San Francisco Youth Theatre
SFYT Board of Directors



Annika Presley, originally from the Netherlands, holds an MA in Sign Language Linguistics and has a passion for the performing arts and education. During her 8 year tenure as the Education Director at AXIS Dance Company, Annika brought high quality outreach and education programs to youth and adults with and without disabilities all over the world. Annika currently works with Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, a contemporary ballet company based in San Francisco, CA, where her strengths in arts administration allow her to assist Amy Seiwert during an exciting period of capacity building and strategic development for her company. Annika continues to teach dance and drama in varies forms, and is specialized in working with youth and adults with varying disabilities. In her free time Annika loves  to read, cook for friends and family, and appreciate the beauty of life in all its forms.

"When I was 6 years old my mother introduced me to the local musical theater group in our town.  From that day on I fell in love with dance and theater which has shaped me to be the woman I am today. I’m thrilled to be part of San Francisco Youth Theatre and help bring the same life changing experience to others.- Annika

Siouxsie Oki
Siouxsie Oki is the Communications and Engagement Manager at KQED Arts. In this role, she helps to define and lead KQED Arts’ major content initiatives across multiple platforms, including radio, television, video, mobile and social media. Siouxsie also directs strategy and packaging of live events and all aspects of community engagement and audience development for KQED Arts by creating innovative, thought provoking content for new audiences. In the Summer of 2016, she led the team responsible for the popular KQED Arts’ summer series, Women to Watch celebrating 20 local artists. Siouxsie is passionate about the power of art and creativity to build community and to start meaningful conversations about intersectionality and identity.