Welcome to the Webpage for Mr. Defendini

My name is Mr. Steven Defendini and I have had the fortune of teaching at North Bergen High School for the past ten years. During my tenure here at NBHS, I have taught a wide variety of classes and had am currently the head of the 3-dimensional classes. The focus of my classes is to help students become skilled problem solvers. We accomplish this through the lens of the arts and creativity. 
In collaboration with my students, we have achieved recognized success for our projects. We have been featured in The New York Times, CNN, ABC 7, Pix 11, FOX Business, The BBC, BuzzFeed, Adam Savages TETSTED, SyFy Comic Con, Etc. Most Recently we were featured on a segment for GOOD MORNING AMERICA for our work on an environmentally conscious dress that was selected as a finalist for the intentional competition, JUNK KOUTURE,
Outside of teaching, I am a practicing professional in my craft. I bring those professional experiences back to the classroom to help students understand the application of this field of study.
Visual Effects and Design
S.T.E.A.M. Art 2022-2023
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That high school Alien play is even cooler than you thought

That N.J. high school's smash hit 'Alien' play is back for encore! Take a look inside before the show. (Video by Blake Nelson)

Inside Adam Savage's Cave: High School Alien Play Spacesuit!

Adam unveils the newest spacesuit being added to his collection: the Dallas spacesuit made for the North Bergen High School stage production of Alien! Adam could not be more thrilled to unbox this costume, getting a close look at the ingenuity and creativity in materials and build techniques used to make this recreation. And yes, he puts the spacesuit on!

Adam Savage Checks in With North Bergen Student Cosplayers

While he's visiting North Bergen High School, Adam Savage meets four students madly trying to finish their New York Comic Con costumes in time. Familiar with last-minute builds, Adam checks in with each cosplayer, lending some advice in the process! Shot and edited by Joey Fameli Produced by Kristen Lomasney

Adam Savage Tours North Bergen High School's Alien: The Play Artifacts!

In spring 2019, North Bergen High School went viral with their Alien: The Play. A few months later Adam visits the New Jersey school, where art teacher Steven Defendini gives him a tour of the students' previous builds (including a full-sized Incredible Hulk and Millennium Falcon) leading up to the stunning Alien artifacts. Shot and edited by Joey Fameli