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General Contact

info@worldartswest.org or call 415.474.3914

Board of Directors

Amanda Almonte
Owner, Citybloom, Inc.

Esha Bandyopadhyay
Attorney, dancer, and Pilates instructor

Sydney Firestone, Treasurer
Deloitte Director, Retired

Prabha Gopal
Bay Area Performing Arts, Founder and President

Eddie Madril
Sewam American Indian Dance Company, Founder

Herbert Rosenthal
Executive Director Emeritus, State Bar of California

Chandre Sarkar-Singhal, Vice President
Arts Advocate and Design Professional

Māhealani Uchiyama, President
Kumu Hula and Director, Māhea Uchiyama Center for International Dance


Executive Director
: Julie Mushet - julie@worldartswest.org

Festival Artistic Directors: Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo

Festival Managing Director: Arlene Kato - arlene@worldartswest.org

Production Manager: Sonia Pina - sonia@worldartswest.org

Senior Production Consultant: Jack Carpenter

Marketing and Communications Director: Terry Conway - terry@worldartswest.org

Development Director: Anne Huang - anne@worldartswest.org

Public Relations: Scott Horton - scott@worldartswest.org

Bookkeeper: Fred Tse

Core Volunteers: Gigi Jensen, Sadie McFarlane, Janie Revelo, Gloria Vlachos


Festival Graphic Design:
Jason Fuges
Basic 8 Creative

Web Development and Maintenance:
Third Strand, Inc.

Web Design:
Erika Bauer
ebStudios Creative

RJ Muna

Steven Blumenkranz

Mark Muntean Fine Art Photography

Bonnie Kamin

Research and writing for program and website pages:
Patti Trimble 2008-present


2017 Festival Production Team

Technnical Director / Scenic Designer: Sean Riley
Lighting Designer: Patty-Ann Farrell
Sound Designer: Calvin LL Jones
Stage Manager: Janeen Johnson
Assistant Stage Manager: Nikita Kadam
Backstage Manager / Production Assistant: Sonia Pina
Backtage Merchandise Manager: Amy Wang
Artist Check-In / Runner: Jessica Rodriguez
Artist Check-In / 2017 Festival Intern: Hannah Hebl
Backstage Runner #1: Kilian Farrell-Alvarado
Backstage Runner #2: Krista Lane
Backstage Runner #3: Preston Justice
Front of House Liaison: Eyla Moore
Donor Services Manager: Sara Moncada
Patron Services Manager: Rob Taylor
Patron Services Associate: Trishya Movilla
Merchandise Manager / Volunteer Coordinator: Andréa Spearman
Videographer: Rapt Productions
Hospitality: Cow Hollow Catering, Patina Catering

2017 Festival Auditions Production Team

Stage Manager: Patty-Ann Farrell
Assistant Stage Manager: Kilian Farrell-Alvarado
Backstage Manager: Jessica Rodriguez
Backstage Runner: Stella Adelman, Krista Lane, Sonia Pina, and Amy Wang
Front of House Admissions Manager: Sara Moncada, Rick Perotti
Front of House Usher Manager: Eyla Moore
Patron Services Associate: Andréa Spearman, Trishya Movilla
Videographer: Rapt Productions
Security: Slim's Security
Hospitality: Diane Theodorelos/Cow Hollow Catering

2017 Advisory Council

Brenda Berlin
Arts Education Consultant
Former Executive Director of Young Audiences of No. California

Bernard Boudreaux
Senior Manager, Community Relations, Target Corporation

Blanche Brown
Community Arts Advocate
Dancer and Founder of Group Petit le Croix

Julia Cheng
Community Arts Advocate

Lanie Denslow
President, PDI-POA: Protocol Officers Association

Diane Goldsmith
Artist-Agent, Graphic Designer, Square Moon Productions

Dennis Jang
CFO, Trans Pacific National Bank

David Lei
Former President, International Sources
Founder, Chinese Performing Arts Foundation

Esther Li
CPA, Foundation for Deep Ecology

Lynn Luckow
CEO, LikeMinded

Fiona Ma
California State Board of Equalization

David Roche
Executive Director, Western Folklife Center