Staff and Board


Jane Jung

Managing Director / Artistic Leadership Team

Sara Zatz

Associate Director / Artistic Leadership Team

Nile Harris

Artistic Leadership Team

Talvin Wilks

Artistic Leadership Team

Mei Ann Teo

Artistic Leadership Team

Christina Bixland

Education Director

Vann Dukes

Operations Assistant

Ariana Swei

Education and Community Programs Coordinator

Board of Directors

Amy Chin, President
Arts Consultant

Deirdre Valente, Vice President
Vice-President, Lisa Booth Management, Inc

Lillian Cho, Treasurer
Senior Project Manager, Hester Street

Cathy Barbash
President, Barbash Arts Consulting Services

Kim Chan
Deputy Director, Advancement, National Sawdust

Additional Staff

Arts Financial Management Services, Financial Manager
Leading ChangeMakers, Strategic Plan Implementation Consultant
Kelly Kuwabara, Development Consultant
Mission Driven Consulting, Development Consultant
Blake Zidell and Associates, Press Agent 
Mary Sormeley, Accountant


Ping Chong, Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus

Bruce Allardice, Executive Director Emeritus

Associated Artists

Ping Chong and Company is a generative organization centered on collaboration and community engagement. The company incubates new work with and from a broad cohort of multidisciplinary and multigenerational artists, and is committed to supporting emerging artists of color. Many creative collaborators have been mentored by Ping Chong, or through our training programs, including Michael Matthews, Jesca Prudencio, Michael Rohd, Talvin Wilks, Meredith Monk, Jeffrey Rose, Ryan Conarro, and Muna Tseng.

During the early years of Fiji Theater Company, artistic collaborators were Louise Smith, John Fleming, Jeannie Hutchins, Roger Babb, Larry Malvern, and Ric Oquita.

Teaching Artists 2022 –2023

Ping Chong and Company Teaching Artists lead in-school artistic residencies and community workshops using peer interview techniques, writing exercises, and drama activities to explore themes of identity, place, and belonging, and to introduce theatrical tools for self- and community-based reflection. For more about Teaching Artist training, click here.

Erin Anderson
Jay Beardsley
Katie Kay Chelena
Aizzah Fatima
Irisdelia Garcia
Daniel Kenner
Zakaria Khafagy
Amanda Harmon Koppe
Rita Hsuan Liu
Nancy McArthur
Stuart Meyers
Asuka Morinaga
Amelia Boyce Munson
Jeanna Phillips
Rudy Ramirez
Om Raj Raut
Sabeen Shalwani
C. Meranda Flachs-Surmanek
Monica Torres
Caitlin Wees

Hidden Voices Curriculum Development Team
Writing Team

Chaesong Kim
Dr. Yvonne Kwan 
Dr. Ricco Villaneuva Siasoco 
Amy Zhang 

Advisory Committee
Celia Kim 
Melissa Koh 
Vaimoana Niumeitolu
Anu Yadav 

Passages Alaska Curriculum Development Team

Ryan Conarro
Justin Perkins
Gary Upay’aq Beaver
Jen Romer
Nita Rearden 
Asia Freeman