Carlos García León
Carlos is a queer, non-binary, Latine, Mexican-Statesian, and fundraiser.
They were born in Atlixco, Puebla, Mexico, but recently moved to the stolen land of the Peoria, Potawatomi, Kickapoo, and Kaskaskia tribes, also known as Chicago, Illinois. While having an orchestral background, Carlos went on to work in opera with Cincinnati Opera, and currently is the individual giving manager of Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Their work, both in the arts and through writing, is driven by a fight for cultural equity, decolonizing the arts, and social justice.
Carlos holds a BM in Bassoon Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an MA in Arts Administration and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. Outside of working and writing, Carlos likes to stream TV and movies, read a good book, learn German, take naps under their weighted blanket, drink milkshakes, and look for the next poncho to add to their collection.