Nancy Gallardo is a freelance theatre instructor and props designer. She has been working professional in the arts since 1973 as an actor, teacher, and designer. Nancy is also a radio programmer, TV and theatre producer.
Nancy Gallardo has been a prop designer with Grand Rapids Civic Theatre for over 40 productions , as well as for Actors, Circle Theatre, Opera Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Ballet, Jewish Theatre, and Heritage Theatre, exceeding over 200 hundred production in the Grand Rapids area alone. For the past 26 years Nancy Gallardo has been teaching theatre classes to children all over the West Michigan area.
Nancy has served on the Boards of the Ladies Literary Classical Theatre, West Michigan Pride and currently is on the Board of Ebony Road Players. You hear Nancy on WYCE 88.1 FM (Monday’s 12-PM) where she has been a radio programmer for sixteen years. Nancy is Summer Camp faculty at the Cook Arts Center. Nancy’s “Truth on Stage” Workshops are on Thursday at 7:30pm
Ciara L. Perez started dancing at the age of 13. She grew up competing all over the country in regional and national competitions, often placing 1st overall or in the top 10 with her studio from Reno, NV, In Motion Studio of Dance. Once she graduated high school at 17, she traveled to Philadelphia, PA and attended University of the Arts, where she continued to grow and perform. Later she made her way around the country performing and learning in major cities such as; San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City and Barcelona, Spain. She is excited to be part of Armentality’s family and share her unique style and artistic vision with her new Grand Rapids students.
Ciara Lauren Perez
Juston “Monitor Talento” Espinoza has been training and teaching the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira for ten years. His training has taken him throughout the United States, learning from his instructors as well as participating in events and workshops nationwide. During this time Juston has also studied cultural dances associated with Capoeira: Maculelê, Puxada de Rede, and Samba, incorporating the dances into his classes and workshops. Juston has performed throughout Michigan and has taught classes and workshops for a variety of organizations, businesses, and schools to spread the art of Capoeira. Juston’s Maculele Dance Workshop is Thursday, Nov. 5 at 6:00pm and Capoeira classes are on Tuesday at 7:00pm (Starting on Jan. 5, 2016)