About Us

Meet Our Team

Jackie David

Founder and Director

Jackie is the Founder and Director of Academy of Skin and Beauty. She is a New York State Licensed Esthetician, Certified Permanent Cosmetics Professional (CPCP), and holds a BA in Speech Communications. Jackie’s vision is to advance esthetics education by creating an enriching learning experience focused entirely on esthetics learning utilizing modern procedures, technologies, and equipment.

Joselle Nicosia

Director of Education, Esthetics Educator

Joselle Santamaria is a New York State licensed Esthetician and renowned makeup artist. Prior to being an Academy of Skin and Beauty educator, Joselle worked at De La Mer Salon & Spa and BLVD. Joselle’s early career included freelance makeup work in both print and television with Tom Ford and Estee Lauder. Additionally, Joselle has held senior operational roles as the Spa Director at Gurney’s Inn, Montauk, and Remedy Bar Spa. Joselle stays up to date with the industry as an independent esthetician.

Carolyn Cianciotto

Esthetics Educator

Carolyn is a licensed Esthetician and Nail Technician in New York State and Connecticut. She is certified in Radio Frequency, Tattoo Removal and IPL by the National Laser Institution. Prior to being an Academy of Skin and Beauty Educator, Carolyn worked as a product and service consultant for Conde’ Nast publications, celebrity manicurist, and as an esthetician at The Pierre New York, The Breakers Palm Beach, and Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa.

Allison Courtenay

Esthetics Educator

Allison is a New York State licensed Esthetician and Massage Therapist and holds a MBLEx National License in Massage Therapy. Allison is the owner of Second Star Aesthetics and Massage in Harrison, NY, specializing in Corrective Korean Skincare, using advanced modalities to help her clients look and feel their best. She began her career in the beauty and wellness industry in 2014, working in luxury day spas and alongside top Westchester medical providers.

Ariana Joubert

Esthetics Educator

Ariana is a New York State and Connecticut dual license Esthetician and Professional Makeup Artist. She holds a Masters Degree in Material and Ritual Culture specializing in Beauty and Cosmetics in America Parsons from The New School. She is the owner of Skin By Ariana LLC in New Rochelle, NY specializing in acne, hyperpigmentation, bridal makeup, and eyebrow structural shaping.

Elizabeth Rutigliano

Esthetics Educator

Elizabeth is dual-licensed in Esthetics and Massage Therapy, practicing in the State of New York for over 25 years. Elizabeth began her career as a licensed Massage Therapist at The Origins Spa at Chelsea Piers in New York City and went on to senior management roles in spa and fitness at the Westin Hotel Times Square and Ritz-Carlton Central Park before joining the opening team at the Ritz Carlton Spa White Plains in 2007.

Callie Recinos

Esthetics Educator

Callie is a New York State Licensed Esthetician. Prior to being an Academy of Skin and Beauty educator, she worked as an Esthetics Instructor in Rockland County, and as Esthetician at The Wholeness Center. Callie stays up to date in the industry as an independent esthetician. Callie’s services include customized facials, specializing in anti-aging facials and acneic skin.
Callie is currently also enrolled in the nursing program at Rockland Community College.



Teddy is an Australian Labradoodle. Prior to living in New York, Teddy was born in Kenosha, WI. Teddy takes pride in her skin with routine visits to the groomer, but occasionally rolls around in the dirt. Teddy specializes in kisses, barking at delivery people, and letting students and staff pet her to help lower their blood pressure, calm them and reduce stress.
Teddy enjoys playing fetch, long runs with her mom, cuddling, and chasing her Persian cat, Gizmo, who doesn’t want to play with her.

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