Elyse Klaidman is a leader, entrepreneur and educator. During 22 years at Pixar, Elyse developed and oversaw programs and teams devoted to education, exhibitions and archives. As director of Pixar University, she led Art and Film Education, Filmmaking Programs, Leadership Development, PU Tube, Guest Speaker Programming and Technical Training. As Director of Exhibitions and Archives Elyse curated Pixar galleries and the internationally acclaimed traveling exhibitions Pixar 20 Years of Animation and the Science Behind Pixar. In 2015 Elyse’s passion to connect student interests to their educational experience was realized when she co-founded and led the team that created “Pixar in a Box” and Imagineering in a Box. Elyse left Pixar in 2019 to start X in a Box. Through authentic real world lessons and projects designed in partnership with innovative companies, they provide students with a deep understanding of where their passions, academic learning and real-world applications intersect.
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