Brian Peterson

Faces of Santa Ana was founded by Brian Peterson, an artist from Miami, Florida currently working as a car designer for Kia Motors in Irvine, CA. 

Faces of Santa Ana is a passion project where we set out to befriend and paint portraits of the homeless community in Santa Ana, CA. We then sell the artwork and use proceeds to help in rehabilitating our newfound friends. The mission of Faces of Santa Ana is to locally help those in need in cities around the world while also inspiring and activating creatives and supporters of the movement. We believe that the creativity we’ve been given is meant for the outward pouring of love.

Following Jesus has led us to do His work mentioned in Matthew 25:34-40. We have found great satisfaction and learned a lot about ourselves while helping those in need. This project has also reignited our passion and purpose for the arts and continues to teach us about unconditional and sacrificial love. 

Dr. Stephen Tucker

Dr. Stephen Tucker is currently the conductor of the Symphony Orchestra at the University of California, Irvine, and an associate professor in music, teaching conducting, orchestration, and analysis at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Tucker’s performances at the school include symphonic concerts, opera presentations and performances with the Dance Department.

Before joining the faculty at UCI Stephen Tucker pursued his doctoral studies at UCLA, where he was conductor of the Musical Theatre Workshop and assistant conductor for Opera UCLA. Prior to that, he held positions as music director of the Neumark Ensemble, a Southern California chamber orchestra and chorale, and the Southern California Young Artists’ Symphony, leading numerous concert performances with both organizations.

Maestro Tucker has made conducting appearances in Bratislava, Slovakia, Budapest, Hungary, Canada, and, most recently, in Taipei, Taiwan. His five-week Taiwan stint was the inaugural exchange between National Taiwan Normal University and UCI, as part of a new “Sister School Agreement” between the two universities. In Taiwan, Tucker taught conducting and performed in the famed National Concert Hall in Taipei. In 2005, Maestro Tucker made his Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center debut, conducting Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand. He has made additional appearances in the U.S. as either guest conductor or cover conductor for the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Long Beach Symphony, and the Pacific Symphony.

Dr. Tucker’s varied musical background and repertoire, equally rich in choral and symphonic works, makes him a sought-after conductor for orchestral concerts and opera presentations. He holds diplomas from the Vienna Conservatory, International Conductors’ Institute, and Conductors’ Institute at Hartt School of Music; a bachelor of music degree from Thayer Conservatory (Atlantic Union College), and both Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). His twin brother, Dr. Paul Tucker, is the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Kansas (KU).

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Christine Ivy

Christine holds an extensive and diverse background in Stage Direction/Production, Choreography, Talent/Event Management, Teaching, Dance Performance, and Pilates Education. As a former Producer/Director for commercial powerhouse Zen Arts she is now the CEO of Ivy House Productions and  is Studio Owner/Founder of  Balance & Grace Pilates Studio.  As a former Producer, Choreographer, and Core Member of global cirque troupe Lucent Dossier Experience, stage credits include numerous national and international performances at notable venues such  as Coachella, Lightening in a Bottle, Electric Picnic (Ireland), and Boom (Portugal), along with multiple performances at the historic Palace Theatre (Los Angeles) and Liberty Theatre (NYC).  She can be seen in music videos for Avicii (“Super Love”), Of Monsters and Men (“Mountain Sounds”) and is featured in Pharrel Williams’ single, “Come Get it Bae”, featuring Miley Cyrus. Commercial credits include Big Lots and Reliant Energy. Musical theatre roles include the Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife) and The Robber Bridegroom (Salome). As the lead BASI Pilates Instructor /Owner at Balance & Grace Pilates, commercial fitness credits include two dance fitness videos from fitness icon Tracey Mallet,  DanceFuse CardioBurn and DanceFuse CardioLean,  in which she is featured and for which she was a contributing choreographer. She is a Second Generation Master Pilates Teacher under Lolita San Miguel, who is one of only two Pilates Master Teachers ever certified by Joseph Pilates. Christine will be offering Lolita’s Legacy, the only Pilates Teacher Training program developed by a Pilates Elder, at Balance & Grace Pilates starting in 2018.  Her B.A. in Dance/Dance Science (CSULB) further equips her to give back to the community through her current work with the dancers at Santa Ana High School (Assistant Dance Director) and with non-profit organizations such as Top Billing Entertainment Performance Academy. She and her choreography partner Eddie Garcia are represented by Go To Talent Agency. You can learn more about Christine at  http://www.wix.com/mamasladybug/christineivy,  or by visiting her Pilates studio home at www.balanceandgracepilates.com. She is a firm believer that life is a journey best taken together and her mission statement is, "Take no prisoners. Leave no regrets. Bring everyone along for the ride”.  She appreciates this opportunity to pay it forward and is excited to share her passion for authentic living and dancing