Jean Parisi is a co-founder of the Pros Arts Studio, a community-based, multi-arts organization founded in 1978 in the Pilsen neighborhood.
is also Pros Arts Studio's
Executive Director, a teaching artist (visual and performing), a performer with the Pros Arts Ensemble, and on TV Pros, the interactive children's series on CAN TV.
Jean holds a BFA in sculpture and a MFA in Performance.
received an Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist's Fellowship
, the Illinois Alliance for Arts Education Community Service Award
, and served on the Citizen's Committee for Arts Education
She has taught Physical Theatre at SAIC, has conducted Illinois Arts Council Arts in Education Puppet Residencies, is an illustrator for Fra Noi Newspaper, and, of course, is a clown!