Board of Directors

John Wubbenhorst–  founder of Bright World Arts, John has a long and eclectic career as a musician in many contexts. Having obtained 2 degrees in World music from the Rotterdam Conservatorium, (intensive studies there with bansuri maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia), John went on to found the group “Facing East” and has released over 10 recordings with his group and solo. More information at .


Tom Evert– founder of Dancevert and former member of the Paul Taylor Dance company. See for more information.


Ella Zarum– brings 30 years of success as an Executive/ Manager and Entrepreneur in the Fashion and Design Industry to Bright World Arts.
Ella has been responsible for the development and management of projects which have generated revenues in the hundreds of millions of dollars,
Ella is currently involved in Fair Trade Cultural Heritage Preservation in Rajasthan India, where she is working with Women in the rural villages in support of economic independence. Ella also has over 40 years of experience in the management of horticultural projects in both the USA and India. where she has managed flower and herb farms and has taught Ecological Arts to children. Ella is the visionary behind the Bright World Arts Vision of being a conservancy of Eco and Cultural Heritage. She has written many of the programs which Bright World Arts is aspiring to offer to the public.