Arts Courses

Mission: Madeira Arts prepares students for the ever-evolving world by bolstering creativity, collaboration, curiosity, and resilience. 

Vision: Every artistic endeavor, whether it be visual or performing, encourages and celebrates excellence in each student at Madeira. Coursework challenges students to discover connections across disciplines, while practicing traditional and contemporary techniques in making art.

Available Courses


3 credits


Sasha Newman

Arts Department Chair

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Ms. Newman began teaching at Madeira in 2010. She earned a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Scene Design from Boston University and a Master's degree in Art Education from the University of Florida. She currently teaches Technical Theater, Advanced Theater Production, and STEAM in addition to designing the Fall play and Winter musical.

Dannice Crespo

Violin and Viola Instructor

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Ms. Crespo started working at Madeira in 2002. She a bachelor's degree in Music from University of Central Arkansas and a master's degree from University of California at Irvine.

Heather Fetrow

Director of Choral Music

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Heather Fetrow joins the Madeira Fine Arts department this fall as the Director of Choral Music.  Ms. Fetrow has directed choral ensembles previously at the Browning School in New York City and the Hun School of Princeton.  She is currently the Associate Director of Strathmore Children's Choir's Treble Chorus in Rockville, MD. She holds degrees in Music Education, Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. 

Ann Miller

Visual Arts Teacher

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Adalia Tonneyck

Production Manager

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Adalia V Tonneyck has been designing costumes for the Madeira Theater Department since 2014 and now has join the faculty as the Production Manager. For the last 9 years Adalia has been the working in D.C. Metro area as a freelance theater artist, at such companies as The Folger, Traveling Players Ensemble, GWU, Howard University, Constellation, Signature and Adventure theater. She holds a B.A.F in Fiber Arts from S.C.A.D University of Creative careers and M.F.A in Production Design from George Washington University.

Kelsey Meiklejohn

Theater Teacher

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Kelsey Meiklejohn joins the Arts Department after working at Madeira as the musical choreographer since 2013. Before joining the faculty at Madeira, she was the Secondary Education Programs Manager at Encore Stage & Studio, where she ran their pre-professional program in addition to directing and choreographing productions. Previously she worked as a teaching artist and choreographer at Sidwell Friends, Episcopal High School, Olney Theatre Center, and Maryland Shakespeare Festival. As an actress she has appeared at: The Shakespeare Theatre, 1st Stage, Flying V, Synetic Family Theatre, National Players Tour, Maryland Shakespeare Festival, Virginia Shakespeare Festival. She holds a B.A. in Theatre and Dance from The College of William & Mary and a M.A. in Theatre Education from The University of Northern Colorado.

Julia Morris

Flute Instructor

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Master of Music candidate at George Mason University and received her Bachelor of Music from Vanderbilt University.

Marisa Lentz

Voice Instructor

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Jason Oestenstad

Director of Chamber Orchestra

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Shadell Segree

Arts Teacher

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Bobby McCoy

Piano Instructor

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