Nick Demeris

Nick Demeris is a two time TEDx participant (speaker and host), actor, singer, and facilitator of community building through music, turning audiences into orchestras all around the globe.
In his fourth year as a singer, creator, and teaching artist at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Nick works with master musicians, Public School teachers, aspiring artists, and young people in the juvenile justice system, to improvise, write, produce, and record original music: National Youth Orchestra (USA), Boston Children’s Chorus, Commedia Dell’Opera - OTOYOTOY, ITAC 4, Future Music Project, and member of Moving Star Ensemble. Nick travels the globe performing original music and teaching #humaninstruments workshops at retreats and conferences internationally. In the last three years alone he has toured this work to China, Thailand, Guatemala, Australia, Canada, Mexico, India, Denmark, Portugal, Hawaii, Colombia, Germany, and all across the U.S. He has worked with Carnegie Hall, UNICEF, Target, Apple, Ogilvy & Mather, Spotify, Guild Mortgage, BGM (China), ITAC, Purpose Campaigns, Accept Email, the Big Quiet, 100kin10, the University of Chicago, University of Minnesota, Illinois State University, Love the 88, Esalen Institute, the Omega Institute, the World Social Forum (Montreal), Mixed Blood Theatre, Arena Stage, Shakespeare & Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Paramount Theatre, Sydney Children’s Hospital (Australia) and Sesame Street (HBO).Nick holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre from Illinois State University. He studied clown with Paola Coletto (Jacques Lecoq alumni teacher) for two years, and has completed All the Way In, the year long  training in jazz and vocal improvisation, with master singer Rhiannon (member of Bobby McFerrin’s Gimme 5), and is a three time participant in Bobby McFerrin’s weeklong Circle Songs training where he also has led workshops.

Leadership Committee

Yonglun Liu

Singapore, ITAC Chair

Joan Parr

Scotland, Interim Director, Arts and Engagement at Creative Scotland

Grace Gachocha Nakaka

Tanzania, Teaching Artist & Co- Director of Talanta Tano Organization

Eric Booth

USA, Teaching Artist Advocate and Author

María Claudia Parias

Colombia, Executive President of Fundación Nacional Batuta

Jean E. Taylor

USA, Teaching Artist for Lincoln Center Education

Ines Sanguinetti

Argentina, Fundación Crear Vela La Pena

Chrissie Ruckley

Scotland, Creative Learning Officer for Creative Scotland

Marit Ulvund

Norway, Director of Seanse ArtCenter

Chen Alon

Israel, Theatre Activist, Director and Scholar

Brad Haseman


Jahyun Kim

Korea, KACES

Daniel Mora-Brito

Venezuela/ Switzerland, International Development Practitioner

Clothilde Cardinal

Canada, Head of Programming at Place des Arts


Madeleine McGirk

ITAC Managing Director

Aislinn Ryan

Project Manager ITAC IMPACT: Climate

Laurel Toyofuku

Communications Manager


Jessica Howarth

Art Jewelry/Crafting, UK (Scotland)

Clara Bloomfield

Theatre, UK (Scotland)

Mary Schwarz

Artworks Alliance, UK

Jeannette Brossart

Mosaic Artist, USA

Peter Atsu Adaletey

Theatre/Dance/Poetry, Ghana

Lynne Pace Green

Theatre, USA

Amanda Acevedo

Theatre, USA

Carol Ponder

Art for Healing, USA

Sangeeta Isvaran

Dance/Storytelling, India (Chennai)

Victoria Ryle

Creative Learning, Australia (Tasmania)

Zdenka Brungot Svitekova

Dance/Theatre, Slovakia/Czech Republic

Jill Massie

Dialect/Theatre, USA

Christiana Afrikaner

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