Eugene Salandra

A New Jersey native, I studied film and television at New York University, and drawing at the Art Students' League of New York. Excepting a brief Benedictine monastic sojourn, my life has been occupied with practicing the art of animation. Mentors John Canemaker and the late Tissa David were among my influences. Favorite things include drawing, watercolor, tea and herbalism, yoga, meditation, music, theatre, puppetry, crochet, nature strolls, and vegetarian cooking.

Elena of Avalor and I share a moment, along with a few choice magical secrets…  We collaborated on her big introductory musical number for the third season of "Sofia the First," in anticipation of the launch of Elena's fabulous new show!