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General Contact

info@worldartswest.org or call 415.474.3914


Executive Director: Julie Mushet - julie@worldartswest.org

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

Production Manager: Micaela A. Nerguizian - micaela@worldartswest.org

Senior Production Consultant: Jack Carpenter

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

Development Director: Anne Huang - anne@worldartswest.org

Festival Artistic Directors: Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo

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 Auditions Production Team

Stage Manager: Patty-Ann Farrell
Assistant Stage Manager: Kilian Farrell-Alvarado
Backstage Manager: Jessica Rodriguez
Backstage Runner: Stella Adelman (Sat-Sun), Krista Lane (Sat-Sun),
Sonia Pina, and Amy Wang (Fri)
Front of House Admissions Manager: Sara Moncada (Fri and Sat), Rick Perotti (Sun)
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

2016 Festival Season Production Team

Scenic Designer and Technical Director: Sean Riley
Lighting Designer: Patty-Ann Farrell
Sound Designer: Calvin Jones
Stage Manager: Kate Mattson (wk 1 & 2) and Nikita Kadam (wk 3)
Assistant Stage Manager: Nikita Kadam (wk 1 & 2),Sarina Renteria (wk 3)
Backstage Manager: Jessica Rodriguez
Artist Check-in: Rebecca Wolfe
Backstage Runner: Kilian Farrell-Alvarado
Front of House Usher Manager: Eyla Moore (wk 1 & 2) and Sara Moncada (wk 3)
Front of House Patron Services: Sara Moncada (wk 2) and Rob Taylor (wk 1 & 3)
Reception Coordinator: Sara Moncada
Videographer: Rapt Productions
Stage Door Security: Slim's Security
Hospitality: Diane Theodorelos/Cow Hollow Catering

Board of Directors

Amanda Almonte
Owner, Citybloom, Inc.

Sydney Firestone, Acting Treasurer
Deloitte Director, Retired

Prabha Gopal
Bay Area Performing Arts, Founder and President

Eddie Madril
Sewam American Indian Dance Company, Founder
Developer & CPA (Inactive)

Stephen Pinkoski
Data and Systems Architecture Consultant
Sales Operations Project Manager, hp (Retired)

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

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

Shereé Chambers
Senior Sales Associate, Wilkes Bashford

Julia Cheng
Community Arts Advocate

Lanie Denslow
President, PDI-POA: Protocol Officers Association

Dr. Jerry Duke
Professor Emeritus and retired Chair of Dance Department, SFSU

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, Honorary Advisory Member
California State Board of Equalization

Magan Patel
Former Executive Vice President of Union Bank
Former Chairman of Union Bank International
Former Trustee of World Affairs Council

David Roche
Executive Director, Western Folklife Center

Manoj Shailendra
Senior Sales Executive, Emirates Airlines

Susan Somaya
San Francisco Consular Corps