Piano, Music Theory, Voice, Pre-Pro
Priscilla attended Florida International University for her undergraduate and graduate studies in music education. Priscilla studied piano with Dr. Nancy Luzko and Dr. Jose Lopez and studied voice with Dr. Kathleen Wilson while at FIU. She taught in the public school system for five years while holding leadership positions as Secretary and then President with the Dade County Music Educators Association. Priscilla has been the recipient of the Rookie Teacher of the Year for the central region and has collaborated in organizing district wide festivals for MDCPS students.
Priscilla is also the co-founder of Spark! Music Initiative, a non-profit based in Grand Cayman, which focuses on music making in a creative light. In addition, she is a musical director locally having worked on shows like Gypsy, Songs for a New World, Legally Blonde, Violet, Edges, Rent, Damn Yankees, Wedding Singer, Crazy for You, Willy Wonka, Cinderella, 42ndStreet, among others. Priscilla also works as a vocal coach and accompanist throughout South Florida.
Guest Dance Teacher
Blake activated his dance career at a young age in Indiana and received extensive training under the direction of Brooke Pierotti with Beyond Dance, in addition to the outside connections of Sonya Tayeh, Chris Jacobsen, and voluminous artistic others. As a performer, Blake has held numerous Regional and National titles to various Talent Organizations, such as the Adrenaline Nationals and the New York City Dance Alliance Outstanding Dancer Scholarship. He has danced for Gill Bros. TV Commercials, was a running finalist for the TV series So You Think You Can Dance, Season 9, and has worked with several dance companies (such as Atma YogaDance and Dance Now Miami), performing new works, as well as historical works such as Doris Humphry's 1953 Ritmo Jondo. He has assisted for Tina D'Amato-Sidoni and Melissa Sandvig with Hollywood Vibe Dance Convention, and with Sarah Burney at numerous studios, workshops, and conventions across the nation.
As a teacher, choreographer, and trainer, Blake is well known for his dramatic and emotional movement, and teaching style. In Indiana, he was the Owner and Artistic Director for the Enliven Dance Conservatory, in which he has lead his dancers through many award winning titles, dance showcases, ballet intensives such as Joffery, 5:8, ABT, etc. and festivals including Dance Chicago’s Future Stars. He was also a founding member, bringing dance programs to Muncie Indiana’s Youth Opportunity Center, for underprivileged children providing them with a positive artistic outlet and learning experience. In addition, he has been honored in the requests of his imparting skills as a traveling instructor for various workshops and conventions such as Street Of Dreams Dance Convention, IMPEL Dance Workshops, and several National Talent Competitions as an adjudication mentor and critic.
While attending college, Blake set multiple concert movement works for Ball State University dance showcases including; Works In Motion, Festival of the Word and Dance (2012 Best Choreography Award), and Full Circle, in addition to, and continues to, work with multiple pre-professional dance companies across the country in classes and set movement works that have been recognized both regionally and nationally on the concert, benefit, and competitive stages.
Blake currently resides in South Florida as a Movement Artist and Instructor, in which he focuses primarily towards movement artistry through kinesiology to help each dancer discover intellectual growth, body awareness, and the prosperity to successful movement. His hopes are to share the love, passion, inspiration, and artistry, that he has gained over the last two decades, to his students, and to train the future performers of tomorrow.