Carly Burton

Carly Burton is currently an Art Education graduate student at University of the Arts, in Philadelphia. She previously worked in the fashion industry for 9 years. She is passionate about art education and loves to share her passion for art and creativity with everyone.

Katy Kop

Oh, hey! I’m Katy Kop! I teach yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices to adults and children! Upon completing my 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training I immediately sought to continue my education by enrolling in additional specialized trainings to teach populations outside of yoga studios—from children and adolescents in the school system to adults in the criminal justice system. I firmly believe that yoga is for everyone. Since I believe yoga can help everyone, I aim to bring it to them anyway and anywhere I can—inside and outside the studio. When I am not teaching in yoga studios you can find me teaching children in pre-schools, head-start programs, and elementary schools, or working with community-minded organizations to teach adults outside of traditional studio classes. Yoga is an act of self-care that can benefit not just the individual practicing, but also the many individuals that person crosses paths outside of the four corners of their mat. Helping to foster this spread of equanimity and positivity by guiding people through their practice is my pursuit. I love the time I spend on my mat and I love to guide others through the time they spend on theirs! Let’s meditate in motion together. Let’s improve ourselves and our communities with our conscious breath and movement. Meet you on the mat!


Haylee Warner

Haylee Warner is a interdisciplinary performing artist and yoga instructor currently located in Philadelphia. She has completed a B.F.A. in Dance from The University of the Arts and is attending the Headlong Performance Institute.  Haylee has also attended international workshops and intensives including La Pocha Nostra’s summer school in Tijuana in 2015, The San Francisco Conservatory of Dance in 2013 and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2011.  Before attending college she was a member of Pennsylvania Regional Ballet’s pre-professional company.  Haylee loves the confidence and creativity that dance and the arts provide for children and teens. Her performance history includes HATCH at the Painted Bride in Philadelphia, ZOCO at Pasa de Rodrigo in Tijuana, Dis(place)ment at St. Kevin’s Arcade in Auckland, numerous University of the Arts Spring and Winter Concerts, along with her own work presented in various dance spaces throughout Philadelphia.   Haylee is the founder of Gemerocity, custom wrapped healing crystals and is a Yoga Instructor certified 200 hours through the Yoga Garden, and 100 hours through Palo Santo Wellness Boutique.

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Bethany Cann/Songbird Music

Bethany of Songbird Music taught music in the School District of Philadelphia for 12 years and private lessons for several years.  She has a  Bachelor of Music Education from Marywood University where she was a voice major and piano minor.  She holds a Master of Music Degree from Boston University and Level I and II certifications in Kodaly from Westchester University.    Bethany lives in South Philly with her husband and 5-year-old son.  In addition to making music, she enjoys dancing Salsa and Bachata and doing crafty projects.


Pat Aluiso

Pat Aulisio is an artist and educator based out of philadelphia. His main artistic focus is creating comic books but he also works as a illustrator and enjoys working a multitude of mediums including video and printmaking.

Ashley Reid/ Active Mom Fitness

I’m Ashley Reid, a certified exercise physiologist in Philadelphia, PA. Over the last fifteen years I’ve helped hundreds of people reach their health and fitness goals. A mom myself, I understand your concerns of exercising while pregnant and the challenges of recovery and losing weight after having a baby. I know how confusing advice about exercise and nutrition can be and the difficulty of finding time and energy to workout when you have kids.

I started Active Mom Fitness to give you the unique support needed to reach your goals, while also helping you make healthy decisions for your family. My approach to personal training, group fitness, exercise consultations and online workouts always keeps your needs as mom in mind.


Candace Eaton

Candace Eaton works full-time with the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania where she coordinates educational programming for public school students in West Philadelphia.  In her spare time she enjoys connecting with her love of dance and exploring how the arts engage and interact with their surrounding communities.  Candace graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2012 with a B.A. in Dance and Psychology.  Her performance credits include works by John Jasperse, Dorrell Martin, as well as a presentation of Merce Cunningham’s repertory at the American Dance Festival.  She is also a choreographer and has presented work at Muhlenberg College, the American Dance Festival, the InHale Performance Series and various showcases produced by femme. collective. Candace is extremely excited to be a part of the Lume team!

Issa Revell

Issa is an artist and illustrator currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Art Education from Tyler School of Art. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts from Bard College, and has been living and teaching in Philadelphia for the past seven years.


Jaime Pannone/Chalkboard Radio

Chalkboard Radio: Sing-Along Learning was founded in 2016 by Philadelphia-based songwriter Jaime Pannone. As a child, Jaime learned best through music and song, an experience she enthusiastically re-creates in Chalkboard Radio. Organized around different themes and children’s books, her Chalkboard Radio performances feature original songs as well as children’s classics and popular covers. The program also includes read-alouds, art, percussion, and movement, to create a fully interactive musical experience for children and families. Jaime holds a master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, and taught history at a public middle school in New York City for six years. She has also been a coordinator of the Philadelphia Reads Power Partners program for nine years, and a volunteer performer with Musicians on Call since 2011. To join in an upcoming sing-along with Chalkboard Radio, please visit or


Liz De Lise

Liz de Lise is a songwriter, singer, guitarist, and performer. Liz uses a loop pedal, drum machine, guitar, and thoughtful movement, in conjunction with more traditional approaches to teaching, to keep her classes active and engaging. She believes you can find teachable moments everywhere, and in letting her students help shape each session in the pursuit of new discoveries.
When she’s not jumping around and singing with kiddos and their parents, Liz makes dreamy rock/pop music in her Philly duo, Lizdelise. She studied cultural anthropology at Connecticut College where she wrote her EP, To & Fro, based on ethnographic research with street kids in Portland, OR. She is a company musician with David Dorfman Dance and performs as the wild, “Band Medea” in Yara Travieso’s new work, La Medea. Liz has worked as a teacher for Young Arts Miami and the Philly Art Center, and presently works as a teaching artist with Build-a-Bridge International.

Ananda Connolly

Ananda is a photographer and teaching artist working primarily in printmaking processes, non-silver photography and book arts. She is a research geek, comic nerd and lover of books, nature and any combination of the above.

Trained in Philadelphia at the University of the Arts and Tyler School of Fine Art and Crafts, she has been teaching in various programs for 9 years. She gets most of her inspiration for her art and teaching practices from the amazing community of artists, makers, scientists and activists that she has been grateful to collaborate with over the years.

Currently, Ananda is combining natural science research with wood block printing and book arts to study pollinators and their relationship with human commerce and its environmental impact.



Margot Steinberg

Margot Steinberg graduated from Muhlenberg College in

2016 with a BA in Dance with concentrations in Choreography and Teaching, and minors in mathematics and Spanish.

She has since been teaching, choreographing, improvising, and performing in and around Philadelphia. She has attended summer workshops including Leon Dance Arts NY, Now Next Dance Mentoring program, and Dance for PD professional training program with Mark Morris Dance Group.

Margot has performed works by Donald McKayle, Sharon Vazanna, and Randall Anthony-Smith, and has performed for The Naked Stark, Meredith Stapleton, Lyons & Tigers, Vervet Dance, Paige Phillips, and Sean Thomas Boyt, and

has choreographed in collaboration with Celine McBride.

Margot has previously taught for the Muhlenberg Community Dance Center, Buckingham Dance

Studio, and in senior living facilities in the greater Philadelphia area through Dancin’ Chairs LLC. Margot is currently teaching dance to children at PlayArts, Napoli School of Music and Dance, the Koresh Kids Outreach Program, and Lume Art Studio.


Taylor Cullen

Taylor Cullen is a percussionist, musician, and teacher from Bucks County. She graduated from Temple University with a degree in History and a minor in Political Science. She has worked with kids for many years, including her time as a Site Coordinator and personal care assistant within the Bristol Borough School District. She has also led songwriting classes and continues to teach private drum lessons. Taylor has played drums in multiple touring and recording bands over the years, including Howlish. Taylor currently plays in the jazz-influenced indie rock band Swim Camp. She is always looking for new ways to merge music and education. When she was little, her favorite film was The Yellow Submarine.


Alyssa Clinkscales

Alyssa Clinkscales holds a Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Arts (MAT) in Teaching in Visual Arts from The University of the Arts. She currently serves as a pre-k to eighth grade art teacher. Alyssa has a background in drawing, painting, printmaking, graphic art, ceramics, and photography. She is also a freelance mixed media artist who has a passion for educating the youth about cultural and social awareness through visual art. She also enjoys participating in community service projects and mentoring the youth among the Philadelphia area and surrounding communities.


Sevon Wright

Sevon Wright is a dancer/choreographer in the Philadelphia area. She is a dancer with Beyond Dance Company,Chocolate Ballerina Co., Femme Collective Philly, and Kathanghah Dance Company. She is also an assistant director for Kathanghah. She also teaches at several schools around Philly; teaching jazz, hip hop, contemporary, ballet, and modern dance. Sevon has performed at the African American Museum, in Lancaster and soon she will be performing in Mt Vernon, NY alongside Kathanghah Dance Company and will be debuting newly choreographed work. She recently performed and choreographed new work at the RAW natural born artists showcase in Philadelphia at the Trocadero Theater. Sevon continues to look for new performance opportunities and new ways to showcase her artwork.