Working Instructors

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Learn from instructors working at the best 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 instructors At AnimSchool, students learn from the experts who are working at studios that are known as the best around the world.
Our instructors go through a screening process at AnimSchool, just like they did to get their studio job. We want the best in the industry 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
Adam Cobabe
Adam Cobabe
Adam is a character artist with over ten years of experience in the animation, visual effects and game industries. Adam has worked at Avalanche Software, Weta Digital, and is currently at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Adam McMahon
Adam McMahon
Adam is in his seventh year of modeling for Blue Sky Studios. Most of his time there is focused on bringing character designs into the third dimension by either directly modeling them in Maya or first exploring the forms in Zbrush before creating...
Alexander Snow
Alexander Snow
Alex is an animator at Laika. He's been animating professionally for 6 years, and has been lucky enough to work on a bunch of cool projects including Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Zootopia, Big Hero 6, Cloudy with a Chance ...
Alexiss Malolo
Alexiss Malolo
Alexiss is a Character Animator at Reel FX Animation Studios. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, she graduated from Brigham Young University and then went on to study animation. She landed her first dream job in the animation industry as an animat...
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...
Andrew Barry
Andrew Barry
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 ...
Ben Rush
Ben Rush
With 20 years of industry know-how serving as a supervising animator and supervising character technical director, Ben's passion for bringing memorable characters to life is demonstrated in a portfolio of work spanning 18 of the most successful anima...
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...
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 an environmental modeling 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, F...
Carmelo Leggiero
Carmelo Leggiero
Carmelo, Italian and former pizza maker, discovered the CG world while serving pizzas in New Zealand to Weta Digital customers! He decided to drop the dough, tomato sauce and mozzarella, take a plane back to Italy and start learning 3D.His goal has a...
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...
Cyril Jedor
Cyril Jedor
Cyril has been working in the industry since 2009, he started his carrier as a 3D layout artist at Pinka Studio in France, working on multiple tv series for Nickelodeon, France TV etc.Then he got hired by MOONDOG Animation and serves as Concept Artis...
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...
De'Von Stubblefield
De'Von Stubblefield
De'Von has graduated from CalArts for Character Animation in 2016 with a focus on telling stories through images. He has also worked as a Character Designer on various projects affiliated with Disney that also include Moana, Coco, and Incredibles 2...
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...
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...
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...
Ian Burkard
Ian Burkard
Ian Burkard is an experienced modeler, currently leading character development sculpts and technical modeling at Blue Sky Studios. He has been working on production characters and environments for over twelve years.Film Credits - Robots, Ice Age the ...
James Schauf
James Schauf
After 9 years of serving his country, he left the United States Air Force to pursue his dream of becoming a professional artist. His career in the entertainment industry started as a character modeler on Iron Man 2. Since then, he has continued his c...
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...
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...
Jeremy Lazare
Jeremy Lazare
Jeremy has been working as an animator since 2000 and is currently at Blue Sky Studios. He began his career in the UK, working on a variety of high profile VFX films including many of the Harry Potter series. In 2009 Jeremy moved to the US… since the...
Jie Gao
Jie Gao
Jie Gao has been at UBISOFT as a concept artist for two years. Before that, he worked as a Lead Artist at Netease for more than eight years. He's good at both triditional art like oil painting and digital art like concept art, illustration ...
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...
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 lead animator at Reel FX Animation Studios, with over 7 years of experience on many projects ranging from commercials to feature films. His projects include Free Birds, Looney Tunes, Kung Fu Panda Secrets of the Furious 5, Open Season 2 &a...
Kevan Shorey
Kevan Shorey
Kevan is an 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 working o...
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. Some examples of his credits include: Cars 2, Ice age 4, Epic, Peanuts, Rio2, Ice Age 5 and Ferd...
Luis Labrador
Luis Labrador
Luis had a successful career at Sony Pictures Imageworks as a Senior Character Modeler in the visual effects department. After leaving Sony Pictures Imageworks he took a position with DreamWorks Animation as a Senior Modeler in the animation departm...
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
Matt Shepherd is a professional animator from Saint John, NB and currently works with Sony Pictures Imageworks as a Senior Animator. After 3 years of study Matt received a diploma in Animation and Graphics Technology from NBCC-Miramich...
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, ...
MontaQue Ruffin
MontaQue Ruffin
MontaQue currently works at Pixar Animation Studios. His credits include the Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, and currently, Cars 3. Prior to Pixar he worked at MPC in Montreal, where he did VFX work on Cinderella (2015) and Terminator Geniysis. Mon...
Nico Sanghrajka
Nico Sanghrajka
Nico is originally form Germany where he studied film and media with an emphasis on computer graphics and animation. He has focused on rigging for the past 16 years. Over the the course of the last 10 years he has moved back and forth between London...
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 ...
Raja Nandepu
Raja Nandepu
Raja has done Bachelors in Fine arts and graduated from the Jawaharlal Nehru Fine arts University.Then he started career in concept art industry . He did specialization in Environment Design for films and games , He is working as freelance concept ar...
Samy Fecih
Samy Fecih
Samy grew up in Paris passionate of cinema, where he worked for 3 years selling tickets and cleaning screening rooms before getting his first job in the industry, since then he worked in 5 different countries in VFX, Commercials, Tv Se...
Shad Bradbury
Shad Bradbury
Shad is currently an animator at Pixar.  His love for animation started one day on the off chance that a little well known show popped onto his television set.  That show was Dragon Ball Z.  From there on in, he was hooked.  He st...
Sylwia Bomba
Sylwia Bomba
Sylwia studied "2D/3D Animation" at Digital Academy in Florence. She worked as artwork designer in fashion department for Disney and Pixar, and has done freelance illustration for clients.  Currently she is working  in Art Departament with...
Terence Bannon
Terence Bannon
Terence has 17 years experience in the animation industry. Originally from South Africa, he studied classical 2D animation in Dublin, did an internship at Disney Feature Animation Paris, and then moved to London to start working as a 2D commercial an...
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
Tony has been a professional animator for over 10 years now spanning major feature films, games and most recently, AR.  He has animated on over 10 major feature films including everything from VFX heavy realistic style shows like Snow White ...
Trevor Young
Trevor Young
Trevor is a character animator at Blue Sky Studios. There, he has worked on such films as Rio 2, Epic, and Ice Age 4: Continental Drift. He graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design where he exclusively studied hand drawn animation, but mad...
Tyler Kakac
Tyler Kakac
Tyler currently works at Blue Sky Animation Studios as a character animator. Receiving his formal animation education from Full Sail University he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in computer animation in 2010. Since graduati...
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 ...
Wesley Mandell
Wesley Mandell
Wes has contributed to over a dozen feature films since 2003 as an animator for Industrial Light & Magic, Blue Sky Studios, Dreamworks/PDI, and most recently Reel FX. Throughout his animation career, he has worked on a vast array of projects and ...
Yung Pham
Yung Pham
Yung began his animation studies in 2010 and by 2013 was working professionally at Illumination MacGuff in Paris.  Having grown up in southern California, he returned to work at Walt Disney Animation Studios and then later at Dreamworks Animatio...
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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