Our Artists

Arts for Learning is proud to work with Teaching Artists who are masters of their craft and have a love for learning and teaching through the arts. Our Teaching Artists are given training and support to facilitate an even more robust arts-centered learning experience for their students.

 

Abdiel Acosta

Visual Arts

Abdiel Acosta was raised in Miami, Florida where he attended New World School of Arts High School. He received a BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore, Maryland. During his time at Maryland, Acosta was awarded the Presidential Scholarship, Maryland Institute Scholarship, National Art Honor Society Scholarship, Seymour Mandeldaum, and the William Ferguson Merit Scholarship. He also earned an Honorable Mention Award from the National Endowment of the Arts, National Art Honor Society Scholarship, and Liquitex Excellence in Art Student Grant. Acosta received his Masters of Science in Art Education at Florida International University. Graduating with honors for outstanding Academic Achievement, and awarded the Florida International University Provost award for Outstanding Creative Project. His art work has been published in the Mystic River Press, Latin Network for the Visual Arts Biannual Catalogue 2006-2014, School of Education and Human Development cover page and back page for the year in review magazine 2015 FIU Arts, and Caliban Online. In addition, Acosta participated in group exhibitions at the Coral Gables Museum, Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art at the University of Connecticut, Little Haiti Cultural Center Gallery, Art Center/South Florida, Miami International University of Art and Design, San Carlos Museum, Maryland Institute College of Art, New World School of the Arts, and Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. Mr. Acosta has been a full-time teacher with Miami Dade County Public Schools at Phyllis Ruth Miller Elementary School since 2005.

Carlos Alayeto

Theater

A Cuban-American actor born in and raised in Miami, FL, Carlos Alayeto is a seasoned professional actor who has performed hundreds of times for thousands of patrons over the course of his career. In 2003, Mr. Alayeto graduated from Miami-Dade College with an A.A. in Drama Education. After graduating, he trained and performed for over a year with Laughing Gas, South Florida’s longest-running improv comedy troupe. Later, Mr. Alayeto went on a two-year tour with performing children’s theater Fantasy Theatre Factory, visiting hundreds of schools throughout the state of Florida, and teaching workshops for Broward County Schools. Carlos has worked as an Arts for Learning Teaching Artist since 2008, using theatre, monologues and improvisational acting to teach kids enrolled in after-school and summer programs.

Christina Alexander

Chior

Internationally acclaimed artist Christina N. Alexander is a multidisciplinary performer with a passion for addressing diversity and tolerance issues in both her work and everyday life. She received her BM in Music at Barry University and her MM in Musicology from the University of Miami. Her research has focused on chronicling Black American Music from the Slave Era to its present forms. This is an ongoing work, a lifetime achievement, when completed. In 2007 she founded the South Florida Kids Choir, a program for young performers interested in low cost, high quality music-vocal and musical theater training. For two decades Christina has committed to sharing music with kids and adults with an interest in deepening their knowledge and improving their skills. She has been a featured performer in various theatrical and vocal performances in the United States and around the world (places such as Thailand, Dubai, Switzerland, Kuwait, and others). Singing, performing and teaching are her vocations, and also her passions. Her original theatrical piece “HATE: An American Love Story” addressed issues of gender, sexuality, race, and faith. Some of her performance credits include: Dreamgirls, RENT, Little Shop of Horrors, Mahalia: A Gospel Musical, It Ain’t Nothing But the Blues, Harlem Duet and various cruise ships. She has toured and taught Music, Theater, and Musical Theater for over a decade, on several continents (Alabama Gospel Choir – featured singer; The Gospel Truth Tour – featured singer, American University at Sharjah-lecturer).

Pamela Arriera

Music

Pamela Arriera is a musician, poet and sound engineer. She developed an interest in the arts as a young person while training in vocal performance with the Washington County Chorale. Pamela went on to major in art for social change and Latin American studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. As an adult, she cultivated her creative practice over time with the collaborative support of various performance and sound oriented organizations, including The DJ Project and Women’s Audio Mission of San Francisco, CA. She utilizes art as a tool for healing, social justice activism and community building. Pamela’s teaching philosophy centers upon the idea that students are most successful when encouraged to embrace their own unique essence. She believes teaching and learning co-exist as a potent loop, stating “in sharing with one other, we learn and find ourselves alive and inspired.” Art education is important to her because it allows students to develop a profound sense of agency and possibility through creation.

Carrie Sue Ayvar

Storytelling

Carrie Sue Ayvar is a third-generation bilingual storyteller, dedicated to preserving and promoting this folk art. Telling in both Spanish and English, she has worked as an artist/educator for over 25 years with preschool and school aged children, as well as adults, throughout the United States and Mexico. She has performed in private and public schools, colleges, at parks, libraries, community festivals, museums, outreach programs and conferences. She is an Executive Board member of the Florida Storytelling Association and Florida’s liaison to the National Storytelling Network. Her training includes: The Kennedy Center programs for the Performing Arts; National Storytelling Network Conferences 2000-2008; movement classes with Tony Montanaro (founder of Celebration Barn Theatre, Maine); and Big Apple Circus, New York. Carrie Sue trained with Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artists Laura Schandelmeyer and Nancy Meyer, and has bought these strategies expertly to early childhood classrooms across Miami-Dade since 2009. In 2013, she continued her Wolf Trap education with Master Teaching Artist Val Carroll and became one of the first artists to offer Baby Arts Play programs on behalf of South Florida Wolf Trap.

Marisol Blanco

Dance

Marisol Blanco has been amazing audiences and students with her mastery of Afro-Cuban dance for over 15 years. She is a graduate of Cuba’s prestigious University of Arts of Cuba / Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), as well as the National School of the Arts / Escuela National de Arte (ENA). She was a member of the groundbreaking first female drumming and dance group, Obini-Bata, and is an active member of the National Folkloric Group. With an emphasis on tradition, story, expression, song, and movement, Marisol’s classes are high-energy and beloved by both students and site staff.

Latrice Bruno

Dance & Theater

Latrice Bruno is a graduate of New World School of the Arts (NWSA) specializing in musical theatre. In addition to her theatre, dance, and vocal training at NWSA, Latrice received a BA in English from Florida International University and a certificate in African New World Studies. A dancer for more than 20 years, she has toured internationally and appeared several times on MTV. She is member of Delou, an African dance and culture ensemble, and is an actress for the M-Ensemble. Her passionate devotion to sharing her love of the arts with children has led her to pursue the life of a teaching artist for the past ten years. In 2011, Latrice received the Arts Hero Award provided by the Arts and Business Council of Miami Dade County. She has been a South Florida Wolf Trap artist since 2010.

Yanira Collado

Visual Arts

Yanira Collado lives and works in Miami. After graduating New World School of Arts, Yanira attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago on full scholarship. From 1996 to 2001, she studied early childhood development and art therapy specific to people with disabilities. Yanira has been an Artist in residence at the African Heritage Cultural Center since 2011. She has exhibited in several galleries in Chicago and Miami and in 2013 was awarded first place in the Miami biennial. Yanira began her work with Arts for Learning in 2010 and has since become a highly requested residency artist because of her love of teaching and deep dedication to her students. Yanira has provided Arts for Learning residencies for students with special needs, early childhood classrooms, and after-school at sites throughout Miami-Dade county. Yanira has led the ArtWorks Internship for High School credit held at Arts for Learning’s Lewis Arts Studio (LAS) in Coconut Grove for the last two years and has mentored LAS alumni to curate and promote several student exhibitions.

Angel Condori

Visual Art

Angel Condori’s love for the arts has led him to excel in several different disciplines including visual arts, dance and music. For over a decade, Angel has conducted special events and visual arts residencies at Arts for Learning sites, including pre-K through 8th grade classrooms, K-8 after-school sites and inclusion programs for students with and without special needs. Angel’s quiet presence and consistent focus captivates students of all ages. Angel studied at The School of Visual Arts in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, where he participated in specialized workshops in aboriginal and fine arts. A certified Tango instructor from the University of Tango also in Buenos Aires, Angel has performed throughout Argentina, Europe and the United States. He has taught Tango classes throughout South Florida for approximately 10 years. Angel is also an accomplished violinist. He toured as Second Violin with the International Philharmonic Orchestra for several years. Angel moved to the United States 10 years ago. He has taught music, tango, and visual art to children and adults for more than 16 years.

Pablo Contrisciani

Visual Art

Pablo Contrisciani studied fine arts at the National University of La Plata in his native Argentina. He is an experienced painter, and installation artist, greatly influenced by iconic colorists like Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, and Henry Matisse. He believes color is a key element of expression through visual art, and brings this sensibility to his teaching. Pablo has been a resident artist and instructor at ArtCenter South Florida on Miami Beach for over 15 years. He prides himself on giving his students the fundamentals and basic knowledge of artistic techniques, then allowing them full reign to be imaginative and as creative as possible in their art making.

Narsha Cummings

Dance

Narsha Cummings is a native of Antigua West Indies. In 1984, she moved to the Bronx, New York and in 1991 she moved to South Florida, where she spent the remainder of her adolescent life. She began studying traditional West African dance and drumming in 1998. This compelling passion for dance and culture led to taking various folkloric dance classes at notable sites in Florida and New York. Such talents have allowed her to work collectively with artists from West Africa, Ayiti (Haiti), Barbados, Peru, and New York. Cummings accomplishments do not end there. Following her success, she was selected to perform with rapper Ludacris at the 2005 MTV Music Video Awards, and performed with Venus Rising: Drum and Dance Ensemble for the Miami Heat vs. Dallas Maverick 2011 playoff games, in Miami and in Dallas. In 2014, she assembled an African dance company for children named African Watoto Dance Theatre. In Miami, she served as a Teaching Artist for Barry University’s Carnival Arts program, Delou Africa Dance Ensemble and South Dade Miami Cultural Arts Center, to name a few. Through arts education, she provides lecture and demonstration workshops to individuals of all ages and levels at public schools, public libraries and at numerous community sites. Also a licensed massage therapist, her long- term goal is to design a center for people that encourages a holistic lifestyle.

Kamaria Dailey

Kamaria Dailey

Dance

Kamaria Dailey graduated from New World School of the Arts in 2008, with a bachelor’s degree in dance. She later pursued a master’s degree in Somatic Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies in 2015, while receiving certification as a Holistic Health Coach. She performed with Brazz Dance Theatre and Katherine Kramer before relocating to New York City from 2008-2015. Her choreography has been presented at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) Upstart Festival, Triskelion Arts Center, Here Arts Center, Florida Dances, as well as abroad at CMD’H in Spain and Chorl’ton Arts Festival in England. She has also worked as an arts administrator and consultant, programming performances at the Apollo Theater, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and the Jamaica Performing Arts Center. Ms. Dailey has acquired an extensive teaching resume, which includes Aileycamp Miami, Pure Elements, Forces of Nature Dance Theater/HCZ, New World School of the Arts, Miami Dade College, and many more. In 2016, Ms. Dailey returned to her hometown of Miami where she was appointed the Director of Dance at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, where she began her initial training. She is currently venturing into commercial work and can be seen in Jason Derulo’s video “Colors,” as well as Peter Squares dancehall video “Wokie Wokie.” Kamaria Dailey continues to evolve and transform as performer and educator.

Santiague Deprez

Visual Art

Santiague Deprez is a visual artist originally from the vibrant Caribbean island of Ayiti. Having spent most of her life in Miami, she is the quintessential hometown girl. A proud graduate of Miami Dade College, where she studied sociology, she went on to major in anthropology and minor in psychology with a certificate in African Diaspora studies at Florida International University. As a lifelong artist, her work ranges from garment design and construction, to Feng Shui decor. Her latest ventures consist of a series of community mural projects around the Liberty City area, a beautification effort through the Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI). Currently, Santiague works as a teaching artist at the Perez Art Museum Miami. In her personal time she feeds her insatiable appetite for the arts and humanity as a whole. She maintains a personal practice at home, which revolves around her joys, her anxieties, and mothering experience. Raising her three amazing children to question everything and learn from every moment is truly her life’s calling and greatest accomplishment thus far.

Veronica Fazzio

Veronica Fazzio

Visual Art

Veronica Fazzio has been exhibiting her work since 1988 in Argentina, Italy, Norway and USA. She graduated in Fine Arts at Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes of Buenos Aires and in Photography and Audiovisual Techniques in Avellaneda. Fazzio received her MFA at AI Miami International University of Art & Design. A Contemporary, three dimension, mixed media Artist through her work she shows her concern in aesthetics as well as in ethics of human beings (using her personal, autobiographical experience). She has Taught Visual Art from toddlers to Graduate Programs at Universities.

Jose Garcia

Jose Garcia

Visual Arts

Jose Luis Garcia is a photo-based artist and educator, who lives and works in Hialeah, FL. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art from New World School of the Arts/University of Florida. Recently, he received his Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Florida International University. Since 2015, Garcia has been working with his local community as a teaching artist with Arts for Learning/Miami. He previously worked in ArtCenter/South Florida’s ARTreach program that provided hands-on art classes to children who reside in the Children’s Home Society of Florida at the McLamore Children’s Shelter. Recently, Garcia led a visiting artist workshop on alternative photography and image transfer techniques at the Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum as part of their MakerSPACE program. He has exhibited artwork locally in institutions and venues such as the Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Coral Gables Museum, O Cinema Wynwood in partnership with ArtCenter/South Florida, Bakehouse Art Complex, Laundromat Art Space and ConcreteSpace.

Michael Gil Arango

Michael Gil Arango

Music

Michael was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1980. He studied classical guitar at Felix Varela School. He has composed music for cinema, theater, and other audiovisual performances, for which he has received nominations and awards, such as Cine Plaza 2004 for best original music (documentary De Moler). Michael has devoted part of his career to the research and study of ethnic musical instruments, like the berimbau, kalimba, didgeridoo, talking drum, and jaw harp. These instruments are incorporated into his compositions and are the subject of lectures that Michael has given in Cuba, Mexico, and South Florida. Michael has performed in prestigious institutions and events: the Havana Museum of Fine Arts;the Plaza de Armas in Zacatecas, Mexico; Puerta de Tierra, Campeche, Mexico; Miami Dade County Auditorium, TEMS FEST festivals (see photos), The Place of Miami. Today Michael Gil is devoted to his project Luyano Band, based in Miami, Florida, of which he is the director, composer and multi-instrumentalist.

Kashia Kancey

Dance

Kashia Kancey is a dancer and choreographer from Miami, Florida, currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance at New World School of the Arts. She began dancing liturgically at her church, and went on to study dance recreationally at the Overtown Youth Center, later attending Miami Arts Charter where she trained in classical and contemporary dance. Kashia graduated high school and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at New World School of the Arts. She has recently choreographed several works for Peter London Global Dance Company, leading to one of her works being featured at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. She believes all students should be taught to appreciate the arts, and that the arts are an essential part of the educational process as they “make us most human.” She aims to teach each of her students to find their own voice, and learn to use it for the betterment of the world.

Aurora Molina

Visual Art

Aurora Molina was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1984. Her father, artist German Molina, made sure she grew up surrounded by art. When she was 16, her family immigrated to the United States, where she opted to pursue an education in art. Aurora received her Associates of Arts in Visual Arts from Miami Dade College, Bachelors in Fine Arts specializing in Mixed Media from Florida International University and Master’s Degree in Contemporary Art from the Universidad Europea de Madrid. She has exhibited extensively throughout Miami, Peru and Mexico. While Aurora’s artwork is inspired by perceptions of the elderly as becoming invisible in our society, there is a great sense of playfulness to the sculptures and images she creates. This playful spirit comes through in every one of her classes for Arts for Learning. Aurora has an uncanny knack for helping students manifest the images in their imaginations.

Melissa Nieto

Dance & Movement

Melissa Nieto is a dancer, choreographer and certified yoga instructor, who was inspired by her parents and older sister to study dance and movement from age 11. She has studied different types of movement, both theatrical and dance, throughout France, Colombia, and the United States, training in Arizona, Colorado, and Washington before coming to Miami, FL. She earned her yoga certification from the Bihar School of Yoga in India, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Contemplative Psychology, with a minor in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Melissa believes art education is a door to the most primal and therefore important form of human expression and aims to instill in her students a sense of integrity and connection by way of dance and creative movement.

Nzingah Oniwosan

Nzingah Oniwosan

Dance

Nzingah Oniwosan is Haitian-American holistic health consultant, inspirational speaker, detox coach, yoga teacher, and raw vegan chef. As an award winning visual artist, jewelry designer, classically trained pianist, published poet, and up-and-coming African and Haitian folklore dancer, she has created a modality that fuses holistic medicine and the arts. In 2005, she founded Sankofa’s Child, Inc, which focuses on using the arts as a means to engage, build, inspire, and heal individuals, families, and communities. Her commitment has allowed her to work with well over 40,000 students, in south Florida and nationally, in addition to leading several professional development workshops at national and international conferences. Over the years, Nzingah has become an advocate for children and adults with disabilities, and as a result has delivered several workshops designed to demonstrate how the arts can be used to reach children with special needs. This led to her becoming a resident artist at several schools with a special needs population. Nzingah is fortunate to work with organizations like VSA Arts FL, Center for Creative Education, Coral Springs Museum, Miami Children’s Museum, and Young Audiences Baltimore, to name a few. Her work has been featured in periodicals like the Sun Sentinel (2006/2007), Essence Magazine (2014) and Art & Culture Magazine (Fall 2006). Nzingah’s most recent accolades include: being named a “40 under 40” honoree by Legacy magazine in 2015, a 2014 Broward Foundation grant to artistically engage a community in Pompano Beach, and a feature in a documentary by the Broward Foundation highlighting her work as a healing artist. She is currently an artist-in-residence for the Broward County School Board and the Old Dillard Museum in Fort Lauderdale. Her most recent project is YesBabyILikeItRaw.com, where she inspires people to tap into their “RAW” power to be a better version of their perceived selves.

Maria Perez

Visual Art

Maria Perez has been teaching art in Dade County for over 30 years. She is currently the Fine Arts teacher at John A. Ferguson Senior High. Maria has a specialist degree in art education from FIU and has taught museum education, magnet centers and is an adjunct professor at FIU-School of Education. She has taught extensively at every grade level and has helped an entire generation of students explore art and find success. She is an active visual artist and has been tango dancing for the past twelve years and co-instructs tango at FIU along with her partner Angel Condori.

Jason Pierre

Theater

Jason Pierre is a working actor, performing and teaching throughout South Florida. Jason earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater from Florida Atlantic University. He has worked with the Barclay Performing Arts, holding roles in many musical theater productions such as Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spring Awakening, Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar. As a Teaching Artist, Jason believes in creating a supportive environment for students, practicing patience and understanding and employing a hands-on approach to learning. He believes the arts are important because they give children an outlet for creative energy to be released in a productive and safe manner, while discovering their individuality.

Jennifer Puig

Jennifer Puig

Dance & Movement

Jennifer Puig is a dance and movement facilitator, artist, choreographer and dance teacher certified in Dance Movement Therapy. Jennifer boasts an inexhaustible curiosity for how dance and movement manifest in cultures around the world and the way in which body movement plays an intricate part of our everyday lives, providing a tool for meaning, expression and communication. She draws her passion and inspiration from her Dominican upbringing and culture, through which she experienced the ways dance combines different forms of social and cultural expression to create unity, connection and awareness among people. Jennifer received an Associate in Arts degree from Miami Dade College and studied Professional Dance with a focus on Contemporary and African Dance at Florida International University in Miami (2005-2008) under the guidance of Gary Lund, Augusto Soledade (Founder & Artistic Director, Brazzdance Theater), Elena García (Founder, Iroko Company) and Katherine Kramer (Choreographer, The Horse Whisperer). Jennifer has been involved in numerous community and educational programs, seving as a resident artist for the Florida Literacy Arts Program (FLAP) and art mentor for Harambee After-school Arts Program (2006-2008). She also led an Afro-Brazilian dance class for 5-18-year-old at-risk children for Brazzdance Theater’s After-school Program (2007-2008). Jennifer pursued studies in Dance Movement Therapy at Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain in 2008. There, she completed internships as a dance therapist with adults (ages 18-70) with mental and physical disabilities, and at-risk children (ages 3-12). She was certified in Dance Movement Therapy in 2009 and continued to work as a dance teacher and choreographer (African/Latin rhythms), while pursuing a Master’s Degree in DMT. Jennifer aspires to help others re-discover their ability to dance, move and connect with the recovering, healing and therapeutic powers dance and movement have provided since the beginning of time.

Maribel Trijillo-Fruitstone

Dance

Maribel Trujillo-Fruitstone received a Bachelors of Art Degree in Dance Performance from the University of South Florida in Tampa in 1993. She was awarded The Hillsborough County Emerging Artist Grant in 1993. Mrs. Trujillo-Fruitstone began her professional career performing in various theater companies through South Florida, including Actor’s Playhouse, Fantasy Theater Factory and the Performance Project Players. She has toured Florida through a grant from Dade Environmental Resource Management, educating children about recycling as “Be-Green” in a children’s show, Fresh Garbage. Ms. Trujillo-Fruitstone has remained an integral creative force, inspiring and promoting fine arts to students. She taught magnet dance at the Norland Middle School Center for the Arts from 1999 to 2015, and is now Lead Teacher at the WJ Bryan Elementary Museums Magnet, where she plans and implements curriculum guided field trips to museums and festivals. During the summer months, Mrs. Trujillo-Fruitstone is a teaching artist for the University of Miami’s Theater Program, and Art for Learning programs since 2005. Her teaching philosophy is, “Think it, Believe it, and It Happens!” She models this for her students, encouraging them to believe there is nothing they cannot achieve if they set their minds to believing they can. Her goals become the student’s goals – to achieve technical ability, cultivate artistry, enhance self-expression, develop collaborative skills, think creatively, and be a productive citizen.

Luis Valenzuela

Luis Valenzuela

Visual Art

Internationally renowned ethical fashion designer, visual artist and curator, Luis Valenzuela was born in Caracas, Venezuela, to a family of four generations of artists. With celebrated careers in marketing, journalism, and fashion design, Luis has devoted his entire professional life to expressing himself through creative and unique mediums. Many of his extraordinary pieces have captured the eyes of interior designers and architects and have made their way into corporate and individual art collections around the world. Luis is also regarded as a pioneer of green art and eco-friendly fashion design. He is the founder of EarthDayMiami and EcoArtFashion©. In 2010, he founded the world’s first EcoArtFashion Week™, a platform for expressing the present state of the new, ethical and sustainable fashion world. Since 2013, EcoArtFashion Week™ has changed to The Art of Fashion Show™, an experience portraying the timelessness of fashion as art. Luis’s impeccable “ART TO WEAR” collection has been showcased during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York, and has been featured in Vogue and Elle magazines, in addition to other elite fashion publications. Luis has successfully worked with distinguished institutions such as Miami Art Museum (now the Perez Art Museum Miami); Chelsea Art Museum, NYC; Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science; The Kennedy Center, Washington DC; Holland-based Virtual Shoe Museum; and art fairs such as Art Miami and Art Wynwood. Luis’s most notable work as a curator was his collaboration with art champion and pioneer Bernice Steinbaum.

Marah Valenzuela

Marah Valenzuela

Visual Art

Marah was born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela, and immigrated to the United States at age 11. She learned to love the arts early on, but as a child, most of her afternoons were spent in leotards and ballet shoes. The rest of her childhood years were spent refining her English, learning Italian, and finding her skills and passion for art making. In college, she found her love for both ceramics and the administrative side of art. She curated art shows and interned at Charley Cummings Gallery. Marah received a BFA in ceramics from the University of Florida in 2012. Upon graduation, she accepted a long-term internship at Baltimore Clayworks. During the internship, she worked with the online gallery and development department. While at Clayworks, Marah taught both children and adult clay classes. After the internship, she was hired as the Auction Gala Coordinator for The Clay Ball 2013, Baltimore Clayworks biggest fundraiser of the year. Marah currently holds a studio practice in Miami, FL.