KSENYA LITVAK

Art Educator

EDUCATION

DFA, MFA, and BFA

DFA: State Academy of Theatre Arts, Department of Puppet Theatre 

St. Petersburg, Russia

MFA with Honors: State Academy of Theatre Arts, Department of Puppet Theatre

St. Petersburg, Russia

BFA with Honors: State College for Theatrical and Fine Arts

Odessa, Ukraine

COMMONWEALTH ACADEMY

Art Teacher: 2005 - Present

Alexandria, VA

Teaches fine art to lower, middle, and high school students with learning differences.

ARTICHOKE ART STUDIO

Founder and Artistic Director: 1999 - Present

Gaithersburg, MD

Teaches a variety of fine art mediums and techniques in conservatory style art classes.

BEL CANTANTI OPERA COMPANY

Scenic Artist: 2017 - Present

Silver Spring, MD

Designed costumes and sets for a production of Cinderella.

THEATER EZHIK AND BU-KVA RUSSIAN SCHOOL

Art Teacher: 1999 - 2016

Gaithersburg, MD

Taught art courses to supplement Russian literature curriculum and designed sets and costumes for theater productions.

DC, MD, AND VA THEATERS

Scenic Designer: 1999 - 2014

DC Area

Designed for Woolly Mammoth Theater, Adventure Theater, Theater J, National Theater, and Classika Theater.

ELF THEATER

Founder and Artistic Director: 2007 - 2012

Washington, DC

Directed and designed puppet and live theater performances for young audiences.

CLASSIKA THEATER AND ART STUDIO

Art Teacher and Designer: 2002 - 2007

Arlington, VA

Directed art classes and camps. Designed sets, costumes, and puppets for main stage shows and traveling productions.

ARTSMARTS WITH CLASSIKA THEATER

Art Teacher: 2002 - 2007

Arlington, VA

Directed Classika’s art outreach program for Arlington County Public Schools.

WITHIN SIGHT, INC. “ART FOR ALL” PROJECT

Art Teacher: 2002 - 2007

Arlington, VA

Designed an art program to help severely autistic children communicate and express themselves.

THE ART LEAGUE SCHOOL

Art Teacher: 1999 - 2002

Alexandria, VA

Conducted puppet-making workshops and summer art classes.

PARPARIM PRESCHOOL

Art Teacher: 1999 - 2001

Washington, DC

Taught fine art classes for young children at Jewish Community Center of D.C.

ADAIN LO DAY SCHOOL

Art Teacher: 1997 - 1999

St. Petersburg, Russia

Directed art programs, weekly performances, theatrical games, excursions and art history classes at art museums.

ST. PETERSBURG STATE CLASSICAL GYMNASIA

Art Teacher: 1994 - 1999

St. Petersburg, Russia

Directed fine art courses as part of the Liberal Arts Curriculum and designed costumes and scenery for the theatre.

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER FOR FINE ART AND CRAFTS

Art Teacher: 1996 - 1999

St. Petersburg, Russia

Supervised the Center’s creative activities for children and adults, including puppet design and production classes.

ST. PETERSBURG, IZHEVSK, AND TVER THEATERS

Scenic Designer: 1992 - 1998

Russia

Designed for St. Petersburg State Classical Gymnasia, State Puppet Theatre, Tver State Puppet Theatre, Izhevsk State Puppet Theatre, and State Academy of Theater Arts Puppet Theater, and Brodyachaya Sobachka Puppet Theater.

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition Contributor: 1995 - 2002

United States and Europe

xhibited works at the Avangarde Gallery, Galerie Claude Bessard, Manezh'99, Male Formy Grafiki, Manezh'98, St. Petersburg Theater Arts Academy, Exlibrisweltstrijd, Manezh'95.

 

(202) 390-9031

Potomac Valley Professional Center
12105 Darnestown Rd #14, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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