“If Seattle culture has a future, TeenTix is at its heart.”
– Brendan Kiley, The Stranger, 2009 Genius Awards shortlist profile
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TeenTix also provides various arts engagement opportunities to teens, from arts leadership training in The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society, to arts criticism through the TeenTix Press Corps. Over 80 teen contributors make the TeenTix blog Seattle’s best source of youth-centric arts coverage.
Holly joined TeenTix in 2005. Her accomplishments at the helm include shifting the program from 15-minute rush ticketing to day-of-show, instituting 2 for $10 days and special events, adding over 40 new partner organizations to-date, developing the Young Critics Workshop and the TeenTix Press Corps, launching TeenTix.org, and increasing average monthly TeenTix ticket sales from 23 per month in 2005 to over 800 per month currently. In December, 2013, Holly was profiled in the Seattle Times/KUOW series '13 for 13,' featuring 13 arts leaders "poised to shape the future of the arts in the Northwest." She is also a playwright and a member of the Seattle Repertory Theatre's Writers Group. She holds a B.A. in Drama from the University of Washington. Follow Holly on Twitter. (Photo by Vanessa Kessler Photography)
Leah joined TeenTix as a workstudy intern during her freshman year at Cornish College of the Arts. After 4 dedicated years of stuffing envelopes and managing calendar data, she joined the TeenTix staff as the master of all electronic communications and administrative tasks--moving on to editing blog posts, creating the weekly newsletter, and running the social media side of things. When she's not glued to her computer, Leah enjoys performing and producing theatre, burlesque, and performance art with her company, RiOT Productions. Leah holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Cornish.
Editor-in-Chief, The TeenTix Blog
Though still deciding if she is an artist yet herself, Kali is a vehement arts supporter. She enjoys reading, writing, wandering through art museums, and attending concerts as frequently as possible. She holds a BA in English from the University of Washington, where she's worked on UW's student newspaper, The Daily, since 2012, serving as Copy Editor and Opinion Editor. Follow Kali on Twitter.
The New Guard Program Manager
Tracy is delighted to be here. She has performed with many TeexTix partner organizations, including ACT Theatre, New Century Theatre Company, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Public Theater, and 14/48. In addition to her creative pursuits, Tracy has held varying administrative positions for arts and other organizations, such as Freehold Theatre, The Street Playwrights Project, and also The Sandbox Artists Collective, where she has contributed to the Leadership Committee since 2008. She is a graduate of Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and is currently working towards an MFA in Arts Leadership at Seattle University.
Focus: Youth Arts Participation Patterns in the Seattle Area
Liz is thrilled to be part of the TeenTix team! She’s passionate about arts education, youth engagement and participation in the arts, and the accessibility of the arts for all. Currently, Liz works as the Marketing & Outreach Associate for Seattle Men’s Chorus & Seattle Women’s Chorus, and will complete her MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University in June 2014. She also holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Dance and English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, where she was a Creative and Performing Arts Scholar. Liz loves contemporary dance, old books, writing, hiking, and travel.
Kaya started as an intern January 2014 and after being a Teentix user herself she loves sending out passes every week to the hundreds of teens ready to rock out with the arts! When she is not stuffing envelopes Kaya is a student at Seattle University where she is majoring in Art History. She enjoys all things art, especially if she gets to make it and hopes to work as a visual artist when she graduates.
President: Pete Rush, Program Manager, Seattle Center
Pete served as co-TeenTix Program Manager from 2008 - 2013, and retains a wealth of knowledge about the program and its constituents. Pete was instrumental in establishing and growing the TeenTix Steering Committee into The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society and has served as Interim Director of TeenTix. He is a Program Manager for Seattle Center Productions, where he heads up numerous public programs including Seattle's Best Damn Happy Hour. He is also a prolific scenic and costume designer, as well as a freelance visual artist, and theater educator. He holds a BFA in Acting from Boston University.
Leah Baltus, Editor in Chief, CityArts Magazine
John Bradshaw, Managing Director, Seattle Shakespeare Company
Betsey Brock, Director of Patron Relations, On the Boards
Karen Bystrom, Director of Marketing and Communications, Senior Services of King County and Faculty, Seattle University MFA Arts Leadership
Jená Cane, Partner, Citizen University
Caroline Dodge, Director of Community Engagement, KUOW
Ariel Glassman, Senior Fundraising Specialist, Ostara Group
Irene Gomez, Project Manager, City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
Ashraf Hasham, Development Associate, Henry Art Gallery, House Manager, On the Boards, TeenTix alumnus
Karen Lane, Executive Director, Theatre Puget Sound
Becky Lathrop, Director of Marketing and Communications, ACT Theatre
Janette de Leon, TeenTix parent
Matthew Richter, Cultural Space Liaison, City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
Sarah van Houten, Development Coordinator, ArtsFund
Ellen Walker, incoming Executive Director, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Faculty, Seattle University MFA Arts Leadership