Organizer & Founder of Celia Center
Jeanette Yoffe, M.A., M.F.T., is the Executive Director and Founder of Celia Center. Before dedicating her life as a adoptions and foster care psychotherapist, Yoffe was a dancer and actress. Yoffe’s desire to become a therapist with a special focus on adopted and foster care issues derived from her own experience of being adopted and moving through the foster care system. And now, after founding Celia Center two years ago, Yoffe wants to merge her background in the arts with the mission of Celia Center.
Nicole Rademacher an accomplished artist and creative strategist. Spearheading community building projects and social media strategies both nationally and internationally, Nicole has worked with organizations such as LOOP Video Art Festival, Nairobi National Museum, VE-Global (Chile), and produced events in collaboration with such entities as the Casa Museo Michoacán de los Guindos (a Pablo Neruda home) and soloists from the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra. Currently Nicole is the Director of Communications & Outreach at 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, CA.
She completed her BFA in video and photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts from Alfred University in western New York State. As an artist, Nicole has developed and produced projects in Argentina, Chile, France, Kenya, Mexico, Spain, and her native USA. Her work has been exhibited and screened worldwide including Transmediale, Harvestworks, re-new Digital Art Forum, LOOP Video Art Festival, the Gallery of the Hubei Academy of Fine Arts, and the Chilean Consulate in NYC. As a curator she has worked with artists in Chicago, Chile, and most recently with Spanish artist Elena Bajo at 18th Street Arts Center.
Performing Arts Programming
Brian Stanton is honored to perform at the Celia Center Arts Festival. BLANK had its World Premiere in Los Angeles, CA in April of 2010. The production has since visited Off Broadway New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, D.C., Vancouver, Dallas, Kansas City, Aspen, Orlando, and San Diego garnering critical acclaim along the way including a “Best Solo Actor” award at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City and 2 StageSceneLA awards: “Outstanding Actor in a Solo Performance” for Stanton and “Outstanding Director of a Solo Performance” for McKerrin Kelly. BLANK and Stanton have been featured on NPR, ABC News and The Kansas City Star. For more info on BLANK and Stanton visit: thebrianstanton.com