June 24, 2013

Staff

“To be the best, you must learn from the best…” – Inna Maor

Meet Our Team

Inna Maor Dance Lessons and Piano Instruction Owner - Executive Artistic Director Inna's Hall of Fame

Inna Maor

Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher / Piano Performer and Teacher / Owner and Executive Artistic Director

Ms. Inna began to dance and play music at a very young age in Odessa Ukraine. She went to professional ballet school and music school . She has a BA in Music Education and piano from the Moscow College of Arts, and has another BA in Dance Education from The Wingate Institute in Netanya, Israel. For over 35 years, she has taught many students at different elementary, middle, high schools, and dance studios both nationally and internationally. Inna’s dance and piano students present her school at international competitions. Inna’s previous experiences inspired her to share her love of dance, music, theater, and art. Her “Inna’s Performing Arts Conservatory” inspires hundreds of students and teachers.

 


Samantha Laney Studio Manager

Samantha Laney (Emily)

Voice Instructor

Samantha is a classically trained soprano with degrees in Classical Voice and Opera Performance from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Music and the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music. She very much enjoys crossing over into musical theater and plays and is thrilled to be making her IHOF debut with Seasonal Allergies. When she isn’t travelling for performances or on tour, Samantha lives in South Florida with her husband and their puppy, Simba.


Lisa Thomas - ballet and modern dance instructor at Inna's Hall of Fame

Lisa Thomas

Ballet / Modern Dance Instructor

Lisa Thomas Emrekovic is a New York trained dancer & aerialist. Mrs Emrekovic graduated from the Ailey School on a Special Fellowship Scholarship and went on to join the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She is a world traveled performer and has enjoyed being a part of Inna’s Hall of Fame family!


Ayesha Arts Instructor Innas Hall of Fame

Ayesha Biswas-Doten

Visual Arts Instructor

Involved in the Arts since early childhood, Ayesha first became inspired by her mother’s talent for portrait and landscape Art. She has since then explored the many facets and disciplines of Art education from high school onto the college level. Her training includes classical methods of drawing and painting, as well as modern techniques of photography, and computer graphics. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from New World School of the Arts and University of Florida.

As an Art Teacher since 2007, Ayesha has established a broad understanding of the importance of an Art education. Teaching in public, private, and home-school environments she has developed and written a comprehensive curriculum, she also provides Art classes for students age 18 months to 18 years old. Her hope is that the Art lessons she teaches foster the development of the attunement of the visual sense, fine and gross motor skills, technique and imagination through the use of tools, and instill the understanding of Art as a vehicle for communication of thoughts and ideas, creative individuality and expression.


Carlos Patino

Composer/Producer

Carlos Patino holds a Masters degree of music with concentration in commercial music from the Florida Atlantic University, and has been involved in the music industry working in different positions throughout his career. He is a member of a Colombian rock band named Red O’Clock, sharing the stage with renowned international bands such as Foster The People, Evanescence, Garbage, Dead Kennedys, Molotov, Bomba Estereo, J Baldvin, among others. As a film scorer, he has worked for documentaries such as “El más veces campeón” produced by Diptongo SAS, and Millonarios Futbol Club, the most important soccer team in Bogotá, Colombia, and other documentaries and short films in Colombia, Argentina and Spain. Also, he has worked as an assistant audio engineer, audio editor, and audio post-producer for albums such as “Pá Qué Más” by the Quinteto Leopoldo Federico, Latin Grammy nominee 2017, released by Hoot/Wisdom recordings, “Astor Piazzolla-Legacy” by Tomas Kotik and Tao Lin, International Classical Music Awards nominee 2018, released by Naxos records 2017, among others. He is the author of the academic music book titled “SOLISTAS-Instrumentos de cuerda pulsada I” released by the academic specialized Javeriana publishing house in Bogotá, Colombia, in December 2017. The recording of the same project was released by Hoot/Wisdom Recordings in January of 2018 in Florida, USA.


Renee Boyle Dance Instructor Inna's Hall of Fame

Renee Boyle

Dance Instructor

Renee Boyle has grown up dancing. She has trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and more. Renee has performed in Superbowl XXIII, and Superbowl XLI. She has performed with local production companies including Ener-Gee Dance Productions, Platinum Gold Productions, and Pembroke Pines Theater of the Performing Arts. She received her B.A. from FAU in Elementary Education with a minor in early childhood. She is Kinderdance certified, and trained through Dance Educators of America. Renee has been teaching dance since the age of 16, and was the owner/director of Lu-Na Dance Studio for eight years.


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Coralia Torrealba (Lluvia)

Acting Instructor

Ms. Cora loves to teach children in the art of singing and acting. It is her passion. She has been in this field of education for more than 15 years. Starting in 1989 as a teacher at the Special Education Pedagogic University of Venezuela. She was also an Actress and singer at Juana Sujo School, Performing arts in Venezuela. She has recorded 6 Albums for kids recorded: Spanish & English (Lluvia character). She was a Kids Theatre teacher for 10 years in Venezuela. Nothing brings her greater pleasure then to see them grow in what may have started out as curiosity but later turns into a new love for the performing arts. “I look forward to sharing the stage with them and becoming a mentor in the life.”


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Chia L Chien

Music Instructor

Chai L. Chien is a ukulele instructor, piano teacher, singing coach and a general music teacher. Her students start at age five 5 for group or private lessons to adults. Growing up playing classical piano, she has played with orchestra, chamber music concerts and solo recitals. She is the President of the Music Club of Hollywood since 2014, a members club supporting young students through scholarships for music camps and private music lessons. Sharing her musical passion is important to develop creativity and self-confidence in children.


Samuel David Naranjo

Piano Instructor

Samuel David Naranjo is a Colombian Music Producer, composer and arranger. When he was very young he was introduced to music through playing piano. Samuel David graduated from Valle University in Cali, Colombia with a degree in Music. He has worked with various artists such as Carola Lopez[Peru] Felipe Silva[Colombia] Maria Esther Del Sol[Cuba] Carolina Medina[Chile]. Samuel David has composed and edited music for the short film Interview Me, Which won Best Short Film, Best Director and Best Actress at the Miami Life Awards. He also composed and edited the music for the film Dinner is served which was nominated for Best Director at the Miami Life Awards. He has been teaching piano for more than 20 years.
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Julián Brijaldo

Music Instructor

Julián Brijaldo grew up surrounded by a diversity of Colombian folk musics. He holds a D.M.A. in Composition from the University of Miami and degrees from Florida Atlantic University and Universidad Javeriana (Colombia). His music has been recorded and performed across the U.S., Colombia and Europe. His works have been recently performed at the soundSCAPE Music Festival and the Cleveland Orchestra’s season at the Arsht Center. Recent awards include a Presser Graduate Music Award and an Honorable Mention in the Colombian Composition Prize. Brijaldo has been recently appointed as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Miami and Broward College.


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Reka Mathe

Music Instructor

Reka Mathe comes from a family of musicians. She began her violin and piano studies at the age of 6. She attended “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania where she studied violin under well known violinists Stefan Ruha and Melinda Beres. Reka has taught violin and piano using a traditional method for different age groups for twenty years both in Romania and United States. She has been and continues to be an active member of different chamber orchestras in our community.