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The CLO Academy is justifiably proud of its instructors. Our faculty represents some of the best teaching artists in our region and includes instructors from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Duquesne University, and Point Park University, among other fine institutions. The CLO Academy’s students could not be in more competent and caring hands.

Education DirectorKiesha Lalama
Education Programs Manager — Michael J. Cerchiaro
Academy Principal — Patty Maloney
Admissions Coordinator — Seth Laidlaw
Creative Vision Coordinator
Susan Pettigrew
ReceptionistEmily Christ

 Department  Faculty and Staff
Monique Delgado, Kellie Hodges, Kaylin Horgan, Kristiann Josephs, Daniel Karasik, Samantha Manson, Alivia Owen, Scott Sambuco,
Jodi Welch
Roseanna Irwin, Stephen Totter, Melissa Yanchak
Daina Griffith, Nancy Mimless, Jim Scriven
Laura Daniels, Israel Kremen, Melissa Yanchak
Musical Theater
Laura Daniels, Justin Fortunato, Daina Griffith, Roseanna Irwin,
Kristiann Josephs, Samantha Manson, Nancy Mimless, Robert Neumeyer, Jim Scriven, Jason Shavers, Stephen Totter, Melissa Yanchak
Laura Daniels, Roseanna Irwin, Israel Kremen, Robert Neumeyer, Melissa Yanchak
Creative Vision
Sandra Dowe, Rob James, Jenifer Oberg, Stephen Santa, Becki Toth
New Horizons
Laura Daniels, Nancy Mimless, Colleen Nesbitt


Located on the 8th floor of Penn Avenue Place (formerly the Lazarus / Horne’s building), the Academy contains four spacious and well-equipped dance studios, two acting studios, two private voice studios, a student practice room, a student/teacher library, a student lounge and a comfortable waiting area for parents accompanying students to the Academy.

In addition, the Charles Gray Auditorium offers the Academy a theater in which to showcase the accomplishments and achievements of its student body. Anyone wishing to take a tour of the facility may do so during regular class hours. If there is a particular class that you would like to observe, please call (412) 281-2234.