The Artist Pivot

The Artist Pivot

A bi-weekly conversation highlighting pivots and life lessons from the perspective of artists, those who work in and around the arts, and arts educators. Even if you don't consider yourself an artist, you can pivot too! Everyone already possesses the ability to do so, you just have to be reminded sometimes. All of our life lessons have taught us to be better pivoters and it is my goal to share these life lessons to guide and inspire others.

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August 3, 2022 37 min

On the episode I am joined by Carlita Victoria. Carlita is a Raleigh, NC native and a lover of cupcakes and laughter. Carlita founded Darkness RISING Nonprofit for Black mental health to create a safe space and mental health resources for the Black community, due to her personal mental health experiences. Selected credits:  DR. OZ, APPLE, AARP, Reg: IN THE HEIGHTS, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, HAIRSPRAY, THE COLOR PURPLE, DREAMGIRLS, LI...

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On this episode I am joined by Actor and Teaching Artist Keisha Gilles. Keisha Gilles is a theater artist who guides humans as they grow in their artistry through light, laughter and love. Light, for times when we allow the shadows of doubt and fear to dim the glow. Laughter, for times when perfectionism and ambition make mistakes serious instead of opportunities to learn. Love, for the sensitive soul who honors her and the world b...

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On this episode I am joined by Intuitive Healer/Performer/Teaching Artist/Entrepreneur Queen Shereen Macklin. Queen Shereen is a bright, bold and vibrant soul who embodies her vision of freedom, transparency and connection for all womxn-more specifically womxn of color who have often been silenced, downplayed or ignored. She is a native New Yorker who currently resides in her spiritual home of New Orleans. She earned her undergradu...

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June 22, 2022 60 min

On this episode I am joined by artist Hamadi Price. Hamadi has always been drawn to self expression and expressionism in general through art, whether movement and performance or visual mediums like photography and film. With a natural love for storytelling, art, culture and entertainment have always been at the heart of what excites and energizes him. He currently exercises many muscles as photographer, director, director of photog...

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June 8, 2022 40 min

On this episode I am joined by arts educator and advocate Britney Lee. She is the Performing Arts Center Specialist and Theater/Dance District Lead for Clayton County Public Schools. Britney has a BFA in Musical Theater from Montclair State University and a Masters in Educational Theater from New York University. With well over 15 years in Arts Education, Directing, Coaching and Producing Britney believes in the power of the arts a...

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On this episode I am joined by Kimberly Dodson. She is a Baltimore native and a lover of knitting, contemporary art museums, video games, reading really good books, taking walks in new neighborhoods, true crime podcasts, beautiful hikes, flowers, Indian Jones movies (only the original 3), long talks with her friends who are all like family, and other cat-like/grandma-like activities like looking out the window and taking naps. She ...

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On this episode I am joined by actress, author, and the founder of Sippin’ Success Walnette Santiago. Sippin’ Success, is a highly sought after community of actors choosing to live under the influence of success both on and most importantly, off camera. Born in San German, Puerto Rico and raised in the gritty streets of the Bronx, New York, Walnette is no stranger to culture and resilience allowing her to gracefully embody roles fr...

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On this episode I am joined by Ian Coulter-Buford. Hailing from Belleville, IL now based in New York City, Ian is a performer, choreographer, creative director, recording artist, and educator. Currently on the 1st National Tour of HADESTOWN and debut single out now, entitled JUXTAPOSE by his music brand PALAWN.


Get in touch: 
Ian Coulter-Buford
Instagram: @iancoulterbuford
Website: https://www.iancoulterbuford.com/ 


Ayana Major Bey 
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On this episode I am joined by Leo Christopher Sheridan an Actor, Creator, Activist, and Healthcare professional. 

Get in touch: 
Leo Christopher Sheridan 
Instagram: @leosheridan


Ayana Major Bey 
Website: www. ayanabey.com
Instagram: @ayanambey, @theartistpivot 



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March 16, 2022 34 min

On this episode I am joined by Singer, Teacher, and Entrepreneur Chartel. Chartel is from Texas, was raised in Maryland and calls Philly home. She attended a performing arts high school and then studied classical music at Temple University. Her life has been a series of pivots so she has worked in many arenas. Her primary work has been as a singer, music teacher, and now a small business owner of a boutique soapery called GOLD+...

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March 9, 2022 7 min

Hello! Welcome to Season 4 of The Artist Pivot Podcast! To both new and regular listeners, thank you so much for joining me! My name is Ayana Major Bey, I am an actress, voice over artist, mentor, and your host. This show is a bi-weekly conversation highlighting pivots and life lessons from the perspective of artists, those who work in and around the arts, and arts educators. For those listening who don’t consider themselves artist...

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December 15, 2021 4 min

On this episode I am wrapping up Season 3! I want to say thank you to all my guests for sharing their journey’s and pivots. Thank you to all my listeners especially to those who have left reviews and reached out to me on instagram. Thank you to my editor Kieran Niemand, you sir are a rockstar. This season I have taken away many lessons but my top 3 would be to live a full life as a person outside of my craft, that rest is revolutio...

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On this episode I am joined by Fitness Artist Walter “The Champ” Kemp. Walter Kemp Jr, a fitness artist and influencer, who at 250 lbs dedicated his life to mental, physical, and spiritual growth was able to lose over 100 lbs with consistency and discipline. He continues his quest to inspire and inform those who struggle with the same negative effects obesity had on him. Walter can be seen at OBÉ fitness, which is a live stream and...

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On this episode I am joined by mindset coach and performer Rachel Josefina. She is the host of the Mindset in the Making podcast and is a mindset coach for anyone looking to drop the hustle mentality and find their worthiness in themselves rather than in their industry. After living in the musical theatre hustle for almost a decade, she was determined to find another way, and that's when she found the love and energy of the Uni...

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November 3, 2021 11 min

On this episode we are doing a little something different and taking a look back at our top three downloaded episodes of Season 1. Well technically it’s the top 4 because there is a tie for the 3rd most downloaded. As of today Nov 3rd 2021, the most downloaded episode of Season One was Episode 105 entitled “Know Your Worth” featuring dancer, singer, and model, Tempestt Perrin. Our second was episode 104 “Who Are We Know?” featuring...

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On this episode I am joined by actress, teaching artist, entrepreneur, and children’s book author, Deidra Grace Chiverton. She is a Miami , FL native but working in theatre has taken her all around the United States. She is the owner and creator of City Rolls, an egg roll business that takes imaginative food combinations that create flavor packed experiences in every bite. She has also authored 4 children’s books that will soon be ...

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On this episode I am joined by actress, singer,  astrologer, and spiritual fitness leader Karissa Harris. She loves to create art that is real, vulnerable, and honest. She is a spiritual fitness leader for a wellness community called The Cosmic Fit Club and has developed her own methodology around preventing activism burnout called Rev5ive: 5 steps to heal during the revolution. She also resides in Brooklyn with her French bulldog ...

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On this episode I am joined by Carbonell Award winning actress, singer, baker, entrepreneur, mentor, aka The Dramatic Dessertress, Sarah Gracel Anderson. She is from Miramar, Florida and the CEO of The Candy Girls Gourmet Sweets. Sarah grew up singing in church which opened the door  to her being a lead singer in the entertainment group A. Randolph and The Smash Room Project and her award winning performance of Effie White in Dream...

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On this episode I am joined by actor, singer, enthusiastic mover, and teaching artist, Kolby Kindle. Originally from Oklahoma City he grew up singing and dancing in the church. He received a BFA in Musical Theatre at Otterbein University and has  toured the world in 6 national tours, including Beauty and Beast, Dreamgirls, Sister Act, The Book of Mormon, Waitress, and the Australian company of Come From Away. He lives in NYC and lo...

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September 29, 2021 34 min

On this episode I am joined by spoken word artist, host, entrepreneur, and mentor JRose. She was born and raised in Queens and her love of hip hop inspired her to start writing poetry. After 20 years of writing and 7 years of performing on stages all over NYC, JRose decided she wanted to build a safe space for other creatives to share their work, so in 2018 she founded the creative platform The Rose Garden Events. JRose has expande...

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