All About Our Arts Program

Gayla Penner - Arts Director
Ms. Penner has been teaching art at Centennial Academy since 2001. In the fall of 2002, when the fine arts program was launched at Centennial, she became the coordinator of that program in addition to teaching art. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History/Education from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Arts in Gallery and Museum Management from Western Colorado University.  Ms. Penner is a practicing artist who works primarily in fibers and printmaking and shows her own work in exhibits in the Denver area.  She is an active Colorado Art Education Association member and is an Executive Board Member of the Littleton Education Association (LEA).  She currently serves on the LEA negotiations team.  When she's not making or teaching art, she enjoys Nordic skiing, hiking, exercising, cooking and gardening.


Ann Hunt - Dance
Ann Hunt has been teaching and choreographing dance for over 20 years. She holds a BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah where she was the recipient of the prestigious Elizabeth R. Hayes dance scholarship. While in college, she taught creative movement for the Salt Lake City, Utah School District, as well as ballet and jazz at Elite Dance Studio. She was a guest performer for Rirey and Woodbury Dance Company's 2002 Olympic performance and also performed with the University of Utah's Performing Dance Company. While enjoying her performing years, Ms. Hunt's focus has always been dance education. After finishing her BFA, she became the Artistic Director of the Juan Diego Catholic High School Dance Department in Draper, Utah, where she taught contemporary, jazz, ballet, ballroom, and choreography. She was a member of the Utah Dance Education Organization and the National Dance Education Organization. After moving to Colorado Ms. Hunt was on faculty at Leap Dance Studio for eight years, was a guest artist at Denver School of the Arts, Denver’s South High School, produced her own show ‘Pairings’, and was a guest choreographer for the 8th annual Colorado Dance Education Organization Conference. Ms. Hunt is a member of the National Dance Education Organization, is Vice President of the Colorado Dance Education Organization (CoDeo), serves on The Dance Archive board at Denver University, holds a Silver Swan Certification from the Royal Academy of Ballet which specializes in teaching safe dance practices to the 55+ community and Ms. Hunt will also be receiving her Master’s of Art in Dance Education in the Fall of 2022. Ms. Hunt has four children ages 12-20, two cats, and a cool husband! In her free time she enjoys taking dance classes, scrapbooking, listening to audio books, and discovering new restaurants. 


Jennifer Krohnfeldt - Theater
Jennifer has performed on stages all over the area since she caught "the acting bug" in 3rd grade. She grew up attending Littleton Public Schools and has either performed or directed shows on stages at Hopkins, Wilder, Centennial, Littleton Prep, Euclid, Goddard, Heritage, and Littleton. She has been directing youth theater workshops, shows, and summer camps since 2007.

During her performance years, her favorite shows were musicals that allowed her to be a "triple threat" -- singing, acting, and dancing -- and she won awards and competitions while touring with her 7 woman cast of Quilters for over a year. Their final performance was at Princess Grace's theater in Monaco, France - with a real Prince (Albert) in the audience!

Jennifer raised 3 boys who have all enjoyed their own roles in LPS school shows and in local professional theaters. She loves hugs, new and old friends, cooking for fun, and hanging out with her sports-loving husband.


Jana Bomba - Visual Arts

My name is Jana Bomba I am teaching Ceramics, Building Blocks to Sculpture and Arts Adventure. I love all things art especially Art with kids. I enjoy the thought process and the excitement from the students that comes from making Art. I have 15 years of experience teaching art and over 20 years of experience in ceramics. I have a BA in Art Education from UNC and  a Masters in Integrating the Arts into the Curriculum from Lesely University. I have an amazing husband, two incredible daughters and a very sassy cat. I love to explore the mountains and relax at the beach. But getting dirty in clay/paint is my favorite.


Kathleen Hindmarch - Band & Instrumental 

Kathleen began her musical studies on the piano at six years old. She continued to study piano through graduate school and has had a private piano studio since 2013. She started playing percussion in high school and continued in college and graduate school. For 11 years she played in a handbell choir at Augustana Lutheran Church. Kathleen received her Bachelor of Arts from Colorado College in 2005, cum laude, with distinction in music and then went on to the University of Northern Colorado graduating in 2009 with a Masters in Music Education; she also completed a Licensure Program there that qualifies her to teach K-12 Instrumental Music. She has since taught in Jefferson County and Littleton Public Schools. She has been teaching Instrumental Music at Centennial Academy of Fine Arts since 2011. During that time she has taught Woodwinds (Flute, Clarinet & Saxophone), Percussion, Guitar, Penny Whistle, Ukulele (Soprano & Baritone), and Piano. She also taught for LCMA’s before and after school band program at Field Elementary & East Elementary and was a main organizer of the Littleton Elementary Band Festival from 2013 until 2020. When she is not making or teaching music, Kathleen enjoys playing strategy board games, watching movies and tv shows, reading and yoga.


Marty Parrott - Band & Instrumental

 Band Teacher at Centennial: ‘Woodwinds’ and ‘Jumbie-Jams’

 School Teacher Four Decades - Band, Orchestra and Choir.

 High School Boys and Girls Track & Field Coach in Nebraska.

 Professional Musician 4 Decades performing and recording:

 Currently playing with:
          o Evergreen Chamber Orchestra
          o The Flat Out Five
 Bass Guitar
          o 4 years – Four nights a week with the ‘Patty Valentine Trio’ in the Adams Mark Hotel (Chico Apadaco on drums!)
          o 3 years with Teresa Lynn Blues Band
          o 7 years – Sunday AM Telecast in Denver
          o Warner Chapplle recording artist ‘The Jinns’
          o JumpStart (Pro Entertainment Network) 10 years


                          My Favorite – JumpStart