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Photo of Ryan Groendyk Ryan Groendyk Visual Arts: Fabrication, 3D
Photo of Anya Groner Anya Groner Creative Writing Faculty

Anya Groner’s essays and stories can be read in magazines including The Atlantic, The Oxford American, The New York Times, and Orion Magazine. Her writing has been recognized by Best American Short Stories, Best American Travel Writing and Best American Science Writing and she’s been awarded grants from Studio in the Woods, The Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Louisiana Board of Regents.…

Photo of Elizabeth Gross Elizabeth Gross Creative Writing Faculty

Elizabeth Gross is the author of this body/that lightning show, selected by Jericho Brown for the Hilary Tham Capital Collection of The Word Works Press (2019) and DEAR ESCAPE ARTIST, ARTIST, a chapbook in collaboration with artist Sara White (Antenna 2016). Their poem, “Ghazal at the end of the world”, was selected by Beth Ann Fennelly as the Poetry Contest Winner for the Words and Music Festival in 2020 and appeared in the Peauxdunque Review. …

Photo of Dr. Travis Haas Dr. Travis Haas 11th Grade Sciences

Dr. Travis Haas (Integrated Sciences) earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University in 2014. His dissertation research examined the evolutionary implications of dam construction on the fishes of the Southeastern United States. He holds a B.A. in Biology and Music (Piano) from Lawrence University (2007), where his piano studies culminated in an interdisciplinary lecture-recital entitled, “The influence of birdsong in the literature of the piano.” He also holds an M.S.…

Photo of Brian Hammell Brian Hammell Director of Communications & Campus Activities | Custodian of Records
(504) 940-2854

Communicator EXTRAORDINAIRE! If you have not heard of NOCCA, Brian will tell you everything you ever needed to know…Middle School Programs, Workshop Series, Auditioning, who your state legislator is, Brian knows it all. In addition to communications, Brian coordinates all campus events and manages the daily calendar, not an easy task for a booming arts center. …

Photo of Matt Hassebrock Matt Hassebrock Librarian
(504) 940-2805
Photo of Kamili Hemphill Kamili Hemphill Chef Instructor
Photo of Steve Himelfarb Steve Himelfarb Culinary Arts Facutly
Photo of Amy Boyce Holtcamp Amy Boyce Holtcamp Department Chair: Acting & Directing
(504) 940-2835

Amy Boyce Holtcamp is a writer and director.  Her other directing credits include: Macbeth and Shakespeare’s R&J (Serenbe Playhouse), Broomstick (Southern Rep), Death of a Salesman (Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre), Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar (The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane), Waxie Moon: Extreme Boylesque (Northwest New Works at On the Boards), Waxie Moon: Boylesque Cinematheque (Next Stage), Heavens to Betsy by Stephanie Timm (Next Stage), Wonderful Life (Washington Ensemble Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (EVE Productions), A Christmas Story (Everett Historic Theatre), Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters First 100 Years (Public Theatre of Kentucky), Sorry, Wrong Number (The Culture Project, NY), Christina and Apartment Building of the Blind (Soho Rep, NY), and Machinal and Stage Blood at the University of Washington. …

Photo of Sarah House Sarah House Visual Arts: Ceramics, 3-D Faculty

 

Sarah House works primarily with ceramic materials to create abstract sculpture and installation art inspired by the fractal mathematics of nature. House earned her BFA from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, and her MFA from Tulane University, graduating from both institutions with honors. She has participated in numerous short and long term Artist in Residence programs in South America, Asia, Europe, and across the United States.…

Photo of Leni Ivanovsky Leni Ivanovsky 10th Grade Sciences
Terence Jackson Culinary Arts Gardener Instructor
Photo of Joe Johnson Joe Johnson Facility Manager | Journeyman Plumber
Photo of Maisha Joshua Maisha Joshua Human Resources Director
504-940-2818
Photo of Dr. Jay Kacherski Dr. Jay Kacherski Guitar

“Virtuosismo” and “technical dominance” are the words used by the press to describe American guitarist, Jay Kacherski.  A native of New York, Kacherski has performed around the world as a soloist and member of the highly praised Texas Guitar Quartet. Kacherski has performed at distinguished festivals and venues such as the Festival International de Guitarra de Taxco,  the Florida Guitar Foundation, the Brevard Music Center, Round Top, the Festival Internacional de Guitarra del Conservatorio Nacional de Música, Mexico City, the New Orleans Opera, and the GHM International Guitar Art Festival in Shenzen, China among others. …

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