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Carl Bronsdon

Carl has been a scenic and costume designer for professional and educational theatre companies in the Seattle area for many years, designing and constructing productions for companies such as Seattle Symphony, The Bathhouse Theater, The Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Seattle Musical Theatre, Shoreline Community College, and Bellevue College, among others Carl is an accomplished miniaturist, […]

Kel Dylla

Kel is the first executive director for Cornish+, formerly Cornish Extensions, which will build and grow Cornish’s adult, youth, teen, and community programs. From 2016-2020, Kel was the executive director of the Kirkland Arts Center, a community art school, public gallery, and steward of the historic Peter Kirk building. Prior to this role, she spent […]

Pinky Estell

Pinky Estell is a stage manager and production manager with over fifteen years of experience. He has worked as theater director for ACT San Francisco, San Francisco Opera Company Merola Opera, The National Black Theater Festival, Intiman Theatre, and the Cornish Playhouse, among others.  Estell currently serves as the vice president on the UpTown Arts […]

Sharron Starling

Sharron Starling oversees and directs all aspects of the admission process for Cornish College of the Arts, which includes outreach, campus visits, application reviews, and enrollment. A dedicated admission professional with over thirty years of experience, Starling is a frequent presenter in the PNW, has served the region on the PNACAC Executive Board, and is […]

Diane Zytniak

Diane Zytniak serves as Cornish’s Senior HR Generalist and lives in Seattle.

Lauren Basson

I am a social scientist, writer and researcher who teaches first-year seminars and upper-division classes focused on topics such as contemporary politics, liminality, and social science and literature. My publications include White Enough to Be American? Race Mixing, Indigenous People, and the Boundaries of State and Nation (University of North Carolina Press, 2008) and peer-reviewed […]

Chris Cook

Chris Cook joined Cornish College of the Arts in the summer of 2019 as Assistant Registrar & Academic Course Scheduler. Originally hailing from Milwaukee, WI, he migrated to Seattle in 2012 and has never felt more at home, despite missing the snow. Though his background is in programming, his passion has always been supporting artists; […]

Dr. Kaley Lane Eaton

Dr. Kaley Lane Eaton’s work has been performed internationally in venues ranging from Hong Kong concert halls, to the streets of Skid Row in Los Angeles. Her “disconcertingly lovely” (Seattle Magazine) compositions are quickly gaining notoriety for combining innovative digital technology with ancient performance practices, questioning humanity’s growing dependence on technology and the resulting exploitation […]

Jessica Christensen

Jessica Christensen is a Pacific Northwest native that didn’t know what was in store for her in high school when she began working with her father’s oil paint collection. Her passion for both theater and painting led her to graduate from Cornish College of the Arts in 2013 with a BFA in Theatrical Scenic Design […]

Ilana Zweschi

Ilana Zweschi is an artist working in Seattle, Washington. She attended Skidmore College, graduating summa cum laude in 2011 and earned an MFA in painting from SUNY Albany in 2014. She is currently represented by Foster/White Gallery in Seattle. Zweschi has exhibited nationally, is part of the Microsoft and Meta art collections, and received the […]