October 11, 2017

Members Highlights: Annette Ramos

Annette RamosMs. Annette Ramos recently became Wolftrap Director and Manager of Educational Services for Young Audiences of Rochester. Ms. Ramos has significant teaching experience with organizations like the RCSD, Writers & Books, Kuumba Consultants, Quad A and various other School Districts. She has proven to be an excellent Performer and Teaching Artist and a wonderful asset to any Arts organization.

 

During her 8 years of Art residencies and programing with Young Audiences of Rochester, she distinguished herself with a large and ongoing commitment to Arts education teaching thousands of RSCD students.  Master Storyteller, Annette Ramos is a well respected performer, an animated, uplifting and enthusiastic Latina, performing original & World tales spiced with dance, mime, a cornucopia of voices, and love of people. She has been acknowledged for her remarkable contributions receiving special Recognition Awards from the Rochester City School District and  recently receiving the Latinas Unidas Leadership Award and becoming a Nominee for the Hispanicize Positive Impact Award. She is best described as a multi-dynamic, highly energized, Latina Writer, Storyteller and Performance Artist who delivers a clear and powerful positive image of Hispanics today.

 

Ms. Ramos is that rare Teaching Artist who has influenced the development of so many young people and who has done it with so much joy and energy. Ms. Ramos has been a leading Hispanic artistic presence in the Rochester area volunteering and contributing to young peoples lives, mentoring them to reach their full potential and supporting their academic success through high quality Arts programing.

Additionally, playing a leadership role, Ms. Ramos continues to develop increased opportunities for Latino Artists. She founded the Rochester Latino Theatre Company and is currently in her 2nd year of producing duel-language Latino theater for Rochester audiences. She is always recruiting new talent, mentoring them as Actors, Playwrights, Directors and Theater Artists. This is a relatively new endeavor, and we are pleased that she has taken this responsibility on, as she has brought much energy, ideas and continued success to bringing Latino based theater to Rochester Audiences educating them on Latino identity and issues while dismantling the negative stereotypes of Hispanics today. Current productions are “In the Heights” at RAPA May 21st through June 1st, 2014 and a play reading  of “W.A.C.” about women in the military at MuCCC May 3rd. 2014. Additional info will be available soon.

 

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