Elise Figa teaches in the performing arts department and is the middle school coordinator of student life at the Hewitt School in Manhattan. She has toured Europe and the United States with performing ensembles of high schoolers, and in her own performing career as a classical soprano (www.elisefiga.com). Elise holds music degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University, and lives in Manhattan with her husband and their cat Alfredo. She is very excited to be joining the Klingenstein Summer Institute.