Director and founder / General producer
Director and founder / General producer
Romina Almirón was born on October 19, 1987 in Buenos Aires. She has an Acting Degree from Escuela Metropolitana de Arte Dramático, and a degree in Opera Stage Direction from the ISATC (Colón’s Theater Institute of Art). Certificate of advance studies in Cultural Management and Cultural Policies from the Higher Institute of Higher Social Studies of the University of San Martín (IDAES – UNSAM). Since 2012 she has been working at Formacion de Espectadores, Escena Club, Ojos al Mundo and other projects that aim to bring young people closer to the independent arts in Buenos Aires. She began her training in acting, music, writing and dance at a very young age. She has been working as a performer, director, and assistant director in opera, theatre, dance and musical plays since 2005. Her most relevant work includes: “Los ciegos” (2016, Teatro Hasta Trilce), “Don Juan” (2016, CETC), I due Foscari (2015, Teatro Municipal de Chile), Trust (2014, CETC), Cosí fan tutte (2014, CETC), etc. Her first opera as a Stage Director and translator was Leonard Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti”, which premiered at 25 de Mayo Theater in 2016. In 2017 she worked on Kurt Weill’s “Die sieben Todsünden ” (The seven deadly sins) as a Stage Director and General Producer.
Argentinian theatrical producer and baritone, Gabriel was born in 1984. He started his musical studies in 1998. His masters are Marta Blanco, Susana Cardonnet, Guillermo Opitz. He has taken numerous master classes, which stand out those of the teachers Sherril Milnes y Alicia Nafé. In 2010, Gabriel won a scholarship granted by the Nacional University of the Art (UNA), to travel to Paris and to sing in the premiere of the opera La Forêt mouillée, by Fernando Albinarrate, concert sponsored by the Fiends of Victor Hugo Association. Since 2012 he is a sholar of the Fundación Música de Cámara to perfect himself with Maestro Guillermo Opitz. He had participated as soloist in Colon Theater’s productions Bebe Dom (2014), Pagliaci (2015) and Die Soldaten (2016). He is member of the Stable Choir of the Colon Theater since 2011. He had performed Figaro in The Barber of Seville (2015), and Papageno in The Magic Flute (2016), Alidoro and Dandini in Cinderella at Konex Cultural City. In 2015 with the Juventus Lyrica Company, He had performed Dancairo in Carmen at the Avenida Theater. In 2014, among the conductor Ulises Maino, Gabriel creates the independent opera company Sol Lírica, with which they had produced between 2014 and 2017 the shows; La finta Giardiniera by Mozart, Il Signor Bruschino by Rossini, Il Mondo della Luna by Haydn and most recently Così Fan Tutte by Mozart. Since 2016 He is producer coordinator in the ISATC, having in charge Trouble in Tahití (25 de Mayo Theater, 2016) and Gianni Schicchi (Belgrano Auditorium, 2017). Gabriel produced the show “Íntimo” in 2016, and with the baritone Fabián Veloz, he produced the recital of Giuliana Panzanz (Módena, Italia) at Decorative Art Museum.
Romina Cirera, born in Quilmes, Buenos Aires, 1981, is an actress (Universidad Nacional de las Artes alumnus) and executive producer working for renowned producers such as Gustavo Schraier, Romina Chepe and Monica Paxiao. Her most recent collaborations as theatre producer include: “Camille et Rodin” with Manuel Ledvabni in musical direction (La Comedia Theatre, 2016), “La lluvia de verano” directed by Stella Galazzi (Kafka Theatre, 2016), “Mono-ambiente” written and directed by Carolina Barbosa (NÜN Theatre bar, 2016), “Ni te cuento cuánto” written and directed by Carolina Barbosa (El Camarín de las Musas, 2018) & “El Feo” by Marius Von Mayenburg directed by Tatiana Santana (Centro Cultural San Martín, 2019).
Born in New York, Claudia Rojas is a Communications graduate and MA in Marketing and Communications student at the University of San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Experienced in institutional relations, presswork, literary translation and simultaneous translation, she has collaborated with a wide array of cultural organizations of international recognition (Teatro Colón, Mozarteum Argentino, Uni. San Andrés, MaMBA, Centro Cultural Borges, The Economist, etc.) Her coordination role at the Teatro Colón Singing Competition has involved working closely with stars such as Kiri Te Kanawa, Sumi Jo & Sherrill Milnes as well as organizations such as the Met Opera, Bolshoi Theatre, Royal Opera House, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Seoul Arts Center, Teatro Municipal de São Paulo, Deutsche Grammophon, Royal College of Music, among others.
International and Institutional Relations
Scenogrpher / Assistant of direction
Aldana Gerez Gigena was born in San Isidro, Buenos Aires Province, the 13 of November of 1976. She is actress and director graduated from the Drama School of the Buenos Aires City (Escuela Municipal de Arte Dramático del Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aire). After graduated, Aldana had an Specialization in Teaching and Theatrical Production at National University of Río Negro. She is currently in the second year of the Scenic Direction of Opera’s Degree at Teatro Colón’s Institute of Art. In Rio Negro province, she worked in shows likes: ” Un tal Cyrano”, “Sueño de una Noche de Verano”, “Las Aves, “Las Visitas”, “Nuestra Señora de las nubes”, “Doña Disparate y Bambuco”, “Robinson Crusoe… el mar”, among others,with which she participated in provincial and national festivals. Aldana worked as production manager in seven editions of the “Festival de Verano Teatro del Sol”. She also produced the Fiesta Provincial de Teatro Rionegrino in 2002. She was coordinator of the INT “Spectator training” program in Las Grutas y San Antonio Oeste. She also worked as jury of qualification of projects at INT for two years. Nowadays, Aldana work as teacher, director and scenographer in Buenos Aires. She was Assistant of direction and stage manager in the opera “Trouble in Tahiti” and assistant direction and scenographer in the opera “The seven deadly sins”. Currently she is directing and designing the scenography of “Vivero” by M. Santín, project that will be premiere in May 2018 in Rio Negro province.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1984. He is a choreographer, singer, actor, dancer and teacher. He studied with the best well-known teachers in all the fields. As a performer he worked in: Eva, el gran musical argentino; El fantasma de Canterville; Caramelito siempre con vos; Los Peques llegan al teatro; Burlesque al cubo; El burdel de París; Calígula; El Ratón Pérez; etc. As a choreographer: Opera Trouble in Tahiti (Teatro 25 de Mayo); Opera The Seven Deadly Sins (Teatro 25 de Mayo); Drácula, el musical (2007, Teatro Ópera y 2014 Gira); Chicas de New York; Caramelito siempre con vos; Confesiones de Mujeres de 30; Trompita va a la Selva; among others. On TV he danced in Casi Ángeles, he was the choreographer of Aquí podemos hacerlo (Channel 7), Caramelito siempre con vos (Channel 9) and of Abran Cancha (TyC Sports). He also worked as choreographer and lighting designer on El Fantasma de Canterville, 2015 season, and won an award for the best lighting design.
Luciano Parente Ormaechéa was born in Chivilcoy the 7 of April of 1992. She is studying the Visual Arts degree at Nacional University of the Art (UNA). He has studied Costume Design, History of Fashion and Millinery at Teatro Colón’s Institute of Art. He also took workshops of Shoes design with Fernando L. Vizcaíno, design and pattern classes at Fashion European Academy, oleo painting classes with Jorge E. Jacobi, vintage corsetry workshop with Mirta Liñeiro, hat making workshop with Paula Gasperi, work with tulle classes with Maria Pavia, jewerly design workshop with María Alemán and fashion journalism workshop with Carmen Acevedo Díaz. Luciano had an art exhibit in the Art Museum Pompeo Boggio, he did an intership in the Chivilcoy’s Visual Arts School and exponent in the Roma Theater in Buenos Aires. Luciano worked as costume maker in“El niño y los sortilegios” (Colon Theater), he also made the design and costume making, corsetry, accessories and hats to the opera “Troubles in Tahiti” and “The seven deadly sins” (25 de Mayo Theater).
Born in 1988, Sebastián studied the Lighting Design degree at National University of Arts, where is currently working on his degree thesis. His works include designs in dance, drama, opera and performance, including The Seven Deadly Sins, Trouble in Tahiti and diverse plays and live events. He also performed as a lighting designer and production assistant in ballet and opera exhibitions from ISATC (Colón’s Theater Institute of Art). Since 2010 Sebastián works as a lighting assistant, taking part in several productions along renowned lighting designers; some projects are General San Martin Theatre’s Ballet Company, Plataforma Lavardén facade lighting and numerous plays and musicals in mainstream and off circuits. He is also a teaching assistant at University. In 2017 created Cronoluz, an installation consisting of a tour through history of lighting that immerses the viewer in experiences generated by different light production technologies.
Noelia Pirsic was born in Buenos Aires city on August 19, 1986. She studied photography at Andy Goldstein’s School of Creative Photography and in Carlos Fumagalli’s lighting workshops. She specialized in photojournalism with Victoria Gesualdi and Leandro Teysseire, editors of ANCCOM (Agencia de Noticias de la Carrera de Ciencias de la Comunicación), where she collaborated as a photojournalist and writer during 2015 and 2016. Her photographs have been published in the argentinian mass media. She specializes in performing arts photography, with focus in opera productions. She has been working in a visual essay related to lyric art for the past two years. She founded www.operaenargentina.com, first argentinian media exclusively dedicated to this musical and theatrical genre. Her work as a photographer can be checked at www.noeliapirsic.com.ar
Romina was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1991. In her early ages, she attended courses in drawing and ceramics. That’s who she started her education on fire arts, field in what she got the degree of National Ceramics Teacher at Fernando Arranz School. She continued her artistic studies in different workshops. Afterwards, she graduated as bachelor’s in Visual Arts from the Universidad del Museo Social Argentino, where she specialized in sculpture. She also attended the Course on Scenic Design and Production at the ISATC (Colon’s Theater Institute of Art). In 2016 she was in charge of the scenic design of the opera “Trouble in Tahiti” by Leonard Bernstein. Since then, she has participated in the scenic production of different plays, such as “El Botella” by Diego Coran Ori, “Dios” by Lisandro Rodríguez, the opera “The Seven Deadly Sins” by Bertolt Brecht; among others. At present, she works as a scenic producer in the sculpture area of the San Martín Theater. Furthermore, she develops personal works on diverse material and techniques, such as: electric welding, resin, molding, clay, foundrying, etc.
Scenic Designer and Sculptor
Florencia Saraceni was born the 4 of January of 1995 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a makeup artist and a makeup artist FX. She graduated as Bachiller from the secondary school Liceo n° 8 D.E 13 “Esteban Echeverría” de Bachiller. Her studies included the Makeup Artist degree at the Teatro Colón’s Institute of Art and the Audiovisual Arts degree at National University of Arts (studies in progress). Florencia was trained as Makeup Artist FX at Metamorfosis FX in the “Academia de Creación Fantástica y Artes Visuales”(Academy of Fantastic Creation and Visual Arts); and in the first “Escuela de Efectos Especiales de Argentina” (Argentinian School of Special Effects), where she took different classes focused on Makeup with latex foam and dentures for FX. She also took draw classes and vintage hairstyles classes with Vanesa Bruni; sing lessons with Nadin Pesci. Among some of her recent work it can be named: “Così fan tutte”, opera, Manzana de las luces; “Don Carlo”, opera, Teatro Colón. “El Cascanueces”. Ballet, Teatro Colón. “Desencontrados”, directed by Alejandra Alvarez. “Huesitos de pollo”, directed by Juan Ribelli. “Dead we are”, videoclip of the band “Addam’s Nightmare”, directed by Bheret Arnal, “Mental”, art direction by Martín Campji, photography by Florencia Jacobs; “Mujeres”, photography and art direction by Alma Corazza. Florencia was part of the makeup team in the opera “Trouble in Tahiti” and she was the associate designer of the mask and the makeup design in the opera “The seven deadly sins”, both operas directed by Romina Almirón.
Paula Besostri was born the 24 of July of 1988 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a Makeup Artist. Paula graduated as Bachiller at Instituto Libre de Segunda Enseñanza. Her studies included the Architecture career (until the third year) and the Makeup Degree at the Teatro Colón’s Institute of Art. She also studied Makeup and Hairstyle at Mabby Autino Make Up Pro, Ledesma Caloso Make Up Studio, Kabuki makeup & hair school, Academia creador de Makeup artists y Mac cosmetics. Paula also took draw and painting classes with Kris Martínez, dance classes with Caro Amaya and drama classes at Valeria Lynch school and with Eliana Migliarini. Among her most recent work it can be named: Ópera“Il Signor Bruschino”, “Cosi fan tutte” Compañía Sol Lírica. “El ascenso”, “Don Juan” – “Díptico Kröpfl”, CETC. “El Cascanueces”, Teatro Colón. “Avant Premier Star Wars” to Ros Artayeta and Macfarlane. “The Tempest Songbook”, Usina del Arte . Paula was part of the makeup team in the opera “Trouble in Tahiti”, and she developed the mask designs and the makeup to the opera “The seven deadly sins” Teatro 25 de Mayo. “El niño y los sortilegios”, Teatro Colón. “Momentos mágicos de Disney”, Teatro Coliseo.
Daniela Rivero Franco was born the 24 of December of 1991 in San Miguel, province of Buenos Aires. She is a Theatrical Makeup Artist graduated from the ISATC (Colon’s Theater Institute of Art). She has worked as makeup artist in the opera “La traviatta” at Colon Theater and makeup and hair artist in “Don Juan” at Center of Experimentation of the Colon Theatre. Daniela has worked in “The seven deadly sins”, opera directed by Romina Almirón at 25 de Mayo Theater. She also develops her profession as Social Makeup Artist in photoshoots, events, among others.
Francisco Varela was born in Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, the 02 of May of 1993. He is Scenographer graduated from the Scenographic Design Institute “Saulo Benavente”, directed by Víctor De Pilla and Alicia Guma. He is currently studying the Lighting Design degree at National University of Arts (UNA). He develops as technician and operator at anFitrion Theater, where He worked with directors such as Cecilia Meijide, Nacho Ciatti, Raquel Sokolowicz, Diego Brienza.
Among his most recent work as a lighting designer can be named works like “Fortín tomado, un pasado distopico”, “Líder Brujo Bailarina”, “Amor de don Perlimplín con Belisa en su jardín” in venues like CELCIT, CETC, Teatro Gran Rivadavia, Teatro Nacional Cervantes. He has also worked as Lighting Assistant with designers such as Sebastián Evangelista, Verónica Alcoba, Eli Sirlin, etc.
Francisco worked as Lighting Assistant in the operas “Trouble in Tahiti” and “The seven deadly sins” in the 25 de Mayo Theater.
Sophya Acosta was born on November 13, 1994 in San Miguel de Tucuman. She has a degree in Lightning Design from National University of Arts (UNA). She also had taken classes of Scenography Design, Costume Design, Makeup and Production at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona. Among her career, she has worked as a freelance photographer and videographer, lighting assistant (working with designers such as Eli Sirlin and Claudio Del Bianco), and lighting designer of several projects both in Buenos Aires and Barcelona. Sophya, has also sculpture education with a specialization in Light art, installations and site-specifics, and she has been part of art exhibits such as the Night of Museums of Buenos Aires at E. de la Carcova Museum and Nit dels Museus in Barcelona (2017).
Mariano studied Image and Sound Design’s degree at UBA. He graduated as Advertising Design and Promotion Technician from Fernando Fader technical school. Since 2008 he has been working professionally in the audiovisual field as director, producer, cameraman, editor, animator and VFX producer in independent films, advertising and artistic projects. He is co-founder of Quale MediaLab studio, where he works as director and producer. Since 2014, he has been giving acting workshops, among Pilar Boyle and Sergio Albornoz. Currently, he oversees the sound design and is the sound technician of Teresa está Liebre (by Florencia Naftulewicz and Jimena Gonzales) directed by Pilar Boyle and Sharon Luscher in El Camarín de las Musas Theater.
Born in 1981, Matías Federico Giacumbo is a filmmaker, photography director, editor and animator, graduated from both the University of Buenos Aires (BA Image and Sound) and the Argentine Film Syndicate (Photography Direction). 18 years of experience in audiovisual production has lead him to produce the movie “Nazi Gold” (Oro Nazi) in 2003.
He is the co-founder of the “Lucuma”, a video clip production house for music bands like “Cuentos Borgeanos”, “Azafata”, “Kumbia all Stars”, among other artists with EMI Music Argentina contracts. He worked as director and animator of the “Work at Play” (Obra en Juego) series broadcasted in the Construir channel, produced by “Manitos” production house. He has collaborated with the following Gustavo Laskier documentaries: “Ladrillos Capitales” & “Odin Week”. In 2018, he premiered the stop-motion animated short film “The Fruit” (La Fruta) at BAFICI, the Buenos Aires International Film Festival. His current work in progress, the socially committed documentary “Gullestrup Stories” was filmed in Denmark with the support of the “Nordic Theatre Laboratory and Cultural Agreement of Jutland” of the Odin Theater Company.