Get to know our teachers 

San Francisco and Berkeley faculty ~ Organized alphabetically by last name

Aiyisha Castillo

Aiyisha Castillo

Candace Driskell

Candace Driskell

Mary Gorski

Mary Gorski

Bobby Hoyt

Bobby Hoyt

Angela Madonia

Angela Madonia

Alexis Mulhauser

Alexis Mulhauser

Miranda Putnam

Miranda Putnam

Shelly Ross

Shelly Ross

Ballu Singh

Ballu Singh

Hien Tran

Hien Tran

Carmen Casado

Carmen Casado

Angela Fisher

Angela Fisher

Rachel Goudey*

Rachel Goudey*

Leila Johnson

Leila Johnson

Elizabeth McKinley

Elizabeth McKinley

Emma Pearson

Emma Pearson

Joy Ravelli*

Joy Ravelli*

Natalie Russell*

Natalie Russell*

Minna Sivola

Minna Sivola

Evgeniya Ustinova

Evgeniya Ustinova

Allison Chapman

Allison Chapman

Kathy Gehlken*

Kathy Gehlken*

Anne Gregory

Anne Gregory

Luke Karamol

Luke Karamol

Dinorah Meyer

Dinorah Meyer

Lori Pim*

Lori Pim*

Mary Redente

Mary Redente

Anastasia Simpson

Anastasia Simpson

Eric Sparks*

Eric Sparks*

Sierra Wagner

Sierra Wagner

PJ Church*

PJ Church*

Vivienne Giolli

Vivienne Giolli

Miya Hisaka

Miya Hisaka

Kathleen Lefstad

Kathleen Lefstad

Clara Miller

Clara Miller

Shai Plonski*

Shai Plonski*

Denise Renye*

Denise Renye*

Kristin Singer

Kristin Singer

Erica “Sunshine” Thompson

Erica “Sunshine” Thompson

Lucia Young*

Lucia Young*

PICTURES & BIOS COMING SOON:  Jennifer Price, Rene Watson, Silvia Sanchez, Sandhya Adnepos, Teresa Diviacchi

* Denotes Purusha School Master Teachers


Graduate/guest teachers 

Amal Bisharat

Amal Bisharat

Lubna Sharief

Lubna Sharief

Gayle Zahler

Gayle Zahler

Suzanne Byron

Suzanne Byron

Laurel Parrish

Laurel Parrish

Emily Smith

Emily Smith

Allison Haag

Allison Haag

Cyndera Quackenbush

Cyndera Quackenbush

Mabby Yolung

Mabby Yolung

Caitlin Hildebrand

Caitlin Hildebrand

Mika Sanfilippo

Mika Sanfilippo


Get to know our STAFF

OWNERS: Joy Ravelli & Eric Sparks 

STUDIO MANAGERS: Evgeniya Ustinova (SF), Carmen Casado (BERKELEY)

WEBSITE MAINTENANCE: Kathleen Lefstad

WEBSITE DESIGN: Amal Bisharat & Kathleen Lefstad

FRONT DESK CUSTOMER SERVICE:  Evgeniya Ustinova, Kirsten Borja, Teresa Diviacchi, Rene Watson, Erica Green, Luna Celi