Lisa Hicks is a dancer and choreographer. Lisa has been a guest artist in many elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Maine as well as an adjunct lecturer at USM, Bates College, and Bowdoin College. Lisa enjoys teaching dance to dancers of all ages, exploring creative movement, dance improvisation, storytelling, and modern dance techniques.
Originally from Québec, Canada, Cat graduated from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in theater and visual arts education. She moved to Portland early in 2011 and began teaching at Oak Street Studios. In 2014, she began working as a Teaching Artist at Side x Side.
Casey Ledoux is a visual and audio artist from Portland, Maine. He graduated with a BA in media studies from the University of Southern Maine in 2014. He began his creative career as a photographer for the Free Press, USM’s student newspaper, later working with Dispatch Magazine, Northeast Hearing & Speech, and more.
Pennsylvania-born, Franco-American artist Pamela Moulton currently resides in Maine after spending 23 years in France. A textile and installation artist, she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and Villa Arson, France. Pamela worked in New York City as a set designer and art director while continuing to exhibit abroad as a fine
Jill Osgood is an artist and educator who enjoys illustration, book making, and creating anything with a little paint and some paper. Her work and life are deeply influenced by the natural world and the beautiful state of Maine.
Nance Parker is the Artistic Director of Shoestring Theater, Maine’s longest running community puppet theater. Her large and colorful puppets have been seen throughout the state for over 30 years. Highly influenced by Brazilian carnival puppets as well as Europe’s street theater tradition, Parker works primarily in clay and paper-mâché. She is a master of
Antonio Rocha, a native of Brazil, began his career in the performing arts in 1985. In 1988 he received a Partners of the Americas grant to come to the United States to perform and deepen his mime skills with mime master Tony Montanaro. Since then he has earned a summa cum laude theater BA from
Alicia has been a raving, doodling, art fiend since she can remember. As a child, she remembers sitting silently for hours drawing on placemats at the restaurant where her mom was a waitress. When she went to work with her dad at construction sites, she drew in the sand with a stick or on pavement