Operations Manager/Lead Instructor
Brandy Ramirez Santillana
A recent graduate from UNR and a lifetime Reno-ite, I’m relatively new to KidScape Productions and hope to really make some positive impacts. I was never very confident or easy to communicate with in my younger years, so hopefully my instruction can coax kids out of that phase of their lives and into a self-loving, triumphant one. During my short time with KidScape Productions so far, I’ve found that having fun is key. Fun is crucial to me as well. Luckily for these kiddies, I never plan on being anything but!
Karen I. Ramirez was born in Los Angeles CA and raised in a small-town in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. From a young age, Ms. Ramirez sought to express her emotions, finding her love of art through Mexican Folkloric Ballet at the tender age of 5, when she joined the multi-award winning Ballet Folclórico Tecuexe. Through determination and team work, she rose along with fellow dancers to compete professionally and travel around Mexico and Latin America at 13 years old. Ms. Ramirez would earn licensing in performance arts. While in the U.S Ms. Ramirez gained a certificate from Harvard for American Government: Constitutional Foundations, while also working at Ramon Garza Elementary School in Bakersfield CA in the Family And Community Engagement (F.A.C.E.) program. This program commits to involve parents and the community to help support students and schools in building positive, warm, welcoming environments to grow and thrive in. With a passion for others and the expression of art, Ms. Ramirez is honored and excited to be part of the KidScape Production team.
I am a freshman in college and I have been with Kidscape for many years and I plan to continue being a part of this wonderful family. I just directed a recent Kidscape play The Marvelous Squad. In the past I have performed in nine productions and I assistant directed two full plays. I participated in the 2018 Reno Fashion Show and I have taken four years of choir. I am currently informing the community about improv and Kidscape through speech and debate. I truly believe in what Kidscape is teaching. Improv has personally helped me overcome my monsters. I want to help the kids in my community through this amazing program.