Two+ Minutes with an ARTeater
Two+ Minutes with an ARTeater hosted by UCI Drama student Maia Lucas

Two+ Minutes with an ARTeater is UCI’s newest mini-podcast series, now entering its second year of content. It exudes content created by students, made for students. We interview CTSA’s aspiring artists from all fields through these episodes, whether that be someone affiliated with Art, Dance, Drama or Music. Through this digestible mini-podcast series, CTSA ARTeaters can make their opinions heard and talk about their upcoming performative endeavors. Within the show, there are question speed rounds, games and just a whole lot of fun in general. In Two+ Minutes with an ARTeater, you will learn about UCI’s wonderful programs, people, and performances. New episodes come out weekly, so stay tuned! 

Links below take you to the individual podcasts on our YouTube account page.


Anisa Johnson

Meet Anisa Johnson! Anisa is carrying out their artistry by studying dance performance and choreography at UCI. They began dancing at the age of 4 and prides themselves in their versatility, enjoying many styles such as tap, modern and contemporary, ballet and hip hop. Anisa wants to encourage inclusivity through dance at UCI, which motivated them to help create three clubs to provide more opportunities and exposure for students and dancers in the community.

Sabrina Solorzano

Meet Sabrina Solorzano, a 4th-year transfer student earning her B.A. in Drama. Some of her favorite roles in past performances were Helen in "Trojan Women," Doctor Livingstone in "Agnes of God," and Amelia in "Mother Road." Here at UCI, she has had the honor of playing Friar John in "Romeo and Juliet" and Sumner in "Men on Boats."

Meet Bella Lara

Meet Bella Lara, a fourth-year undergraduate earning her B.F.A. in dance performance and a minor in Literary Journalism. She grew up in San Diego, dancing at the San Diego Ballet School where she also was a trainee.

During her time at UCI, she has been able to expand her dancing abilities and versatility, being exposed to other styles of dance like modern, contemporary, jazz and hip-hop. Bella is graduating this spring and is excited for what is to come next!

Meet Ross Kim

Ross Kim is a fourth-year student studying art, digital art and business management. Her path in art began in response to barriers she faced in South Korea. Art was - and still is - a universal language that would allow them to communicate with anyone from anywhere, and a powerful means to foster a genuine connection between other people.

Matthew Yee

Matthew Yee is a third-year Music major who currently serves as concertmaster for UCI’s Symphony Orchestra. He has performed as a soloist in major venues across the country including Chicago Symphony Center, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Thayer Hall at the Colburn School of Music and Soka Performing Arts Center.

Alberto Lule

Alberto Lule is a third-year M.F.A Art student, and a formerly incarcerated artist. Alberto uses readymades, mixed media installations, video, performance, and tools used by agencies of authority to examine and critique the prison industrial complex in the United States, particularly the California carceral state.


Meet Robert Zelaya

Meet Robert Zelaya, a third-year M.F.A. in drama (acting). He hails from NYC where he did musical theatre professionally. As a queer Afro Latino, Robert is interested in stories that are inclusive. His dream is to work in film and TV where he can originate heartfelt and complex characters for the world to see.

Maia Lucas

Meet Maia Lucas, our new host of CTSA’s Two+ Minutes with an Arteater podcast! Maia is a fourth-year undergraduate earning a B.A. in drama, and is pursuing a double minor in education and film and media studies at University of California, Irvine.

Kayla Quiroz

Meet Kayla Quiroz, Class of 2023 and host of Two+ Minutes with an ARTeater. She recently earned a B.F.A. in Music Theatre with honors in acting. Kayla's passion for performing started at a young age and has led her to incredible experiences. She achieved four consecutive wins at Show Choir Nationals with Los Alamitos High School and had the honor of singing at the Grand Ole Opry. Kayla has performed across the United States, including New York, Florida, Tennessee, and Illinois. At UCI, she participated in the New York Satellite program and showcased her talent in various productions. Kayla will soon grace the stage in Disney's "Tarzan" at The Moonlight Amphitheater. In the fall of 2023, Maia Lucas will take over as the new host for Season 3.