YOUTH CONSERVATORY INSTRUCTORS
A native of Peru, Albert Iturregui Elias (Sessions 2 & 3) is co-founder and Executive Director of CreativeStages NYC, LLC, member of the Chekhov Theater Ensemble and Master Teaching Artist. As an actor he has appeared in such featured films as "Music of the Heart", starring Meryl Streep, numerous national commercials, off-Broadway and off-off Broadway.
As a musician he is co-founder and bassist of Imagination Workshop Band, which produced two critically acclaimed children's CD's for “kids and their adults”. He is currently the trombonist for the Suzi Shelton Band. As a producer, Mr. Elias created KIDAPOLOOZA, a benefit concert for the families of 9-11. BIG APPLE PARENT called it a “Woodstock for kids”.
As a children’s writer he has written two children’s books, Mama’s House, Daddy’s House and Los Estados Unidos. He is a (bi-lingual) Teaching Artist in theatre, playwriting and director: BAM, The Arts Connection, Lincoln Center Theatre, ENACT, Theatre for a New Audience, MCC Theatre, Whitebird/Creative Theatrics. Work in Educational Institutions includes productions with students in Kingsborough Community College, and Bronx International High School.
Mr. Elias was the Public Programs Director at the Children’s Museum of the Arts in Soho from 1993-1996. Education: The Actor’s Studio, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Tarkio College, Missouri.