Youth Studio Coordinator and Studio Manager
Education and Outreach Director
Youth Outreach and Event Entertainment Coordinator
Adult Studio Coordinator
Artists and Coaches
Artistic Director Emeritus & Master Coach
Amy Bertucci Nieto
Freyr A. Marie
Board of Directors
Robert Horwitz- Guiding Officer
A resident of New Mexico since his “formative years” and retired since 2010, Bob fills his life with Wise Fool acrobatics and attempts at aerial straps as well as grant writing and project management for several local non-profits. He joined the Wise Fool community in 2016 when he attended Elevate and has been hooked ever since. His goal for his time on the Board is to expand community awareness, knowledge, and support of Wise Fool to make sure the organization is around for many years to come.
Aidan White- Secretary
Aidan White is a Project Coordinator and Business Administrator who specializes in supporting teams of professionals managing complex operations and special projects. With seven years of experience in administration, she believes that compassionate collaboration, imagination, and determination applied to any task can accomplish great things.
Aidan has had the opportunity to work with a wide range of organizations during her career. She is an enthusiastic advocate for her hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico and enjoys exploring its many treasures with her family. Aidan’s great loves include Science Fiction novels, internet ephemera, and mythology. She is fascinated by sustainable design and how it’s principles can be applied to the physical world as well as human systems.
Aidan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The University of New Mexico, an Associate Degree in Graphic and Interactive Design from Santa Fe Community College, and a Certification in Permaculture Design from the Permaculture Institute.
After more than two decades in Taos, Kate set out for the New World and in 2001 moved to Santa Fe. Kate fills her time with Tai Chi, writing, cycling, cooking, travel, nutritional counseling, three children, six grandchildren and of course, Wise Fool New Mexico.
A graduate of Santa Fe High School and St. John's College Santa Fe, Ceyhan went on to produce the (Off the Plaza) Jazz and Blues series in 2013 and 2014, is currently the production manager of the Music on The Hill series, and teaches Special Education Mathematics at Capital High School in Santa Fe. Ceyhan hopes to work towards strengthening the bonds between arts, culture, education, and community in Santa Fe, in New Mexico, nationally, and internationally.
D Anaya is an interdisciplinary artist, using her art as her outlet in grief. Her work is continuous and taking on new forms every day.
D arrived at Wise Fool through the BUST! program in 2014, and since has stayed on creating characters such as Queenie(the clown).
Passionate about helping bereaved parents (and human kind in general really) through various artistic mediums be it performance or visual arts.
D is excited to be in the team and is looking forward to continuing to build relationships with surrounding communities through Circus Arts!
Roger J Schwarz was born and raised in New York City. He earned a BA in Psychology and Russian History and later acquired a JD and was admitted to the New York Bar. He specialized in criminal defense, and represented many people who lacked funds to hire private lawyers. He relocated to Santa Fe in 2017, where he enjoys film, ballet, hiking and cooking. He became a member of the New Mexico Bar in 2018, and continues to represent mainly poor people in criminal cases. He enjoys meaningful involvement in the Santa Fe local community and sees his affinity for the art, skill and social commitment of the Wise Fool NM Circus as a natural extension of his commitment to social causes and excellence in the performing arts.
Bio coming soon.