Third-Year Usher Spotlight: Brittney Santana

We launched the New Victory Usher Corps the day the theater opened in 1995 to provide paid employment, job training, academic support, mentorship and an introduction to the performing arts for over 50 young New Yorkers each year. Since then, the program has provided over 400,000 hours of paid employment to over 660 NYC teens from across the city. Find out how young people ages 16-21 can apply to be a part of this award-winning program here!

All season long, we’ll be featuring young people from the Usher Corps in our show programs and here on New Victory Stories. Today, we’re talking to third-year usher Brittney Santana from Rockaway Boulevard in Queens.

What is your favorite memory from the New Victory?

I’ll always remember making animal ears for kids during Tinga Tinga Tales – The Musical! It brought out a more creative side of me and it was especially rewarding because what I made brought joy to kids.

What has been your favorite show at the New Victory?

The Tinga Tinga Tales because I loved the music and dancing. My favorite character was definitely the giraffe!

The show I’m most excited for this season is…

I’m excited about all the shows this season. Each season, the shows completely surprise me! They just get better and better.

What is your dream job and why?

Being a teacher is my dream job because I love being around kids and I would love to help them achieve goals that they need as they grow up.

What was or is your favorite subject in school?

English because I love writing. Specifically, I love free writing and creating stories.

What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?

I really like watching scary movies and finding new places to explore with friends.

What’s your favorite NYC hangout or neighborhood?

I actually don’t have a favorite because I like to go to new places to try new things.

Describe your dream vacation.

I’ve always wanted to go to Paris, France, to see the Eiffel Tower and to also go shopping along the Champs-Elysées. The clothes there are beautiful!