The Infinity Team’s goal is to create a welcoming, safe, positive place for students to explore, experience and excel in the arts. Our team helps empower students to stretch their minds, develop musical and artistic skills, and build self-confidence and self-esteem.

Each instructor is carefully handpicked based on technical ability, professional and performance experience, teaching experience, and alignment with Infinity’s Youth Development Philosophy. All instructors have practical experience such as touring, performing, or working for theaters or dance companies, and many also have Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees within their fields.

Student safety is at the forefront of all decision-making, and therefore all program staff and instructors are background checked prior to being hired.

Meet the Team


Adam Gould
Adam GouldPiano, Guitar, and Infinite Exploration Instructor
Ashley PickeringArt Instructor
Bethany StravatoDance Instructor
Brittany BagliaViolin, Viola Instructor
Cathy PanebiancoPhotography Instructor
Cody HillerViolin, Viola Instructor
Corey WatsonGuitar Instructor
Dana NordlundPhotography, Drums
Debbie PenleyArt Instructor
Debra EckArt Instructor
Emily DrewTheater/Acting Instructor
Faith GrahamViolin Instructor
Gavin Paterniti
Gavin PaternitiPerformance Group Instructor, Stage Tech
Jacob GeracePiano and Infinite Exploration Instructor
JamieLee Bonfiglio-DavisVoice, Musical Theater, Acting/Theater Instructor
Jeremy BunceGuitar (electric, acoustic, slide, dobro), Bass, Audio Instructor
Jim TorreyDrum Set, Snare Drum Instructor
Julie AndersonPiano Instructor
Karen Hewes-SuberInfinite Exploration
Kate RinkoDance Instructor
Kyle GustafsonGuitar, Bass, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, French Horn, Euphonium Instructor
Laura BeckerGroup Class Instructor: Originals Labs
Lauren Hiller, Vocal Instructor
Lauren HillerVoice (classical) Instructor
Marc ScapelitteDrum Instructor, Ensemble Director
Mariana MathewsonCello & Piano Instructor 
Renee BoardmanArt Instructor
Ron PackardPiano Instructor
Ryan LindforsDrum Set Instructor
Sara RafaloskiInfinite Exploration, Ukulele, Banjo Instructor
Steve DavisPiano, Vocal Coach, Bass Guitar, Drum Set Instructor
Teal WeatherleyVocal Coach


Ashley PickeringDevelopment Coordinator, Sponsorship Sales
Jamie LeeArtistic Director
Jasmine HaightProgram Assistant
Laura BeckerOffice Coordinator
Lauren HillerAdministrative Assistant
Mariah MelendyAssociate Director
Sara RafaloskiSite Coordinator
Shane HawkinsExecutive Director
Stephanie RogersGrants & Marketing Coordinator
Teal WeatherleyProgram Assistant


Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. has been nurturing students since 1998. We are always interested in hearing from former students! If you are an alumnus and would like to share what you are doing, please contact Stephanie Rogers!


Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc.
301 E 2nd St, Suite 101
Jamestown, NY 14701

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