Liana Del Mastro Vicente is the Director of the Avenue Road Arts School and has been with ARAS since its inception in 1993. With over 25 years of involvement in arts education, she has held positions in administration, program and curriculum development, and teaching both children and adults. Liana has taught integrated arts programs, drama and musical theatre, and has developed and led workshops for teachers and educators on integrating drama, music, and visual arts practices into their lessons. She has written and directed numerous plays for young actors and audiences, has worked with educational theatre companies, and has performed professionally in theatrical productions in Canada and Europe, with international directors such as renowned Canadian Director Robert Lepage and Berliner Ensemble's Herbert Olschok. She holds an Honours B.A. from the University of Toronto, Specialist in Drama, and has studied Speech & Drama and Vocal Studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Liana currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Arts Access Fund.