STATERA MENTORSHIP | South Texas CHAPTER
The South Texas Chapter of Statera Mentorship, which is based in Houston, was created in the fall of 2018. It was founded by Christine Jugueta, who also serves as Regional Coordinator. The chapter is currently preparing to launch Class I in July 2019. To sign up for Class I, please choose either MENTOR or MENTEE below. If you have any questions, please contact our National Co-Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOUTH Texas Regional Coordinator
Christine Arranz Jugueta is a consultant, producer, artist and guide. Her first professional theatre job was in 1992 and she has since appeared in Tony Award-winning theaters Off-Broadway and across the country, including the Joseph Papp Public Theatre, the Denver Center and Utah Shakespeare Festival. She holds an MA in Educational Theatre from NYU, a BFA in Musical Theater from Boston Conservatory and a Certificate in Acting from the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. She received additional training in classical theatre at the University of Delaware Professional Theatre Training Program.
Christine spent over 10 years exploring various aspects of spirituality, religion and community service at organizations like Andover Newton Theological School, the Boston Theological Institute, Deep Yoga School of Healing Arts, the Inayati Order, Rising Tide International and the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. She has also served as an advisor, instructor, music director, sound healer, dancer, ceremonialist and interfaith minister working with the LA Chapter of the Parliament of World Religions and several yoga studios and church communities across the country. Deeply committed to honoring her indigenous heritage in the Philippines, Christine is also a member of the Center for Babaylan Studies and has served as a director for various cultural events promoting Filipino indigenous wisdom.
As an educator, Christine has developed conscious workshops, seminars and coaching techniques that help artists and leaders deepen their self-awareness, effectiveness and sense of vocation, and has taught various classes in movement, voice, acting, speech and music.
Christine is also a multi-genre vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger, composer and producer, who has scored promotional videos and released recordings with the acclaimed and progressive Crossing community in Boston and in the New Age/World Music genre. Christine recently wrote, scored, produced and performed in her first solo piece, THE RED THREAD, which debuted at the Statera National Conference in Milwaukee in 2018, directed by Jackie Stone and featuring her original songs and fabulous 6-member band. More info: https://www.christinejugueta.com/
Julie Ann Arbiter is the Associate Production Manager at The Alley Theatre. She’s a native Houstonian who’s worked regionally and off-Broadway over the course of her career. After graduating from Houston’s own High School for the Performing and Visual Arts she headed to the the University of Evansville where she met Statera’s Mentorship Chair, Erika Haaland. She graduated with a degree in Stage Management and promptly returned home to freelance for a few years, working with The Alley, TUTS, HITS, and other theaters around Houston.
She moved to New York City to freelance Stage Manage and built a relationship with The Public Theater. She soon became one of the Assistant Production Managers there, working on the unique Mobile Unit tours, the famed Shakespeare in the Park, and mainstage shows like Grounded, Barbecue, and most notably, Hamilton. During this period she learned a lot about off-Broadway theatre, production managing, and the quirks of producing work in New York City.
Over the years, she rose to Associate Production Manager and then Production Manager. She spent 6 years building relationship with directors, designers, programs, staff, and freelancers alike. Now she’s excited to bring those skills and relationships home to The Alley.