About Us

Mission Statement

Providing musical and performing arts outreach to the community through live music and theater productions and classes.


Frances Garcia Hoffman, Executive Artistic Director, Founder

Ms. Garcia Hoffman, an award winning singer and performer with more than 25 years of stage experience, is focusing her passion for sharing music and the performing arts to the East Side. Ms. Garcia Hoffman is currently on the Performing Artist Roster for 4Culture and has served as a 4Culture Grant Panelist. She holds a Master Degree of Vocal Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University and she is currently an instructor of voice and acting in Sammamish, WA. She is the Director, Producer, and Performer of various Spotlight Outreach programs such as Hansel and Gretel and Opera Olé. She is the recipient of awards such as the Drama Logue Critics Award, Finalist in Metropolitan Opera Regional Competition and recently received a local community spirit award for creating and running a successful annual local Teen Talent Show for several years.

As a professional, Ms. Garcia Hoffman has performed in roles and as a soloist in Opera, Musical Theater, and Oratorios with several companies large and small all over the country such as Santa Fe Opera, LA Opera, Sundance Theater, and Orlando Opera. Her greatest passion is sharing the joy of theater and music in its various forms and is honored to be working alongside such gifted and talented women.

Leadership and Board of Directors:


Frances Garcia Hoffman, Executive Artistic Director/Founder

Mary Hughes, Program Administration

Katherine Gray, Youth Programs

Mary Tai, Social Media

Marley Martin, Marketing

Petra Johnson, Bookkeeper

Board of Directors

Susan Huenefeld, President

Patti Tornquist, Vice President

Brenna McCleary-Childress, Secretary

Shannon Herber, Treasurer

Denine Monet, Trustee At Large

Paul Russo, Trustee at Large

Previous Board and Leadership - We appreciate you!

Nancy L. Grossi, Artistic Director/Founder

Troy Thrun, President

Traci DiStasio, Trustee At Large

Kellie Bates, Treasurer