“STAGES OF LOVE” CAST

MEET THE POETS

MEET KATORI WALKER (STAGE 1: BLISS)

Katori Walker is a New York based artist, actor, and playwright. She graduated from Pace University with a BA in Journalism and Sociology. She has performed spoken word at various venues in New York. She also appeared in two supporting roles in an off Broadway play titled “Life is Short Cherish Every Moment.” Currently she is performing in an original play which she wrote called AJUMA. Now, she has created an original poem for “Stages of Love” to be transformed into an exciting and tantalizing performance.


MEET CAMILLE ELVERY (STAGE 2: LUST, STAGE 3: DISILLUSIONMENT & STAGE 4: TRANSFORMATION)

Camille Elvery is a resilient storyteller that is constantly developing stories as she experiences them. Camille believes everyone has a story, and she shares her story on various platforms in ways others can hopefully relate to and will want to share themselves. She helps brands. Independent clients connect better with their consumers with her insights based on culture and shared experiences.


MEET AISHA JORDAN (STAGE 5: SELF-REFLECTION)

Aisha Jordan is an Actor, Writer and Producer in new media. She received her B.A. in The Arts from The New School, Eugene Lang College and her M.A. in Arts and Politics from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Jordan has been featured in Title X’s PSA on reproductive rights, and HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness. She is Staff Writer at popular culture media site Black Nerd Problems highlighting women of color in media and Co-Creator/Host of the nerd podcast 2Nerds and an Actor. Aisha was recently awarded NYFA’s Made In New York Women’s Fund for her sketch comedy web series #HashtagTheShow which she co-writes, produces and co-stars in. She resides in and reps The Bronx in New York City.  


Meet the Artists

MEET TONI QUEST (STAGE 1: BLISS)

Toni Quest is a writer and public speaker. As a teenager, writing was her private pastime. Toni went on to earn a BFA in communication arts. TQ evolved to become a painter. One of her paintings was chosen for the cover of the anthology, View from the Middle of the Road, Vol.  2; her poetry is included also. She later earned an MAED/AET in education. TQ believes poetry is best read aloud as creative public speaking from the heart. Poetry led to her speaking and media endeavors. TQ hosts the cable show, ‘Talk with TQ’, and the podcast, Energy Stoners ™ Café, The shows are produced locally, and air globally. TQ co-hosts the podcast, Seeing Beneath The Surface.

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MEET CAMILLE ELVERY (STAGE 3: DISILLUSIONMENT)

Camille Elvery is a resilient storyteller that is constantly developing stories as she experiences them. Camille believes everyone has a story, and she shares her story on various platforms in ways others can hopefully relate to and will want to share themselves. She helps brands. Independent clients connect better with their consumers with her insights based on culture and shared experiences. Also, she is looking forward to express her thoughts on disillusionment through her artwork.


MEET YOLLYCE AYALA (STAGE 4: TRANSFORMATION)

Yollyce Ayala, Born and raised in New York City is a Pace University graduate with a B.S in Forensic Science. She uses art and jewelry making as a creative outlet in her free time. She’s is now apart of “Stages of Love” to bring words to life on a canvas. 


MEET HAILE RICE (STAGE 2: LUST & STAGE 5: SELF – REFLECTION)

Haile Rice is a Black woman born and raised in the Bronx, New York. She graduated from Syracuse University with a BA in Biology and Spanish Language and Culture. She is a multi-faceted entrepreneur with a focus in financial literacy. In addition to this she is using her art to raise awareness on her journey to becoming a confident woman through self-love, and self-reflection.


MEET THE MOVERS

MEET SABYNE SANTIAGO (STAGE 1: BLISS)

Sabyne Santiago is a New York based actress, model, and film maker. Having just graduated St. John’s University with a BS in Television and Film, she has been eager to jump start her career in the arts. She stars as Selina in Sacerdotisa, and official selection for the Independent Short Awards in Los Angeles. Expanding her horizons into dance has been a life long dream, and she is excited to be a part of this new chapter with Envision.


MEET ASHLEY ANTONIA LOPEZ (STAGE 2: LUST & STAGE 3: DISILLUSIONMENT)

Ashley Antonia Lopez is a New York City based Latina actress and graduated from Pace University with her BA in Devise Acting. Through her acting program, Ashley had the opportunity to perform in the Sibiu Theatre Festival. She also performed in an original piece titled, The Female Role Model Project. Recently, she performed an immersive play title, An Immersive Theatrical Journey to Fight Human Trafficking.


MEET TAYLOR MCKENZIE (STAGE 4: TRANSFORMATION)

Taylor McKenzie is an actress and dancer from Brooklyn, New York. She began studying modern dance at 11 year old and quickly expanded her repertoire to jazz and hip hop. Throughout the years, Taylor’s love for the arts has grown from dance to theatre causing her to work on productions that pair the two together. Last summer, she played the lead in the performance art piece Tea Time, where she got the opportunity to both choreograph and perform the piece in New York. Recently Taylor has started to choreograph her own pieces and will soon begin performing her new work on stage and on screen in the city.


MEET CHINYERE STEVENS (STAGE 5: SELF-REFLECTIONS)

Chinyere Stevens is a Native New Yorker who is an actress,model,and poet who graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as attended St John’s University. Chinyere just recently finished an independent short film with Moise Morancy entitled ”When A Tree Falls” that is about to hit the festival circuit. Chinyere’s ultimate goal is to inspire individuals through her art & creativity.