Categories: Ensemble, Literary.

Christina Vega-Westhoff

Christina Vega-Westhoff is a poet, translator, educator, and aerialist living in Buffalo, N.Y. Locally she teaches poetry and movement with Just Buffalo Literary Center, the Geneseo Migrant Center, and Buffalo Aerial Dance, and performs in the region. Vega-Westhoff has taught academic and creative writing to students of all ages in both Spanish and English through… Read more »

Categories: Dance, Ensemble, Literary, Music, Theater.

Victoria Perez

Victoria Pérez is an accomplished theatre artist and teacher. She is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Raíces Theatre Company, the only theatre company in WNY dedicated to develop, nourish and produce modern and original works dealing with the Latino experience in order to preserve our roots. She serves as secretary on the board of the Arts… Read more »

Categories: Ensemble, Visual Art.

Marissa Lehner

Marissa Lehner is an artist and educator, who returned home to Buffalo after receiving her BFA from Alfred University. In 2010, Lehner and a small group of local artists founded Emerging Leaders of the Arts, Buffalo (ELAB). Marissa creates mixed-media interactive sculpture and large scale installations and exhibits in a range of galleries and unique… Read more »

Categories: Ensemble, Visual Art.

Kristin Brandt

Kristin Brandt is an emerging artist whose work has been on view at Artspace, Hallwalls, Buffalo Proper and the Burchfield-Penney Art Center. She is the co-founder of the local not-for-profit Urban Canvas Project of Buffalo. Carrying degrees from University at Buffalo and Moore College of Art and Design (Philadelphia, PA), Kristin is a dedicated fine… Read more »

Categories: Ensemble, Visual Art.

Fotini Galanes

After studying illustration at Pratt Art Institute in Brooklyn and returning to her hometown in Buffalo, Fotini worked as an illustrator and muralist in Western New York. In 2008, Fotini began to exhibit her contemporary graphite on porcelain drawings. She has since had her drawings and installations exhibited at The Albright Knox Collectors Gallery, The… Read more »

Categories: Ensemble, Visual Art.

Ani Hoover

Ani Hoover’s background is in painting, but recently she has been making sculptures and working with textiles. Her special interest is in working with recycled material. Ani taught art classes in a variety of capacities in Western New York, including the recent Ferry Street Corridor Project and Burchfield Penney Art Center. Her next project is… Read more »

Categories: Ensemble, Theater.

Aleks Malejs

Aleks Malejs earned both an MFA and a BFA in Acting and spent 10 years in NYC pursing her craft. Mentored by some of the finest actors and educators the industry has to offer, Aleks is a proud member of the AEA, the professional actor’s stage union. Since her arrival in Buffalo in the Spring… Read more »

Categories: Ensemble, Multimedia, Visual Art.

Mette Hata

Mette Hata has a master’s degree from Pratt Institute and a certificate in K-12 art education from Buffalo State College. Mette lived in New York City for nine years. She has traveled, lived, and shown her artwork on three continents, and enjoys meeting students of all ages and backgrounds. Mette’s teaching at Young Audiences is… Read more »

Categories: Ensemble, Multimedia.

Aitina Fareed Cooke

Aitina Fareed is a graduate of Buffalo State College, an entrepreneur, and business owner of Get Fokus’d Productions, a multimedia production company. Currently she is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology and has over 10 years experience assisting and collaborating with various organizations to better the lives of youth. She serves as the Education… Read more »

Categories: Ensemble, Visual Art.

Jeremy Stock

Jeremy has been drawing caricatures professionally since 2003.  He has worked all over the world, spending the majority of his time inside Darien Lake Theme Park in Western New York and Sea World California in San Diego.