Staff & Instructors
Michael A. Stokes
National Ballet Company, Crofton, Maryland;
Rhythm nation Performing Arts of Texas Euless, Texas;
Conservatory of Classical Ballet, Dallas, Texas;
Ballet Academy of Texas Fort Worth, Texas
Ballet, hip-hop, modern, character and jazz.
Auditioned for and received scholarships from the school of American Ballet (NewYork), The San Francisco Ballet, The American Ballet Theatre (New York), Cecchetti Council of America (Michigan), The Julillana Schools (SanDiego), Gus Giordano Dance Center (Chicago), Debbie Allen Dance Academy (Culver City, CA) and The University of North Carolina School of Arts.
Sep.2012 Department of Chinese Painting in Luxun Academy of Fine Art (MFA)
Sep. 2008 Luxun Academy of Fine Art (BFA)
Neither/Or Hoffberger School of Painting Fall Show––MICA Lazarus Center Gallery
2015 Chinese Department of Painting Graduate Show––LAFA Gallery 06/15/2015
Water and Ink Experimental Work Show––LAFA Gallery 2014
Participated in the Traditional Chinese Painting—National College Student Flowers and Birds Painting Show held by Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2014.
Participated in the National Group Exhibitions of Nine Cities in 2014.
Presented in Chinese Young Artists Works Exhibition in the Gallery of Huangshang Morning Paper in 2014.
Organized the Small-Size Art Exhibition held in Lunxun Academy of Fine Arts in 2013.
Organized and participated in the Art Activity of Returning—In a Visual Way in Lunxun Academy of Fine Arts in December 2012.
Organized and participated in “Zhixing Ink Painting Show” in 2010.
Organized and participated in “Art --- Traditional Chinese Painting Show” in 2009.
Took part in Wenchuan Earthquake Donation Activity in 2008.
Crystal M. Adair
Former member of the Shanghai Philharmonic Society Music genres include Classical Music, Liturgical Music, German Lieder, French and English Art Songs, and Chinese Folk Music Conducting
Conductor and Artistic Director, Columbia Chinese Choral Arts Society (CCCAS) (2006 to 2013)
Conductor and Artistic Director, Yellow River Art Ensemble (YRAE) (2011 to 2013)
Conductor, Washington Chinese Chorus (WCC) (2004 – 2007)
Latechia G. Mitchell
In her varied work throughout the years with children and teens, she has been able to develop a creative muscle that she continues to stretch and train. Ms. Mitchell has learned and taught black and white photography, newspaper, drama, visual art, dance, and supported students in their academic pursuits throughout her professional experiences. She has directed plays, written music, and choreographed dance for students for over 10 years in camps and classes.
Highlights of her work with students include creating an environmental club that continues at the CCCS-Trinidad Campus in Northeast DC, facilitating students in Fairfax County to retell and write their own version of the Firebird Suite, and directing her 2nd grade class in a reader’s theatre production of Cendrion, a Caribbean Cinderella. Currently, Ms. Mitchell teaches Funny Songs and Hands on Art here at Cathay Future. She is excited to be a part of the visionary staff that offers classes here to students.
Lydia Tyburski graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010, with a BFA in painting. She is a twice recipient of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, including the Silver Medal for a visual arts portfolio. She has worked professionally as a scenic artist & as a studio artist at Madame Tussaud’s in D.C. She has a special interest in using narrative & color. Her other interests & hobbies include creative writing, web-design, & psychology. She hopes to continue her studies as a graduate student in the future.