David S. Allee

On March 28th, 2024, David S. Allee presented his portfolio from the beginning of his career to the present, discussed the different fields he works in, and answered questions from student photographers regarding his process, camera techniques, and journey to becoming a professional photographer. David S. Allee is a photographer based in New York City.

Frederick Ballentine

On March 18th, 2024, Frederick Ballentine led an interactive Q&A session where he answered students’ questions about opera singing and the professional field of opera, explained the vocal mechanisms opera singers utilize in their craft, and taught some exercises and warmups to chorus students. He ended the presentation by performing a few minutes of Samuel

Yan Yang

On February 16, 2024, Yan Yang discussed her unconventional path to becoming an art history professor, shared her diverse personal experiences in the field, and guided students to interpret an artwork as art historians. Yan Yang, a graduate of Yale University and long-time resident of New Haven, where she earned her B.A. and Ph.D. degrees,

Sarah Schenck

On January 9, 2024, Sarah Schenck screened her new film The Invisible Extinction and discussed her personal journey with filmmaking, her passion for science, and how that passion influences her current work. Sarah Schenck is a self-taught filmmaker and produced Virgin, starring Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Robin Wright (Forrest Gump, The Princess Bride)

Bruce Adolphe

On December 12, 2023, Bruce Adolphe led students through his music career, playing clips from throughout his career, and involving the audience in music exercises. Bruce Adolphe graduated from Juilliard and has composed various operas, concertos, chamber music, choral music, and other works that have been played in various places, such as Lincoln Center, by

Bharathi Penneswaran

On September 28, 2023, Bharathi Penneswaran introduced students to Bharatnatyam dance, explaining its 3000 year old history, showing the work of influential dancers, and teaching some basic steps to our audience. Bharathi is a Bharatnatyam (Indian traditional dance) dancer. She has over two decades of training in the dance form, under her guru, Sri Justin

Alessandro Bianchi Sicioldr

On June 11, 2023, Mr. Sicioldr talked to Stuyvesant students about his artistic journey, the inspiration behind his artwork, and his working process. Originally from Tuscania, Italy, Alessandro Bianchi Sicioldr’s work has been described as drawing inspiration from Surrealism in its use of irrationality and the subconscious. Other than Surrealist themes, his painting style garners intrigue