Anna Roberts Ostroff (Executive Director and President) holds a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied Musical Theater and minored in Applied Theater and Psychology. While in college, Anna did multiple arts outreach programs through her club, Community Connections. Community Connections, which transitioned into Arts For All, also won the President’s Service Award at NYU two years in a row. Anna has many professional theatrical credits from all over the country and has also served as a producer on multiple theatrical productions both inside and outside of New York City. In the past, Anna worked as a teaching artist for many organizations: the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis in Maryland, where she taught musical theatre audition workshops; D.A.R.E. America, through their D.A.R.E. P.L.U.S after school program; and for Camp Broadway (now known as Curtain Up) at the Renaissance Charter School in Queens. Anna also serves as Co-Producing Artistic Director of Infinity Theatre Company, providing professional New York City theatre to Annapolis, Maryland each summer. As Executive Director and President, Anna looks forward to continually spreading Arts For All’s mission to in-need youth communities so that deserving children all over NYC have the opportunity to explore the arts!
Alan Ostroff (Director and Treasurer) spent years as a Teaching Artist with Arts For All leading theater games and Shakespeare workshops. He now serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer and as head of the Programming Committee. This committee has formed an assessment and evaluation methodology for all of its Teaching Artists to use to further their practice, as well as for AFA administration to gauge program quality. Alan is also the Playwright-in-Residence for AFA – he is the author of two touring productions, Stories – Live and In Person and The Tall Tales of Enoch. As a performer, he has worked on many professional productions, as well as starred in a full-length comedy he wrote, Tradition, which was one of the highest-grossing shows in the 2005 NYC International Fringe Festival. Alan debuted as a director with the drama Social Work by Cara Winter, in the 2007 Manhattan Repertory Summerfest, and he continues to direct cabaret performances to benefit AFA. He toured twice in children’s shows, a musical entitled Ellis Island: Gateway to a Dream, and a show based on the popular children’s book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Alan is Co-Producing Artistic Director of the professional regional theatre Infinity Theatre Company, which brings NYC theatre to Annapolis, MD. He has a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he studied musical theater, experimental theater, and classical theater.
Barbara Losoncy (Director and Secretary) holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts and a Concentration in Law and Society from Cornell University. While there, she held various roles including actor, director, Secretary, and General Manager with Gateway Theatre, a student-run theatre organization. In the past, she has taught dance and theatre to children. In her professional career, Barbara has worked at The Vanguard Group and Proxicom, Inc. and is currently a Program and Resource manager with Capgemini, a leading global technology consulting firm with more than 115,000 employees. She has managed technology projects for clients in the telecommunications, government, and financial services sectors. Barbara is an active member of the SCENE Community group, Capgemini’s NY community outreach team. She has served twice as a Loaned Executive, supporting fundraising efforts for the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Barbara has been a volunteer and Advisory Board member for Arts For All and has been involved since it was Community Connections at NYU. Barbara also serves on the board of the DonauSchule, a not-for-profit language school.
Lena Moy-Borgen (Director) has been involved with Arts For All ever since it first began. She has been a teaching artist for Arts For All since 2002, and co-wrote the curriculum for one of our longest running programs, Literacy Through the Arts. She serves on the fundraising committee for Arts For All and also is the current head of the marketing committee. Since 1997, Lena has taught across the country as the assistant director of the Piedmont Children’s Theater in California, as a drama teacher at UC Berkeley’s Cal Youth and Outdoor Program, and as the co-head of the Musical Theater program at the Bank Street School for Children Summer Camp here in New York. She is currently the co-founder of Play On! Studios in Manhattan and is a teaching artist at the John W. Engeman Theater in Long Island. She has a BFA in Drama from the Experimental Theater Wing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.