Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang / Nia Laureano

Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang / Nia Laureano

 

Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang was a triple-major in Ballet, Astrophysics, and Philosophy at the University of Utah before pursuing Cultural and Arts Management at American University. Chang worked at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters and New York City Center Theater. She spent two years with a small venture capital firm gaining fluency in financial and business planning, investment, and securities regulation. She currently serves as Executive Director of the stellar Kate Weare Company and Studio Manager for Digital Artist Kyle McDonald. In her personal practice Chang continues to pursue projects at the intersection of technology and the arts as a freelance photographer, graphic designer, web developer, electronics fabricator and interactive installation designer. She works in partnership with Gibney Dance’s Digital Technology Initiative and Barnard College’s Movement Lab to teach and mentor dance artist interest in integrating technology in their creative practice. Her newest venture, DADA – The Dance Arts Data App, is a web based application designed to be a free tool and a knowledge base of fundraising, marketing and administrative information for dance organizations.

Nia Laureano is a self-taught designer, illustrator, and writer from Long Island, New York. She studied business for two years at Baruch College before deciding to pursue a career in art. As a member of WiTNY (Women and Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York), she has been mentored in programming and human-centered design. Currently, she works at Brooklyn-based 3D technology startup Womp as a marketing intern. She has previously worked at tech companies throughout New York CIty, such as Etsy and Collibra.