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New Creative Arts Director infuses Ideas and Innovation
“I feel like I’ve been here forever…in a very good way,” beams Kittay’s new Creative Arts Director, Christina Lee, who joined the team over the summer and is enjoying her role tremendously. “It’s just so easy to fit in here and the tenants are amazing.”
Born in Seoul, Korea, Christina and her family came to the US when she was two years old and settled in Queens, NY, where she still resides. The SUNY Purchase graduate majored in classical piano and went on to earn her Music Therapy Master’s Degree from New York University.
“Seeing life through a creative lens is something I hope to encourage in my program activities. Our Tuesday night sing-along now incorporates instruments. Rather than only distributing printed song books, I offer my Kittay friends maracas, djembe drums, castanets and tambourines to add a new interactive dimension that the tenants really enjoy. I tell you, it gets the joint is jumping.”
Christina observes that the tenants have so much power, musically speaking. She wants to ensure that it flourishes into a great crescendo and has booked the Kittay Chorus with several outside gigs.
Christina has her own impressive resume of performing, too. This modest young woman shared a glimpse of her international success as a finalist on Superstar K, the South Korean television talent show series that’s equivalent to American Idol. The high soprano, with an outstanding vocal range, performed Elton John’s “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” on the shows Season 3 and was one of the top four contestants.
Kittay is delighted to have this talented, effusive and thoughtful young woman on the creative team.