Executive Director of Arts 10566
Founder and Director of Arts 10566, Wilfredo is a community organizer, advocate, and artist. He is a facilitator who works at addressing and bringing together people of diverse backgrounds to collaborate and break down barriers. Mr. Morel majored in Sociology at Herbert Lehman College/CUNY and is licensed by New York State Department of Health as a Clinical Case Manager, HIV/AIDS Pre/Post Counselor and HIV/AIDS Counselor Training Program for Training or Trainers (TOT).
Bryant "Drew" Andews
Founder and director of CCE’s award-winning hip hop dance troupe, Energy, Drew has over 20 years of experience working with youth. He has trained in the streets of New York City as well as with professional choreographers in the business. Drew has been teaching choreography and performing various styles of dance in the Tri-state and Hudson Valley area for many years. Drew serves as a mentor to youth, parents and other community members.
Clayton has performed around the world at legendary venues such as, Feinstein’s, Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center, and Madison Square Garden. Clayton has recorded and performed with artists covering the entire spectrum of pop music including Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Alice Cooper, Sting, and Michael Jackson among others. Clayton co-headlined the "Can't You Let You Go" tour with UK artist Nate Simpson. He was a teaching artist for The NYCHA Youth Chorus, and now proudly teaches Vocal/Chorus for Arts10566.
Ada Pilar Cruz
Ada is an accomplished sculptor whose work has been shown in galleries across New York, the United States, and internationally. Cruz is also an educator of modern and contemporary art at MoMA’s education department, as well as a lecturer at The Drawing Center where she gives workshops about contemporary drawing. Cruz is a professor of Art History at Mercy College, and is thrilled to be working with Arts 10566.
Known to most as “Noodle,” Rainey is a musical artist from the Hudson Valley. Noodle hosts the “Artist Appreciation Show” monthly at the Bean Runner Café, a venue where fellow performing artists can showcase their skills. He is also the President of NOO Moves Entertainment, where he writes and records original music and produces events to promote artists of all categories.
Amos D. Smith (Brotha Doug)
Brotha Doug has been an active member of Peekskill’s music community since 1997, when he became the music director for the Park Street AME Zion Church. Along with his church activities, he has had the pleasure of working with numerous local musicians in various combinations and music genres including jazz and R&B. Brotha Doug is proud to be a part of Arts 10566, and is excited to continue his journey in bringing music to the people of Peekskill.