Day 38 – Mauricio Vera

Jim Sirianni interview with Mauricio Vera A recent feature of Mauricio Vera in the International Gala of Classical and Contemporary Ballet: Chilean ballet dancer, Mauricio Vera began his studies in 1998 with Hugo Urrutia Academy In 2000 He was accepted at the Chilean Opera House School of Ballet of the Teatro Municipal de Santiago, under the artisticContinue reading “Day 38 – Mauricio Vera”

Day 37 – Harout Aristakessian

Jim Sirianni interview with Harout Professional Video Reel: Like A Virgin Dance  Growing up in Los Angeles as the son of Armenian immigrants, Harout Aristakessian, Founder & Artistic Director of the Dance with Harout (DWH) Performance Company, took his first hip-hop class at the age of ten and was soon identified as a prodigy.  AtContinue reading “Day 37 – Harout Aristakessian”

Day 36 – Deborah Bertling

Jim Sirianni interview with Deborah Learn more about Deborah through the links below: Earthquake Country (film) | RESCUED (film) | Extreming! (podcast) Youtube | Fan page | Clip from Next to Normal | LinkedIn | Facebook Deborah Bertling has performed on stages throughout Central California in operas, plays, concerts and staged readings. She has alsoContinue reading “Day 36 – Deborah Bertling”

Day 35 – Lark Batteau

Jim Sirianni interview with Lark Batteau Video of Lark’s 2000 production of Shakyamuni Life of Buddah Video of Lark’s 2001 production of Shakyamuni Life of Buddah Lark Batteau was classically trained at Longey School of Music, Boston Ballet and The Actors Institute in NYC. She’s performed internationally, nationally and locally with Theatre of Process Theatre,Continue reading “Day 35 – Lark Batteau”

Day 33 – Selah Dance Collective

Jim Sirianni interview with Meredith Cabaniss Selah Dance Collective performing Pivot during the Nebula Dance Lab HH11 Festival at Center Stage Theater in February of 2020. Our Mission Statement Selah Dance Collective, Inc is a contemporary dance company dedicated to producing original work, creating educational experiences through performance, and maintaining a platform for community danceContinue reading “Day 33 – Selah Dance Collective”

Day 32 – Ellyette Iverson/eji experiences

Jim Sirianni interview with Ellyette Iverson ellyette “elly” iversonowner | event producer I am a Santa Barbara native with international style, having explored and lived in a variety of vibrant metropolis spaces like New York, DC, San Francisco, San Diego, Athens, Greece and Lima, Peru (to name a few!) Those spaces provided me with accessContinue reading “Day 32 – Ellyette Iverson/eji experiences”

Day 31 – James Paul Brown

Jim Sirianni interview with James Paul Brown In 1970 Brown published the first edition of Earth Magazine, and later that same year introduced Earth News Radio and established the similarly formatted Rock News syndication. In 1980, Brown sold Earth News, divorced, remained involved in radio syndication for his bread and butter, and moved to aContinue reading “Day 31 – James Paul Brown”

Day 30 – Risa Brainin

Jim Sirianni interview with Risa Brainin Risa Brainin is a freelance director and Founder/Artistic Director of the groundbreaking new play development program LAUNCH PAD at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Brainin served as Artistic Director of Shakespeare Santa Cruz (2001-03) where she directed The Sea Gull, Hamlet and the world premiere of Brad Carroll’sContinue reading “Day 30 – Risa Brainin”

Day 29 – Brandon Whited

Jim Sirianni interview with Brandon Whited Brandon Whited (dancer, choreographer, teacher, maker)—born in Poughkeepsie, NY— began dancing at the age of ten after his family moved to North Carolina. He received both his HS diploma and BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts under a brilliant and inspiring faculty. In additionContinue reading “Day 29 – Brandon Whited”