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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 the Russian literature curriculum and designed sets and costumes for theater productions. 

 

DC, MD, AND VA THEATERS

Scenic Designer: 1999 - 2014

D.C. Area

 

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

 

ELF THEATER

Founder and Artistic Director: 2007 - 2012

Washington D.C.

 

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 D.C.

 

Taught fine art classes for young children at the 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 Pupper Theatre, Tver State Puppet Theatre, Izhevsk State Puppet Theatre, State Academy of Theater Arts Puppet Theater, and Brodyachaya Sobachka Puppet Theater. 

 

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition Contributor: 1995 - 2002

United States and Europe

 

Exhibited works at the Avangarde Galery, Galerie Claude Bessard, Manezh’99, Male Farmy Grafiki, Manezh’98, St. Peterburg Theater Arts Academy, Exlibrisweltstrijd, Manezh’95

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