Meena Matai is an artist, engineer, social entrepreneur and educator. After getting her bachelors, masters in Electrical Engineering and working in the technology field for fifteen years she decided to pursue her passion and is now an artist, teacher and engineer. Meena is a renowned Austin artist, has her work in several galleries around town including Austin City Hall’s People’s Gallery and has taught at the Contemporary Austin. Her work has been recognized around the world and in our very own Austin American Statesman. Strengths: Empathy, Relation, Developer, Communication, Discipline.
Marliza Mendez is a teaching artist and actress based in Austin. She graduated with a B.F.A in Theatre Education from The University of Texas at Austin and a certificate in business foundations from Mccombs Business school. Her experience working at Zach theatre made her realize she really enjoys working with children. She’s passionate about bringing stories to life through creative drama and teaching performing arts! Strengths: Individualization, Responsibility, Empathy, Developer, and Creativity.
Abby Ruston is a skilled creative with a focus on furniture and commercial installations. Ruston found herself creating as a coping mechanism after an injury that ended her professional athletic career. This artistic outlet revealed itself as an undiscovered passion, and Ruston began pursuing art full time in 2016. She brings an unmatched drive to every project that she is a part of and always loves to share what she has learned.
Austin Howell is a student teacher and theatre maker based in Austin, Texas. Currently a senior B.F.A. Theatre Education student at the University of Texas at Austin, he hopes to be a teacher who can introduce and facilitate theatre making for students who do not have access to avenues of the fine arts. His experience at the Magik Theatre summer camps has taught him a love of Theatre for Young Audiences and the messages and awareness it can spread to both kids and adults! Strengths: Communication, Creativity, Resourcefulness, and Respect.
Roxanna Taylor is a soon to be graduate of The University of Texas at Austin where she will receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Studies. Her most recent acting credits are Oedipus the Tyrant (Fox Den Theatre Company, 2019), and Passport to Iron City (iam8bit, 2019). Roxanna has taught at Camp Paramount for the past 2 summers, and will be joining them again later this summer. She is excited to join the Camp Cyan team for the summer and get to know all the students!