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Taylor

Taylor Carnes

BIO

Taylor Carnes is a director with a special focus in music-theatre. As a director, performer and creator, Carnes has worked in opera, musical theater, spoken drama and film. She has been involved in various productions with the Aspen Opera Center, Stockton Opera, Stockton Symphony, Opera Modesto, Modesto Symphony Orchestra, Fresno Grand Opera, and Pacific Opera Theatre. She is the Assistant Director of the Aspen Opera Center at the Aspen Music Festival and School for the 2019 season. In addition, Carnes wrote, directed and produced the short film, Almost Charming which will have its premiere at the Rom Com Film Festival in Los Angeles. Ms. Carnes has a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music.


Tiffany

Tiffany Davis

BIO

Tiffany Davis is the artistic director of the Gallo Center Youth Academy after school program, YES Company, and the Gallo Center Touring Bully Prevention Program. Tiffany holds an MFA in Dance and Creative Practice from Saint Mary’s College, along with a certification in production management. She’s an award-winning choreographer, with professional performances credits that include nominations for Bay Area’s leading Actress and New Actor to Watch. Tiffany has previously worked sharing the performing arts as a teaching artist and choreographer for students from Stanislaus, Merced, and Contra Costa counties. She is excited to be a part of a team that focuses on serving local youth through creativity and learning in the arts.