Faculty and Administration

excellence-in-trainingGary E. Duchnowski, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Duchnowski has over 28 years of experience in the post-secondary education sector throughout the United States.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and has an extensive background in college admissions, education and campus management.

Annamaria Schettino, Instructor

Ms. Schettino has been an Esthetician and Esthetics teacher for more than 20 years. She completed her education at New York Institute of Technology. Since her basic education she has participated in additional education in Waxing, Microdermabrasion, Microcurrent, and LED. Ms. Schettino is a proud holder of the CIDESCO Diploma. She also helped to develop the State Board Exam in Esthetics and continues to be an Examiner for New York State in Esthetics.

Kyra Svetlovsky, Instructor

Having worked in the costume industry as a designer and operations manager, Ms. Svetlovsky decided she loved skin care and went on to become a licensed esthetician in 2009.  She practiced her craft in a spa in New Jersey.  She continued to work as an Assistant to the President and became the school’s Enrollment Director in 2011. Ms. Svetlovsky, having been a student herself, is an ideal instructor working with Atelier students.

Janette Van Zyl, Instructor

Ms. Van Zyl studied advanced esthetics in South Africa at the International Academy of Health and Skincare.  She is the proud owner of many international esthetics qualifications: 7 ITEC diplomas, 2 CIDESCO diplomas, 2 CIBTAC and 2 SAAHSP.   She worked in the industry for over six years before moving to New York City.   In 2015 she became a New York State licensed Esthetician and a New York State licensed instructor.

Francisco Catedral, Instructor

Make-Up artist, Lash artist and Beauty Educator, Francisco is the newest member at Atelier.   With an instinctive passion and expertise in the beauty industry, he has been mastering his style as a professional makeup artist for almost a decade.   As a principal make-up artist, he has participated in ads, videos, short films, campaigns and commercials.  Currently he is lending his beauty expertise to a larger audience having become Beauty Editor for World Bride Magazine even appearing in Vogue.com

Our instructors are all licensed by the New York State Department of Education.


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