Cheryl Cabrera is an award winning animated short film director and has advised and guided aspiring animators, game artists, and visual effects artists for almost 15 years. Since 2009, Cheryl has been teaching all aspects of production in the Character Animation specialization as an Assistant Professor of Digital Media in the School of Visual Arts and Design at the University of Central Florida. She also taught as Professor of Animation at the Savannah College of Art and Design from 2001 to 2009. Cheryl is currently on the Board of Directors for the Animation Hall of Fame is a member of SIGGRAPH, Women in Animation, and the Society for Animation Studies.
Cheryl holds a B.A. and M.Ed. in Education and an M.F.A. in Computer Art with a specialization in 3D Animation. She is a digital artist and animator that blends the lines between digital imagery and the traditional painting medium. She has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions in the US and her works are featured in several private collections. She has additional experience in acting and directing theatre for several years. Her award-winning students have been featured in animation festivals worldwide, and many have gone on to work within the entertainment industry.