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The Actors, Musicians, and Technicians of Lineage

Andrew Abaria (he/him) is an actor and musician originally from Beaverton, OR. His credits include acting and modeling work for Energizer, Bank of America, Google, TASCAM, Sizzler, and lululemon. Andrew played a supporting role in the biopic documentary MISS BROWN which premiered at Tribeca in June 2023 and he can currently be seen in the touring stage show SURVIVORS, a production based on the eye-witness accounts of 10 Holocaust survivors. A pianist, flautist, and singer/songwriter, Andrew graduated from USC's Thornton School of Music and his latest album "Rainbow" is now available on Spotify. Andrew also holds an MBA from Cornell University.

Toni Lorene Baker (she/her) is an actor, singer, and voice actor based in L.A. She is a former graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre. She began performing at the age of 5 years old in her hometown, Houston, TX. She has been seen in the Drowsy Chaperone as "Trix the Aviatrix", FOOTLOOSE as "Ariel Moore", and ALL SHOOK UP as "Lorraine." You can now hear her as the voice of 'Cody's Mom / The Doctor' on the children's musical series, COCOMELON, and you may even recognize her voice in a few commercials or on some of your favorite R&B albums.

Will Bellaimey (he/him) teaches history at Flintridge Prep School and has been involved in many creative projects and shows at Lineage over the years. You can talk excitedly about history on the All The Presidents, Man podcast, which is available on Spotify and Apple podcasts. He lives in Eagle Rock with his partner Jocelyn and their six chickens.

Mataji Booker Graham (she/her) is an LA native actor, writer, and multi-disciplined artist. Her recent theater credits include the Echo Theater Companies sponsored rendition of Midsummer's Night Dream as a member of the newly formed Theater Truck Ensemble, Ron Athey's production of 'Gifts of the Spirit' as well as productions at The Second City and the Roy and Edna Disney/Cal Arts 'Redcat' Theater. An eternal teacher and learner, Mataji has worked with youths in the art of Spoken Word, Theater, Dance, and Film; further honoring her intention to give voice to the voiceless and to expand access to artistic healing.

Noelia Cortes (she/her) is an artist, arts administrator, and light and sound technician from Burbank, CA. She is the Program Associate at the Lineage Performing Arts Center and holds a Bachelor’s degree in History of Art with a focus in Modern Reception of the Ancient World and a minor in Latinx/Chicanx Studies from UC Berkeley. Noelia is also a graduate of the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture internship program and has published work in Dignia Rabia, UC Berkeley’s Chicana/o/x Studies Journal. She is passionate about arts accessibility and emerging arts media. She is delighted to have been part of several Lineage productions, including “A Chorus Lineage” (light and sound technician), “Matter of Time” (light, video, and sound technician), and “Cabaret” (light technician).

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At Lineage, Cynthia Crass (she/her) has played Bertha in Pippin, sang and acted in After Roe, and has been in several of their Broadway celebrations. She has appeared as a classical soloist with numerous choral groups in the Los Angeles area. She has a BFA and MFA in Theatre, performing in many productions across the country, including They're Playing Our Song, Talley's Folley, Something's Afoot, The Baker's Wife, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Dames at Sea. She is the Executive Director of Lineage and is always thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the wonderful Lineage family.

Jade Duong (she/her) is a voiceover artist and also a performer at Disneyland. Recent credits include Into the Woods (Cinderella), Spelling Bee (Marcy Park), and Miss Saigon (Kim), and previously made her Lineage debut as Fraulein Köst in Cabaret. Her work is showcased on her Instagram, @jaddeduong.

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Keila Joy Fisher (she/her) is a recent graduate of Scripps College with a BA in Theatre through Pomona College Theatre Department. She has been seen in Lineage original productions "The Curiosity Tales", "A New Day", "After Roe", and "Matter of Time". Previous credits include Lynn Nottage's "Sweat" (Chris), Sartre's "No Exit" (Valet), and Sarah DeLappe's "The Wolves" (#25).

Alan Geier (he/him) After directing Musicals as a teenager at a summer camp, Alan Geier attended Pomona College, where he studied piano, accompanied the Glee Club, and sang in a Barbershop Quartet. A Master's Degree in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College soon followed. For 38 years he taught music at Polytechnic School in Pasadena. His regular summer job was at the Humboldt State Chamber Music Workshop, (Director for 18 years) where he met flutist wife, Barbara! Alan continues to be the regular accompanist for Pasadena Pro Musica and the Donald Brinegar Singers. Upon "retirement" in 2017, he was delighted to 1) become a Staff Accompanist at Occidental College and 2) get more involved with Lineage: recent projects at LPAC include a Sondheim evening, Broadway Kids Show, Anna Christy recital, and musical productions of Pippin, Next to Normal, and Cabaret.

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John Guth (he/him) A native of Pasadena, John continues to successfully diversify his music portfolio, scoring instrumental compositions and all-electronic soundtracks for film and television, live performance, and the gaming and interactive entertainment industries. His film scoring credits range from full-length indy films to animated and live-action comedy shorts. His ongoing commercial work continuously adds to his growing portfolio of wall-to-wall music in a variety of genres. In addition to composing music for media, he also works as a sound engineer, producing audio for both studio recording and live events.

Sophia Kaminski (she/her) A classically trained singer, Sophia has had the privilege of performing in such roles as Cherubino in "The Marriage of Figaro", Zerlina in "Don Giovanni", and in various productions with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Many thanks to the entire Lineage family for their tireless efforts to create a communal, inclusive space for the arts to thrive!

Diana Leon (she/her) is an actor, singer, and musician from Pasadena, CA. She is a graduate of San Fransisco State University, where she received her B.A. in Drama and was awarded the Clarence Miller Musical Theater Scholarship. Diana is an avid composer and is passionate about Latinx voices in theater. Her acting credits include Tía (Sucía), Ariana (Sofa Sin Casa), and Abuela Claudia (In the Heights). Her recent Lineage productions include Cabaret, Matter of Time, After Roe, and A New Day.

Aidan Rawlinson (he/him) is a graduate of NYU Tisch/Department of Drama New Studio on Broadway. Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Aidan has long loved performing, having been introduced to the performing arts through ballet. Aidan's recent Lineage experiences include A New Day and A Chorus Lineage. Outside of acting, singing, and dancing, Aidan enjoys playwriting and poetry.

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Paul Siemens (he/him) has appeared at Lineage in Cabaret (Herr Schultz), Matter of Time (Mr. Rogers), A New Day (Dr. Thomas), The Curiosity Tales (Mr. Licht), Next to Normal (Dan; Scenie Award for Outstanding Lead Ensemble in a Musical), Pippin (title role), The Last Five Years (Jamie), and It’s Complicated, which he co-wrote and performed with his wife; at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center in Broadway & Beyond (BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Award nomination for Best Cabaret/Concert/Solo Performance) and The Spitfire Grill (Joe); and on the East Coast in A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre), the Obie Award-winning kabuki play Benten Kozo (Flea Theater), Lend Me a Tenor (Harvard-Radcliffe Summer Theater; IRNE Award nomination for Best Actor), L’Orfeo (Tanglewood Music Festival), and The White Devil (Brooklyn Academy of Music). The author of three plays produced in NYC, Paul has studied creative writing at UCLA and Stanford, and holds a bachelor's degree in English & American Literature & Language from Harvard, where he won the Jonathan Levy Award for the most promising actor at the university. He currently serves as President of the Lineage Board of Directors.

Courtney Simpson (she/her) is a singer-songwriter, musician, dancer, and actress known for her versatile musical expression. Born and raised in Central California, she fell in love with music at a young age when she began learning Flute and taking her first Ballet classes. Courtney attended college in Santa Barbara and when she graduated she joined two local bands, Alegria Geral and Tropicali, both in which she played drums and sang. Additionally, she performed with the Revels' company as a lead actor and dancer in their Irish Christmas musical production. Courtney's musical style is a blend of Pop, Jazz, R&B, and Indie that is soothing to hear paired with her expansive vocal flexibility. She is also the Operations and Development Coordinator at Lineage.

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Jana Souza (she/her) is a Native Hawaiian singer, actress, and dancer born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii. She attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York and Los Angeles where she gained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts. After graduating she spent the next five years performing around the world. From Theme Parks to Cruise Lines, to National Tours, Jana has accomplished a lot. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2016, Jana has performed all over Los Angeles with multiple theatre companies. Currently, she spends most of her time teaching and performing at the Lineage Performing Arts Center as well as with "PHNX" an a capella pop group, "The Holly Belles", and "The Satin Dollz" an international Pinup Performance group.

Dustin Stern-Garcia (he/him) is an actor and stunt performer who has recently worked on films and shows such as The Accountant 2, Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley, Extraction 2, The Grey Man, and Wandavision. Oh and Velocipastor 2! He went to San Diego State University studying English Literature and Music Composition and has a passion for learning random hobbies such as magic and 3D printing. In his free time, he obsesses over Dungeons and Dragons, frequenting coffee shops, and cooking.

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Mike Testin (he/him) is a cinematographer who has worked on various Film and Television projects since graduating from the Los Angeles Film School in 2005.

Angie Vaughn (she/her) is a Pasadena native and a graduate of Pasadena High School, class of 2008. After graduation, she attended Musician's Institute in Hollywood, California, focusing her studies on Recording Engineering and Music Business programs. In 2010, she began working with several dance and theater companies including the Lineage Performing Arts Center, Parson's Nose, and the Nancy Deode Dance Theatre, where she executed a multitude of jobs including sound and light engineering, marketing, and choreography, specializing in Hip Hop dance styles. Since then, Angie has focused her time on several dance programs in PUSD through the Pasadena LEARNs after school program, including teams at Pasadena High School and Muir High School. Dedicating herself to the youth of Pasadena, Angie has empowered students in various aspects of life through the performing arts; modeling self-respect, love, determination, and teamwork.

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