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ELKIN ANTONIOU

co-founder, artistic director

As a producer, creative activist, and theatre artist - Elkin has found herself working on film sets, in theaters, and for humanitarian causes all over the world. She began her career as a professional ballet dancer and musical theatre performer. Favorite credits include: The Phantom of the Opera, (First National Company), Fame: The Musical (West Coast premiere), Gypsy (with Bette Midler), LA Chamber Ballet (soloist), and Tales of Hoffman (LA Opera). She has produced or executive produced dozens of commercials, charity promos, and short films, but it was her experience developing and co-producing the Academy Award nominated foreign film Most, that inspired the vision for her entertainment company, Liquid Worldwide, which combines a passion for storytelling with a purpose to benefit humanity. For Liquid, Elkin completed the documentary film & humanity campaign, Never a Neverland, which premiered at the Justice Film Festival and received the 2013 Best Documentary Award (Humanitarian) from the WIFTS Foundation. She is in post production on the documentary feature Diplomat and in development on the dramatic features Breathing Water and Sin Padre. www.liquidww.com. As a creative activist, Elkin has developed and produced events, campaigns, and strategies to support the safety and wellness of those affected by AIDS in Africa, child soldiering, sex trafficking and exploitation, and mental illness.

Elkin returned to her theatre roots in 2014, making her directorial debut with Let Me Entertain You Again (Abingdon Theatre and 54 Below). Select directing and/or choreography credits include: a musical version of It’s a Wonderful Life, Godspell, Funny Girl, Bird Set Free, The Journey, and The Glass Menagerie. In 2016 she co-founded Liquid Theatre Collective with Amy Gewirtz. As its Artistic Director, she is leading the development of an original musical based on the life of Marian Anderson. She also developed a dance-driven revival concept for Sweeney Todd. Elkin is an alumna of CTI and the Director’s Lab West, a member of the Actors Studio Directors Unit and Play Development Unit, and a self-professed musical theatre addict.