Board of Directors:
We are a volunteer Board made up of individuals uniting together to support and further the arts and arts education.
|Cynthia Croft is a
lifelong resident of the South Bay area. She has an undergraduate
degree in Business and Computer Systems. After
working in banking for many years as a broker and financial
consultant Cynthia recently changed careers and began teaching
students with disabilities at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School.
She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Special
Education at California State University Dominguez.
“One of my greatest strengths is helping people realize
their potential, what better way to do it than by teaching…or,
taking a cue from Auntie Mame…”Life’s
a banquet, so lets get everyone a plate!”
She enjoys all the arts and recognizes the importance the
arts play in enriching everyone’s life.
Cynthia looks forward to the opportunity of nurturing the
dreams of a young people in the community by serving on the Art
|Terri Ann Ferren|
|Trained in dance and
theatre, Terri Ann has been involved with the arts all her life. She
worked in commercials, films and stage, and for the last twenty
years has focused on teaching dance to adults.
She is thrilled to be a part of a group of dedicated professionals' intent on inspiring new and developing talent that focused on a love of the arts.
Freitas attended his first musical at the age of 12 in Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil where he is originally from.
He attended college there and received a degree in
Ron has been living in the South Bay for the last 18 years
and has been working in computer graphics and management for the
past eight years.
His fondness for the performing arts continues today and he
is excited to be able to help in the inspiration and education for
began his theatrical career in The South Bay in 1970. Over the years
he has designed scenery and lighting for most venues in the area.
After graduating El Camino College and California State University
at Dominguez Hills, he received his MFA from California Institute of
the Arts. Upon Graduation he began his career at Los Angeles Harbor
College, where he remains a professor of theatre arts. In 2001 he
was elected Chairman of the Humanities and Fine Arts Division at
Harbor College. Mr. Wood looks forward to seeing the upcoming talent
grow and develop.
time South Bay resident, Peggy Wood, graduated from El Camino
College, where she received an Associate Arts degree in Theatre with
an emphasis on costume design. Peggy began her career with the
Automobile Club of Southern California in 1977. Since that time,
Peggy has worked in various capacities starting as a touring
counselor and presently holds the position of District Manager of
the Torrance office.
Peggy enjoys being involved with local organizations, she has
dedicated many years to the local ice hockey club. She recently was
on the Board of Directors for the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce.
Mrs. Wood said, “ I
look forward to being able to award scholarships to these young
people. I received a scholarship at El Camino, and it is so
rewarding to know that all that hard work is appreciated”.