ADRIAN KANE
       
     
MARAYA MASSIN-LEVEY
       
     
JACK MIRKINSON
       
     
MEGAN ABADIE
       
     
TARQUIN ALWATTAR
       
     
JALILA BELL
       
     
ZACK BENITEZ
       
     
JOSE CAMPOS
       
     
CELINA CARVAJAL
       
     
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TERRY BAMBERGER
       
     
DAVID MAGIDSON
       
     
LLUIS VALLS
       
     
ADRIAN KANE
       
     
ADRIAN KANE

Currently a fourth year history student at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Adrian Kane has returned to SOTA Creative Writing to instruct students in world mythology.

MARAYA MASSIN-LEVEY
       
     
MARAYA MASSIN-LEVEY

Attended Lewis & Clark, Portland, Oregon, majored in Gender Studies.

JACK MIRKINSON
       
     
JACK MIRKINSON

Interned at the SF Chronicle while at SOTA. Attended Yale University, wrote for the school newspaper.

MEGAN ABADIE
       
     
MEGAN ABADIE

Married but no kids. Capoeira and dance. I also like badminton. Working at San Jose - Santa Clara Water Polution Control Plant doing wastewater sampling, process upgrade recommendations, failure analysis. (2010)

TARQUIN ALWATTAR
       
     
TARQUIN ALWATTAR

Graduated from SUNY Purchase College with a BFA in Dance 2001, and Columbia University with an MS in Nursing 2011. Currently a Nurse Practitioner in Oakland (2011)

JALILA BELL
       
     
JALILA BELL

Jalila A. Bell is an alumna of the dance departments at the San Francisco
School of the Arts and  Mills College, Oakland. At Mills, Ms. Bell
double majored in Dance and Government, while performing
professionally with the Stephen Pelton Dance Theater, Asian American
Performances and Unbound Spirit Dance. In 1998, Ms. Bell received her
Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Government, and went on that same year to
co-found the nonprofit theater group, The Butterfly Project, with singer/songwriter, Kaylah Marin. As Artistic Director of the Project, Ms.
Bell co-produced, choreographed and directed several shows including
The Birth of Sisterhood. Ms. Bell is an alumna of the 2000 American
Dance Festival, where she studied with Donald McKayle and Nicholas Leichter, among others. She has appeared in numerous projects as a dancer, actress, model, and spoken word artist, including
San Francisco's premiere African American theater, the Lorraine
Hansberry, in Jacques Boyreau's Beatnik Burlesque, and for the World
Dance Fusion Company. In addition to numerous performance and choreographic
achievements, Ms. Bell has also taught dance at high school, college, and professional levels, including in 2003 a World Beat
Breakdowns dance class created especially for Eastern Athletic Clubs of
New York. Ms. Bell is also a spokesmodel for the vintage clothing company,
Rock it Retro. 

ZACK BENITEZ
       
     
ZACK BENITEZ

Dancer and assistant choreographer for Paula Abdul, dancing in movies, tv, and print. 

JOSE CAMPOS
       
     
JOSE CAMPOS

Born in La Paz, El Salvador, Jose began his training at the San Francisco School of the Arts in 2001, under the direction of Elvia Marta. Since then, he has trained at the School of Jacob's Pillow Ballet Program and the Alvin Ailey SchoolHe has had the pleasure of working with Inland Pacific Ballet, Robert Moses, Alonso King's Lines Ballet, and most recently Kunst-stoff. This is his first season with Liss Fain Dance. Jose Campos is also one of the two new apprentice dancers with ODC, along with Aaron Perlstein.

CELINA CARVAJAL
       
     
CELINA CARVAJAL

Since graduating, Celine has appeared in stage, screen and television productions; on Broadway in Cats, 42nd Street, Tarzan, and Dracula; in the films Sex and the City, The Stepford Wives, and The Graduates; and off-Broadway in Bed Bugs, Green Eyes, and  Rooms, etc. She has appeared in All My Children and Legally Blonde, The Search for the Next Elle Woods on MTV. Celina is the lead singer in her own rock band, Cocaine, and lives in NYC.  

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TERRY BAMBERGER
       
     
TERRY BAMBERGER

Acting / Alexander Technique

Terry Bamberger is a SF Bay Area theatre educator, acting coach and actor. She trained young actors at Ruth Asawa SF School of the Arts for 5 years as an Artist-In-Residence, then took on a full-time training program working with 6th through 12th grade performers at Oakland School for the Arts where she has been for the past 6 years. She is thrilled to be rejoining SOTA’s Theatre Department.

Her recent theatre credits include Three Tall Women at Custom Made Theatre Company (2014 Bay Area Theatre Critiques Circle Nominee for best performance), the West Coast Premiere of Year of the Rooster at Impact Theatre, Jeremy Bloom’s Peter/Wendy also at Custom Made Theatre Company, and the premiere of Singulariteen at the SF Fringe Festival, as well as The Winter’s Tale, Romeo & Juliet, and The Tempest at SF Shakespeare Festival. She trained at American Conservatory Theatre, and has studied with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company.  Film/tv credits include Coffee & Language and General Hospital.

Bamberger is honored to be a recipient of the 2013 Theatre Bay Area Titan Award.

DAVID MAGIDSON
       
     
DAVID MAGIDSON

Circus Arts & Clowning

A former clown with Ringling Brothers Circus, Make-a-Circus and The Kloons, David has performed across the United States, Canada, Hawaii, Japan, and the Philippines and still makes his living as a clown.  He has been seen on commercials for the Yellow Pages, Nissan, Toyota, BMW and in the movie Milk.  He studied theatre at ACT Summer Training Congress, holds a BA in Theatre from Emerson College and a Bachelor of Fun Arts from Ringling Brothers Clown College.  Every year he mounts an original clown show for children at the Un-Scripted Theatre. He also has explored his own life in his one man show Through the Eyes of a Clown, an Apology to My Wife, My Mother and My Children.  He was profiled in the July 2015 issue of New York Magazine.

LLUIS VALLS
       
     
LLUIS VALLS

Asian Theatre

A San Francisco based actor, director and clown, Lluis has toured throughout the US, and across Japan, China, Serbia, France, and Since 1993, he has worked extensively with Theatre of Yugen and founding director Yuriko Doi in many of the mainstage productions, most notably Erik Ehn's Crazy Horse; the modern Noh play, The Well of Ignorance (or Down the Dark Well) by Dr. Tomio Tada, and Yuriko Doi's Noh adaptation of Yeats' Purgatory, and Garcia Lorca in the Kabuki/Flamenco fusion Blood Wine, Blood WeddingHe directed the 2012 Theatre department production Momotaro, the Peach Child

Since 2002 Lluis has worked collectively with the Theatre of Yugen ensemble to create the original experimental pieces The Clay Play, Norton, I, The Old Man and The Sea, Frankenstein, Don Q, The Cycle Plays, Candide and most recently performed as the Fool inCordelia.  Lluis is also a founding member of Theatre Nohgaku, Anhinga Productions and Clowns on a Stick.  In his spare time he studies guitar, bass, and grows vegetables. (Lluis is on sabbatical during the 2015-2016 School Year.)