Raquel Almazan | Manager of After School Programs
Raquel Almazan: interdisciplinary artist, educator and activist. Almazan’s body of work includes: The Latin is America play cycle that has been presented/ developed at Lincoln Center- Classical Theatre of Harlem, The Signature Theatre, Next Door-New York Theatre Workshop, Bric Arts, The Playwrights Center, New Georges, Pregones-PRTT, Repertorio Espanol, La Micro, INTAR, Hi-Arts, Pangea World Theatre, La Mama and Bushwick Starr; internationally- Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Colombia, Chile, Guatemala and Sweden. She is the recipient of The Kennedy Center’s Latinidad Award and the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Grant.
Almazan is the youth program director of Urban Explorers at City Lore. Currently teaches playwriting at Marymount Manhattan College. Has facilitated with Columbia University, Harvard University, New York University, Carnegie Mellon, Suny Purchase, Manhattan Theatre Club, Brooklyn Academy of Music, DreamYard and Art Spring to incarcerated women in prison; as well as with several marginalized communities through the Theatre of the Oppressed forum theatre process. She is the Artistic Director of La Lucha Arts, collaborating with organizations, social movements, and the impacted.
Dr. Amanda Dargan | Director of Education Special Projects
Sahar Muradi | Director of Education Programs
Madeleine Roodberg | Education Program Coordinator
Malini Srinivasan | Manager of School Partnership Programs
Malini Srinivasan is a third-generation Bharatanatyam dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She is dedicated to developing new dance works through commissioning music for dance from composes in world music traditions. A critically-acclaimed soloist, Malini was awarded the QCA Individual Artist Grand (2010, 2012, 2014, 2018) and a New Music USA grand (2016) for developing new choreography. Malini is committed to spreading a deep understanding of Indian classical traditions through teaching. She has been a visiting artist/lecturer at Princeton University, Wellesley College, Colgate University, and SUNY Stony Brook. In NYC, she teaches at the Consulate General of India and Chhaya. Malini has been a Teaching Artist with City Lore since 2008 and recently joined the staff managing School Partnerships.