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OUR PEOPLE

Shared Values, Priorities, and Passion

Los Angeles' future depends on the success of all of its children.  

The Young Shakespeareans, and 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 carry our collective humanity forward.

     

TYS sets high expectations that our students consistently soar beyond 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

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CRISTIN BARBU
LAUSD Magnet Coordinator,
Composer, Musician
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CURTIS WEBSTER
Writer, Actor, Producer, Attorney
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ERIN LILLY
Architect,
Studio / Technical Director
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JANET LOEB
Art Education Program Designer,
Investment Banker
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JULIO HANSON
LAUSD Principal,
Actor, Musician
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KAMRAN IZADPANAH
Chief Technical Officer, Software Design
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SUNGWAN SO
LAUSD Teacher, Photographer

EDUCATIONAL PARTNERS & COLLABORATORS

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ARMINE POGOSIAN
Teacher,  
Fair Avenue Elementary
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DAVID DeFRENZA 
Principal,
LA Academy of Arts & Enterprise
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
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Proud fiscal-sponsor of 

The Young Shakespeareans

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All Rights Reserved.

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