The Founders & Producers

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Athziri Morales

Artistic Director

Art Director, Lighting & Costumes Designer

"Expressing your art and ideas can be terrifying, but being in an environment without judgment that allows for mistakes motivates me to grow as an artist. As a founder of MOON Collective, I believe that art stems from voices and peoples' stories, and I want to assist artists and the next generations in finding their creative voices by providing a team and a platform where they feel welcomed and valued. Collaboration between creatives combines an infinite amount of ideas and through that nothing feels impossible, nor terrifying."

 Resumé   Website/Portfolio 
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Aliya Kerim

Associate Artistic Director

Producer, Director, Preformer, & Writer

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Merle DeWitt III

Managing Director

Producer, Lighting, Projections & Media Designer

"Over the course of my theatre career, I have come to realize the I most enjoy the creation of art when the process is truly collaborative. From this idea is where we started MOON Collective. With MOON Collective, every member of the team has a voice at any point in the process."

 Curriculum Vitae   Website/Portfolio 
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Jesús López Vargas

Lead Producer

Producer, Director & Writer

"Every day that I share new theories & ideas with fellow artists - be it doubts, concerns, thrills, anecdotes, excitements, fears - is a day that I become a better version of myself. And who doesn’t seek to become further? Isn’t that the definition of being alive?"

 Curriculum Vitae   Website/Portfolio 
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Brandon Ray Alba

Associate Creative

Choreographer & Dancer

"MOON Collective is an opportunity to work with and learn from others - to cry, to grow, to confront, and to love. Through my experience working with these artists I am humbled to have learned what performance means to me. We are students in this journey together, always, and it’s our job to redefine how to navigate through it."

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Dimitri Soto

Associate Creative

Producer & Music Composer