Proving “extraordinary abilities” in diverse fields and occupations is our specialty. These are some of our clients in the fields of arts, athletics, sciences, business, education, fashion, design, motion picture and television industry.
Tomy Dunster is recognized as one of Argentina’s all-time leading male models working with the most renowned international designers, magazines, and advertisers too many to name. He then became the popular television Host of VERSUS on TELEFE Argentina. In North and South America, he has held principal roles on the long running soap opera All My Children in the USA, Mientras Haya Vida in Mexico, Desire on My Network TV, and Rebelde Way on Channel 9 in Argentina. He has also hosted for Disney Holiday Presentations, guest starred on La Banda del Golden Rocket on Channel 13 Argentina, and on ER for NBC in the USA.
Considered one of the most beautiful women in her country and the world, Ms. Moreno was crowned Miss Venezuela and awarded Miss Universe 1 st Runner-Up in the year 2000, each of which are internationally recognized prizes and awards in the field of modeling. She has worked as a lead model and spokes model for internationally renowned organizations and advertisers, such as Avon, Pond’s, Close-up, Kellogg’s Special K, Wellapon, Something Special, agents and world renowned photographers, and has won other awards in international modeling competition before this. She is considered one of the highest paid, most in demand by name, and has reached celebrity status due to her achievements and success in the field.
Jasmine Choi has appeared as a soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Salzburg Mozarteum, Czech Philharmonic Chamber, North Czech Philharmonic, Vienna Mozart Orchestra, Vienna Classical Players, Mozart Collegium Vienna, Haddonfield Symphony, Juilliard Symphony, KBS (Korean Broadcast System) Symphony Orchestra, Euro-Asian Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Pusan Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Symphony Orchestra, Daejon Philharmonic, Chongju Philharmonic, as well as giving numerous recitals and masterclasses throughout the United States, Europe and Korea.
Jasmine Choi was nominated by the “Symphony” magazine, as one of America’s Emerging Artists 2006 and 2007. She joined the roster of the Astral Artistic Services in 2004, which subsequently presented her in their “Rising Star” series at the Kimmel Center and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Also she has performed at the Musikverein Golden Hall, Konzerthaus Mozart Hall and Schubert Hall in Vienna, Dvorak Hall and Smetana Hall in Prague, Disney Hall in LA, as well as Academy of Music and Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall in Philadelphia. Among her numerous competition honors are first prizes in the 2005 Juilliard School’s Concerto Competition, the 2004 Yamaha Young Artist Competition and the 2002 Concerto Competition of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Jasmine Choi is currently the Associate Principal Flute in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since August 2006 under the music director Paavo Jarvi.
Ana Victoria Luperi is currently principal clarinet with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Before her appointment in Fort Worth, Ms. Luperi was principal clarinet with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra since 2002, and prior to that performed as principal clarinetist with the National Repertory Orchestra, the Tanglewood Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Curtis Orchestra, with which she toured Europe under the direction of Andre Previn. Luperi has also performed frequently with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Mainly Mozart and St. Paul Chamber Orchestras. Her awards include First Prize in the Pasadena Instrumental Competition, the Interlochen Fine Arts Award and the Banco Mayo Award of Buenos Aires. She is a graduate of the renowned Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
Andrés Franco is currently the Associate Conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the Caminos del Inka Ensemble and Music Director of the Philharmonia of Kansas City.
Mr. Franco has been increasingly active in the U.S. and South America, appearing with several orchestras including the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, Corpus Christi Symphony, Medellin Philharmonic and EAFIT Symphony.
Mr. Franco’s diverse performance experience includes conducting the premiere of “Escenas Convergentes”, a work written by Luis Franco involving symphony orchestra, soloists and folk musicians as well as dancers and multimedia; and “Invierno Porteño”, a co-production of the Philharmonia of Kansas City and the Kansas City Ballet School, where he appeared as piano soloist and conductor performing music by Astor Piazzolla. Most recently, Andrés joined the artist roster of Caminos del Inka, a project created by Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya to rediscover, preserve and disseminate the music legacy of South America and has been presented by the Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago and Fort Worth, among others.
He has also conducted several choral-orchestral masterworks with the Oregon Bach Festival Choir, Kansas City Symphony Chorus and Texas Boys Choir. His interest in education has led him to work with the TCU Symphony Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra of Greater Fort Worth.
Andrés Franco studied conducting with Maestros Leonard Slatkin, Gerard Schwarz, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Helmut Rilling, Nicholas Uljanov and German Gutierrez.
Ke Ma has a career of serving in leading roles, as Principal, Assistant Principal or soloist for the top symphonies in China and leading symphonies in the United States for a number of years. He has performed as a leading bassoonist at numerous summer festivals, special events, shows, and concerts in China and throughout the United States. It was precisely Mr. Ma’s contributions to classical music internationally that was recognized by the country of China when he was selected to perform principal bassoonist at their “The Shanghai New Year’s Concert 2006”. Mr. Ma continues to perform exceptionally in various symphonies in the United Stats and the world and is considered one of the top musicians in today’s orchestras. He is currently Assistant Principal Bassoon with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Solomiya Ivakhiv has a reputation for performing with “a distinctive charm and subtle profundity…She neither drives nor chases a score, she illuminates it”(Daily Freeman). Solomiya graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Joseph Silverstein and Pamela Frank and won the position of concertmaster of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. . Miss Ivakhiv has performed at major festivals throughout North America and Europe. She has collaborated with international artists such as pianist Claude Frank and cellist Steven Isserlis. Her performances have been broadcasted on NPR, Voice of America and Ukrainian National Television. Solomiya was a Second Prize Winner of the Prokofiev Competition and a recipient of the Ukrainian Presidential Award in Classical Music.
From the UK, Rowan Robertson took up guitar at the early age of five. In July 1989 he joined the group Dio and began touring and recording with them for the next couple of years.
In April 2005 Robertson embarked in a short West Coast tour with his new band Happy Birthday, supporting Jimmy Chamberlin’s band, The Jimmy Chamberlin Complex.
Currently Rowan lives in Los Angeles and is working with a Finnish bassist/composer Marko Pukilla on a new hard rock band. The band may be called Wicked Outlaw. They plan to tour the U.S and release an album when the band is put together. Rowan also just joined the band DC4 and is working on an album that should be released in 2007.
A career that began in home town Adelaide, Australia playing 5 nights a week from age 14 to a move to Sydney playing bass for legendary Australian recording artists Rose Tattoo and Icehouse as well as writing #1 singles in Australia and the UK led to a move to New York City in 1997. Since then Andy has gone on to tour and record with Billy Joel, Shania Twain and Five for Fighting and every week brings a new musical horizon to strive for. Recently, at two sell-out Billy Joel concerts at Shea Stadium, he also got to play with childhood heroes, Paul McCartney, Roger Daltrey and Steven Tyler – this all on the same day he was sworn in as a U.S. Citizen.
Ms. Stoycheva-Pesheva has been at the top of the gymnastics field in her home country of Bulgaria for many years – as a competitive gymnast, national gymnastics champion, member of the National Team, Member of the Olympic Team for Bulgaria, and received top placement awards in many national and international competitions. Beginning in 1994, Ms. Stoycheva-Pesheva made the transition from gymnast to successful Coach with some of her gymnasts also achieving national rankings and awards. She was a nationally certified gymnastics Judge for Bulgaria, and “Master of Sport” award recipient. Ms. Stoycheva-Pesheva now coaches with World Cup Gymnastics in Chappaqua, NY.
Currently, Mr. Dekay lives in Toronto and writes for Windsport Magazine, North America’s Windsurfing Magazine.
Valentin holds a Bachelors Degree in Gymnastics Coaching from the Institute of Physical Culture “G. Dimitrov” in Sofia, Bulgaria. In addition to becoming one of Bulgaria’s most highly decorated competitive gymnasts, Valentin was one of the few to achieve similar stature as a Coach. In 1986, Valentin was recognized as one of the very top gymnastics coaches in Bulgaria and throughout his career many of his gymnasts went on to become Olympic Team Members for Bulgaria, and many more achieved the prestigious Master of Sport award for their success and awards for Bulgaria. In the US, he is a leading coach for Starlight Gymnastics in Jacksonville, Florida and is a USAG Professional Member.
Vessy holds a Bachelors Degree in Gymnastics Coaching from the Institute of Physical Culture “G. Dimitrov” in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has been coaching more than 30 years. Before moving to Jacksonville, Vessy was a lead coach for SCKA, one of the top gymnastics clubs in Bulgaria, and also was a coach at the Bulgarian Senior National Gymnastics Team. Two of her gymnasts went to the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992. Vessy is one of the Founders of Starlight Gymnastics in Jacksonville, Florida, is a USAG Professional Member and is married to Boril Ivanov, one of Bulgaria’s leading Rhythmic Gymnastics Accompanist prior to immigrating.
Aline Fernandes was discovered in South Brazil by Photographer Eduardo Carneiro while she was dedicating her life to dance modern and classic ballet. Through her mother agency in Brazil, Ford Models Brazil, she became one of her home country’s leading exports to Australia, Europe, and North and South America. She has worked in Germany, France, Portugal, Italy, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Argentina, and the United States.
In Brazil Aline has worked with leading photographers Valerio Trabanco, Bob Wolfson, and Abdre Chiliro with a long list of leading advertisers, magazines, and designers. In Europe she has modeled for such name brands as Wella, Clairol, L’Oreal, as well as Puppa, Dibi, Bottega Verte, and many more. In Australia she has worked with magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, and Woman for clients such as Meyer and campaigns for Lisa Ho, Levis, R.M Williams and others. In North America she has modeled in campaigns for JC Penny, Macys, Hecht’s, Nordstrom, Famous Barr, Tocca, Filenes, Marie Claire, Elle Girl, Lucky Magazine, Hampton Magazine, and Victoria Secret, as well as hair campaigns for Lanza and Matrix, TV commercials for May & Co., and make-up for Christian Dior. With the renowned photographer Bruce Weber she shot Abercrombie and Fitch.
In addition to her mother agency, FORD Brazil, Aline has been represented by FORD Los Angeles, FORD Miami, FORD France, Modelwerk (Germany), Central Models (Portugal), Eye for I (Italy), Chic (Australia).
Luis Toro grew up in a family of textile and clothing entrepreneurs. He has worked at his family business, SALGARI INSUSTRIES, since a very early age. Mr. Toro assisted as head designer of the company and worked in all stages of the manufacturing process. After extensive world travel and graduating with various degrees, he founded in 2003, Dulce de Leche, a contemporary ready to wear and resort line that was originally launched a men’s woven line. The label has evolved into a full collection for menswear with a Latin edge philosophy and a casual luxury style. Along with his team, he has enjoyed great success with this brand. The line is currently sold in more than 50 specialty stores in the US and Europe.
Maria Clara was born in Medellin, Colombia and started modeling at the age of fourteen. During her career she has modeled for such renowned brands as Levi’s, Sony, touché Leonisa, Saloon and Parachute, Fiorucci, and Avon in her native Colombia, in Paris, New York, Lima, Caracas, Tegucigalpa and Santo Domingo. Maria Clara has more recently designed a line of women’s swimsuits.
Richard Dalton was Princess Diana’s personal hair stylist during the eighties and early nineties. He styled the Princess’s famous short coif that ended up steeling the limelight from the Queen following the state opening of Parliament in 1984. Dalton was part of an exclusive group of staff that traveled with Prince Charles and Princess Diana on their Royal Tours abroad.
Boril Ivanov began his musical career at an early age. While playing with the Youth Symphony Orchestra, Boril recorded for the Bulgarian National Radio. After attending Music High School, Boril gained acceptance to the Bulgarian National Conservatory where he received his Bachelor of Arts. During the period when Rhythmic Gymnastics required live music, there emerged leading Accompanists in this field in particular countries and internationally. For the Bulgarian National Rhythmic and Artistic Teams, Boril composed, arranged and performed their music for competitions. As one of the world’s powerhouse teams in gymnastics, this placed him among the top Accompanists in the world. In fact, he married one of Bulgaria’s leading Rhythmic Gymnasts and later National Coaches, Vesselina “Vessy” Danailov Ivanova.
Boril has performed professionally in North Korea, Turkey, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Russia, Germany, England, Italy, Portugal, Greece and Holland. After immigrating to the U.S. in 1991, Boril has been involved in the local musical scene as a classical, pop, sacred and jazz performer, accompanist and recording artist as well as maintaining his own piano studio at Nice Music. Some of his US credits include: Orange Park Chorale, Musical Director at Theater Jacksonville, Thrasher-Horne Center for the Performing Arts, Concert on the Green and many others.
Ni Mei, a native of China, started playing the violin at the age of 6. Her first teacher was her father, who was the concertmaster and later music director of Wuhan Symphony Orchestra. She won the Third Prize of Shanghai Youth Violin Competition in 1987 and the Second Prize of National Youth Violin Competition in 1988. At age 10, she entered Shanghai Conservatory of Music where she studied for 11 years under Duoqin Xu, Shisheng Zheng and Zhinuo Ding.
Ms. Mei came to United States to continue her violin study in the year of 2000. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Pittsburg State University and earned her master’s degree at Rice University. While studying, she won several competitions. She currently lives in Detroit and a member of Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Yeon-Sun Joo began her studies at the age of seven, and has performed as soloist with such orchestras as the Philadelphia Orchestra, The KBS (the Korean National Broadcasting System) Orchestra, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic and the World Symphony. She has also performed as a member of the Seoul Youth Symphony in a concert at New York’s Lincoln Center.
Yeon-Sun Joo is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including first prizes in the 2002 Sorantin International Competition, the 2002 Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Competition, and gold medals in the 1995 and 1996 Youth Chamber Musical Contests, and first prize for cello and special grand prize in the 1996 Pusan MBC Broadcast Competition. Since entering The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in 2002, Yeon-Sun Joo has been studying with world renowned cellist Lynn Harrell.
Violist Meng Wang has established himself as a soloist, an avid chamber musician and a prominent orchestral musician. Born in Sheng-Yang, China. He began his violin studies at the age of 5 with Ze Jin, the concertmaster of Liaoning Symphony Orchestra. At age 12, he was accepted by Central Conservatory in Beijing under the instructions of Mr. Xiao-Long Liu and Mr. Ke-Qiang Sui. In 1997, Mr. Wang came to the states and attended Walnut Hill School in Boston as a full scholarship student and studying viola with former violist for Borromeo String Quartet Hsin-Yun Huang. The next year; he won the top price in The Boston Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and was accepted by the Curtis Institute of music where he studied with the member of Guarneri String Quartet violist Michael Tree and President of The Curtis Insititue of Music Roberto Diaz, and Karen Tuttle.
Katarzyna Bryla made her debut as a soloist with the Zielona Gora Philharmonic at the age of 14. She has been prized with a remarkable amount of awards, both nationally and internationally, including 1st prize at the International XX Century Music Competition in Krakow, 1st prize at the 6th International Chamber Music Competition in Przemysl, 1st prize at the Wielkpolski Violin Competition in Poznan, and 2nd prize for Bach’s interpretation at the National J.S. Bach Competition in Zielona Gora. She has also been selected as jury member at the J.S. Bach National Competition in Zielona Gora and the I Pulawski Guitar Festival in Pulawy.
She has studied with renowned violinists Christian Tetzlaff, Herbert Greenberg, Bartosz Bryla and Jadwiga Kaliszewska. She has also taken masterclasses at the Kronberg Academy, Peabody Conservatory, and the New York String Orchestra Seminar to name a few.
She has been frequently selected to perform as a guest artist in top music festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival, Cactus Pear Music Festival, Las Palmas Music Festival in Spain, Darlowo International Music Festival and the Singapore Sun Music Festival.
As an orchestral musician, she regularly performs with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In addition to this, she is a member of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra.
In 2011 she graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University with an Artist Diploma.
Alejandra Abdala is clearly recognized as one of the top in the field due to her exceptional competitive successes in both bodybuilding and fitness. Ms. Abdala placed in the top or in the very top percent in local, regional, and national competitions in Argentina every year since 1988, with her first Miss Fitness Argentina 1st Place award in 1996, the same year she placed 3rd in the Latin American Championships, placed 6th in the Latin American Championships in Rio in 1997, and in 1999 placed in the top percent again in Argentina’s Miss Fitness (5th), and in 2001 placed 1st in the AFCA Championships. She currently resides in Florida and continues to train regularly assisting major regional, national and international competitions year round.
Iryna Zhurenko was Head Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach for the Kharkiv Region Rhythmic Gymnastics Team and Coach for many years with the Rhythmic Gymnastics Sport School in Kharkiv, Ukraine. She was a Ukraine National Rhythmic and Aesthetic Gymanastics Judge and holds two coveted Master of Sport awards including one in Aesthetics Gymnastics from Ukraine and the Master of Sports in Rhythmic Gymanstics from the USSR. She was a Member of the Ukraine National Aesthetic Gymnastics Team and Ukrainian National Rhythmic Gymnastics Team and has won or placed in the top percent in many national and international competitions in these two specialties, and as a Coached many gymnasts who have won multiple national and international competitions and have been awarded Master of Sport awards or were Master of Sport candidates due to their successes. Iryna now coaches at California Rhythms with facilities in Newbury Park and Agoura Hills California.
As a gymnast, Mr. Dimitrov achieved national standing at a young age, becoming a member of the Bulgarian National Junior Men’s Gymnastics Team from 1982 to 1989 based on his achievements and success on a national competitive level. Throughout this period he has either placed first, second or third nationally in bars, vault, floor exercises and all-around competition, or in the top percent in other apparatus or in team competitions. Mr. Dimitrov first achieved national recognition in the field of gymnastics in 1984 competing at the Republican Championship becoming the 1984 National Champion in floor exercises and Second Place on vault in that same year. At the Bulgarian Republican Competition “Power and Beauty” he placed Second in floor exercises and Third place in bars. He placed Third place at the Bulgarian Republican Championship in 1988 and competed internationally representing Bulgaria at the Berlin International Competition where in 1989 his team was awarded First Place all-around. As a competitive gymnast Mr. Dimitrov was a competitor with a leading gym, Sport Club “Levski” at Sofia, Bulgaria.
Mr. Dimitrov went on to utilize his recognized talents as a gymnast in acrobatics and circus performance becoming one of the top teeterboard acrobats in Bulgaria and around the world. He was a member of some of the most famous Bulgarian Troupes: Kehayovi, Romanovi, Boichanovi, Balkanski, and Ikar. Traveling internationally as a lead flyer and equilibrist for Kehayovi Troupe he performed complex somersaults landing on four and five-man columns and performed with Ringling Brothers and Barnham & Bailey Circus. With Balkanski Troupe from 1997 to 2001, Mr. Dimitrov worked under the founder of Bulgaria’s biggest circus, Alexander Balkanski, at the prestigious Krone Circus in Germany, and with the Medrano Circus throughout Italy, Israel and Bulgaria. He joined the Boichanovi Troupe in 2001 as a coach and performer. Boichanovi Troupe was distinguished as the winner of Bulgaria’s top prize in the circus art genre, the Ikar Award. Thereafter, Mr. Dimitrov was one of the founders of the Bulgarian teeterboard acrobatic troupe – Ikar Troupe, and again headlined the famous Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, as well as Continental Circus (UK) and Circo di Mosca (Italy).
Gaston Avella is a nationally renowned bodybuilder and fitness champion in Argentina for a many years. Gaston won his first national championship in 1998 and in the last few years has ranked fourth in the world in his class in addition to remaining the Argentine Champion in his individual class and in pairs. In 1998 he gained national prominence by first placing Second in the country’s largest regional competition, the A.F.C.A. (Asociacion Fisicoculturista Argentina) Capital Federal Competition, then First in W.A.B.B.A.’s Physic Line national level competition, First Place again with A.F.C.A.’s Bonaerense national competition and Second at the A.F.C.A. National Championships, and First Place at the 1998 W.A.B.B.A.’s National Championships. In 1999 he placed Second nationally at the A.F.C.A. National Championships, but First again in W.A.B.B.A.’s National Championship and their Physic Line national competition.
In 2001 Gaston solidified his standing at the top of his class nationally by winning every major competition in the country including First Place in the A.F.C.A. and W.A.B.B.A National Championships, as well as two other national competitive events, the A.F.C.A. Bonaerense and Metropolitano tournaments. In 2001 he also entered the Pairs competition and was National Champion at both the A.F.C.A. and W.A.B.B.A National Championships. Gaston went on to represent Argentina at the Mr. Universe competition and placed Fifth in the World, and again in 2004 when he placed Fourth in the World.
Vassil was a Member of the Bulgarian Men’s Olympic and National Gymnastics Team for a number of years. He was a Bulgarian National Champion in 1997, 1999, and 2000, and competed with his national team at many international competitions from 1994 to 2000 including World Championships where his team placed 4th in Russia in 1998 and 4th at Bremen in 2000 and two Olympic Games- the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta where his team placed 6th and the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney where his team placed 12th. Vassil placed First in Parallel Bars and Third on Pommel Horse at the Slovenia Open Championships in 1998, 3rd on Pommel Horse at the 1998 World Cup in China and 8th on Bars at the World Cup in Ljubljana in 2000. Vassil continues his love for the sport as a Coach in the United States now working for Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dorin Petcu has been a Gymnastics Coach full time since 2001 when we started with the Sports Club of Gymnastics at Timisoara, Romania. He has also coached in the U.K. and in the United States since 2004.
As a gymnast, Dorin Petcu was a member of the Romanian National Team from 1996 to 2002 representing Romania at the 2000 Olympics and many other competitions.
Renowned as one of the leading extreme sports hosts and commentators in Mexico, Jorge Bribiesca began as a local television station sports reporter. He first realized national success as the host of a new game show called “Super Accion.” In 1998 he became known as “George X” reporting on national and international sports, and hosting sports and adventure programs. In 2004, George X signed with ESPN to become one of their international host reporters for the “X Games” and continues to be universally recognized by experts in the field as one of the very top Reporters and hosts in Mexico and internationally in the field of sports and adventure activities.
Ms. Marquez is a nationally renowned host of entertainment, radio, television and the event programs as well as a leading singer and entertainer. She began her career in Mexico at a very young age and has performed in a leading role for organizations that have a distinguished reputation including: the number one radio show in Mexico for many years; her own national radio shows on the top radio station; she has been a lead hot for Disney; she was the “face” of Coca-cola which is another one of the worlds leading brands; she was chosen to sing the theme song for Pope John Paul II’s last visit to Mexico; she has hosted for every major festival and awards shows in the country for the leading station; she has been a commercial actress for leading advertisers since she was a child; and in fact all the evidence demonstrates that she has a long history of performing in a critical role for distinguished individuals, shows, producers, and organizations nationally in Mexico. Ms. Marquez is currently the host of the program Mango.tv for LTV.
Born and raised in Argentina, Maria Cersosimo is a well known actress and model. She was the face of Fox Sports Noticias as a Journalist and host in the US, and was also part of the cast of various very well known soap operas in Argentina such as Vulnerables, Nocturnas and Modelos which aired from 1997 to the year 2000. Her talent and beauty have led her to achieve roles in many TV commercials and print ads since the beginning of her career in 1989, for very world renowned brands such as Old Spice, Ponds, Finesse, Pantene, AT&T among others.
Claudio Vera has a magnificent talent in the advertising world. He is an award winning art director who has worked with several prestigious agencies in Buenos Aires and the United States. While working with several agencies, and responsible for the creative campaigns, he won the prestigious awards for executing various campaigns for such companies as Ford, Old Navy, Target, HBO, and HSBC among others.
Mr. Vera is currently the Art Director for Casanova Pendrill in California (one of the leading Hispanic agencies in the US ) and continues to enjoy great successes in all the campaigns that he carries out.
Born in Peru, Caroline Wu-Chang moved to the US in 1993 to attend Boston University and thereafter started her career in advertising with Ogilvy & Mather Miami working on the IBM Latin America account. In less than a year she was transferred to Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide in New York where worked on such prestigious accounts as Jaguar (cars), Amtrak, and AT&T Wireless. Caroline returned to Miami joining the top award winning Hispanic agency la comunidad as Account Director where she assisted in continuing their award winning standing for clients such as Virgin Mobile, Citibank, MTV, Disney Parks, Perry Ellis, VW, Nordstrom, Subway, and VH-1. This included CLIO, FIAP, ADDY, Mercury, Ad Age, and One Show awards in many categories and for multiple years.
In 2006 Caroline joined In & Out Production Services & Go3 films working with executive producers Frida Sellar & Graciella Creazzo as the Director of Production Services focusing on the post-production for US Hispanic & international clients. In 2007 she opened Red Car Miami, a boutique post-production house with offices in NY, LA, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco and Buenos Aires focusing on editorial, audio, VFX and alternative media for US Hispanic & European general markets. She has worked with international clients such as P&G [Tide, H&S, Pampers], Sony Ericsson, Florida Hospital, CVS, and McDonald’s to name a few.
Mr. Federico Pedro Duberti has a history of managing some of the most prestigious clients in the world for agencies such as The Bravo Group, Vitruvio/Leo Burnett Spain, Delvico Bates SA Spain, Vegaolmosponce LoweLintas & Partners Argentina and Leo Burnett Argentina among others. With these agencies he has assisted in winning numerous awards nationally (Spain and Argentina) and internationally for the advertising campaigns that he has managed.
A graduate of the Parsons School of Design in New York, Vivek Mathur is a multiple award winning Creative Director of movie posters for US and International movies, Home Entertainment posters and packaging, and Newspaper Campaigns for over a hundred movies and TV shows. Beginning in 1996 he served first as Designer, then Art Director, and Creative Director for Indika Entertainment Advertising in Los Angeles and New York. With Indika, he has won over 20 The Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards for posters for 72hr Film Shootout, TITUS, Ocean’s Eleven, Man on the Moon, and Primal Scream, and received numerous nominations for other awards. In recognition of his standing in the field, The Hollywood Reported selected him to serve as a Judge for the Key Awards annually from 2000 onwards. He has also won IMP Awards for Valentine and Ocean’s Eleven.
Notable movie posters created by Mr. Mathur and Indika include:
The Last Samurai, Ocean’s Eleven and Twelve, Syriana, Miss Potter, Tsotsi, Six Feet Under, Charlotte’s Web, Finding Neverland, Shine, Goya’s Ghost, Pulp Fiction, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Jacket, The English Patient, Before Night Falls, Fahrenheit 9/11, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Man on the Moon, The Lost City, Titus, Where the Truth Lies, Girl Interrupted, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Snatch, The Piano, Training Day, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Red Violin, The Brothers, 9 Songs, Moonlight Mile, “O”, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Dogma, Spy Kids 2, October Sky, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, and Reindeer Games, among others.
Diego Salterini was born in Rome, Italy. After approaching several sports activities, he began taking professional dance classes with Maestro Roberto Salaorni. While studying jazz dance he also took ballet and modern dance with teachers including: Mamy Raoemeria and Ranko Yokoyama. He also participated in wokshops both in Europe and the US studying with teachers such as Max Stone and Susie Taylor. In 1991, Diego began working professionally and in a few years achieved the status of lead dancer and assistant choreographer for many popular Italian TV and Theatre shows. Simultaneously, he began his career as a jazz teacher beginning with local dance studios, soon teaching professional classes in major European studios including I.A.L.S. Rome and Pineapple Studios, Covent Gardens, London. Salterini moved to Miami in 1997 where he worked with Momentum Dance Company, Karen Peterson and dancers, Zanadu, Kevin Black Productions and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa. He also worked in productions for Univision TV and several music videos shot in Miami and Orlando, some of which he choreographed.
In 1997, he bonded with Miss Hannah Baumgarten creating the DANCE NOW! ENSEMBLE. Salterini serves as Adjunct Faculty at the Florida International University, Dillard Center for the Arts, and Casa Dei Bambini, Montessori Environment. He also teaches at private studios throughout South Florida and has served as Master Teacher at N.F.A.A. and The Florida Dance Festival, and New World School of The Art. Diego’ s work has been showcased at Florida Dance Festival, Broward Center for the Performing Arts at the Colony Theater and the Florida International University Performing Arts Center, at the Regional High School Dance festival in Baltimore Maryland.
Migdalia Martinez began her training at the age of 10 at the Ballet School of Keyla Ermecheo in her home country of Venezuela. At age 13, she joined the Ballet Nacional de Caracas Youth Company. She started her professional career at age 14 as a member of the corps with Ballet Nacional de Caracas under the artistic direction of Vicente Nebrada, where she was promoted to soloist-principal. She began dancing principal roles in works such as The Nutcracker, The Firebird, Cinderella, Romeo & Juliet, Don Quixote, Serenade, Concerto Barroco, and others. She was recognized by her country for her artistic endeavors in 2000 with the Revelation Award, and in 2001 as Classical Dancer. She participated in all Ballet Nacional de Caracas international and national tours from 1992 to 2002. She has also danced with San Antonio Ballet and The Florida Ballet. Migdalia joined the Company in the 2004-2005 season.
One of Mexico’s all-time leading Dog Handler’s, Gabriel Rangel specializes in the Terrier Group, Giant Schnauzers, Bouvier des Flandres, Bichons, and other breeds. He is an expert groomer, breeder, handler, and trainer. With Gabriel Rangel as Handler, Scottish terrier Ch Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot won first prize of the Terrier Group at the 133rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in July 2009.
Scientist immigrating in the national interest
Anatoliy Shumnyk graduated from the Melitopol State Pedagogical Institute in Geography and English in 1997 and received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Geological Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev in July of 2002 with majors in paleontology and stratigraphy. His dissertation was titled “Calcareous Nannoplankton of the Upper Cretaceous of Southern Ukraine”. This work was so significant he was invited to share his experience at the U.S. Geological Survey in 2001, Reston, VA, to relay to them his methodologies, his opinions, and the basis for his seminal work. The international impact of his personal work was recognized numerous times through grant awards for his appearance and presentation of his studies at multiple international symposiums and conferences in Japan, Germany, Italy and Hungary. His work has been published and cited in national and international journals for the field, and he is universally recognized as one of the very top leaders in his field in the world. In his home country he was elected the national leader of the new generation of paleontologists emerging after the fall of the Soviet Union and with the independence of Ukraine. He was one of the few internationally recognized scientists to be invited to participate in the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, Expedition 308 with the mission “Gulf of Mexico hydrogeology – overpressure and fluid flow processes in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico: slope, stability, seeps, and shallow-water flow” from May to July 2005.
As micropaleontologist, he immigrated to work with Bugware, Inc., and continue his research. In his work he consults directly with some of the largest oil exploration companies in the United States and the world, deals in decisions that can cost lives and millions of dollars, and can dramatically affect our environment adversely if an incorrect analysis is rendered. His analysis of calcareous nannofossils from drilling samples throughout the Gulf determine whether to terminate further drilling, or alternatively begin drilling in order to maximize profits and minimize cost production, and avoid “blow-outs” that can jeopardize the safety of the rigs and workers, and the environment.