Affiliate Artists

Performing Arts & Puppetry

Avner the Eccentric – “A clown for the thinking man and the most exacting child.”

Janoah Bailin – Janoah anygoodjokes? weaves circus, dance and puppetry into entertaining and mind-bending performances for all ages. 

Bondeko – Based in Portland, ME, Bondeko fuses eclectic rhythms from Albania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, France, as well as, other global genres.

Lindsey Bourassa/Bourassa Dance – Flamenco dancer, choreographer, and the founding director of Bourassa Dance Studio of Portland, ME, where she teaches Flamenco Arts. 

Jawad AL Fatlawi – musician from Baghdad, Iraq, who makes and plays the Oud.

Figures of Speech Theatre –  Founded by Carol Llewellyn and John Farrell in 1982, Figures of Speech bringing together their passions for dance, theater, sculpture and poetry.

Ideal Maine Social Aid and Sanctuary Band – An all levels street band in the traditions of Second Line and HONK! Easy tunes with friendly people. Open rehearsals 6:30 Tuesdays at Mayo Street Arts. 

Ikirenga cy’Intore – A Rwandan drum and dance troupe based in Portland that aims to educate and preserve traditional Rwandan culture. 

Inventing Trees –  performing and visual arts troupe made up of puppeteers/artists Leonid Eichfeld, Vivi Courant, Timothy Eichfeld, Hannah Johnson and Bridget McAlonan. 

Bana Mboka – Congolease Style African Dance led by Grace Kapinga

Shoestring Theater – Puppet parades, workshops, and uniques art expiriences in Portland, ME. 

Tophat Miniature Stage – Miniature theater productions of many well-known shows led by classically-trained opera singer David Worobec.

Michael Trautman – Clown. Mime. Magician. Juggler. Variety Artist. Goofball. Comedian. Odd. Funny. Tall. Has an obsession with Ping Pong balls.

Veeva Banga – Experienced dance instructor located in Portland, Maine. She teaches Afro Beats and Hip Hop workshops at local studios.

Ylli Brekofca – Singer and accordion player based in Portland, ME, who spent the first 64 years of his life in the city of Tirana, Albania.

For more performer info see our listing on Creative Ground.

Visual Arts & Poetry

Colleen Bedard

Paul Brahms

Patrick Corrigan

Megan Grumbling

Colleen Kinsella

Maggie Muth

Leslie Anderson

Chris Patch