Faculty & Supporting Organizations
Faculty for Spring 2013 TAD Cohort
Scott Sikkema is Education Director at Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE). In this capacity since 2002, he oversees and is responsible for (along with CAPE's program staff) all CAPE professional developments, programs/partnerships, documentation, public sharing, and research. Prior to CAPE, he worked at two different museums-- a children's museum and an art museum. He worked with CAPE as an external (teaching) artist partner from 1996 to 2002.
Michelle Kranicke is the founder and artistic director of Chicago’s Zephyr Dance. Over the years she has choreographed more than 25 works for Zephyr’s repertoire and has been nominated three times for a Dance Achievement Award from the Chicago Dance and Music Alliance. Since 1996, Michelle has been involved in cutting edge education work using dance to teach the core curriculum in the Chicago Public School system, and is valued for her expertise in curriculum development, working with artists and educators nationally and internationally. Michelle has been a guest artist at Illinois Wesleyan University, Eastern Illinois University, and Ohio Wesleyan University, and taught residencies and master classes in modern dance in Chicago and throughout the United States. Michelle is a visiting professor at Illinois Wesleyan University.
The design of the TAD Studio has been developed in collaboration with: Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE); Hubbard Street Dance Company; Urban Gateways; Adventure Stage; Auditorium Theatre; Northeastern Illinois University’s Chicago Teachers’ Center; and the Teaching Artist Journal. The project is also supported by Chicago Public Schools and Ingenuity Incorporated.
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