Careers in the Arts: Artist Profiles

Stories of success featuring disabled artists who have established careers in a range of arts professions.


Shawna N.M. Barnes - Multimedia Artist

Blind Boys of Alabama - Gospel Singers

John Bramblitt - Visual Artist, Author, Speaker, Gallery/Bar Owner

Christine Bruno - Actor/Teaching Artist/Disability Equity Consultant to the Entertainment Industry

Amanda Cachia - Independent Curator, Critic, Art Professor, and Disability Advocate

Sidiki Conde - Dancer, Musician

Chris Downey - Architect and Designer

Jerron Herman - Dancer, Writer, Speaker

Aaron Kubey - Director of Artistic Sign Language / Performance Artist

Lachi - Recording Artist, Author, Producer, and Keynote Speaker

Gaelynn Lea - Violinist and Vocalist, Musician, Composer, Public Speaker, and Disability Advocate

James LeBrecht - Film and Theater Sound Designer, Filmmaker

Regan Linton - Actor, Director, Writer, Advocate, former Artistic Director of Phamaly Theatre Company

Zazel-Chavah O’Garra - Dancer, Actor, Model, and Artistic Director / founder and Artistic Director of ZCO/DANCEPROJECT

Naomi Ortiz - Writer, Visual Artist

Jenn Poret - Client Services Manager

Anthony Ptak - Artist, Performer, Composer, Designer, Writer

Gordon Sasaki - Visual Artist

Judith Smith - Physically Integrated Dance, Dance Nonprofit Management 

Mary Verdi-Fletcher - Dance Company Artistic Director / President/Founding Artistic Director, Dancing Wheels Company & School