Staff

Tony Garcia, Executive Artistic Director

Tony has been the Executive Artistic Director of El Centro Su Teatro since 1989 and has been a member of Su Teatro since 1972. He received his BA in Theatre from the University of Colorado at Denver.  Tony has received numerous awards and accolades for his artistic vision, including the 1989 University of California, Irvine Chicano Literary Award, a 2006 United States Artists Fellowship, an artist residency at the Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska, and was named the Denver Post 2010 Theatre Person of the Year. Most recently, he received the prestigious Livingston Fellowship from the Bonfils Stanton Foundation. Tony is a past faculty  member for the National Association of Latino Art and Culture (NALAC) Leadership Institute as well as a past board member, he is a peer trainer  for the Colorado Creative Industries’ Peer Assistance Network, and a member of the Western State Arts Federation’s (WESTAF) Board of Trustees. Tony is also an adjunct professor at Metro State College in Denver.

Tanya Mote, Associate Director

Tanya has been with Su Teatro since 1997. She received her BA in Mass Communications and Spanish from the University of Denver in 1989 and holds an MA (1991) and a Ph.D (2009) in International Studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. Tanya is a former board member of the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) and the National Performance Network and serves on the advisory committee for the Veterans of Hope Project. Tanya is a graduate of the National Arts Administrators Mentorship Program and NALAC’s Leadership and Arts Advocacy Institutes. She has served on grant making panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), NPN, and Theater Communications Group. She is a CCI Peer Assistance Network consultant. She taught Political Science at Community College of Aurora from 1995-2013 and has recently taught courses for DU – University College in Arts Management and Global Studies.

Mica Garcia de Benavidez, Organizational Manager

Mica graduated from Claremont McKenna College in May 2001, earning her BA in International Relations. She was a 2004 Colorado Trust Fellow and earned her Master’s in Nonprofit Management at Regis University in 2007. Mica manages the main stage acting company and also the director of Su Teatro’s Cultural Arts Education Institute. Mica is a recent graduate of th Circle of Latina Leadership program, and she is  a past participant of the NALAC Leadership Institute. She is a member of the Denver Center for International Studies Foundation Board of Directors.

Felicia Gallegos Pettis, Finance Associate

Arnold King, Technical Director

Steve Nash, Facilities Director

Debra Gallegos, Development & Marketing Associate

Jennie Hurrieta, Box Office Coordinator

Jose Guerrero, CAEI Lead Teacher

Daniel Salazar, XicanIndie FilmFest Director

Marialuisa Burgos, Artistic Programs Assistant

Lara Gallegos, Artistic Programs Assistant

Mayra Galaviz, Artistic Programs Assistant