Working Instructors

Experienced Teachers

Learn from instructors working at film and game 3D animation studios!
You most likely have seen our instructors' work on the big screen or at home on your television.
Who are we?
working with instructors at AnimSchool, students learn from many experts who are working at top-grossing animation studios.
Our instructors go through a screening process at AnimSchool, just like they did to get their studio job. We want experienced industry professionals teaching our students.
Students have access to the demo reel of every instructor at AnimSchool, so you can be confident that you are being taught by a skilled professional.
Each class has listings taught by particular instructors, at certain days and times each week, so students can pick the one that works best for them.
AnimSchool Instructors
Alexander Snow
Alexander Snow
Alex is an animator at Disney. He's been animating professionally for 10 years, and has been lucky enough to work on a bunch of cool projects including Ralph Breaks the Internet, Ferdinand, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Zoo...
Anand Somasundaran
Anand Somasundaran
Anand fell in love with animation because it was a medium that combined two of his favourite things drawing and film-making. He has been working as an animator on feature films since 2009 and has worked at studios such and Rhythm and Hues, Industrial...
Andros Martinez Rodrigo
Andros Martinez Rodrigo
I am a self-taught artist based in Valencia (Spain). I work as a freelance artist specialized in fantasy and character art. Initially i prepared to be a comic artist but as i progressed further into my self-taught years, i became open to many other p...
Anthea Kerou
Anthea Kerou
For the last 8 years Anthea has worked on many animated features such as "Shrek 4' at Dreamworks, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" at Sony, "Horton Hears a Who" at Blue Sky, "Planet 51" at Ilion, and "Bolt" and "Meet the Robinsons" at Walt Disney ...
Arvin Villapando
Arvin Villapando
Arvin currently works at Gametextures.com and wears multiple hats. His primary duties include texture artist, pipeline engineer, tool developer, and product manager. As part of the gametexture’s library, Arvin’s work has shown up in a variety of ga...
Benn Garnish
Benn Garnish
Benn Garnish, animator and senior previz artist, responsible for much memorable character and creature animation on films such as "Harry Potter", "Passengers" and "Paddington 2", with over 10 years experience currently works for Third Floor London a...
Bobby Huth
Bobby Huth
I graduated from Ringling School of Art in 2007.  Went to Bluesky Studios to work on Horton Hears A Who as a Technical Assistant to the animation team.  Then had my first animation job on Open Season 2 working remotely for ReelFX.  Cam...
Bobby Taylor
Bobby Taylor
Bobby is a Senior Animator at Sony Pictures Imageworks. He has 8 years of experience working in film on a variety of projects. Some of his credits include: Storks, Hotel Transylvania 2 & 3, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Smurfs: The Lost Vi...
Brandon May
Brandon May
Brandon is a Lighting TD at Blue Sky Studios.  He has worked on Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Rio, Ice Age Continental Drift, Epic, and now Rio 2. He previously worked at Disney Interactive as a world builder for the video game Bolt.
Brien Hindman
Brien Hindman
Brien is currently a workflow supervisor at Disney Animation.  Previously, he was a senior modeler at Blue Sky Studios as well as the environmental modeling lead for Ice Age 3.Films Brien has worked on include:Moana, Big Hero 6, Frozen, Wreck It...
Charles Ellison
Charles Ellison
Currently creating art for DreamWorks Animation as a Modeling Supervisor, Charles has enjoyed a rich career in the Feature Animation world. Having worked on franchises such as the “How To Train Your Dragon” and “Kung Fu Panda” series amongst others,...
Christopher Dias
Christopher Dias
Chris has over 15 years of Animation experience and a graduate from Sheridan's 2006-07 Digital Character Animation course, Canada. At Sheridan, He won the DreamworksAnimation SKG Scholarship for best student character animation for his student projec...
Daria Jerjomina
Daria Jerjomina
Daria is a software engineer at Anki, a robotics company, where she develops animation and robotics pipeline tools. Though now an engineer, she started her career as a rigger, and previously worked at Laika, where she did CG face rigging and built in...
Dave Gallagher
Dave Gallagher
AnimSchool was founded in 2010 by David Gallagher, animator, rigger and former Character Development Supervisor at Blue Sky Studios. With over 18 years of industry experience, David animated on three Ice Age movies, Horton Hears a Who, Robots, and Ri...
Eric Huang
Eric Huang
Eric is a self-taught animator with over 10 years of experience in the industry. In a previous life, he was an engineer at IBM. Since then, his career has taken him to studios such as Reel FX, Blur Studio, Bungie Studios, and Scanline VFX. He is cu...
Eriks Vitolins
Eriks Vitolins
In 2003, Eriks graduated with a BFA in Fine Art and Computer Animation from the Academy of Art University.  Soon afterwards, he was employed at Rhythm and Hues Studios starting as an Animation intern. Between 2003-2014, he quickly...
Florian Perret
Florian Perret
Florian Perret is originally from France. He is currently a modeler at Walt Disney Animation Studios  in Burbank. He has previously worked at Dreamworks Animation on "Turbo" as Environment Modeler ,  Blue Sky Studio where he was modeling...
Garrett Shikuma
Garrett Shikuma
Garrett is an Animator at Blue Sky Studios who's worked on such films as Peanuts, Rio 1 & 2, Epic and the Ice Age series. Before joining Blue Sky, Garrett has over four years experience at Electronic Arts: Los Angeles animating on the Medal of Ho...
Gregory Rizzi
Gregory Rizzi
Greg’s feature animation career began way back in 2006 when he joined the team at Blue Sky Studios on Horton Hears a Who! He spent seven and half years there working on several films including Ice Age 3 & 4, Rio 1 & 2 and a brief stint on Epic. Since...
Gwilym Morris
Gwilym Morris
After winning European Junior Animator Award 2001 for his short film Bmovie, Gwilym was given the opportunity to work at Framestore on such films as Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Two years later he headed to New Zealand to work a...
Hans Dastrup
Hans Dastrup
Hans is currently a Supervising Animator at DreamWorks Animation where he animated on the Kung Fu Panda movies, The Croods, and Boss Baby. He started his career in 2003 at Blue Sky Studios, working on several films including Horton Hears a Who, Ice A...
Jarrod Showers
Jarrod Showers
Jarrod has been a videogame animator since 1997 with 12 shipped AAA titles including Star Wars: Jedi Academy, X:Men: Origins: Wolverine, Wolfenstein, Doom 4, and WildStar!  He is currently at Raven Software, working on Call of Duty: Infinite War...
Jason Behr
Jason Behr
Jason is a senior animator at Reel Fx Animation Studio with 9 plus years of professional experience in feature animation, short films, television, commercials, multimedia and games. He has worked on a variety of storytelling platforms mixed with a ...
Jean-Luc Delhougne
Jean-Luc Delhougne
Originally from Belgium, Jean-Luc now lives in Montreal where he's the Animation Supervisor for Blue Spirit Canada, a studio specializing in TV shows and animated feature films.He started his career as a 3d generalist on several commercials then deci...
John Vassallo
John Vassallo
John has contributed to almost two dozen feature films since he began in the animation industry in 2003. From cartoony to photo real his experience spans many different styles. He has worked for Disney, Rhythm and Hues, Animal Logic, Weta, MPC and is...
John Paul Rhinemiller
John Paul Rhinemiller
Currently I am a Lead Cinematics Animator at Vicarious Visions, Activision Blizzard, currently working on Crash Bandicoot NSane Trilogy and The Destiny Franchise. Before VV I was a Lead Animator at Rhythm & Hues and had the chance of working with...
Jonathan Lin
Jonathan Lin
Jonathan Lin is currently a Modeler at Dreamworks Animation working on "Abominable" (2019). Previously he was a Modeler at Blue Sky Studios for 4.5 years and worked on 7 titles including: "Ferdinand", "Ice Age Collision Course", "Peanuts", "Rio 2", ...
Joshua Tsukamoto
Joshua Tsukamoto
Koji Tsukamoto currently works at DreamWorks Animation and has been a part of several DreamWorks productions; including Boss Baby, Bilby , How to Train Your Dragon 3, and Trolls 2.
Juan Pablo Chen
Juan Pablo Chen
Juan Pablo Chen has been a Lead Environment Modeler at Dreamworks Animation for more than eight years. Before that, he worked as a Modeler at Blue Sky Studios and other studios.
Justin Barrett
Justin Barrett
Justin spent seven years as a full-time animator and animation supervisor, working on projects such as Everyone's Hero, TMNT, The Very First Noel, BOZ, and VeggieTales. In 2008 he switched to a TD role, where he spent four years developing tools and...
Kent Alfred
Kent Alfred
Kent is a currently Lead Animator at Gearbox Software in Frisco, TX, and has been with Gearbox for three years, and shipped his first title there, Battleborn. Previously, he was Lead Animator at Reel FX Animation Studios for over 8 years working on...
Kevan Shorey
Kevan Shorey
Kevan is a two-time Annie-nominated Animator and has worked at Dreamworks Animation since 2003, having started as an Assistant Animator on Shrek 2. His credits include the "Madagascar" films, "How To Train Your Dragon" and "Trolls". He is currently w...
Kyle Mohr
Kyle Mohr
Kyle is currently an animator at Pixar. He's worked in the industry since 2005, on films and commercials including Horton Hears a Who and Ice Age 3 at Blue Sky Studios, Big Hero 6 at WDAS, The Angry Birds Movie at Imageworks, and most recently Coco ...
Louaye Moulayess
Louaye Moulayess
Louaye grew up watching cartoons and playing video games. Later in life, he traveled to San Francisco where he pursued his dream of becoming an animator. His credits include: Cars 2, Ice age 4, Epic, Rio2, Peanuts, Ice Age 5, Ferdinand and curr...
Luis Labrador
Luis Labrador
Luis currently holds a position as Modeling supervisor at Walt Disney Animation Studios, he also had a successful career at Sony Pictures Imageworks as a Senior Character Modeler in the visual effects department and DreamWorks Animation as a Senior M...
Luke Randall
Luke Randall
 Luke is originally from Australia but now resides in Los Angeles, California where he works as a character animator at Dreamworks Feature Animation. He got his start TV and games before moving into features where he has completed animation on S...
Manuel Bover
Manuel Bover
Manuel is originally from Barcelona, Spain. After animating on the award-winning short film Alma, he came to the U.S. seven years ago to pursue his dream of working as an animator at the best studios. He has worked at Rhythm & Hues, Animal Logic,...
Matthew Shepherd
Matthew Shepherd
Equipped with 15 years of experience in animation and a diploma in Animation and Graphics Technology from NBCC-Miramichi, allows Matt to utilize a 2d workflow when approaching 3d. When teaching Matt's primary focus is; clean silhouettes, key posing ...
Mike Mattesi
Mike Mattesi
Michael Mattesi has been a professional production artist and instructor for almost 20 years with clients including Pixar, Walt Disney Feature Animation and Consumer Products, LeapFrog, Marvel Comics, Hasbro Toys, ABC, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, ...
Mitch Leeuwe
Mitch Leeuwe
Mitch Leeuwe is a Character artist from the Netherlands, with over 10 years of experience working on games, advertisement , comics and animation shows. He graduated from the NHL in Leeuwarden in 2012 and after that followed various 2D courses from sc...
Mitchell Yager
Mitchell Yager
Mitch is currently a Character Animator at Sony Imageworks. Originally from Toronto where he started his career in TV, He now works in feature film in Vancouver. He has been working in film for the past 9 years and has had the opportunity to work on ...
Nanda van Dijk
Nanda van Dijk
Nanda van Dijk is a Character artist with over 8 years of experience working on games, commercials and feature films. She graduated in 2010 from the Utrecht School of Arts and finished the 3D Character program at Animschool in 2014. Her specialty is ...
Rahul Dabholkar
Rahul Dabholkar
Rahul Dabholkar is originally from Mumbai, India and fluently speaks English, Hindi and Marathi. He started his career in 1996 in 2D animation and worked as a 2D lead Animator for 4 years. In the year 2000 Rahul decided to make a switch to the 3D ...
Scott McWhinnie
Scott McWhinnie
Scott is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design. He got his start at Moonbot Studios animating on short films, apps, and console games. Following a short stint at Blue Sky Studios on Rio 2 as a project hire he worked as a 2D and CG animator...
Seth Kendall
Seth Kendall
Seth has been a video game animator for over 10 years, and is currently working at Ghost Story Games in the Boston area on an unnanounced game. Much of his career was spent on the MMO WildStar, working as a rigger, gameplay animator, and cinematics ...
Simon Demaret
Simon Demaret
Simon is an illustrator, after graduating from a 3d school in France, he worked in the videogame industry for several years as a 3d character animator (Ubisoft, Hydravision, Mimesis) on franchise such as Assassin's creed or Might and Magic. From time...
Thom Roberts
Thom Roberts
Thom is a senior animator at Blue Sky Studios and has been animating professionally for over 10 years. He has worked on a wide range of productions including fully animated features, visual effects films, and commercial productions. Before joining th...
Tony Bonilla
Tony Bonilla
Tony is an animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He has been animating professionally for over twelve years, and has been teaching animation courses for over five years. Some of his credits include; 'Moana', 'Zootopia', 'Big Hero 6', 'Rio 2', 'I...
Tony Mecca
Tony Mecca
I've been a professional animator for over 11 years now spanning major feature films, games, mixed reality, and most recently - theme park attraction ride and creative development. I have animated on everything from VFX heavy realistic style shows...
Tyler Phillips
Tyler Phillips
Tyler is a Character Animator at DreamWorks Animation originally from San Diego, California. After earning his bachelors in Graphic Design, he got his big break in the industry as a compositor in live action working in Prague in 2005. He then d...
Valerie Scheiber
Valerie Scheiber
Valerie is a senior animator at Magic Leap, based in South Florida.  After getting her start in animation at Rhythm & Hues Studios, she went on to work at such studios as Digital Domain, Blue Sky Studios, and Sony Pictures Imageworks.  ...
Walter Yoder
Walter Yoder
Walter is a character TD at Walt Disney Animation Studios. His career has allowed him to work on character setup, character FX, and character pipeline on multiple films and commercials. Walter brings a ton of technical knowledge to the team and ...
Yuri Lementy
Yuri Lementy
Yuri is currently a Character Animator at Sony Imageworks. Originally from Brazil where he started his career in 2003. He has been working in Canada for the past 7 years and has had the opportunity to work on projects like Storks, Hotel Transylvania ...
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