Meet Our Team

Adela M. Bolet


Adela María Bolet has an eclectic artistic career as a Spanish dancer, opera singer, and actor based on a wide-ranging international education in Europe and the Americas. Adela is a founding member of AENY – Spanish Artists in New York. 

Allison Kadin


Allison Kadin is currently a Marketing Manager at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), overseeing the marketing strategy for main stage events since 2012.

Arthur Espinoza

Vice President

Arthur Espinoza is a recognized leader in the arts, arts management, and non-profit consulting arenas. He recently completed three years as a mayoral appointee directing Washington DC’s Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Ignacio Garcia-Bustelo

Artistic Director

Ignacio Garcia-Bustelo is a New York based actor and stage director. He is a founding member and the Artistic Director of AENY – Spanish Artists in New York.

Iride Lamartina-Lens

Board Director

Iride Lamartina-Lens is a Professor of Spanish language, culture, translation, and literature at Pace University at the New York City campus. Since 2005, she has been the co-editor of an annual English translation drama series Estreno Contemporary Spanish Plays.

Michael Palma Mir


Michael J. Palma – A lifelong and a second-generation resident of Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Mr. Palma has been a community activist all his adult life.  Mr. Palma divides his time between work in the theater and photography as well as being an advocate for a better quality of life in West Harlem. 

Rafael Sanchez

Board Director

Rafael Sánchez is the Associate Artistic Producer at Repertorio Español (Spanish Repertory Theatre), a non-profit organization that has been performing Latin American, Spanish and Hispanic-American theatre in New York City. Mr. Sánchez is also an actor. He teaches at the Hispanic Languages and Literature Department at CUNY - Queens College.

Soraya Padrao

Board Director

Soraya Padraois an Award-winning Stage, Film and Television actress. Originally from Spain where she began her career, Soraya moved to New York in 2008 where she currently lives and works. Ms. Padrao is a founding member of AENY – Spanish Artists in New York.