2019/2020 TEACHING ARTISTS

 

Alex Lee Reed (he/they) is a recent Seattle transplant via Flint, MI. Alex received a B.A. in Theatre Performance from the University of Michigan – Flint in 2012. In addition to their current role as Youth Engagement Manager at Seattle Rep, Alex has worked locally as a teaching artist for Seattle Children's Theatre, Lathyrus Theater Company, and The 5th Avenue Theatre.

As a writer, director, poet, performer, artist, educator, and mentor, their work is centered on the intersection of being a queer, gender nonconforming person of color. With a strong focus on equity and social justice, Alex is a champion for underrepresented groups, particularly QTPOC youth.

Off the clock, Alex lives for new adventures, puppy cuddles, chocolate-cherry ice cream, and chasing sunsets.

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Ana Maria Campoy is a first generation Mexican-American theater artist who works as an director, actor, teaching artist, and translator throughout Puget Sound. As an actor, her notable roles include Lucia in Fade (Seattle Public Theater), Catherine in a bilingual adaptation of Proof (Thriving Artists/Proof Porch Project) Rayna in Above Between Below (Seattle Children's Theatre), Shawn u/s in The Lamp is the Moon (Seattle Children's Theatre), Susanna in Blood/Water/Paint (LiveGirls! Theatre), Nemesis in The Gifts of War (Directed by Gin Hammond), and Player 1 in Shipwrecked! (Key City Public Theatre). She tours nationwide in Living Voices’ solo show, La Causa, as Marta Hernandez. For the past three years, she has worked with Seattle Shakespeare where she has developed bilingual scripts for The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night for their Educational Tour. She is currently directing this year's production of Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth, her third bilingual adaptation. She is a passionate and proud advocate of the performing arts and believes that the arts provide communities a voice and individuals self-exploration. At the center of her work lives the driving desire to create opportunities for artists of color, to remove economic and geographical barriers for audiences and students, and to expand and deepen our American identity. 

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Caroline (she/her) Brown has over 12 years of experience developing and implementing community-based arts programs in the U.S. and abroad. In 2006, she received her M.A. in Theater and Media for Development from the University of Winchester, UK. Highlights of Caroline’s partnerships have included collaborations with self-identified AIDS widows in rural Kenya, incarcerated individuals and those in reentry in U.S. criminal justice system, military veterans and their family members, and BABES Network – YWCA: a sisterhood of women living with HIV. Most recently, Caroline has worked with Recovery Cafe, Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG), Freehold Engaged Theater Program at the Washington Corrections Center for Women and Organization for Prostitution Survivors (OPS). Caroline is currently the Community Arts Liaison with Path with Art where she is also a teaching artist. She is also faculty at Cornish College of the Arts.  caroline
Claudine (she/her) Mboligikpelani Nako is a prolific commercial, film, and stage actor and proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. Recently seen in A Raisin in the Sun at Seattle Rep (2017). Nako works extensively as a freelance teaching artist, director, and choreographer. She enjoys working with diverse students of all ages and backgrounds—using theater & dance to demonstrate cultural intersection and build communication skills, ensemble trust, individual confidence, and a deep appreciation for the performing arts.  claudine
Hattie Claire Andres (she/her) is so excited to continue her relationship with Public Works Seattle after serving as an Associate Director for The Odyssey. A Seattle-based director, choreographer, producer, actor, and educator, Hattie recently completed a year as the Directing & Artistic Leadership Fellow at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Select production credits: Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (The 5th Ave Theatre); All The Way/The Great Society (Seattle Rep); Madagascar, Jr.(Seattle Children’s Theatre). Hattie is on teaching faculty with Seattle Children's Theatre, Seattle Theatre Group, Youth Theatre Northwest, and The 5th Avenue Theatre. B.A.: St. Olaf College.  hattie
Janelle Velasquez (she/her) is a Seattle native, theater/TV/film actor, and teaching artist.  She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College and an MBA in Leadership from Pepperdine University.  She is a proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA. In Seattle, she was seen at the Seattle Rep in Here Lies Love (Original Off-Broadway Cast). She has performed across the country at The Public Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Williamstown Theater Festival, Boston Court Theater, South Coast Repertory, Cabrillo Musical Theatre, The Hollywood Bowl, and Disneyland’s Hyperion Theater. She has taught with Ithaca College, Seattle Public Theater, and Drama Kids International. She is a true believer that arts education is an integral part in the growth and development of an individual.

 

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Julia Thornton (she/her) is a music director, pianist, vocal coach, and teacher in Seattle.  In 2011 she received her B.A. from the University of Oregon in Cultural Anthropology and Music. She music directs and plays at a variety of theaters all over the Seattle area and teaches regularly. Previous credits include Annie, Mamma Mia! (The 5th); I Do! I Do!, Into the Woods (Village), The Odyssey (Seattle Rep), Urinetown (Cornish College of the Arts), Violet (ArtsWest).  julia
Nina Williams-Teramachi (they/them) is a Japanese-American teaching artist and actozr/stage-manager originally from Sapporo, Japan, and Portland, Oregon working in Seattle. Nina recently stage-managed multiple shows as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Dublin Fringe Festival in the UK and on the stage management team at Seattle Rep's Public Works production of The Odyssey. They are especially passionate about training fellow arts administrators on applying EDI skills in the workplace and surviving the arts as a QPOC. Nina was last seen onstage as an actor in Washington Ensemble Theatre’s Northwest Premiere of Straight White Men. Nina also works as a teaching artist/educator, working with students from Original Work to Musical Theatre. Nina is a graduate of the Intiman Emerging Artist Program, the Seattle Children’s Theatre internship, and of the University of Washington. www.NinaWilliamsTeramachi.com

 

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ORLANDO MORALES (he/him) is a Seattle-based musician, educator, and songwriter.  He is currently Director of Education and Engagement at The 5th Avenue Theatre and holds a Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington. He has taught music and theater for over 13 years—with a special interest in employing the performing arts to empower young people, inspire dialogue, and dismantle systems of oppression. He is a Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project alum and a 2018 Jonathan Larson Grant finalist. Recent music direction credits at Village Theatre include How to Break (2018, 2016), Great Wall (2012), and Cloaked (2011, 2010). Orlando also coordinates Rondalya sa Seattle, a Filipino American folkloric music ensemble and is a member of the Shades of Praise Gospel Choir at St. Therese Parish.  orlando
Marquicia Dominguez (she/her), known as QuiQui to most is honored to be returning to the Public Works team. A graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, as well as Arizona State University Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, she has taught around Seattle since 2012. As a teaching artist, she has worked in such theaters as Book-It, Seattle Rep, Seattle Public, and Stone Soup.  She looks forward to working with these young artists, and building a unique ensemble infused with creativity and respect for one another.  quiqui