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OUR PEOPLE

Shared Values, Priorities, and Passion

LOS ANGELES' FUTURE DEPENDS ON THE SUCCESS OF ALL OF OUR CHILDREN.

The Young Shakespeareans, our Partners, Collaborators, and Funders are passionate professionals devoted to creating a future of equitable opportunity for children regardless of race, color, ethnicity, language, origin, religion, or socio-economic status.

     

Education is the best way forward. TYS was founded and exists expressly to discover, cultivate, and celebrate every child's innate intelligence, talent, spirit, and drive. We “level the playing field” by weaving the threads of what we have in common with those of diverse cultures and histories to build bridges that will successfully carry our collective humanity forward. 

TYS sets throws down the gauntlet of high expectations so our students consistently soar as they learn 

"If I can do Shakespeare, I can do anything!"

LEADERSHIP

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ALISON KORMAN
Founder, Artistic Director
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HOPE BROWN 
Executive Director
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 NADJA HOYER-BOOTH 
Marketing / Outreach Director
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KHRYSTLE SAN DIEGO NOLASCO
Social Media Consultant

ADVISORY COUNCIL

ALLEN BARTON
Playwright/Author, Director, Teacher, Classical Pianist 
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CRISTIN BARBU
LAUSD Magnet Coordinator,
Composer, Musician
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JANET LOEB
Arts Program Designer,
Investment Banker
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JULIO HANSON
LAUSD Principal,
Actor, Musician
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CURTIS WEBSTER
Writer, Actor, Producer, Attorney
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KAMRAN IZADPANAH
Chief Technical Officer, Software Design
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ERIN LILLY
Architect,
Studio / Technical Director
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SUNGWAN SO
LAUSD Teacher, Photographer, Author
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DAVID DeFRENZA 
Principal,
LA Academy of Arts & Enterprise

EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS & COLLABORATORS

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ARMINE POGOSIAN
Teacher,  
Fair Avenue Elementary
AMANDA GONZALEZ
Program Manager,  
UCLA  Community YouthPrograms
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BEN DONENBERG
Executive Artistic Director, 
Shakespeare Center 
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Dr. DENISE PRATT
Principal,
Delevan Drive Elementary
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JAEMIE ESPINOSA
Teacher, 
Fair Avenue Elementary
Dr. FRANCES VALADEZ
Principal,
West Vernon Avenue Elementary
MATT LOPES
VP of Operations, 
USC House of Victory
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Proud fiscal-sponsor of 

The Young Shakespeareans

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All Rights Reserved.

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