Capture the Spirit, and Preserve the Memories

       árbara Martínez, a choreographer and performance artist, has an extensive career that began at the age of eleven with The Children's Chorus of The Metropolitan Opera.  She has spent a lifetime crafting performance skills as a dancer and vocal artist specializing in choreography, composition and musical arrangements.  

One of few flamenco artists who perform regularly as both singer and dancer with major flamenco dance companies in The United States, Bárbara is working on a new one-woman dance theater project called TrashBata, which addresses the environmental crisis of plastic in our ecosystem.  

Bárbara is an honors graduate of Brown University.  She teaches at The Ethical Culture Fieldston School and is currently pursuing a Masters at Berklee College of Music.


       lemente Ettrick, a visual artist, completed a career running his own advertising design company in New York City before starting Clemente's Palette.  Nowadays, he spends most of his time painting in his home studio.  He primarily uses pastels and oils to paint dancers whose live performances he has attended.  Driven by his fascination with the human figure, he seeks to capture their physical and emotional expressions.

"What I hope to do through my paintings," he says, "is help the viewer take part in the experience of the performance.  I want to capture the spirit and preserve the memories for the audience."