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PK CANDAUX is an Emmy-award winning producer of the television series 'Cagney & Lacey', and a former Director of Current Programs at CBS Entertainment where she supervised production of network prime-time series. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and has written and produced for stage, film, television, and radio. She is co-founder of Renaissance Arts Academy.


SIDNIE GALLEGOS is a literacy and curriculum specialist, 1996 finalist for California Teacher of the Year, past president of the Glendale Teachers' Association, recipient of the California Reading Initiative Leadership grant, and Associate Director of the UCLA Writing Project. As an instructor with UCLA's Teacher Education Program and USC's Rossier School of Education, she has helped design instructional programs for students from kindergarten through university. She has a BA in History from UCLA and a Masters in Education from Cal State University Los Angeles. She is co-founder of Renaissance Arts Academy.




FABIO ALTENBACH - M.S. Astrophysics, Caltech; B.S. Astrophysics w/ Math Minor, UCLA

PATRICK BARROW – A.B.D. Mathematics, UC Berkeley; B.S. Mathematics, North Carolina State University

JACI CASILLAS – B.S. Physics, UC Santa Barbara


CARLA CERDA – B.S. Environmental Science, University of Portland


KRISTEN FARLEY – Ph.D. Earth Science, Scripps Institute UC San Diego; M.S. Public Health, University of Massachusetts Amherst;  M.S. Geology, Duke University;  B.A. Geology, Whitman College

KYLE GILNER – M.M. Violin Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music; B.M. Violin Performance, USC Thornton School of Music


KEVIN HARTNETT – M.M. Composition, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music; B.M. Composition, USC Thornton School of Music

STEPHEN HOLMAN – B.A. Fine Art, University of East London, England


SCOTTY HSIEH – C.T.E./A.M.E. Fellow, Dance

JOSEPHINE T. HUANG – B.F.A. Filmmaking, B.F.A. New Genres (Performance Art & Video), San Francisco Art Institute


MARVIN JORDAN – B.A. Communications/Asian American Studies, CSU Northridge


INNA KARSHEVA-TILMAN – M.M. Violin Performance, Arizona State University;  B.M. Violin Performance, University of Tennessee

JOSEPH KRAFT - B.A. Philosophy & Religious Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada


JULIAN LAMPERT – B.M. Bass Performance, Rutgers University


CLEA LERNER – B.A. Economics and Environmental Science, Gaucher University

TAYLOR LOPEZ-VALDEZ – B.A. Classics: Ancient Languages (Latin/Greek), Lewis & Clark College

DANIELLA LOLLIE – B.A. English Literature, USC

GEORGE MALEK – B.S. Physics w/Mathematics Minor, Pennsylvania State University

GARRETT MCLEAN – B.A. Music, UC Berkeley


KAREN MERCHANT-YATES – M.A. Human Development, Pacific Oaks; B.F.A. Film, CSU San Francisco

MARIA MYRICK– M.M. Violin Performance, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, B.M. Violin Performance w/ Philosophy Minor, Chapman University Conservatory of Music

JAMAR MORRIS – B.A. English w/Pan-African Studies Minor, CSU Northridge


FINN MURPHY – B.A. Dance and Literature, Bennington College


NGUYEN NGUYEN – M.F.A. World Arts and Cultures: Dance and Choreography, UCLA; B.S. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, UCLA

GERALD NICDAO – M.A.T. USC Rossier School of Education; B.A. Political Science and Sociology, UC Berkeley

DORIS OSWALD-BURRELL – M.A. German Literature, USC; B.A. Art Education, University of Frankfurt

LORETTA PENG – M.B.A Columbia Business School;  B.A. Economics and American Literature, UCLA


SHARON RAMIREZ – B.A. Sociology, CSU Los Angeles


SARRI SANCHEZ – M.F.A. Dance, Hollins University/American Dance Festival; B.A. World Arts and Cultures: Dance, UCLA


ERIK SPETH – M.F.A. Dance and Integrated Media/Technology, Ohio State University; B.F.A. Dance: Choreography and Performance, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

ZACHARY STOKELL – B.A. Communications, UC Santa Barbara


MERARI SUHUN GIRON – B.A. Deaf Studies, CSU Northridge

LISA LULU VALLEE ESCOTT – M.F.A. Painting, Otis College; B.F.A. Painting, California College of the Arts

MARZA WILKS – M.M. Cello Performance, Juilliard; B.M. Cello Performance, New England Conservatory


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