What We’re About

The Digital Arts Experience (The DAE) was founded in 2012 to meet the need for students to help them develop their interest in all things digital. Founder and president Rob Kissner recognized the opportunity to offer youth a collaborative, creative community, in which they could learn, explore, and share new ideas using cutting edge technology. Rob has turned this concept into a reality by bringing together an outstanding group of instructors at our 8,000 sq foot state-of-the-art facility in White Plains, New York.

The Digital Arts Experience offers students fully equipped classrooms featuring the latest creative software, a makerspace with 3D printers and scanners, a photo and video studio, a recording studio and more.

In 2014, DAE launched a new mobile tech lab, dubbed The Digital Arts Express (The DAExpress), to meet the demand for after-school programs on-location in Westchester and Fairfield Counties.  The DAExpress is focused on making The DAE’s cutting edge technology and curriculum accessible to all youth in Westchester & Connecticut.

The DAE’s instructors are experienced and passionate about teaching digital arts to kids ages 6 and up, and they are continuously involved with expanding the DAE course catalog with leading edge technologies and teaching techniques. DAE culture promotes innovation and engagement, and ensures each student is able to access what they need to help explore their creative passions.

Meet the Team!


Rob Kissner

President, Founder & CEO

Cristina Calabrese

Director of Marketing & Co-Founder

Nicholas Sceusa Jr.

Director of Operations

Emily Angell

Director of Adult Education | Programming & Audio Instructor

Lory Murariu

Admin Assistant & Graphic Designer

Brianne Malloy

3D Printing & Graphic Arts Instructor

Celina Bertoncini

Animation Instructor

Evan Matherly

Scratch Coding Instructor

Jeff Soto

Programming & Web Development Instructor

Jay Soto

Programming Instructor

Jordan Moore

Programming Instructor

Sammie Ma

Animation Instructor

Will Jamieson

Programming Instructor
Patrick McCabe

Patrick McCabe

Animation Instructor
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