Greetings, my name is Teodora Porumb. I was born in Cluj and raised from the age of three in Toronto, Canada. Naturally, after graduating from the High School Theater Arts program, I chose to attend Glendon College bilingual campus of York University in order to explore my passion for diverse cultures and languages and to be surrounded by a dynamic multicultural environment. I began the Humanities Bachelor program with a broad scope of study, later specializing in Philosophy and attaining the Certificate in French Bilingualism, as well as a Certificate in Law & Social Thought; Social Thought. In my second last year of studies, I enrolled in the Community Arts Practice certificate program, which offered me the unique opportunity to explore the innovative field of arts-informed education and community building. I engaged in many volunteer activities and three internships related to the domain of study, I participated in many theatrical productions, and I worked at several jobs mainly in the domains of customer service and retail sales. After graduating, I decided to live in New York City where I studied theater and I worked as Hostess for the restaurant of a hotel beside the ocean, and then as hostess for a country golf club. In summer of 2015, I moved back to Romania where I now run my own souvenir store & Touristic Center in the Sarmizegetusa Regia area.
Having been lucky enough to travel back to Romania many times and to explore many European cities during the journey’s layovers, the travel spark ignited not only my preoccupation with exploring large horizons of thought, but the love for my Romanian heritage.
Indeed, I am well-traveled and thus experienced in the receiving-end of tourism services. This engendered in me many cross-cultural competencies and a natural inclination for hospitality; I am receptive to diverse peoples’ needs, I can communicate in many languages while embodying professionalism and I am
passionate about offering quality services to my customers (many of whom are
Plus, I consider myself a community-engaged healing artist!
What is that??
COMMUNITY ARTIST STATEMENT
Art, History, Music, Rock Stars and Reunion of Tribes...
in the Dacian valley of Sarmizegetusa Regia.
A short recap through pictures and TV interview:
The Path of the Artist
Un lucru este clar: Artistii sunt intradevar pilonii culturii.
In cotro, Centrul Turistic Vatra va continua sa promoveze, sa implice si sa sustina artistii romani care exprima viziuni profunde si necesare pentru renasterea radacinii stramosesti.
The plot thickens...
Business woes and bureaucratic learning galore,
since the Vision is grander than I could have wished for.
Here's an inspirational nudge based on how I have been maintaining a positive mindset amidst the trials & tribulations encountered thus far during the Vatra business "expedition" in Romania.
Pentru romani: Veti gasii invocatii calauzitoare. Rostiti-le in limba noastra!
Somewhere in between the Eras of Leo & Aquarius, there's a field;
A place where I share my insights on living in the ancient Dacian valley.
Some Posts are in Romanian only: Teodora's perspectives in her native tongue.