VICTOR BARBELLA brings his diverse background and experience in education, acting and business to life in his work as an executive coach and consultant. In addition to being a senior facilitator for Inspiring Educators, Victor has worked as senior facilitator with The Ariel Group where he has worked with business leaders throughout the world developing their expressive communication, leadership skills, management and relationship building. He also currently works as a Design Manger with Ariel, creating custom learning programs based on clients’ needs. Victor’s extensive experience in education ranges from a classroom teacher to workshop leader to teaching artist and educational consultant. With over 13 years experience in creating and delivering professional development, mentorship programs and student-based arts residencies throughout New York City, the East Coast, and California he brings a diverse approach to both student and adult centered learning. He has worked with such notable arts education organizations as The Roundabout Theatre Company, American Place Theatre, I.D.E.A.S., Creative Alternatives and National Artist for Mental Health, and taught elementary and junior high school in Elizabeth, NJ.
As an actor, his experience ranges from Off-Broadway productions in New York City, to regional theaters throughout New England and the East Coast in plays by Miller, Odets, Gurney, Shanley, and Shakespeare, as well as original works. He appeared in the title role in Anatol at the Lyric Theatre, in London’s West End, and in numerous other fringe productions throughout the city. Film and television credits include independent films, commercials, the ABC soap opera Loving and Law & Order. He is also in a film currently making festival circuits called “Small Potatoes.” Victor is also the co-founder and owner of Gotham Radio Theatre Company, a NY-based company that presents plays, screenplays and literature in 1940’s radio style with live sound effects and actors playing multiple roles. He holds an MA from the London Academy of Performing Arts and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild.