Carmen Crussard is the proud co-founder of the Alliance for the Arts Youth Theatre Program, producing shows with the purpose of developing young, raw talent into polished, young professional performers. In her spare time, she teaches Theater and Language Arts in Cape Coral. Her passion for children and the arts drives her to constantly create opportunities for children to shine, while also providing a safe environment where young artists are encouraged to take risks. Carmen also enjoys directing adult theater, with several credits at the Laboratory Theater of Florida. She believes that the arts are the heart of society, with the artists’ roles being to promote harmony, and provoke thought and change when necessary. She is so pleased to be a part of Alliance for the Arts and looks forward to pushing the organization into the future.