Wise Fool People



Alishiya Kapoor

Co-executive Director

Productions & Admin Director

Youth Outreach Coordinator


Oriana Lee

Co-Executive Director

Education, Outreach & Employee Relations Director

Afterschool Coordinator


Kristen Woods

Co-Executive Director

Studio, Fundraising and Marketing Director

Youth Camp and Teen Programs Coordinator


Barbara Tullman-Malisow


Artists and Coaches

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Amy Christian

Artistic Director Emeritus & Master Coach

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Ilana Blankman

Master Coach


Carey Cramer

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Amy Bertucci Nieto

Fa and Dogs Hiking

Fantina Becker

Colleen basing two high

Colleen McKeown

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David Nieto

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Dawn Furlong

Lisa  Kadel - trapeze photo

Lisa Kadel


Nikesha Breeze

Circus Luminous at the Lensic Theater Open Dress Rehearsal

Alessandra Ogren


Lisa Smith

photo by Kate Russell

Ousmane Sylla

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Sarah-Jane Moody

Alexandra Diaz - Alexandra Diaz

Alexandra Diaz

Heather Muntean - Heather Fans

Heather Muntean

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Elise Southwick

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Jasmine Quinsier

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Zeke Farrell

Freyr Art

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.

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.

 Roger Schwarz

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.