HOMETOWN: Tsaile, Arizona
Ian Teller, at 23 years old, is an aspiring Diné actor, director, producer, writer and entertainment entrepreneur born and raised on the Navajo Nation. He specializes in filmmaking, music consulting and digital content creation. Ian has recently graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Music Industry from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. In 2022 , he was a participant in Warner Bro’s Early Career Access Bootcamp, became a student member of the Recording Academy’s Grammy U organization, and was an Intern at the Roc Nation Record Label founded by Rap icon, Jay-Z. In addition, Ian has become popular on social media platforms like TikTok for his humorous Native based content in which he advocates for Native American political participation. He is also a former member of New Mexico’s first Inaugural Indigenous Youth Council where he advocated on the behalf of Indigenous Youth issues. In addition, Ian was also a participant in the 3rd annual Protect The Sacred Native Youth Summit where he and other Indigenous youth worked on their leadership and advocacy skills.