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Meet the Team 

Yuko Kudo

- Artistic Director & Founder -

Artivist, Singer, Pianist, Photographer, Yoga Instructor, Social Entrepreneur, Community Builder,


Yuko is a Japanese native from Aomori. Lived in Tokyo, LA and now based in NYC. She uses art to connect with people. Her mission is to empower and educate artists and creatives to break free and become thriving artists and give back to the community. 

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Shino Frances

Director of Operation

Shino is a Biracial, Bicultural, Bilingual Musical Theatre Actress and Producer. Originally a native of Japan and Connecticut, she is a self-proclaimed New Yorker ever since she fell in love with the city some umpteen years ago. Shino finds joy in bringing characters and stories to life. Her favorite place to be is in the spotlight (literally) and additionally enjoys any position that gives her a front row seat to creating and witnessing shifts in a room, team, community and the world. “I’ve always seen art as a tool. Well actually, EVERYthing is a tool and I am the master. I believe each and every one of us are. “I am” Series gets that.” -SF

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Brandon Rumaker

Director of Creative Strategy,


Brando is a creative who uses his voice and vision through performance, writing, and fine arts to make sense of the world through our shared experiences. His work explores legacy, triumph, power, and all the demons we hide away in our daily lives.

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Angel Castillo

Resident MC

I work hard to develop pieces of writing that speak both to me and others about our modern day issues of homophobia, police brutality, absent parents, alcoholism, love, broken love, etc. through the power of vulnerability, acceptance, possibility, trust, and God. With every finished work, I breathe as much life as I possibly can into them so that I can bring my art to its purest form. I intend to inspire others by remaining an open book, because through my vulnerability I create a safe space for others to relate to.

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Sammi Price

Resident MC/HOST

Sammi bases all projects with the question in mind- How can we better the world? An avid traveler, Sammi is an Australian born, small-town Wisconsin raised, turned NYC native who shares her creativity and comedy in an ongoing effort to bring awareness to Human Rights and collaborate with others who support the important mission. Sammi is always excited to collaborate and is a proud member of “I AM” Series.

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