Magazine Publisher Joins Alaska Junior Theater Team
Teeka Ballas, marketing associate at Alaska Junior Theater.
Photo courtesy of Alaska Junior Theater
Anchorage, AK – Teeka Ballas, publisher and co-founder of F Magazine - a statewide arts and culture magazine, has just been appointed marketing associate at Alaska Junior Theater. A freelance voice-overist and writer for publications all over the country, and formerly the operations director of Out North Contemporary Art House, Ballas brings with her a strong history of theatre, music, writing and marketing experience and will be a great fit in AJT’s creative and busy workplace. Her position as marketing associate at AJT will include public and media relations; performance logistics; writing and design of print, radio, video and Web marketing; and ad sales.
“I am so excited to have Teeka join the small AJT team,” says Lainie Dreas, executive director of AJT. “I believe her talent, professionalism and her heart will help AJT grow into the future.”
Ballas, who just finished directing a teen musical for the Alaska Theatre of Youth’s summer camp, says working with Alaska Junior Theater seemed the obvious next step for her. “You could say I’ve caught the youth arts bug. It’s just as exciting to give kids the chance to make art as it is to present quality, professional art to them,” says Ballas, who also runs ASYAWC, a statewide youth art and writing competition.
Alaska Junior Theater
Alaska Junior Theater is a private, nonprofit organization that has been bringing the best in professional theater from around the world to Alaska's young audiences for 33 years. Each year, more than 45,000 students attend a variety of live performances, which share the common educational goal of "bringing learning to life." For many students, AJT’s school-time presentations are their only exposure to the performing arts.
F Magazine is a volunteer-run, quarterly, multi-award-winning, independently owned, arts, music and culture (digital and print) publication. F’s mission is to bridge the gap between artists and the general public by providing in-depth personality profiles, feature stories and critical analysis, and hosting a number of public events and statewide competitions.