Faculty & Staff


JESSICA HANDRIK (Director of Education) oversees the Flynn’s education programs for communities and schools, FlynnArts classes and performance programs, and the student matinee series, which serves over 35,000 students each year. She spent nearly 20 years working with artists and educators in various roles at Lincoln Center. As Director of PreK12 and Higher Education Partnerships, she worked extensively to design and assess art-based partnerships with schools, colleges, and community organizations. 

SARAH CALIENDO (FlynnArts Manager) manages the FlynnArts education classes and groups. She comes to the Flynn after 15 years of work in the youth development field. She began her relationship with the Flynn in 2011 when, having no experience with dance, she received a scholarship to take a ballet class through the FlynnArts scholarship program. That first semester of dance at the Flynn set her on a course that led her straight to the FlynnArts Manager role. She continued on in the ballet class, and expanded to dancing salsa, east coast swing, west coast swing, kizomba, and blues. After having such a powerful and transformative experience with the Flynn, Sarah jumped at the opportunity to join the administrative team and to be a part of making that magic happen for current and future FlynnArts students.


The FlynnArts program takes pride in our high-quality artist-educators, who inspire discovery, nurture creativity, and support self-expression! See each class description for a bio and photo of the Teaching Artist who leads the creative work.

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Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
153 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401
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