Susan Rybin

Susan Rybin

Talent Manager, Founder, Director

At age six, she began acting classes at Miriam Colon’s Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre in New York.  Concurrently, she initiated her professional career as an actress in such plays as: “Flag Inside”, “The Little Prince”, “This Property is Condemned” (H.O.L.A. Best Actress Award), “Latinos”, “I Ought to be in Pictures”, and “Maribel y la Extraña Familia”. As a minor, she is the only artist to have won the Honor Medal of the Academic Society Arts-Sciences-Lettres of France for her portrayal of Anne Frank in “The Diary of Anne Frank” which she also received a Best Actress Nomination from Premio ACE. Film and television credits include “As the World Turns”, the movie “Police Brass” with Carol O’Connor, and “Rosa and the Executioner of the Fiend”, a film by Ivan Acosta. She was a cast member of the popular show “Infinity Factory” on PBS.  Some of Susan’s commercial credits include: Allegra, Kaiser, N.Y. Lotto, Sears, McDonald’s (crew girl for a series of spots), Tums, and Industrials for Ortho-McNeil, General Motors, Vanguard, and Valic.

Susan Rybin is an Award winning actress.  She performed in “Labors of Love” at the Lambs Theatre and in “Fireflies” at Thalia Spanish Theater, which she received the H.O.L.A Outstanding Achievement Award 2004. Her performance in “Three Calla Lillies” at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre earned her the Premio ACE, for Best Actress in a dramatic role in 2009.  Susan also proudly received a Special Premio ACE in 2011, for her 30 years as a performer and Latino Youth educator through her accredited Rybin Studio of Drama. And, her co-starring performance in “No Problemo Amigo” at Thalia Spanish Theater also got her a Premio ACE  nomination in 2011.   She later toured Colombia with “No Problemo Amigo” for the International Theatre Festival in Manizales, Medellin and Bogota.  Her recent performance was in the acclaimed “A Times Square Pinero” at the Times Square International Theater Festival.  Susan has been honored by El Diario la Prensa as one of the most Distinguished Women of the Year 2000, and received La Tribuna’s Newspaper Distinguished Women Award in 2005.   She also received recognition by the Art-Sciences-Lettres of France receiving the Silver Medal for her outstanding career as an actress in 2006.

Susan Rybin’s studies include:  P.R.T.T. (Acting & Spanish Diction), H.B. Studio (Improvisation and Directing), Poli Rogers (Dance), Hal Schaefer (Voice). The New School for Social Research earning Certificates in Human Relations, Nutrition, and working with children. Through the years she has combined her study of nutrition with her passion for cooking by specializing in Continental and Spanish cuisine where she has entertained for industry and family events.  Susan’s love of cooking lead her to be selected in the first two web-content Goya foods recipes.

Susan Rybin continues to pass her acting techniques which she developed seeing the need in the Arts for Spanish speaking children and young adults. Her Rybin Talent Management clients have worked in TV, films, commercials, web-content, and have performed along with celebrity actors.  She has presented her students and clients’ success stories on Univision, in the evening segments of “Aca entre nos”, and the morning show “Al Despertar”. Susan also works along with her students at live events, like the recent Univision “Familia y Hogar Expo”, in New Jersey.

Sophia Angelica

Sophia Angelica

Stage Manager, Assistant Teacher

New York born, Sophia Angelica is a very special talent. Growing up she embraced her Argentinian ancestry by learning Spanish and her mother, owner of an acting school, placed her in bilingual acting classes. This was a great move and Sophia found her passion for the arts and in particular, music.Sophia began writing as well as performing from an early age and gained experience by performing at various venues and events across the state. At the age of 13 she appeared in her first television show, “Good Day New York” on Fox. Sophia combined her vocal talents together with her acting ability by being the voice of the “singing rabbit” in three episodes of “The Enchanted Forest” for Dora the Explorer on Nickelodeon.

Sophia has become an inspiration for many by writing her heartwarming songs and performing at many cause-related events at the United Nations and other major venues. Recently Sophia performed on Broadway in “The Treehaus” and was cast by the Cleveland Playhouse in the “Care Program Monologues”, a project created in order to help youth in schools. Sophia is constantly re-booked to perform at annual events, award shows and festivals.

Currently, Sophia is very busy, she is working on a new, contemporary album and appears in various TV, Radio commercials, and voice overs for different products. All of her experiences have helped in her becoming the professionally rounded girl she now is. At age of 19years, she is a freshman at Rutgers University majoring in Journalism and Media Studies and minoring in Creative Writing.

Fanny Rybin

Fanny Rybin

Executive Director

Born in Argentina, where began her career as an actress. She moved to Mexico, and worked in TV commercials and TV Soaps. Later on moved to New York City, and immediately got involved in the Spanish Theater. Participated in “Cinco por seis, para reirse” and in 1976 in the production of Nuestro Teatro “Los fantoches”, she was nominated to the ACE Award as Best Actress. In INTAR Theater she appeared in “La dama boba, Caperucita Roja and La gran decision”.  For Ollantay Theater she stars in “Carolina”. In Thalia Theater participated in “Memorias de un Director, El diario de Anna Frank, Entre Mujeres and Reflejos con cenizas” for which she won the ACE Award in 1996.During her stay in Mexico she was theatrical manager of the most important theaters in Mexico City.

Meiling Macias-Toro

Meiling Macias-Toro

Talent Manager, Associate

Head of the Adult division, Meiling Macias-Toro has over 30 years of experience in advertising and content production. Meiling has worked with Advertising Agencies such as; Hispania/JWT, Castor Advertising, Mirram Global, Siboney, UniWorld Group and others.  She has been Head of Production at Conill Advertising, The Vidal Partnership and Rapp Collins, New York.  She has produced award-winning commercials for global and national brands, and has worked with many celebrities like Celia Cruz, Paul Rodriguez, Edward James Olmos, Mary J. Blige, Adam Rodriguez, and Robin Thicke among others.

An advocate for education, music and theatre arts, Meiling has directed and produced Children’s Theatre for Rybin Studio of Drama, with a play by Tony Bentacourt, “Los Angeles en el Cielo,” and recently for Rybin Entertainment she produced the monologue play Frida Kahlo: Viva la Vida. She is excited to once again produce theatre productions and head up the new Adult talent division for Rybin Talent Management.

Maritza Maseda

Maritza Maseda

Administrator

Born in Havana, Cuba migrated to the USA at early age, making her residence in the City of Elizabeth, New Jersey where attended High School. Graduated from Rutgers University with a Degree of Spanish Literature and Education, started teaching at Parsippany Hills High School in Parsippany, NJ.

Later she worked as an International Licensing Coordinator, at Kayser-Roth International in New York City for several years. Because of her knowledge in International Licensing and Marketing went to work for the DMA (Direct Marketing Association) as an International Manager, being a liaison of Worldwide Associations and the International Council.  At present she works for the County of Union in Elizabeth, New Jersey as a Public Information Officer and Translator, and she is the Chairman of the Parking Authority for the City of Elizabeth. Maritza is the Administrator of Rybin Studio of Drama which specializes in Latino teens and children. She is a recipient of the Alumni Outstanding Service Award from Rutgers University, and Melvin Jones Humanitarian Fellow Award.

Diego Chiri

Diego Chiri

Theater Teacher

Diego is a bilingual actor and stage director originally from Lima, Peru and currently living in New York City. He moved to the United States in 2006 to study theater and graduated from Bucknell University with a concentration in directing for the stage. In 2014 he became a member of the off-Broadway company Repertorio Español (Spanish Repertory Theatre), where he has worked in several productoins as a director, assistant director and as an actor. In addition, he works at TimeLine Video, a media production company in Westchester, NY. Diego Chiri is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and  the Observership Class of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation. His theatrical work in NYC has received several awards, including the HOLA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Direction in 2016 and 2017.

Luis Caballero

Luis Caballero

Advanced Theater Teacher

Luis obtained his B.A. in philosophy from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master of Arts in Theater and Education from New York University. Luis is a writer, actor, theater and film director with over 35 years of experience. He directed the famous production at GALA Theater in Washington D.C. called Puerto Rico…¡fuá! The cast was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award in 2013 for a Spectacular Group, Production Residence.

Caballero has directed in his natal Puerto Rico, also in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Between his credits as director are the productions: Off-Broadway DC-7:The Roberto Clemente story, María,No Exit, The House of Bernarda Alba, Las Máscaras, Boy George Se Está Dejando Barba (Centro de Bellas Artes-Best Director Award), Don Quixote, The Rice Story, Bedtime Stories the Musical. Resurrection (Comisionado por el Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico), Puerto Rico…¡fuá! (HOLA Award for Best Director); Lorca, Puertorrican for a Day; y La Lupe: My Life and My Destiny (Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, NYC). Recent Off Broadway credits include: Don Quijote en Nueva York; Lorca, Federico, Lorca; and They Call Me La Lupe in the LAB, Theater in the Public Theater.

Other film credits as Director include La Gringa: A Tale of a Town” and “El Color de la Guayaba”, Winners of Rincon Film Festival and was selected in Chicago International Film, among others. His latest movie ‘Romeo & Romeo’ was selected for the Russian Film Festival, Ukraine Film Festival, Mexico Film Festival, and New York Film Festival. Caballero is working in his next film ” La Canela” He has won six awards as Best Director and Best Playwright.

Nicolas Salgado

Nicolas Salgado

Video Production / Light & Sound

Nicolas Salgado has been a part of Rybin Talent Mgmt. & Studio of Drama since the age of 5. His credits include appearances in tv shows like Law&Order and The Sopranos, and more recently, the movie Safe. As a recent graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in communication, Nicolas is now on the technical staff of Rybin Studio of Drama while continuing to pursue his career in acting.