Jim Sable (Executive Director and Board President)
Social worker, photographer, techie, the numbers person…
John Ollom and I founded Prismatic Productions, Inc. to help make the world a better place to support diversity in art. Since 2003 we have been growing into a company that supports artists from all different mediums. I have witnessed our growth from strictly performances to a company that helps support and develop artists. Our thanks to all the artists and supporters that have helped us reach our vision. There is so much more that art can do. Join us and be “Ollomized” into the Ollom Art family.
Gloria Castillo (Board Vice-President)
Afro Cuban-American, educator, wife, mother, friend, spiritual goddess, dancer…
I am proud and honored to join Prismatic Productions, Inc./ Ollom Dance Theatre. Participating in Ollom Art, has afforded me the personal time to be creative, release stress, and build confidence with the guidance and support of John Ollom, Artistic Director. I am a woman of a “certain curve”, and when I experience mindful fitness and wellness with movement, it nourishes my mind, body and spirit. With the loving support and encouragement from my husband, my goal is to help de-sensitize people around fat phobia and promote positive self-awareness to, and have an impact on others who face similar body challenges. My girth is my armor of courage, as it represents a patchwork of stories that helped to create it…so I am reclaiming and reinterpreting me through the healing art of dance!
Shirley Hardie (Board Secretary)
Dancer, conservationist, water goddess…
I would consider myself to be a woman of color given my diverse background. I am proud to be a Board Member of Prismatic Productions, Inc./Ollom Art, and have been a member since early 2016. As a dancer, I was a company member of The Alonso Castro Dance Theatre, Inc., which enabled me to work with choreographers such as, Marvin Gordon and Pilar Gomez. I, therefore, was so used to expressing my feelings through doing someone else’s choreography and doing exactly what the choreographer instructed me to express. When I started dancing with John Ollom, especially at his workshops, he was able to bring out the creativity in me, which I never thought I had. His Internal Landscapes©workshops and classes are amazing. He enables me to express my feelings without holding back, and has helped me to further enhance my technical skills and knowledge of dance. He also knows the anatomy well, which is great for making me aware of my alignment and helping me to avoid injuries. I am so glad I am a part of the Ollom Art family.