Anita Durst
Artistic Director

Anita Durst has been a star, a muse, and a patron of the avant-garde performing arts and emerging arts scene in New York City, since she was 18. She founded chashama in 1995 following the... More

Carole Feuerman

Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as a pioneering figure in the world of hyperrealist sculpture. Together with Hanson and De Andrea, Feuerman is one of the three artists that started the Hyperrealism... More

Michael Hirschhorn

Michael J. Hirschhorn is founder & CEO of mebl | Transforming Furniture, a social enterprise passionate about expanding the marketplace for beautiful furniture handcrafted from reclaimed wood and metal. mebl’s big vision is to mainstream... More

Leah Lane

Leah Lane, a multi-media artist, is currently studying Drama at NYU Tisch School of Arts. Leah has been honored to perform as part of the Children’s Chorus at The Metropolitan Opera, the Dicapo Opera Theatre... More

Amber Lasciak

Amber was raised on 60 acres in Northern California, between the Pacific Ocean and the redwoods. Raised with no electricity or TV in a small town of 250 people, who are still her family to... More

Lydia Mak

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Lydia is almost Canadian. While she stopped saying “pop” after living in the greater NYC area since 2004, you might still catch her saying “Eh” and pining for Buffalo... More

Marc Dale
Administrative Director

Marc has worked with and for Chashama since its inception in 1995 as a performance art company, segueing from performance to field assistant, manager and administrator. He took a sabbatical in 2010, returning in 2014,... More

Catherine Moss

Catherine Moss is a Project Executive with Hunter Roberts Construction Group. Throughout her 14-year career, Catherine has consistently delivered on demanding projects while building relationships and exceeding client expectations. She is currently working on a... More

Darren Perkell

Darren Perkell currently serves as Vice President of Fidelity National Title, the largest real estate title insurance provider in the nation. Darren has been with Fidelity for 17 years, and his title insurance focus is... More

Cindy Scholz

Cindy Scholz is a true real estate specialist. As the founder of the Scholz Team at Compass, she is skilled at synthesizing clients’ financial interests with the inherent emotions to foster a... More

Amber Kraus

Amber Kraus has been a Sustainability Associate at Tishman Speyer since 2015. On any given day she can be found tracking and reducing the energy, water, and waste of commercial properties, and assisting in the... More

Matt Spangler

Executive and entrepreneur with experience building and running creative businesses. Matt has spent the last 4 years at Compass, a real estate technology company valued at over 3 Billion. In that time he... More

Gavin Steinberg

Gavin Steinberg is the founding principal of GDS Holdings LLC, a real estate investment and development company. GDS Holdings focuses on New York City multifamily investments. In addition, GDS Holdings is developing single-family homes in... More

Richard P. Rubinstein
Board of Directors Emeritus

Richard P. Rubinstein is currently chief cook and bottle washer at New Amsterdam Entertainment. He has been profitably blending art and commerce as a NYC based producer of Feature Films, Miniseries and Syndicated TV Series... More

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