Monday, October 6, 2014

Masters of Ceremonies of the 2014 HOLA Awards

Evi Siskos was born in New York City to Dominican and Greek parents. She holds a degree in International Business and a concentration in Chinese studies. Her love for languages and communication led her to study Mandarin in Shanghai, China. Upon completing her studies, her love for the arts led her to participate in the Miss Dominican Republic Universe contest, where she was a finalist. This opened the door to pursue her passion in television and film. Since 2011 she has been in numerous commercials, TV shows, music videos and short films. She made her first steps in radio as the co-host of the hit radio show “Nip Tuck Saturdays” with celebrity surgeon Dr. Greenberg and was the entertainment reporter for “Almorzando Con Cantaso”. She has been cast in numerous TV pilots and films such as “Lower East Asides”, Unicorn Sky, Keep the Party Going. She is the spokesperson for Goya Foods, in their segment “La Cocina de Goya” and their health campaign, “Mi Plato” promoted by First Lady Michelle Obama. She is part of the daytime television show Acceso Total, Monday through Friday on WNJU Telemundo 47 New York.

Alfredo Galván holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theater Directing from Columbia University where he trained with directors and actors such as Anne Bogart, Andrei Serban, Marcus Stern, Priscilla Smith, Robert Woodruff and Kristen Linklater. His love of the theatre started when he was living in his native Puerto Rico, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama from the University of Puerto Rico, acted in more than 25 plays and appeared on TV soap operas (Telemundo’s “Tres Destinos” and “Señora Tentación”) and documentaries. NY acting credits include Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare with André De Shields (Horace Mann Theatre); Infieles by Marco Antonio de la Parra (Repertorio Español), El Beauty Parlor by Iris Silverio and Luis Álvarez (Copacabana and Chashama), and the independent feature film Someone Else. Directing credits include credits include Evening Walk by Teresa Marichal Lugo (Repertorio Español, NY Fringe, ICPR and UConn), The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca, and Spin by Christopher Piehler (Blue Light Theater Co.). Other favorite projects include his translation of Life is a Dream by Calderón de la Barca, directed by George Drance (St. John the Divine Cathedral and Marquette University Milwaukee, Wisconsin), Vieques by Jorge González (2000 ACE Award for Best Production of the Year), The Macy’s Account by Jason Shafer and Sherri Langsam (Duplex Theater and 2001 San Francisco Fringe Festival), and Remembrance by Judy Cohen, (2001 Chekhov NOW Festival), The San Juan Shakespeare Company (Repertorio Español), Latinas Don’t PMS by various authors (Café Remy and Apollo Theater), Barriolesque (Nuyorican Poets Café), and Zanahorias by Antonio Zancada (2006 ACE Award for Best Director). From June 2001 until September 2010, he was part of the ACE Award winning radio show “Amor Temprano en la Mañana,” Monday through Friday from 5:30-11am on WPAT-FM 93.1FM Amor. He was also one of the judges of the fashion police segment “El Veredicto”, every month in People en Español magazine and is part of the entertainment show “Acceso Total”, Monday through Friday at 10am on  WNJU Telemundo 47 New York.

The 2014 HOLA Awards will take place on Monday, October 13, 2014 at the Battery Gardens, in Battery Park, overlooking New York Harbor at the southernmost tip of Manhattan. For more information, click here.

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