Alex Akin from San Francisco, is very excited to be a part of this production. Having spent the last 5 years living in NYC, she is now back in the Bay!  She most recently appeared in the concert version of RAGTIME in the role of Sarah, with the San Francisco Arts Education Project & the SF Bay Area Theatre Company.  BFA University of Michigan.  www.alexakin.com

Alex Akin from San Francisco, is very excited to be a part of this production. Having spent the last 5 years living in NYC, she is now back in the Bay!  She most recently appeared in the concert version of RAGTIME in the role of Sarah, with the San Francisco Arts Education Project & the SF Bay Area Theatre Company.  BFA University of Michigan.  www.alexakin.com

Nicholas Bustamante was born and raised in Vallejo, California. His love of musical theatre began early; he joined a community theatre troupe when he was seven years old. Nicholas has always enjoyed singing and dancing. During his time at Benicia High School, Nicholas won two Solano County Arty awards for his roles in Beauty and the Beast(Lumiere) and Twelfth Night (Malvolio). Nicholas received a B.F.A in Screen Acting from Chapman University in 2016. In his senior year Nicholas played Benjamin Coffin III in RENT. Being a musical theatre mega fan Nicholas was ecstatic. Nicholas has always loved making people laugh and recently has been performing Stand-Up Comedy around the Bay Area.

Nicholas Bustamante was born and raised in Vallejo, California. His love of musical theatre began early; he joined a community theatre troupe when he was seven years old. Nicholas has always enjoyed singing and dancing. During his time at Benicia High School, Nicholas won two Solano County Arty awards for his roles in Beauty and the Beast(Lumiere) and Twelfth Night (Malvolio). Nicholas received a B.F.A in Screen Acting from Chapman University in 2016. In his senior year Nicholas played Benjamin Coffin III in RENT. Being a musical theatre mega fan Nicholas was ecstatic. Nicholas has always loved making people laugh and recently has been performing Stand-Up Comedy around the Bay Area.

Khela Campos (Ensemble) A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Khela is most known as an independent multi-award winning singer/songwriter.  She started her professional career in the backyard of the SF Bay in 2007, and although singing is her natural gift, she’s aspired for more creative outlets. Through her journey she’s accomplished a few opportunities in Los Angeles with landing background and reality tv roles on FOX and MTV networks, as well as she was recognized as an up and coming songwriter by Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). Khela is an artist that touches the spirit of all those she comes in contact with. Her engaging persona and captivating vocals readily entice through her soulful renditions of original music. Khela is defining the definition of living ones dreams. For more information on Khela: www.khelaonline.com

Khela Campos (Ensemble) A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Khela is most known as an independent multi-award winning singer/songwriter.  She started her professional career in the backyard of the SF Bay in 2007, and although singing is her natural gift, she’s aspired for more creative outlets. Through her journey she’s accomplished a few opportunities in Los Angeles with landing background and reality tv roles on FOX and MTV networks, as well as she was recognized as an up and coming songwriter by Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). Khela is an artist that touches the spirit of all those she comes in contact with. Her engaging persona and captivating vocals readily entice through her soulful renditions of original music. Khela is defining the definition of living ones dreams. For more information on Khela: www.khelaonline.com

 
Andrew Chung spends his days working at a biotech company in South San Francisco, but has spent the last 4 years of nights & weekends performing theater all over the Bay Area. He has worked with a number of companies, including Dragon Productions Theater Company (Take Me Out, The Libation Bearers), FaultLine Theater (Dead Dog’s Bone), No Nude Men Productions (Pastorella), PianoFight (Twins, ShortLived), and San Francisco Theater Pub (Pint-Sized Plays). He would like to thank the SOMA production team for giving him this chance to explore the world of musical theater!

Andrew Chung spends his days working at a biotech company in South San Francisco, but has spent the last 4 years of nights & weekends performing theater all over the Bay Area. He has worked with a number of companies, including Dragon Productions Theater Company (Take Me Out, The Libation Bearers), FaultLine Theater (Dead Dog’s Bone), No Nude Men Productions (Pastorella), PianoFight (Twins, ShortLived), and San Francisco Theater Pub (Pint-Sized Plays). He would like to thank the SOMA production team for giving him this chance to explore the world of musical theater!

Nicole Hardson-Hurley is originally from San Diego, California and was inducted into the culture of the Bay when she attended Stanford University. She graduated from Stanford this past June with a degree in Symbolic Systems with a concentration in Human Computer Interaction. During her time at Stanford she participated in shows such as Les Miserables(2014), Hairspray(2015), and The Wild Party(2017). She is now an Associate Product Manager at Google, working to create and better products. She would like to thank her family and friends for their endless support. And lastly, would like to that the cast and crew for joining her in this journey and for their incredible hard work.

Nicole Hardson-Hurley is originally from San Diego, California and was inducted into the culture of the Bay when she attended Stanford University. She graduated from Stanford this past June with a degree in Symbolic Systems with a concentration in Human Computer Interaction. During her time at Stanford she participated in shows such as Les Miserables(2014), Hairspray(2015), and The Wild Party(2017). She is now an Associate Product Manager at Google, working to create and better products. She would like to thank her family and friends for their endless support. And lastly, would like to that the cast and crew for joining her in this journey and for their incredible hard work.

Lexie Koss is a former marketing and product manager who left the tech world behind to pursue her dream of being a millennial hippie and member of the gig economy. She current teaches yoga at Baptiste Yoga San Franciscoand improv comedy (not at the same time), and writes things. You can catch her performing improv with EndGames Improv in the Mission. She is very excited to be playing the role of #socialmediainfluencerBrooklyn in South of Market: The Musical V2, and even taught herself how to use Instagram stories in preparation for the role. Her previous credits include Fungus the Giant (2nd grade theater camp) and an elephant in The Jungle Book (again, theater camp). Most of this bio was adapted from from her Bumble profile.

Lexie Koss is a former marketing and product manager who left the tech world behind to pursue her dream of being a millennial hippie and member of the gig economy. She current teaches yoga at Baptiste Yoga San Franciscoand improv comedy (not at the same time), and writes things. You can catch her performing improv with EndGames Improv in the Mission. She is very excited to be playing the role of #socialmediainfluencerBrooklyn in South of Market: The Musical V2, and even taught herself how to use Instagram stories in preparation for the role. Her previous credits include Fungus the Giant (2nd grade theater camp) and an elephant in The Jungle Book (again, theater camp). Most of this bio was adapted from from her Bumble profile.

 
Will Letzler is an NY native who has been happily living in the Bay Area for the past two and a half years. A Googler since graduation, Will is deeply immersed in the tech scene but has a continued passion for performing and music. Will’s musical theatre experience dates back to high school where he starred as Jimmy in 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' and Will Parker in 'Oklahoma!' Since then, he performed all over the country with the Cornell Glee Club as well as his collegiate a cappella group Last Call. Nowadays, when he’s not managing Google Search launches, Will spends his time performing with his improv team Rapscallion (via Endgames Improv) and playing in his intramural kickball and frisbee teams on the weekend. Will is incredibly excited and honored to be working with such a talented cast in SOMA v2 and cannot wait to see what trouble his character gets into.

Will Letzler is an NY native who has been happily living in the Bay Area for the past two and a half years. A Googler since graduation, Will is deeply immersed in the tech scene but has a continued passion for performing and music. Will’s musical theatre experience dates back to high school where he starred as Jimmy in 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' and Will Parker in 'Oklahoma!' Since then, he performed all over the country with the Cornell Glee Club as well as his collegiate a cappella group Last Call. Nowadays, when he’s not managing Google Search launches, Will spends his time performing with his improv team Rapscallion (via Endgames Improv) and playing in his intramural kickball and frisbee teams on the weekend. Will is incredibly excited and honored to be working with such a talented cast in SOMA v2 and cannot wait to see what trouble his character gets into.

Sydney Lozier works as a performer and educator in both Musical Theater and Modern dance.  A recent graduate from University of San Francisco's Master's in Education program, Sydney loves to open up the world of performance to new audiences and participants.  Via the university’s Performing Arts and Social Justice program, she has had the opportunity to perform in work by Eli Nelson, Jenny McAllister, Natalie Greene, Amie Dowling, and Brenton Cheng, while also producing her own creations.  Sydney has had an amazing experience working with the SOMA cast and crew (for the second time!), and can’t wait to share this fun, poignant experience with you!

Sydney Lozier works as a performer and educator in both Musical Theater and Modern dance.  A recent graduate from University of San Francisco's Master's in Education program, Sydney loves to open up the world of performance to new audiences and participants.  Via the university’s Performing Arts and Social Justice program, she has had the opportunity to perform in work by Eli Nelson, Jenny McAllister, Natalie Greene, Amie Dowling, and Brenton Cheng, while also producing her own creations.  Sydney has had an amazing experience working with the SOMA cast and crew (for the second time!), and can’t wait to share this fun, poignant experience with you!

Dian Sitip Meechai is a singer, dancer, contortionist, and choreographer. She joins the v2 team as a Dance Co-Captain and part of our talented ensemble. She has done commercial and performance work for Kinda Funny Live, Silversea Cruises, SEGA, and Earth Circus. Born in the "Boogie Down" Bronx, Dian aspired to perform from her earliest days. She sang at city wide and regional events in her youth. While majoring in Computer Science at Northwestern University, she minored in Vocal Performance and competed in their DanceSport team. Upon graduating, Dian branched into contortion and dance styles like jazz, hip hop and contemporary. Dian's vocal repertoire includes jazz, classical and musical theater. She recently played The Girl and was dance captain in Landmark Musical Theatre's Roar of the Greasepaint, Smell of the Crowd. Other credits include singing onboard the international-sailing Silver Spirit, choreographing for the 2017 Nitey Awards and contorting at various Bay Area dinner theaters. She's pumped to join the SOMA v2 cast!

Dian Sitip Meechai is a singer, dancer, contortionist, and choreographer. She joins the v2 team as a Dance Co-Captain and part of our talented ensemble. She has done commercial and performance work for Kinda Funny Live, Silversea Cruises, SEGA, and Earth Circus. Born in the "Boogie Down" Bronx, Dian aspired to perform from her earliest days. She sang at city wide and regional events in her youth. While majoring in Computer Science at Northwestern University, she minored in Vocal Performance and competed in their DanceSport team. Upon graduating, Dian branched into contortion and dance styles like jazz, hip hop and contemporary. Dian's vocal repertoire includes jazz, classical and musical theater. She recently played The Girl and was dance captain in Landmark Musical Theatre's Roar of the Greasepaint, Smell of the Crowd. Other credits include singing onboard the international-sailing Silver Spirit, choreographing for the 2017 Nitey Awards and contorting at various Bay Area dinner theaters. She's pumped to join the SOMA v2 cast!

 
James Seifert attended Stanford University majoring in Economics. Theatre credits there include Spring Awakening (Moritz), The Wild Party (Burrs), Oh What A Lovely War! (General Haig/Clown), the student-written Gaieties (Leland Stanford Jr.), and baritone-lead for the a cappella group Fleet Street Singers. Other credits include Equus (Alan Strang), Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio), Les Misérables (Marius), and I Am My Own Wife (Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf). He has also been an associate producer for Stanford Repertory Theater and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Currently pursuing a professional acting career, James is grateful for his ever-patient parents and little brother. Feel free to contact him at james.t.seifert@gmail.com

James Seifert attended Stanford University majoring in Economics. Theatre credits there include Spring Awakening (Moritz), The Wild Party (Burrs), Oh What A Lovely War! (General Haig/Clown), the student-written Gaieties (Leland Stanford Jr.), and baritone-lead for the a cappella group Fleet Street Singers. Other credits include Equus (Alan Strang), Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio), Les Misérables (Marius), and I Am My Own Wife (Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf). He has also been an associate producer for Stanford Repertory Theater and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Currently pursuing a professional acting career, James is grateful for his ever-patient parents and little brother. Feel free to contact him at james.t.seifert@gmail.com

Fiona Walter By day, Fiona loves disruptive e-commerce and consumer-tech business. She currently works for Stitch Fix, leading the marketing labs team, an innovation hub which tests blue sky ideas to develop the business, product and client experience. Previously, Fiona worked at Gilt Groupe and McKinsey & Company. Originally from Australia, She holds a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Sydney and an M.B.A from Stanford. By night, Fiona flirts with life as a would-be theater bee. She found her love of the stage early, taking every chance to perform in various school and college productions. Highlights in her am dram “career” include playing a fabulous diva in the GSB Show and Shylock in Merchant of Venice (oh the gender wow perks of attending an all girls school!). She is pumped to be a part of SOMA v2.0, working with such a stellar cast and crew.

Fiona Walter By day, Fiona loves disruptive e-commerce and consumer-tech business. She currently works for Stitch Fix, leading the marketing labs team, an innovation hub which tests blue sky ideas to develop the business, product and client experience. Previously, Fiona worked at Gilt Groupe and McKinsey & Company. Originally from Australia, She holds a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Sydney and an M.B.A from Stanford. By night, Fiona flirts with life as a would-be theater bee. She found her love of the stage early, taking every chance to perform in various school and college productions. Highlights in her am dram “career” include playing a fabulous diva in the GSB Show and Shylock in Merchant of Venice (oh the gender wow perks of attending an all girls school!). She is pumped to be a part of SOMA v2.0, working with such a stellar cast and crew.

Rolfe Winkler By day Rolfe is a reporter at the Wall Street Journal. He writes about startups, venture capital and other random tech stuff. Once upon a time he used to sing and act. Happy to be back for SOMA V2. Thanks to Pat, Sam, Tareq, and the whole production team.

Rolfe Winkler By day Rolfe is a reporter at the Wall Street Journal. He writes about startups, venture capital and other random tech stuff. Once upon a time he used to sing and act. Happy to be back for SOMA V2. Thanks to Pat, Sam, Tareq, and the whole production team.