Arts Courses

The Arts Department offers classes in both performing and visual arts. Our emerging film program is making a name for itself in the D.C. Metro area through its annual Madeira Film Festival.

Available Courses


Class of 2020 & beyond:

Classes of 2019:


Sasha Newman

Arts Department Chair, Technical Director

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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.

Constance Mattox

Visual Arts Teacher

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Ms. Mattox began teaching at Madeira in 2008. She earned a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Wayne State University.

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.

Deborah Morris

Piano and Flute Instructor

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Ms. Morris began instructing at Madeira in 1998. She earned a bachelor's degree in Music from Bowling Green State University and a master's degree from The Catholic University.

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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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.

Debbie Morris

Piano Teacher

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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.

Shane Iler

French Horn Instructor

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Marisa Lentz

Voice Instructor

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