THE TEAM

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ANDRE PATTERSON
CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

With a creatively driven mind Andre has years of experience in dance, videography and creative direction and has also been a staple within the Chicago community. He brings all this on board to give JCA the biggest step forward into the world of entertainment.

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LISA ITZKOWITZ
DIRECTOR OF DESIGN + PHOTOGRAPHY

Passionate about the impact and reflection of the arts on culture and the human experience, Lisa brings her expertise in design and photography to the JCA team. From capturing behind-the-scenes moments to creating diverse visuals, it is her goal to assist viewers in thinking, feeling, and connecting to one another.

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Stephen bardo
DIRECTORial Advisor

Bardo's mission is simple: shrink the world. 

Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Bardo spent much of his childhood living abroad in Italy, Spain and Japan listening to his parents' favorite music like A Tribe Called Quest, Omar Lye Fook and The Roots. His global lens allows him to not only rap and sing in multiple languages, but also draw inspiration from places outside the US.

Bardo hopes that his Chicago bred, groovy sound, which has been compared to Outkast and N.E.R.D, can help knock down the barriers and ignorance that exists between different people and places simply by providing contact and a common groove

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SIBUSISO SITHOLE
MUSICAL DIRECTOR

SBU is determined to inspire generation to become better human beings and overall goal driven artists to what ever journey they decide to conquer. SBU brings JCA the full extent of his audible capabilities by creating unique, fresh, and professional music mixes as well as overall high quality audio experiences for any viewers of the team.