Wise Fool People


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Amy Christian

Artistic Director


Barbara Tullman-Malisow



Alliyah Noor

Interim Administrator


Alishiya Kapoor

Office Manager, Event Coordinator & Teaching Artist

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Ilana Blankman

Adult & Teen Programs Director, Studio Manager


Alanna Herrera

Youth Programs Director

Artists and Instructors

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Dawn Furlong

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Colleen McKeown

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David Nieto

photo by Kate Russell

Ousmane Sylla

Elise Southwick - headshotcolor

Elise Southwick

Tamara 'Amy' Bertucci Nieto - image (1)

Amy Bertucci Nieto

Lisa  Kadel - trapeze photo

Lisa Kadel

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Sarah-Jane Moody

Circus Luminous at the Lensic Theater Open Dress Rehearsal

Alessandra Ogren


Lisa Smith

Fa and Dogs Hiking

Fantina Becker

Alexandra Diaz - Alexandra Diaz

Alexandra Diaz

Wise Fool - CircAspire 2016

Oriana Lee

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Jasmine Quinsier


Nikesha Breeze

Wise Fool - CircAspire 2016

Zeke Farrell

Freyr Art

Freyr A. Marie

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Heather Muntean

Board of Directors

kate-marcoKate Marco—Guiding Officer

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.

Ceyhan Haksal

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.

Dee Anaya

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!



AJ Goldman

Bio coming soon.

Aidan White

Bio coming soon.

Roger Schwarz

Bio coming soon.

Robert Horwitz

Bio coming soon.