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Dawn Avery

Rarely are performers as at home in Lincoln Center as they are in an
Iroquois Longhouse. Composer, vocalist cellist, educator, NAMA and GRAMMY nominated performer... (Read More)

Ronald "Trey" Walton iii

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 “Trey” has been performing and composing music since the age of 12. He composed the music for Voices of Zion
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A native of Kabul, Quraishi is a renowned musician and composer who is dedicated to
preserving and reinterpreting Afghan music in American culture...

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Evelyn Simpson Curenton

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 Evelyn earned many titles including composer, arranger, pianist, organist, vocalist, artistic director, lecturer, producer, and clinician, and Music Director for Voices of Zion
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Acclaimed composer of opera, silent film, orchestral, chamber, choral, dance,
and vocal music. His works make multi-faceted, connections
with literature, visual art, and film.

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Renee is the composer for our Short Gems project in partnership with The Phillips Collection based on Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series.
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Rosino Serrano

Born in Spain, Rosino Serrano has been part of the musical scene of Mexico since the early ‘80s. He has just been nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for Best Arrangement.
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Yalda Baktash

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A native of Afghanistan, Yalda Baktash is a recognized writer, poet, calligrapher, radio and TV host… (Read More)

Susan Galbraith

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Playwright, librettist, songwriter, director, performer, and global theater-maker, she
serves as Artistic Director of Alliance for New Music-Theatre...

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Thomas W. Jones II

Tom has written, directed, and performed in more than 200 plays worldwide and has been acclaimed nationally and internationally
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matty griffiths

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Matty has been involved with DC Theatre, mostly small theatre companies, since around 1999/2000 as an actor pursuing additional training at Studio’s Acting School.
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Playwright, librettist, songwriter, director, performer, and global theater-maker, she
serves as Artistic Director of Alliance for New Music-Theatre...

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jennifer t

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Choreographer and Performer, Jennifer is known for her refined, fluid, and effortless style
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Javier Arrey

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Javier has accepted the lead role in the company’s original opera On the Road to Arivaca

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sheri jackson

Sheri's beautiful, crystalline voice was featured in upcoming Alliance productions, including what we call “The Daffodil Opera” in March, 2023, as a special site-specific piece on The Spanish Steps.
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Roz White

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A native of Washington, DC, Roz is a vocalist, actress, motivational speaker, and teaching artist…(Read More)

daniel smith

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Daniel is a multi-talented artist, professor, and entrepreneur. As a performer Smith has performed both nationally and internationally. (Read More)

Cara schaefer

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A native of Washington D.C., she continues to serve the community as a much-valued independent and teaching artist. 
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ari jacobson

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Actor, singer, musician, songwriter and early childhood educator, Ari has been performing professionally since
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Melisa Bonetti

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Dominican-American Mezzo-Soprano, Melisa is a versatile singer whose experience encompasses both classical and new works
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