Meet Our Team

” To be the best, you must learn from the best…”

– Inna Maor-

Inna Maor

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

Ms. Inna began to dance and play music at a very young age in Odesa 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.

Chai 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.

Carlos Patino

Composer/Producer

Carlos Patino holds a doctoral degree with a concentration in music composition from the University of Miami, and a Masters’s degree with a concentration in commercial music from Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Patino 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 brands such as Foster The People, Evanescence, Garbage, Dead Kennedys, Molotov, Bomba Estereo, and J Baldvin, among others. As a film scorer, he has worked on 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 pulsate 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.

Alana Mungal

Adminastrative Assistant & FLVS Counselor 

 

Introduced to Inna’s Hall of Fame Performing Arts Conservatory as a dance student in high school, Alana Mungal began working with our conservatory throughout her college career. Having graduated from Broward College with an AA degree, Alana has been pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Ms. Alana Mungal has proven herself to be great with children and organization through leading the Performing Arts Afterschool Homework program throughout the 2021-2022 Academic School Year. She has also proven herself to be a tireless educator through teaching courses in Visual Arts within Inna’s Hall of Fame Performing Arts aftercare programs and counseling students from 4th to 11th grade for FLVS in Academic School 4 Arts Private School. 

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 by playing the piano. Samuel David graduated from Valle University in Cali, Colombia with a degree in Music. Now (2022 )he is The producer of Vaiah an urban Singer and 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.

Carolina Serrano

Vocal coach and Guitar 

Carolina Serrano is a  vocal coach and music producer.
She performed representing her country at the Quinta Vergara in the Viña del Mar festival (Chile), with great success and recognition by more than the 18,000 people who gathered every night, her talent has important international recognition like the Golden record in the International Festival of the song in California USA and Winner of Best Romantic Song at the Festival “Festivegas” in Las Vegas USA.

Reka Mathe

Music Instructor

Violin and Piano

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.

Eli Benitez

ART Instructor

Art Teacher 

Eli Benitez, paiter born in Ciego de Avila, Cuba. He studied plastic arts instruction at the Manuel Suarez Delgado School; influenced by professors and friends at the school, he learned to master different techniques of the art of painting, and exerts these talents until today. For him, painting is a miraculous act where the mixture of the talent born from the soul, the brush, the canvas, the oil, and the love, is strongly reflected in each one of his works, as well as the fusion of classical, modern, realism, and abstract artistic concepts. Eli Benitez has had exhibitions in his native Cuba, and in the US, where he currently resides.

Lisa Thomas

Dance Instructor

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!

Renee Boyle

Dance Instructor

Ballet / Jazz / Tap  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.

 

JuS Hues

Dance Instructor

Hip Hop /  Tap /  Dance Composition

JuS is a versatile musician and artist from Bloomfield, CT who has made his mark as a dancer/choreographer, singer/songwriter in the industry. JuS has been dancing since the age of 5 starting with Tap, African, Ballet, Jazz  and Modern. Involving himself in a number of activities in the Boston, CT, NY and southern areas, JuS Continues to electrify every stage he touches.  At age 10, JuS began pursuing Hip Hop and saw that he was able to excel faster than any other dance genre he has taken. JuS, is a self-taught HIp Hop street dancer who worked his way into becoming one of the most versatile choreographers, hard-hitting performers and dancers in the field today. 

Arina Sokolova

Dance Instructor

Ballet / Jazz / Tap  Dance Instructor

 

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Shelby Tudor

Ahead of the theater department

Shelby Tudor has 13 years of theatre experience in around 40 productions. She recently graduated from the University of West Florida with a BFA in Musical Theatre. There she received training in performance, design, directing, etc. Over the summer she interned with the Lovewell Institute of the Creative Arts working with young artists to create, write, and produce an original full-length musical in the span of three weeks. Some recent performances include Lucy in “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” at UWF and Shimmer in “Shimmer the Glowworm”(Aug), and Anne in “La Cage Aux Folles”(Sept) at BARCLAY Performing Arts.

Barbara Bowers

 

Administrative Assistant, Academic Supervisor

Barbara Bowers believes in starting each new day with a grateful heart.
She had a successful career in Sales, Marketing & Advertising which lead her to Inna’s Hall of Fame, who soon after became her client!
After semi-retirement & her passion for working with children, she is now assisting in the After School Program.
Barbara also has been serving on the Cooper City Senior Advisory Board since 2017.