Humans For The Arts is a nonprofit organization that focuses on education, Art, psychology and culture, providing a free artistic outlet for children from various difficult backgrounds and circumstances. This unique setting brings together diverse youth groups attending our programs to enrich their fine arts education and hone their empathy skills through learning and practical sessions.

Melina Moghadassian

Melina Moghadassian is an actress, former athlete, stylist, & founder of Humans for the Arts. As an alumna of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Melina has developed her craft for the past three years passionately. Melina has appeared in performances at the Stella Adler Studio called “A Bright Room Called Day “ directed by John Gould Rubin and an off Broadway Show called “Almost Maine” by John Cariani, directed by Gwendolyn Snow. Currently, Melina is continuing her training by taking a masterclass with her inspiration and mentor, Bernard Hiller, as well as private dance, singing and piano classes to develop her craft as an artist. Outside of Humans for the Arts, Melina is also teaching acting classes to students who want to pursue acting as a profession. She is working towards a certificate by NASM( National Academy of Sports Medicine) as a personal trainer; Melina is also CPR/AED / First Aid certified. Attending a business of English class here in the US by the School of Amlotus, she creates more opportunities in the business industry.

Annie Mokatsyan

As seen in Forbes Magazine, Annie Mokatsyan was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and grew up doing gymnastics and soccer. Annie found fervor in acting at the age of nine and became identified as gifted in performing arts drama at LAUSD since 2015; she was also awarded for “Excellence in Theatre Arts LAUSD” at the age of eleven. Annie enjoys exposing her performances on stage and loves improv, drama, comedic, commercial, and film endeavors in which she has been seen in.

Molly Sewalk

Molly Sewalk is a professional Event Planner, handling corporate, non-profit, and private events, utilizing virtual event platforms to keep our global communities connected and engaged in a meaningful way. With over 10 years in the industry, Molly has had the privilege of working with some of the world’s most recognized museums, non-profits, and Presidential administrations.

She is currently serving as an Election District Leader for Ward 4, District 11 for Westchester County, and is a proud mother to a vivacious, young daughter.

A Hunter Alum, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 18th Century European Art & Historical Ecology, her love of the arts began as a child. With a background in ballet, theater and classical flute, oboe & piccolo, her love, and recognition of the transformative power of art has only grown with age and experience.

Dr. Sadeghi-Yekta

Dr. Sadeghi-Yekta received her BA (Honours) and MA in Theatre Studies from Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and her Ph.D. in Drama, Applied Theatre from The University of Manchester, United Kingdom. She is a faculty member in the Theatre department at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada. Prior to teaching in Canada, she was a Lecturer in Drama and Theatre in London, and a graduate teaching assistant at The University of Manchester.

As a theatre practitioner, Dr. Sadeghi-Yekta has been involved in projects with different communities and in a variety of countries. For instance, she has worked with the Hul’q’umi’num’ community on Vancouver Island, with children in the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver, young people in Brazilian favelas, young woman in rural areas of Cambodia, adolescents in Nicaragua, and students with special needs in schools in The Netherlands. Currently, she is working on her SSHRC Partnership Development Grant and Insight Development Grant on Coast Salish language revitalization through theatre.

Her research has been supported by different scholarships, including SSHRC’s Partnership Development Grant; SSHRC’s Insight Development Grant; and the Prince Bernhard Scholarship for excellent research capacities, which is administered under the auspices of His Royal Highness Prince Carlos de Bourbon de Parma.

Giuditta Niccoli

Giuditta Niccoli is an actress, former dancer and Founder of Association Acto based in Italy.

She graduated in 2021 at Centro Teatro Attivo Milan. Since childhood Giuditta has been trained on stage and works with teachers all around the world such as Hollywood acting coach Bernard Hiller. She’s currently working and living in Italy producing the shows of her theatre company “Yours, Cyrano.”

She has appeared in the tv series “Domina”(2021), in the upcoming series “A Casa Tutti Bene 2”(2023) on Sky and in many indie movies such as Antropophagus II(2022), The Dream Fisher(coming 2022), Italian docu-fiction Stanotte a Firenze(2017) with Alberto Angela to name a few. She is also involved as a volunteer in some Italian indie festivals, events and shows.

Ambassadors

Theodora Miranne

An actress and producer, known for Legacies (2018), Gemini Man (2019) and The Blacklist: Redemption (2017).

Eliana Ghen

Eliana has appeared in Netflix's hit show Insatiable, NBC's Ordinary Joe, Hulu's Dopesick, Hulu's The Girl from Plainville, and Bezos, as well as Camila Cabello and Bazzi's music video, Beautiful.

Marios Gavrilis

Marios Gavrilis is a Greek-German actor and Voice Arts Awards winning voice actor working internationally and is based in Los Angeles and Berlin. He has voiced lead characters in major Videos Games such as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Far Cry 6 and Batman in Gotham Knights as well as Denver in Netflix’s Money Heist and has dubbed two-times Oscar winner Mahershala Ali in True Detective 3. 2019, he starred in his self-produced and award winning short film Shots Fired, addressing police violence and racism.