Director & Choreographer, Nicola Bosco-Alvarez began her career in musical theatre as an Artist in-Residence and Choreographer with the San Francisco Arts Education Project under the close mentorship of Danny Duncan, Emily Keeler and Camille Oliver-Salmon. After twelve years with SF ArtsEd teaching and learning with youth 9-14, she made the transition in 2007 as full time Director/Choreographer with YPTMTC. Her passion to work with teens and provide a professional setting for them to explore and create has been an amazing experience, and invaluable artistically. Working with such talented young adults and musicians is truly a dream come true for her. Nicola has taught with high schools and community theatres through out the Bay Area, and danced professionally with Carlos Carvajol. She has an Associate Credential of the Cecchetti ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) has studied professionally in Florence, Italy.
Marcelo Javier Pereira co-founded the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company (BATCO) in 2014 with the mission to unite artists and audiences through live theatre that is reflective of the authentic perspectives and history of the San Francisco Bay Area. Before founding BATCO, he helped produce two Off-Broadway productions, The Black Book by Phil Blechman and Rogerandtom by Julien Scwab. Recent acting credits include Not Another Holiday Show! (BATCO), Gravity: A New[tonian] Musical, Home for “all of” the Holidays (BATCO), Skippyjon Jones(Theatreworks USA), Rent (Syracuse Stage), A New Brain (SU Drama), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bathwater Productions). Directing credits include Celebrate 12th Night Joyfully With Kathryn Crosby (NYPL at Lincoln Center), Cinderella (African American Shakespeare Co.) Not Another Holiday Show! (BATCO), La Posarela (Community Music Center), The Complete History of America [Abridged] (Black Box Players) and Too Many Tamales (Marsh Youth Theatre). Marcelo also happens to be an alumni of YPTMTC and is thrilled to be back!
Singer, Pianist, Actor, Diseur, Coach, Harpsichordist, Fortepianist, Composer. His education was obtained at SF Conservatory of Music and American Conservatory Theater.