In The Heights - May 31

George Washington Educational Campus

 Crew Who's Who 

  • Zulaika Velazquez head shot

    Zulaika Velazquez

    Director & Producer

    See Notes

  • Chris Whittaker head shot

    Chris Whittaker

    Musical Director

    Conductor/Composer Chris Whittaker’s musical language of classical, jazz, and gospel music melds genres and brings people together. Chris is the co-founder and Music Director of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, a non-profit performing arts organization committed to engaging the community through free concerts and educational programming. He serves as Music Director for Fort Washington Collegiate Church in Upper Manhattan where he directs the Fort Washington Community Choir and is also the founding Music Director of Marble Collegiate Church’s “Jazz Revelation” worship service. Chris studied orchestral conducting with Kenneth Kiesler and Stuart Malina. His composition teachers include Philip Lasser, Christopher Theofanidis, and Nicholas Maw. Chris lives in Washington Heights. Hear more at

  • Willy Mena head shot

    Willy Mena


    Willy Mena is a BA Theater performance major and dance minor at Kean University. Willy recently was part of the National Tour production of  “Babe Hold on to Me”. He has been part of productions such as In The Heights and Peter Pan at Kean University, Rent at Playhouse, Willy danced for New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble (NJDTE). He has choreographed for the Perth Amboy High School Show Choir (Aida), for regaeton artists Alexis and Fido and Christian Artist Heidi Lugo as well as guest dancer for Earl Mosley’s Hearts of Men and the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company.  

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