose songs bridge the English folk music tradition with a contemporary Americana perspective. She has spent the last 5 years performing around the US and Europe, and now grounded by the pandemic, is hunkered down in Maine until further notice. She has released two full length albums and is currently working on a third.

Sonia Sturino
Sonia Sturino

Music Industry

Dance

Terence Lee
Terence Lee

Dance Instructor

Terence Lee has been dancing for the past 15 years. He's been teaching various classes including social Ballroom, Savoy Lindy, and Jitterbug Swing in the greater Bangor area. When Terence isn’t dancing or working he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, cooking, eating good food, and singing karaoke.

Natalya Getman
Natalya Getman

Dance Instructor

Natalya Getman, current Artistic Director of Bossov Ballet Theatre at MCI and former dancer with Moscow Ballet in Russia; she has 20 years of experience teaching Vaganova method.

Andrea Michaud
Andrea Michaud

Dance Instructor

Andrea Michaud Tracy is currently a national dance judge, a dance teacher of various styles for the past 25 years, and a professional dancer for more than 20 years. She is currently on staff at Stage Presence Dancers, Edge National Talent Competition, and Impact Dance Adjudicators. Andrea trained heavily with Andrei Bossov, Portland Ballet, studied at School of American Ballet in NYC, and internationally competed, representing the USA in Japan.

Emma Jandreau
Emma Jandreau

Dance Instructor

Emma is a graduate student in the Speech Pathology program at the University of Maine, where she obtained a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in dance in the Spring of 2019. Dancing since she could walk, Emma has taught dance at various studios: The Maine Dance Academy, Releve Dance Center, and competition dance at Dance on Dance Center in Massachusetts. She also has been a Teaching Assistant for Birdie Sawyer's Hip Hop class at UMaine for 3 years.

Stevie McGary
Stevie McGary

Dance Instructor

Stevie McGary is the Artistic Director and faculty member of the Robinson Ballet Company based in Bangor. She also teaches dance at Husson University. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Dance and Choreography.

Garth Otis
Garth Otis

Dance Instructor

Garth is currently a dancer in NYC. Garth attended school in NYC and graduated with a BFA in Commercial Dance. Garth has performed with Chase Brock, Adam Cates and Ashlee Montague from musical theater performances to Burlesque.

Photography

A.R. Clark
A.R. Clark

Photography Instructor

A.R. Clark is a local fine art photographer from Bangor, Maine. He has taken photos all his life, but has focused solely on photographing people for the last five years. His work evokes the fleeing nature of youth, the energy of lost summer nights, and the complicate desires of people in their mid 20’s. He has been published in Vogue Italia’s blog, Hamburger Eyes, and various independent magazines.

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