Ted Hallisey, Executive Director
Ted Hallisey accepted the invitation from the Board of Directors to become Executive Director on Nov. 1, 2017. Ted is also known as "Cowboy Ted," after spending several years behind the microphone on radio stations in California and Utah. Ted has spent the majority of his professional career as an educator and media host and has visited more than 250,000 kids across the United States to share positive messages. He holds a master’s in education from Utah State University. "I am looking forward to expanding our awesome Arts-Kids programs into Salt Lake City and other Utah locations."
Janae Garrett, Program Director
Janae began her involvement with Arts-Kids in 2016, shortly after she graduated from Chapman University in Orange, California where she was accepted on The Dean’s Scholarship. While there she earned two degrees, a B.A. in Dance and a B.A. in Integrated Education Studies with an emphasis in community eduction in Non-Governmental Organizations.
The arts have been a critical part of Janae’s life since she was a young girl. Her expertise lies in dance and movement as well as acting, music and visual arts. Janae has danced with Odyssey Dance Theater for three consecutive years, as well as performed with The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square as a dancer for two consecutive years along with broadway star, Sutton Foster.
Janae has found her skill set is best served when educating young students. She love inspiring them to access the power of the arts to help them experience the same joy that she has found through movement. Janae has a strong passion for the arts as well as education. In her spare time she enjoys running, traveling and spending time with her husband and family.