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Kamusta! Hiya.

I’m mara palma

Performer
Teaching Artist
Entrepreneur

 

A Filipina woman with dark hair and brown skin smiling with one hand at her temple, the other inside her lower left pocket.

info@marapalma.com 

Los Angeles, CA

About mara

A multi-passionate individual in Los Angeles, CA

i help others build more spaces of belonging through creative expression.

Mara Palma is an artist and teacher who works with people to develop their leadership skills using the tools learned in theater and creative expression. She was pursuing a full-time acting career when she was recruited for a musical theater teaching gig serving under resourced communities.

Mara realized that she could make a huge impact on these students’ and school communities’ lives through helping them establish a brand new after-school theater program. Not only that, but the new program would continue to bring arts to all the students and communities long after the teaching artists had left.

Mara found that her experience as an artist informed her ability to teach, and working with students made her a better artist. She knows first hand how taking one’s education into one’s hands is so empowering, and makes a lasting impact on all of her students.

She is passionate about teaching the next generation of leaders because they will grow up and shape the world. Mara’s vision includes a world that is a more just, equitable, and inclusive society, and it’s important our future leaders grow up with these principles.

Arts education should be a right for every single student and person, but the reality is that it’s one of the first things to get cut. Add to that the structural inequities where primarily BIPOC populations have lower levels of funding, and our BIPOC youth suffer from a lack of performing arts programming in their school districts. But the leadership skills that young people develop through theater and creative expression will serve them well for the rest of their lives, hopefully shaping a better world for all of us.

Recent Work

Square image with two photos of Filipina women with dark brown hair, a laptop with the logo for THE BONESETTER'S DAUGHTER on screen

Educational video content: mental health & the arts

THE BONESETTER’S DAUGHTER BY AMY TAN, BOOK-IT REPERTORY THEATRE

this girl laughs, this girl cries, this girl does nothing by finegan kruckemeyer, artwest gallery & playhouse

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Experience

Product Designer

Elegant Themes Inc.

08/2016 – Present

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UI Designer

ABC Themes Inc.

03/2014 – 07/2016

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UI Designer, Intern

MaxLab Themes Inc.

08/2013 – 02/2014

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I’ve gotten to work with some amazing organizations!

References

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Let’s Work Together, shall we?