Main Idea

Resident Artist:

Danny Guzman, Profesional Dancer

Danny “Bboy Lissome” Guzman is from Fitchburg Massachusetts. He has been teaching HipHop/Breaking for the last 10yrs. During that time he has been rewarded a Community Builder’s Award by the United Way, has performed for NASA, local festivals, and competes competitively all across North America. For him, passion dictates action and working with the youth provides opportunities to make an impact in someones life.

Ellen Arellana, Program Assistant

Ellen is a Junior at Clark University; she is majoring in International Development and Social Change, and minoring in Business Management.

“I strongly believe that art has the power to empower children and foster community.”

Amanda Youmans, Program Assistant

Amanda is a Junior at Clark University; she is majoring in Psychology.

“I hope to gain a greater connection to the Worcester Community and learn how to apply the skills I acquire in this internship to my life after college.”

Hannah Brier, Drama Teacher

Hannah is a Theatre and Community Youth & Education Studies Major at Clark University. She is an active actor/member of the Clark Musical Theatre Club and Clark University Players Society, as well as a Teaching Assistant at Woodland Academy.

” I am excited about the idea of working with students from my surrounding community on things I am passionate about within the arts.”

Rodney Cargil,

Rodney is a Philosophy and Studio Art Major at Clark University. In 2017, he was the Creative Director at W.E.B Dubois Summer Academy in Springfield, MA.

“I hope to help others bring forth their artistic abilities!”

Maria Conners, Creative Writing Teacher

Maria is an English and Theatre Arts Major at Clark University.

“I am excited to learn about how an organization such as Main IDEA operates in building a sustainable, intentional relationship with Main South.”

Emily Schutz, Dance Teacher

Emily is a Psychology Major and Sociology Minor at Clark University. She is the Co-Director of Variant Dance Troupe at Clark University, and has also interned with Magpie Dance Company in London, England, a nonprofit organization that provides dance classes to people with disabilities.

“I love working with kids and believe that providing children with a creative and artistic outlet is essential for healthy development.”

Mitch Williams, Dance Teacher

Mitch is a Junior at Clark University, majoring in Psychology. He is also a member of Variant Dance Club and the African Diaspora Dance Association at Clark University.

“I think people who work with kids learn so much about themselves and from the kids too. I hope to embrace my inner creativity and to be a good role model for the kids and engage with them to teach them life lessons and useful life skills.”

Anna Nehring, Music Teacher

Anna is a Psychology Major at Clark University. She is also a member of Counterpoints, the female a cappella group at Clark University!

“I love Main IDEA’s mission to empower kids through art. As a life-long lover of and believer in the importance of art and building self confidence in young people.”