Meet the Team
We are a team of dedicated people intending to make the lives of these children here in Bolivia better through the arts.
Meet the Board of Directors, Fundación EnseñARTE Bolivia
Marlene Chavez Bautista
Marlene studied social communications and began collaborating with Performing Life in 2010 to develop a film project with NAT (Organizations of Child and Adolescent Workers). Besides her membership on the board of the Fundación enseñARTE, Marlene worked with many local young people to produce the film “Memoirs of the Street”, which gave the youth involved a wonderful opportunity to explore their acting abilities.
Meet the Board of Directors, Performing Life (United States)
President and Founding Director
John Connell went to Bolivia in the summer of 2003, when he was 16, to visit a classmate for several months after graduating from Scattergood Friends School. He stayed until spring of 2005, during which time he made his living by juggling on the streets of Cochabamba. When he was 18, he came back to the US to incorporate Performing Life as a nonprofit organization and raise funds for the project he envisioned.