Our Singing Wait Staff
After first attending Carnegie-Mellon University, Juli moved to Santa Fe and waited tables here while finishing her BFA in Acting at the College of Santa Fe. In between then and now, Juli spent three and a half years in NYC pursuing her dream, spent a year and a half in San Francisco pursuing nothing in particular, and then finally gave in and moved back to beautiful Santa Fe. Juli has performed roles such as Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Ilona in She Loves Me, and Rizzo in Grease. Being a native of Texas, Juli also holds a fondness in her heart for folk and country music. Now after settling back into Santa Fe life, Juli has returned to the Cantina as manager. Juli also has a Certificate in Screenwriting through UCLA's Writer's Program and continues to hone her skills as a screenwriter.
Born in Austin, raised in Dallas, and following a 3 year vacation with the U.S. Army, Ben moved to Santa Fe on a spiritual quest. From the stage to the tops of the mountains he hasn't stopped singing. In his free time, Ben runs a musical theatre troupe called "Live Without a Net", and has a digital recording production studio called Imagine Santa Fe.
Born in Harbor City, CA, he grew up singing along to the records of Jane Morgan, Petula Clark and Barbra Streisand- secretly dreaming of working as a River Guide on The Jungle Cruise at Disneyland. He has performed in various shows including Annie Get Your Gun, Godspell, and The Crucible. Ken also sang in many L.A. Clubs; The Rose Tattoo, Carlos and Charlie's and Gazzari's on the strip. His vocal training was under opera singer Mara Baygulova, with performance technique coached by Bob Corff. He's lived for many years in Santa Fe, recently performing again with Foxy Roxie Productions. He is thrilled and delighted to be singing in La Cantina and dreams of one day singing for a Disney animated film.
Amanda first started singing at the Cantina in 1993 shortly after finishing her B.A. in International Relations at a (very) small college called Principia. Since then she has moved away three times for various adventures: once to New York, once to Aspen, CO, and once to Portland, OR. None could measure up to Santa Fe however, so now she's back again and very happy to be "home". Her plans for the future remain open, but she is currently involved in a couple of musical projects while juggling a management career at our
sister restaurant, Rio Chama.
Greg is a returning veteran Casa Sena Cantina employee of many years. After a five year visit to Minnesota, Greg is honored to be home in Santa Fe working once again with his friends in the Cantina. He attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, the University of Texas and Baylor University. Greg began his professional career as musical director for the Country Dinner Playhouse in Austin, working with many great names arranging and assisting a line of musicals including, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Annie Get Your Gun and many more. He gave his Operatic debut in Phillip Haggeman's The Music Cure for the Santa Fe Concert Association and performed for the Santa Fe Opera's winter educational program for three years. Greg now operates his own production company called Stars Never Fade.