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Clara Francesca, is an award-winning artist, director, and speech coach with a passion for unlocking the individual's authentic heart-voice-connection: investigating co-existence in a diverse world.
She explores this by integrating immersive theatrical practices in collaboration with musicians, scientists and digital artists.
Clara holds a BA in Laws & Biomedical Sciences from Monash University, meditatively sung at the NYC Hayden Planetarium, is a member of NYC’s SITI Company’s Inaugural Conservatory Alumni, has appeared in commercials for household brands and Television Series.
Anne Wichmann aka She’s Excited! is an award winning electronic music producer, performer & sound artist. She designs & produces interactive and immersive events that break down the barriers between audience and artists.
Anne is passionate about creating works that are easily accessible: for audiences that aren’t familiar with new technologies and/or for people who cannot afford new electronic devices.
She wants her work to be socially relevant by bringing together different communities to reverse polarization & by addressing pressing topics like climate change & immigration.
Anne performed and showcased her work at prestigious festivals in Austria (Ars Electronica Festival), Germany (DigitalAnalog Festival, Waterkant Festival), Italy (Off-Biennale) & the US (Art Basel Miami, The Maverick Expo).
Tania Lentini (she/her) has worked extensively across arts practises and platforms for more than 20 years. From her years as a professional actor, she moved into production - assistant directing, stage managing and technical support.
She was able to apply these skills and further develop her abilities at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), where she worked as an event coordinator and public programs producer.
She delivered a wide range of events, including live talks and symposia, large-scale events and online learning.
Tania was a core member of the Gamesnet pilot program, facilitating games creation and online learning for students across the state.
She also produced ACMI's 24-hour White Night program, the nation-wide Screen It competition and as event coordinator for Australian International Documentary Conference.
Since moving to the United States, Tania has worked at Tribeca Film Festival, DOCNYC and World Science Festival.
Tania is currently General Manager at Indie LIC in Long Island City and is concurrently responsible for event management and delivery at the restaurant.
Milena Carvajal George is a holistic registered nurse and a healer making use of her knowledge and skills in intercultural health education, hospital management, and art, Milena founded Milenaria over eleven years.
Milena teaches Art and Health at The University of Tolima in Colombia and teaches ancestral nutrition and food sovereignty in a Natural Medicine postgraduate program at the University of Jujuy Argentina.
As an artist Milenaria continues to perform and collaborate at notable venues and ensembles across New York City, including participating in The Extended Reality Ensemble’s Ars Electronica Festival Garden NYC 2021, The Extended Reality Ensemble’s Letters Without Borders 2022 at Culture Lab LIC, The Extended Reality Ensemble’s #MakeUsVisible Wicked Equity! 2022 at ChaShaMa in March, Launch Party in Central Park, and The Paroxysm Project at Westbeth Gallery, 2023.
Whitt Sellers is an XR Developer, Creative Technologist, Visual Artist and Fire Performer living in NYC exploring novel forms of creative expression and play at the intersection of immersive technology and live performance.
He earned his MFA in Design & Technology from Parsons School of Design in May 2022 and he creates experiences with Unity3D, TouchDesigner, XR and volumetric capture hardware, and his dragon staff.