Adam Tramantano was born in Mt. Vernon, New York in 1976 and grew up in the Bronx. He has been a high school English teacher since 2001. He has also taught graduate school courses as well as music at the high school level. Holding a doctoral degree from Columbia University (EdD, 2018), Tramantano is a scholar of improvisational theory and creativity. While primarily focused on art, Tramantano is a writer and plays the piano. Creativity and how it works has been central to Tramantano’s life. In his dissertation Improvising Roles: Writing Instruction and Provocative Disruption, Tramantano explored the individual’s take on the creative process through improvisation theory. While attending Teachers College, Columbia University, Tramantano founded and edited the peer-reviewed The Journal of Improvisation in Professional Practice. Tramantano has had several solo shows and his art is in collections globally. He is both an artist and theorist of art, with a forthcoming book on realism. Tramantano is a native New Yorker who grew up in the Morris Park section of the Bronx and is of Italian and Eastern European Jewish descent. He lives in Tarrytown with his wife, his two children, his two cats, and his rescue dog.