Creative Team

Frederic Chiu, Co-Producer

Frederic’s intriguing piano-playing and teaching springs from a diverse set of experiences and interests: his Asian/American/European background, his musical training, and an early and ongoing exploration of artificial intelligence and human psychology, especially the body-mind-heart connection.

With over 25 CDs on the market, his repertoire includes the complete work of Prokofiev as well as popular classics of Chopin, Liszt and others, and lesser known masterpieces of Mendelssohn and Rossini, with a special place for the piano transcription. Many have been singled out, such as “Record of the Year” by Stereo Review, “Top 10 recordings” by the New Yorker, with raves from the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

 

Sandra Shih Parks, Co-Producer/Choreographer

Sandra holds her B.F.A. from New York University and M.F.A. from Smith College. Originally from Taiwan, Sandra danced with Four Seasons Ballet and Wu-I Dance Company in Taipei; toured nationally and internationally with the King And I. She also danced with Bosoma Dance Company, Dance Collective, and Impulse Dance Company in Boston, MA. Sandra has presented her work at professional venues in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Boston, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City as well as Beijing and Taipei. She also created commissioned work for Bosoma Dance Company in Boston, Cangelosi Dance Project and Of Moving Colors in Baton Rouge, LA. Before joining Drexel University, Sandra was a faculty member for Boston University, Bridgewater State College, Colleges of Fenway, Kennesaw State University, Louisiana State University, Regis College, and Smith College. She is also the founder and director of the international conference titled Women in Dance Leadership Conference.

 

Nick Jushchyshyn, Digital Artist

Nick Jushchyshyn is the founding Program Director of Drexel University’s Bachelor’s Degree Program in VR & Immersive Media. His background inlcudes over two decades of professional experience in visual effects, immersive media, and project management. He holds an MFA from the Academy of Art University, and his experience includes work on major feature films including “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”, “I Am Number Four”, “Let Me In”, “The Last Air Bender” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, as well as work in television, commercial and advertising productions.

Jill Keys, Costume Designer

Jillian Keys is a UArts graduate (2011), and former Walnut St. Theatre Apprentice (2011-2012). Along with designing for Drexel’s dance and theater productions and managing the Drexel University Costume Shop she has worked with Pig Iron Theater Company, The Arden, 1812 Productions, Orbiter 3, Theatre Exile, Act II Playhouse, The Lantern Theatre, Inis Nua, EgoPo, InterAct, The Berserker Residents, Azuka Theatre, Applied Mechanics, and Simpatico Theater Project among others. For other fun facts please visit: jilliankeys.com

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