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Elizabeth DeSeguirant

Elizabeth DeSeguirant

Elizabeth DeSeguirant holds a dual BA in Fine Arts/Theatre Arts and has enjoyed an exciting career teaching, dancing, choreographing and producing in cities across the US, including NYC, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, Washington, DC and Tampa, FL. She has danced with numerous companies and residencies including Psophonia Dance Company (TX), Dancepath Theater (TX), Hope Stone's Hopewerks (TX), Amalgamate Dance Company (NYC), and Gin Dance Company (DC), as well as served as faulty member and guest choreographer for numerous schools and studios including YES Prep Southeast (TX), BalletNova center for Dance (DC), Metropolitan School of the Arts (DC), Premier Dance Academy (FL) and St. Petersburg College (FL). In 2015, Elizabeth started the project-based dance company ONELIGHT which seeks to serve local artists, professionals, and audience members with work that will have a positive and lasting effect. To date ONELIGHT has raised and helped raise over $8,000 for organizations that serve their local communities with vital, life-changing services. Elizabeth also served as co-founder of Pinellas Dance Collective and BRIDGEfest, an organization and annual production that worked to connect dancers and professionals in the greater Tampa Bay area through teaching, class and performance opportunities. Elizabeth and her family moved to Chattanooga in the Spring of 2020. She currently serves as a faculty member with Chattanooga Ballet and looks forward to investing in the dance and arts community in her new home!

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Amy Wetmore

Amy Wetmore

Amy Wetmore grew up on Signal Mountain. She took her first kudzu basket weaving class from Bill Haley at the Chattanooga Nature Center in 1990. With an abundant supply of kudzu vines in her backyard Amy had plenty of free materials to practice her new skill. Coming from a family of artists Amy grew up learning many different forms of artistic expression but kudzu basket weaving especially captured her attention because it is natural, readily available, and utilitarian. Amy enjoys sharing her love of taking the underappreciated vines and creating beautiful works of art.

Hannah Myers

Hannah Myers

Hannah Myers has been a working artist at the MACC since 2021. In her work, she focuses on painting, screenprint, mixed media collage, and most recently, ceramics. She first studied ceramics during her undergraduate studies at the University of Tennessee and has loved the medium ever since. Hannah earned a BA from the University of Tennessee and a MAT in Visual Arts Education from Western Carolina University. Hannah is excited to share her passion for ceramics and teaching with introductory pottery classes at the MACC this spring.

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Jon Gaines

Jon Gaines

Jon recently moved to Chattanooga after 27 years of long New England winters. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Trumpet Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, where he also continued his training in piano and voice. After college Jon spent 3 years touring the world with the historic jazz vocal group The Four Freshmen as their baritone singer and trumpeter. When he’s not teaching Jon enjoys composing and performing in a variety of musical styles, and is always working on learning a new instrument himself.

Tess Pope

Tess Pope

Emily Bassett

Emily Bassett

Steven Disbrow

Steven Disbrow

Steven “Diz” Disbrow has been improvising since the Fall of 2002, when he was cast in a Halloween fundraiser event at the MACC and fell in with the Improv Troupe “Runs With Scissors” from Dalton GA. After a series of name changes and hiatuses, the group rebranded as “Improv Chattanooga” in 2015 and began teaching Improv Comedy to students in the area. Six years and 40+ classes later, he’s thrilled to be bringing these classes back to the MACC, where he got his Improv start! Comments from former students: “I’ve taken improv classes at Second City, iO (Improv Olympic) and the Annoyance Theater and I can say, without reservation, that I have gotten more out of the classes at Improv Chattanooga than any of those other places - Diz teaches comedic improvisation. with only one goal in mind: Making you a better performer, and he does so in a way that truly gets results. If you want a teacher who puts a lot of thought into your development, take classes with Improv Chattanooga.” - Morgan C.

Nora Benian

Nora Benian

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