Our Staff

Marisa Cazanave-Steward

Marisa Cazanave-Steward

Director of Operations

Marisa studied music education at New York University and received her Masters in Arts Administration from Pratt Institute. Serving as a music educator with the NYCDOE for over a decade, her choirs earned numerous “Gold With Distinction” placements in state adjudications, including the honor of several performances on the prestigious Carnegie Hall stage. Recently, Marisa served as Director of Education for WeMusic, launching creative online and hybrid K-12 and conservatory music training between China and the United States.

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Kristan Brown

Kristan Brown

Director of Admissions

Kristan received her MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where she developed a passion for actor training and the Meisner Technique.  She has been an actor, stage manager, producer, bartender, events director, volleyball coach, P.E. teacher, and stitcher. She was the Co-Founder and Managing Director of FloodLight Productions, an immersive theatre company that produced work in both New York and San Francisco, and served as the Production Management Intern at Ars Nova.

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Justin Cimino

Justin Cimino

Customer Service and Student Relations Representative

Justin Cimino received his BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, training at the Meisner Studio. He has trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. As an actor, he has performed Off-Broadway and in many other productions in NYC. He has workshopped solo work under Austin Pendleton at The Directors Company. He has been a teaching artist for 15 years. He is currently the Artistic Director for Zara Aina, a nonprofit organization that brings theater to at-risk communities in Madagascar and the United States.

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Sebastian Nyman Agdur

Sebastian Nyman Agdur

Director of Marketing

Sebastian is from Stockholm, Sweden. He received his MFA in Film from Columbia University. His short films have won multiple awards and been screened in places such as Cambodia, South Korea, Tunisia, and across the US. He is the Co-Founder and former Co-Artistic Director of the Scandinavian American Theater Company in New York City. He’s been creating content for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and renowned artists for over 10 years. https://www.sebnyman.com

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Kevin Kong

Kevin Kong

Administrative Assistant

Kevin is an actor who received his BFA in Music and Computer Science from New York University, and also a graduate of the Terry Knickerbocker Studio 2-Year Conservatory Program. When he’s not not slinging it out as a young actor, you can find him holed up in a movie theater, on the dance floor, or curled up inside a good book.