The Callaloo Team

Creatives, Entrepreneurs, Artists, Educators, Innovators
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Marjuan is the CEO/Co-Founder/Author of Callaloo. She is responsible for leading the company's operations and creative direction. She originated Callaloo as a theatrical play in 2012. Marjuan is also a theatre and film producer, director, performer, playwright and educator. Marjuan holds her B.A. in Theatre and African Studies from Fordham University and her M.A. in Art and Public Policy from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Marjuan Canady

CEO/Co-founder/Author
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Nabeeh Bilal is the co-founder of Callaloo as well as its creative/art director. He comes from an design and illustration background and is responsible for the visual presentation of Callaloo. He is an illustrator, animator, senior web developer, designer, puppeteer, video editor, and art director. Nabeeh is a graduate of Temple University, where he studied Graphic & Interactive Design.

Nabeeh Bilal

CCO/Co-founder/Illustrator
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In addition to being a co-founder, Tatiana is Callaloo's Chief Operations Officers and oversees the brand's sales, acquisitions, and partnerships. She is a graduate of Hampton University, where she studied Business Management. She is also a complete ray of sunshine.

Tatiana Johnson

COO/Co-founder/Sales & Partnerships

Our Team Members

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Danyel is a self-taught musician and plays piano, guitar, ukulele, violin and Djembe. She received her Masters in Vocal Performance from James Madison University and her B.A. in Music with a double minor in Theatre and Dance from UNC Charlotte.

Danyel Reid

Team Captain/Teaching Artist/Actress
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Candice is a graduate of Virginia Common Wealth University and co-founder of the ``Creative JunkFood`` multi-media production studio.

Candice Taylor

Teaching Artist/Creative Consultant
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Nazaahah is yoga and wellness instructor with over 15 years of experience. She is also an entrepreneur and freelance graphic designer.

Nazaahah Amin

Teaching Artist/Yoga Instructor
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Wendy is an early childhood enthusiast and expert in constructivist curriculums. She is responsible for developing Callaloo’s Educational Supplements. She holds her M.S.T. in Early Childhood Education & Early Childhood Special Education and a B.A. Political Science from Fordham University.

Wendy Toribio

Education Director
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Christin is the Co-Chair of Diversity of the YPAC-board of Theater Resources Unlimited and is one of the Co-Founders of La Co-Op (La Cooperativa of New York Latinx Artists) a collective of theatre artists created to bridge the gaps existing in the Latino Theatre Community. She is a graduate of LaGuardia High School and Fordham University.

Christin Cato

Community Outreach Coordinator/NY Regional Manager
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Janwin is an Ohio native with experience in customer relations and community development. She holds her M.A. in Sustainable Development from the School for International Training and her B.A. in Spanish and Communications from Eastern Michigan University.

Janwin Zeegar-Holman

Mid-West Brand Ambassador
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Sydnee is a writer and filmmaker originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma but raised in Dallas, Texas. She holds her BA in Film with an English minor from Howard University.

Sydnee Monday

Assistant Writer
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Lorena is a native New Yorker. A first generation Dominican-American, Lorena has worked bi-coastal as an actress and voice over artist in tv, film and theater. She holds her BA in Sociology / Criminology with a minor in Visual Arts from Fordham University.

Lorena Jorge

Actress
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Brittany is a graphic artist and writer from Lexington, Kentucky. She has a B.A. in visual communication design from Northern Kentucky University. Brittany loves drawing, writing, animals, cartoons, comics, food, pop culture and her dog, Nova.

Brittany Granville

Assistant Illustrator
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Karen is an actress who has performed in over 30 productions in the DC-Metro area, as well as internationally in East Africa and Europe. She holds her B.A. in English from Howard University.

Karen Elle

Teaching Artist/Actress
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Shaba has performed with groups such as the internationally renowned Spelman College Glee Club. With Callaloo, she shares her passion for the arts and education with a variety of audiences via the cultural literacy program.

Shaba Lightfoot

Teaching Artist/Actress
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Nelly is a native of Hyattsville, MD. She has worked as an actress in the DC area as well as a stage manager for Gala Hispanic Theatre, Round House Theatre and Forum Theatre. She holds her B.A. in Theatre Studies from the University of Maryland.

Nelly Diaz-Rodriguez

Actress
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Jason is a do-it-all filmmaker, videographer, and editor. He received his Bachelor's degree from Norfolk State University with a focus in communications.

Jason Battle

Filmmaker/Videographer
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Thomas Mobley holds a Master of Fine Art from Full Sail University. He is a cinematographer and photographer extraordinaire.

Thomas Mobley

Film & Video Consultant
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Camille Thomas is a junior at Michigan State double majoring in Arts & Humanities and Theatre. Her passions include social justice, reading, and anything artistic.

Camille Thomas

Development & Communications Intern
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Darius Lyles is a filmmaker who has over 11 years of production experience working on network TV shows as well as feature films. He is the epitome of a camera nerd who loves to talk codecs and image quality. Darius holds his B.A. in Film Production from Howard University.

Darius Lyles

Videographer/Editor