Introducing Cissy Whipp
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Introducing Cissy Whipp

Mary Francis “Cissy” Whipp has been working as a performer, choreographer, and dance educator for over 40 years. She received her B.F.A. in Choreographic Design from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and her M.A. in Performing Arts: Dance from the American University in Washington, D.C.  She co-founded Louisiana’s first professional modern dance company, Moving South Dance, Inc., toured...

Introducing Miguel Lasala
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Introducing Miguel Lasala

After teaching architecture design and freehand drawing for ten years on the universitylevel, Miguel Lasala began working with mural artist Robert Dafford in 2018. He hasworked on a wide range of projects from restoring the Clarinet mural in New Orleans tomost recently painting a 200’ long Rail Lines Map mural in Paducah KY. Aside from...

Introducing Peter Klubek
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Introducing Peter Klubek

Peter Klubek is a Louisiana based artist currently serving as an art research librarianat the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Early in his career he completed an artistresidency at the Hospitalfield House Arts Center and Historic house in ArbroathScotland. Peter was also a featured artist in the Southern Illinois Open Competition andExhibition, and at the...

Introducing Riley McCallum
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Introducing Riley McCallum

Riley McCallum is a queer, interdisciplinary performance artist originally from rural Texas. He has a broad background of movement experiences, ranging from martial arts, musical theatre, and color guard to concert and street dance forms. In the final year of earning his BFA in Performing Arts from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, he was...

Introducing Alyson Hetzel
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Introducing Alyson Hetzel

Alyson Hetzel is a filmmaker, photographer, and dancer originally from Crowley, La. They obtained a BFA in Digital Filmmaking at Loyola University in New Orleans, where they also danced with Ellevate Dance Company, The Radical Buffoons, and in several local artists’ music videos. While at Loyola, they directed several short narratives and documentaries, specifically Mudbugs,...

Introducing Sam Wróbel
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Introducing Sam Wróbel

Sam Wróbel specializes in the Polish papercutting folk art of wycinanki. Born and raised near Chicago, Illinois, Sam learned to make wycinanki as a child from folk artist Doris Sikorsky. As an adult, Sam worked as an in-store sign artist for Trader Joes, and eventually left Chicago to travel. Sam encountered Lafayette and fell in...

Introducing Lily Marcus
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Introducing Lily Marcus

Lily is from Tallahassee, Florida, where she quickly fell in love with dance at a young age. She’s trained in multiple forms of dance, such as ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, musical theatre, hip hop, and tap. Lily moved to Lafayette in 2017 to major in Dance and Performing Arts at the University of Louisiana, at...

Introducing Lian Cheramie
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Introducing Lian Cheramie

Lian Cheramie is an army brat originally from Lafayette, Louisiana. Lian received her BFA in Performing Arts at ULL, and she has been involved with Acting Up (in Acadiana) since it began in 2003. As a theatre artist, she enjoys Shakespeare, creating original works, and movement based work. She draws her ideas for her personal...

Introducing Sasha Massey
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Introducing Sasha Massey

Sasha Massey was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana She’s also a ULL School of Musicgrad in vocal performance. Her earliest influences were jazz, motown soul, classical andmusical theater. Sasha is a lyric soprano with amazing improvisation and coloratura capabilitywith dramatic flare. As a child she could pick up accents, speaking and singing styles like...

Introducing Doug Nehrbass
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Introducing Doug Nehrbass

Growing up in Lafayette Louisiana, I was fortunate to be in an area defined by the AtchafalayaBasin, the prairies, the coastal marsh, the Gulf of Mexico, and other small gems scattered about the region. This environment was the stimulus of my beginning to understand how to see. My architect grandfather, Fred Nehrbass, provided me with...