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Cristina Elena Guzman

The owner of one of Philadelphia's most reputable talent agencies in the Center City called "CEG Talent Management Agency," and the Owner and Executive Director of "CEG Performing Arts Academy & CEG Studios" located on the Avenue of the Arts North Broad Street and Ridge Avenue. CEG Performing Arts Academy is a unique youth development program committed to providing high-quality performing arts education, community entertainment, and an appreciation for the cultural diversity of our world. The CEG Studios is a multimedia space for other talented artists, producers, and directors to use and rent for their engagements. 

 

CEG Performing Arts Academy offers Acting, Modeling, Singing, Dancing, and Music classes for all ages. She teaches private and group vocal, acting, dancing, piano, video, music production, and modeling classes. Cristina is an experienced performing arts educator whose primary motivation for serving as a teacher is to have the opportunity to assist a diverse population of students in gaining the confidence, self-esteem, collaboration, creativity, conflict resolution, communication, citizenship, and reasoning skills that will enable them to be productive and successful contributors to a changing society. 

 

Many of Cristina's students have been successful in the Recording Industry, Pageants, Nationally Televised Talent Competitions, and the Acting and modeling industry, as well as touring the country with lead roles in Broadway Musicals. For over 28 years, Cristina has helped train her students to become successful leaders in our community. She is proud that most have followed in her footsteps and become excellent performing arts teachers.

 

Cristina Elena Guzman has been competing in numerous pageant talent contests and has appeared in various print works, movies, and television shows since she was four. She was a television host on Fox 29's Emmy-awarded show called "School is Cool Report" in 1996 and was a print model on a central print ad for Community College of Philadelphia that was on the back of every Septa Bus in the city.

 

She was formally Miss Philadelphia in 1999 in the Miss America Scholarship Organization and the first Hispanic to hold the title. In 1999, she competed in the Miss Pennsylvania Pageant, the official preliminary to the Miss America Scholarship Organization. She was selected as the Top Ten Semifinalist, winning over $14,000 in educational scholarships. Cristina also won the Overall Community Service Award for her role as a well-known public official for performing arts education in the community and for her active efforts in promoting her platform - ACE: Arts Cultural Enrichment Programs for the Learning Disabled. She continues to be a strong advocate for arts education. She is well known as a talented, entrepreneurial woman who has been honored with numerous awards, including the ABC Channel 6 Community Advisory Board Award for Outstanding Community Service.

 

She has traveled exceptionally throughout the United States and Europe and is fluent in English and Spanish. She has performed and volunteered for many Events, Charities, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Foster Care Children's Homes. Cristina is a talented singer and has performed with many well-known artists such as Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, the late Luther Vandross, Bebe & CeCe Wynans, Faith Evans, Boyz 2 Men, Peter Nero, and the Philly Pops, and many more.

 

Cristina Elena Guzman is of Puerto Rican descent and was born and raised in Center City, Philadelphia. She graduated from the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts in 1996 as a vocal major and drama and dance minor. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University, majoring in Broadcasting Telecommunications and Mass Media with a minor in Vocal Music. She also has a certification in Non-Profit Management from LaSalle University. Cristina has a Master's Degree from Eastern University in Multi-Cultural Education - Secondary Education teaching certification in Communications. 

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