Rogelio Pe&naverde, "There is no finer place to develop one's gift than somewhere where people inspire you with their wonderful talents and warm hearts... it is for this reason that I consider it a tremendous blessing to have been part of the Martina Arroyo Foundation's Prelude to Performance for the past 2 years. I wish it more power in the years to come! We need institutions like this which do not only cultivate young artists as performers, but more importantly as humane individuals with a passion to make a positive mark in this world with their art."