TA Visual Art

29 Sep

Melissa Berman

MELISSA BERMAN brings over 25 years of experience as an innovative, critically-acclaimed award-winning teaching artist and performer in theatre, dance and music. Ms. Berman holds a BFA (honors) in Dramatic Art and Speech and Graduate Work in Educational Theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University. Melissa’s diverse background focuses on students ages 2- 1/2 years to Adult including a strong emphasis with the at-risk, underserved and special needs populations. Melissa has been a teaching artist with the Los Angeles Arts Group serving the at-risk community for the Mountain View...

03 Nov

Emanuel ‘Manny’ Chacon

Emanuel ‘Manny’ Chacon, a dancer and choreographer from Wilmington, DE. His dance career began as an undergraduate at the University of Delaware where he spent much time performing with his fraternity (Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc.), training in Philadelphia, and working extensively with his mentor (J-Romeo) in New York City. In 2016 he began professionally touring with DC based company Step Afrika!, the first professional dance company dedicated to the art form of stepping. Step Afrika! is a top...

11 Feb

Yolanda Chetwynd

Yolanda recently returned from France where she spent a year learning French and developing her art. In 2017 she won the Masters fellowship in Delaware for her visual art. This is the highest honor bestowed on Delawarean artists. She has consistently exhibited her art work since 1982. Her latest solo exhibition was in the City of Nantes in France. In addition to being recognized as a distinguished artist, Yolanda has been working for DIAE for the last 28 years. She...

31 Aug

Fostina Dixon

Fostina Dixon is a native of Delaware. She received her BFA from California Institute of the Arts after attending Boston University and Berklee College of Music. Dixon moved to California when she became employed as a saxophonist by the late great Marvin Gaye. After working with Marvin Gaye for four years travelling Worldwide, Fostina moved to NYC to continue her career as a solo artist and develop her new group “Winds of Change”. Fostina then attended New Jersey City State College for several years pursuing...

11 Feb

Deitrich “Dee” Faison

Deitrich P. Faison (Dee) a native of Camden, New Jersey resides in Bear, Delaware. After receiving a B.S. degree from Hampton University, VA in Health and Physical Education she earned a M. Ed. in Dance Ed. From Temple University, PA, Additional studies: PA Ballet, and University of the Arts, PA. She taught Health, Physical Ed., Biology and the Dance Arts to middle and high school students in Philadelphia, PA. She was awarded “Best Practices in PA Arts in Education” and...

June Rose Futcher
24 May

June Rose Futcher

June Rose Futcher is a native artist of Delaware and was educated in a progressive arts education program in Cape Henlopen School District, graduating from Cape Henlopen HS with excllence in arts & crafts.  Over many years she had a dream of pursuing professional arts and when the opportunity to study communications and photography at Delaware Technical & Community College, she took the challenge as an older adult (having overcome personal obstacles) and excelled in photography and visual presentation. Studying...

Erin Hughes
14 Jan

Emie Hughes

EMIE HUGHES is a modern dancer, photographer, and botanical artist living in Media, PA. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Dickinson College, where she won the Emil R. and Tamar Weiss Prize in Creative Arts. After graduating, she lived in NYC for 6 years, where she worked as a performance artist, arts administrator, production manager, and fundraiser at Danspace Project, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and other smaller arts...

11 Feb

Jason Keller

Jason is a freelance performer and educator living in Newark, DE. Being involved with music and the marching arts for almost fifteen years, he has worked with over a dozen percussion programs throughout Delaware and surrounding states. Among them are high schools, colleges and independent organizations, including the Baltimore Ravens, Shepherd University, Jersey Surf Drum & Bugle Corps, Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, and United Percussion. Jason is the founder of J.K. Percussion & Arts, a company focused on assisting...

11 Feb

Madeline Maute

Madeline is an avid educator and multi media artist! From a young age she realized her passion for creating art and working with people. She achieved her goal to become an art educator as she graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Madeline continues to create through her own curiosity and fulfillment. She is a current member and instructor at the Mispillion Arts League in Milford Delaware where she explores her love of ceramics. At her own little home studio she...

11 Feb

Jea Street, Jr.

Jea Street is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. Jea was inspired to become a musician during his Freshman year at Morehouse College when he joined the Morehouse College Glee Club. Jea entered Morehouse to become a doctor, but was so inspired by the power of music he witnessed that he dropped all of his pre-med classes during his sophomore year and began to take music classes for the first time. After graduating from Morehouse with a Bachelor’s...