Working Instructors

Experienced Teachers

Learn from instructors working at film and game 3D animation studios!
You may 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 professionals from animation studios like Dreamworks, Sony Pictures, Disney, and Blue Sky 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 can watch 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
Aldric Lopez
Aldric Lopez
Aldric is currently a Senior Animator at Animal Logic Vancouver. He previously worked at Sony Pictures Imageworks and MPC as an animator after graduating from Animschool. He is experienced in a wide range of animation styles ranging from ultra reali...
Aleksandar Kolev
Aleksandar Kolev
Aleksandar is a Bulgarian animator with over 10 years of experience working in different areas of the entertainment industry such as Feature, TV, VFX, Adverts and Games. He has animated on award winning projects like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse...
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 James Van Dalsem
Andrew James Van Dalsem
Angelo Sta Catalina
Angelo Sta Catalina
Angelo is currently an animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation. His feature animation experience spans over a decade and has worked on films such as Ice Age 4, Book of Life, Scoob, Raya and the Last Dragon, and Encanto. He is currently animating o...
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 ...
Ayoub Moulakhnif
Ayoub Moulakhnif
Ayoub Moulakhnif is Lead Animator at SuperseedStudios, working on VFX and Games with leading companies including Disney, Epic, Supercell, Oddworld Inhabitants, Main Road Post and more. Ayoub is a versatile animator with styles ranging from abstract...
Brandon May
Brandon May
Brandon is a Lighting TD at Sony Pictures and before that Blue Sky Studios.; He has worked on Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Rio, Ice Age Continental Drift, Epic, and Rio 2. He previously worked at Disney Interactive as a world builder for the vi...
Brendan Kirschbaum
Brendan Kirschbaum
Brendan is an Animator at DreamWorks, where he has worked on films such as How To Train Your Dragon 3, Trolls World Tour, The Croods: A New Age, and The Bad Guys. He previously worked in Editorial, making animatics for the Rocky & Bullwinkle, She-Ra,...
Brendan Martin Fagan
Brendan Martin Fagan
With 17 years of animation expierence, I have worked across the globe at many different Film and game studios. Some of the titles I worked on include Guardians of the Galaxy, Jungle Book, Peter Rabbit, Ready Player One and recently My Little pony, Th...
Charles Ellison
Charles Ellison
Charles is a Character Art Director/Character Designer for the newly launched Spire Studios. With almost 20 years of experience in the Animation industry, Charles has served as a Head of Modeling for DreamWorks Animation where he supervised both Tro...
Christine Kwok
Christine Kwok
Christine Kwok is an animator currently working on Across The Spiderverse at Sony Pictures Imageworks. Shortly after graduating from Seneca College, she went to Blue Sky Studios, ReelFX, Tangent, and now Sony Pictures Imageworks. She has worked on pr...
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...
Christopher Hayes
Christopher Hayes
Christopher Wright
Christopher Wright
Specializing in character development, Christopher Wright is a 3D modeler with a passion for bringing characters to life. He brings over 20 years of experience with a career that spans video games, film production, and visual development. During this...
Craig Robert Dowsett
Craig Robert Dowsett
Craig Dowsett is a Marvel Studios Animation Modeler with years of experience in animation, games, and VFX. Projects he has worked on include Puss in Boots 2, Boss Baby 2, Black Panther, God of War 4, Destiny, How To Train Your Dragon 2, ParaNorman an...
Daniel Ceballos
Daniel Ceballos
Daniel is currently an Animator at Sony Pictures Imageworks, working on "Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Part One)". After learning to "animate" on Microsoft PowerPoint at the age of 8, he went on to become a graduate of Ringling College of Art ...
Daniel Paul
Daniel Paul
Daniel started his animation journey in 2004. He's worked in television, games, feature animation, visual effects, advertising, and augmented reality. Projects he's worked on include Overwatch, Scoob!, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Ferdinand, Ed...
Daniele Dolci
Daniele Dolci
Daniele discovered his passion for computer graphics and especially the most technical disciplines while he was still in highschool. After the graduation he started to travel far and wide and decided to enroll at animschool combining the advantag...
Daniele Mieli
Daniele Mieli
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...
Enrique Oliva
Enrique Oliva
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...
Eric Luhta
Eric Luhta
I'm currently the animation director at Blackbird Interactive, previously as lead animator for the upcoming Minecraft Legends. I've been in the industry for 15 years on a variety of film, game, and TV projects and studios, including Pixar Canada, Rel...
Eyad Hussein
Eyad Hussein
I have had a passion for computer animation since a young age; I have been fascinated by many video games franchises such as Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, and Metal Gear. I enjoy designing, sculpting, and rigging characters! I received m...
Garrett Shikuma
Garrett Shikuma
Garrett has been a Senior Animator at Blue Sky Studios for over 12 years working on such films as Spies in Disguise, Ferdinand and the Ice Age franchise. In addition to his work at Blue Sky, Garrett has been teaching animation since 2010. He has ta...
Guest Host
Guest Host
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...
Harish Pawar
Harish Pawar
Harish has over 14 years of experience professionally animating characters for Vfx films. Started his career back in 2007, He has worked for Oscar winning studios such as Rhythm and Hues, Double Negative, Method, Image Engine and currently a Senior A...
Hector Godoy Garcia
Hector Godoy Garcia
Hugo Hernandez
Hugo Hernandez
Hugo has been in love with animation since he was a kid and watched old Disney classics. He started his career back in Germany. His work spreads from feature films like Hotel Transylvania 1 and 2, the Lorax, Smurfs to vfx work like Chappie, Harry Pot...
Jackie Marion
Jackie Marion
I am a CG Modeler and currently work as a Asset Supervisor at Warner Bros. I studied Animation at the UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television where I studied all aspects of animation and produced my own short films. After graduation in 2013, I...
Jacob Van Valkenburg
Jacob Van Valkenburg
Jacob is currently a Supervisor at Future House Studios. He has supervised outsource assets for the Wave Presents: Justin Bieber - An Interactive Virtual Experience, he was Director of Animated Sequences on an unannounced Documentary, and he has crea...
Jamie Chung
Jamie Chung
Jamie is a senior animator and has been in the animation industry for almost 10 years. He has experience in film, TV and advertising in notable studios such as Sony Imageworks, Animal Logic, Framestore, Cinesite, Luma Pictures and The Laundromatte. W...
Janel Drewis
Janel Drewis
Janel is an animator at Disney, currently working on Strange World. She's been in the industry since 2012, with work spanning multiple studios across games and film including Pixar, Sony Imageworks, Animal Logic, Telltale Games, and Ubisoft. Most rec...
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 Polyarc Games, working in Virtual Reality development...
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 Dominique Fievet
Jean Dominique Fievet
Jean-Dominique "JD" Fievet was raised in Lille, northern France, and graduated from Supinfocom school of digital filmmaking in 2000. After a short period of time working in a small animation studio in Luxemburg, he moved to Southern California in 20...
Jean-Luc Delhougne
Jean-Luc Delhougne
With more than 15 years of experience, Jean-Luc started his career as a 3d generalist on several commercials then decided to specialize in character animation. Since then, he has been lucky enough to animate, lead and supervise talented people from ...
John Paul Rhinemiller
John Paul Rhinemiller
Currently I am an Associate Animation Director at Blizzard,. I am currently contributing to Diablo IV. In the past few years at VV I was the Art Lead on THPS 1+2 as well as an Animation Lead on Crash Bandicoot NSane Trilogy and The Destiny Franchise....
Joon Song
Joon Song
I have a passion for creating story and life through animation and have used this drive at studios such as Disney, Blizzard, Blur and most recently Respawn Entertainment to help create some of the fun stuff you've seen on screen! I feel very fortu...
Justin Weg
Justin Weg
Justin Weg is currently a Character Animator for Dreamworks Animation working on Puss on Boots 2. He previously worked at Illumination MacGuff on Despicable Me 4 and at Blue Sky Studios for almost 13 years where he worked on the Ice Age and Rio fran...
Kelly Vawter
Kelly Vawter
Kelly's currently animating at DreamWorks Feature Animation. His career started early 2015 when he joined the Cinematics team at Blizzard Entertainment. He animated on their Overwatch Episodic Alive, Dragons, Hero, Bastion, and Infiltration. Soon aft...
Kevan Shorey
Kevan Shorey
Kevan is a two-time Annie-nominated Animator and has worked at Dreamworks Animation since 2003. His credits include the "Madagascar" films, the "How To Train Your Dragon" trilogy and the "Trolls" franchise. He just wrapped on the new 2021 Trolls Holi...
Koji Tsukamoto
Koji Tsukamoto
Koji is an Art Modeler with 6 years of industry experience working for Paramount Animation Studio, Netflix Animation Studio, and DreamWorks Feature Animation. His credits include " Boss Baby, How To Train Your Dragon : The Hidden World, Trolls World...
Lorin Z Pillai
Lorin Z Pillai
Lorin has an extensive list of credits from various studios including Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, TitMouse, Gentle Giant, and many more. She has contributed to hundreds of episodes of animated television as a Lead Surfacing Artist spanning 14 series, ha...
Louaye Moulayess
Louaye Moulayess
Louaye grew up in Lebanon with a passion for cartoons and video games. He traveled to San Francisco where he pursued his passion for Animation. His credits include: Cars 2, Ice age 4, Epic, Rio 2, The Peanuts Movie, Ice Age 5, Ferdinand , Spies ...
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,...
Marin Petrov
Marin Petrov
Marin Petrov has 20 years of experience working in Feature Animation, VFX and Games, mostly as Technical Director and Pipeline Engineer. He enjoys being in the middle between art and technology. He started his career in different VFX companies in Bul...
Mark Roennigke
Mark Roennigke
Mark has been working in the animation industry for over 18 years beginning his career in games with Maxis on The Sims 2. He's been with DreamWorks Animation since 2005 and has worked on a number of film franchises including Shrek, Madagascar, Boss B...
Masha Juergens
Masha Juergens
Masha has over 25 years of experience in animation. She began her career as a 2D animator, soon after the first Maya version was released, she started animating in 3D. Since then Masha worked at several animation studios in Europe and Australia such ...
Matthew Shepherd
Matthew Shepherd
Matt has accumulated 17 years of experience in television and feature animation. A diploma in Animation and Graphics Technology from NBCC allows Matt to utilize a 2d workflow when approaching 3d. Matt's film credits as an animator include; The ...
Michael Jahnke
Michael Jahnke
Michael is a Senior Animator at The Coalition Studio - Xbox Game Studios. Animating since 2004 he has a wide range of experience working on commercials, games, VFX and Cartoony Movies, at studios like Sony Imageworks, Prime Focus, Image Engine and E...
Mike Mattesi
Mike Mattesi
Michael has been contributing his skills as a professional artist on numerous award-winning projects in varied capacities and has collaborated with Pixar, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Consumer Products, Marvel Comics, Hasbro Toys, ABC, ...
Mitchell Jao
Mitchell Jao
Mitchell is a character animator with industry experience in both Games and Feature animation. After early experience at Sony Imageworks on "Smurfs: The Lost Village", Mitchell graduated from School of Visual Arts and went right to Blue Sky Studios, ...
Morgan Greene
Morgan Greene
I am a former Pixar, Disney and Dreamworks animator with film credits such as Tangled, Croods and most recently Scooby. My next project is an exciting unannounced film from Sony animation directed by Chris Williams and the team behind the hit Spider...
Moroni Taylor
Moroni Taylor
Morten Enevoldsen
Morten Enevoldsen
Morten is a Danish animator with more than a decades worth of experience. His experience stretches feature animation, tv, vfx, cinematics, AR, VR and plain old commercials. Past movies include Blue Sky Studios "Ferdinand", "Spies in Disguise", Bro...
Nicholas Symons
Nicholas Symons
Currently working as an Animation Director at DNeg, Nick has over twenty years of industry experience and has produced animation for games, commercials and feature films. Nick, who is from the UK, began his career in London and has worked for several...
Nina Tarasova
Nina Tarasova
Nina is a Character Artist with experience in the animation and game industry. She is a former Animschool graduate. Nina landed her first gig right after graduation on a high budget TV show for Disney+ and worked on several main characters for the sh...
Oganes Kharikian
Oganes Kharikian
Ogi has been working as a modeler in the animation industry for over 10 years. He’s worked at Nickelodeon and Dreamworks TV on titles such as the CG revamp of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, “Voltron”, and the upcoming “Fast and Furious” series to na...
Ricky Renna
Ricky Renna
Ricky is an animator currently working for Activision Blizzard, and a graduate of both Ringling College of Art & Design (BFA) and The School of Visual Arts (MFA). He discovered his passion for animation growing up playing lots of video games and watc...
Rohini Kumar
Rohini Kumar
Rohini has been a professional Animator for 16 years with varied experience in television and feature animation. The last 6 years of which have been at Sony Imageworks Vancouver. She has been an animation lead on films like Connected (2021) and Angry...
Ryan OReilly
Ryan OReilly
Ryan is a Senior Animator at Sony Imageworks. Animating since 2004 he has a wide range of experience working on TV, VFX and Animated Feature Films. He has worked with animation legend Glen Kean on the movie "Over the Moon" and animated on the Oscar ...
Sagar Arun
Sagar Arun
Sagar Arun is an animator specializing in 3D Character Animation. After graduating from Ringling College of Art and Design, he has worked on feature films and games, some of which include Overwatch, Frozen 2, Over The Moon, The Mitchells vs. Machines...
Salman Saleem
Salman Saleem
Salman is a self-taught CG generalist with 15 years of experience in the industry, performing in different roles such as Animator, Light/Shade Artist, Compositor, and Modeler, he is passionate about staying up to date with the CG industry, he graduat...
Saul Latorre Sebastian
Saul Latorre Sebastian
Saul is a Spanish animator currently residing in Canada. For the past few years, he worked in Superseed Studios (Oddworld: Soulstorm, Goalkeeper of the Galaxy) Framestore (Spiderman: Far From Home, Lady and the Tramp, His Dark Materials) and currentl...
Scott Guppy
Scott Guppy
Scott has spent the last 17 years animating for TV series, commercials and feature films. While at Sony Imageworks he worked on films that ranged from the realistic VFX animation of Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to full CG anima...
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 animato...
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 ...
Taran Matharu
Taran Matharu
Taran has worked in the games industry for 8 years since 2002, for studios such as Team17 (UK - Worms, Lemmings), and for Behaviour (Montreal - WET, Indiana Jones, MonkeyQuest) and Trapdoor (Montreal - WARP). Since 2010, he then moved into animation...
Thom Roberts
Thom Roberts
Thom is an experienced character animator working professionally for over 15 years. Getting started in animation at Mainframe Entertainment he soon made the jump to feature VFX at Rhythm & Hues where he worked on Academy Award winning projects like "...
Tim Rudder
Tim Rudder
Tim is currently a Lead Animator at Industrial Light & Magic on an unannounced film. Previously he was a Supervising Animator on The Mitchells vs The Machines at Sony Imageworks. He has also animated on Space Jam: A New Legacy, Lost Ollie, Hotel Tran...
Tony Mecca
Tony Mecca
I've been a professional animator for over 15 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...
Tote Gonzalez
Tote Gonzalez
Hi everyone!! I've been in the film industry for over 15 years, I'm originally from Madrid, but spent my last 9 years living in Vancouver, where I worked at Sony, Zoic and currently Stellar Creative Lab, where I am currently Supervising What If... fo...
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...
Veara Suon
Veara Suon
Been animating professionally since 2007, and have a wide range of experience on animated features, blockbuster visual effects films, and AAA video games. Notable studios worked at: Blizzard, Bungie Studios, 2K Games, Crystal Dynamics, Blur, Indust...
Yung-Lo Chang
Yung-Lo Chang
Yung-Lo Chang has been working in animation industry as a modeler for more then 10 years. His credits with Dreamworks Animation include "Trolls: World Tour", "How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World", "Trolls", "Madagascar 3", and " Mr. Peabody and S...
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