June 24, 2013

Staff

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

Meet Our Team

Inna

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.


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!


Susan B. Hall

Visual Arts Instructor

Susan B. Hall, Griffin Elementary retired art, enrichment and media teacher.  Ms. Hall taught at Griffin for twenty years, as well as other Broward Public Schools; and in museums, including the Brooklyn Museum, and colleges, such as Wellesley College.  She has master’s degrees and is certified in art education and library media, plus earned National Board Certification.  Most important, Ms. Hall teaches art from her heart and will nurture your child as an individual as well as an artist.


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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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 by 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 music. 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.

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.


Daynelis Munoz Castell

Ballet Instructor

Born in Cuba where she studied for 8 years Classical Ballet. Was graduated from 2005 as a Professional Classical Dancer and Ballet Instructor. Has been part of Professional Companies like Cuban National Ballet, Mexico Ballet and Tulsa Ballet. Has danced in stages in Spain, France, Colombia, Mexico among others. Has been highlighted most of her career as a Principal Dancer and within main roles including Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Infra, Serenade, Bayadera. Has danced pieces of internationally renowned choreographers in the world of art such as John Cranko, Edwaard Liang, Marcello Angelini, George Balanchine, Wayne McGregor, Ma Cong, Alicia Alonso. Participated in different International Ballet Competition in Cuba, Mexico, winning Gold Medal and in Youth America Grand Prix. Has been a member of jury in Competitions of Dance, International Dance Meeting and Congresses of Spectacles.

She’s is currently a Guest Artist and Ballet Instructor. Has been invited in several Galas, Master classes and Ballet Productions in Chicago, Florida, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arizona.


 

Megan Rebecca

Instructor

Megan Rebecca is an accomplished pianist, singer, composer, pedagogue and music promoter. She finished her Master in Piano Performance and also holds vocal and piano pedagogy certificates from the distinguished Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. As a performer, she has played at many local venues and theaters as both a classical and contemporary artist, including the Open Stage Club in Coral Gables, Jazid in Miami Beach, the Broward Center of Performing Arts, Steinway Hall, and the 92nd Street Y in New York City as well as being a vocalist for the Florida Marlins Games.


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Steve Parker

Instructor

Steve is currently a freelance bassist/guitarist with years of live performance experience in bands throughout the Northeast of the US and South Florida; performing in many styles of music.

He has performed in many venues, festivals and major events internationally. In addition, he has been a studio session musician, composer and arranger on a host of album projects and has opened for major headline acts throughout his career. Also, he has judged county-wide talent and music competitions.

As a school-based instructor, he has taught at the following locations throughout South Florida: Metro Music Academy, Apex, Fort Lauderdale Center for the Arts, and Music America. He has privately taught beginner through advanced-level students of all ages for many years.

He has developed a library of knowledge from years of study with deep concentration in music theory, jazz ensemble, jazz bass, classical guitar, rock, pop and steel-string acoustic styles. During his formative years, Steve has also intensively studied with world-renowned jazz/classical master, Del Staton.


Rosalinda Rodriguez – Acting Teacher & Performance Arts Director

Rosalinda Rodriguez is a Mexican actress who has found her place in Miami,  in the world of soap operas, especially for TELEMUNDO. In addition, she works as acting teacher and coach for Miami Dade College.

Rosalinda began her career in the theater and has a long experience that includes the entire spectrum of performing. She has worked in more than 30 theater productions.

Lorenzo Agramonte – Dance Teacher

Born in Cuba, Lorenzo began his ballet training at the National School of Ballet of Cuba and then graduated with honors from the Royal Conservatory of Professional Dance “Mariemma” in Madrid, being recognized as the best graduate of his class.  He went on to dance professionally with Víctor Ullate Ballet for six seasons, performing in numerous shows.  Lorenzo joined the Tulsa Ballet in 2018. Since joining the company, he has performed in Derek Deane’s Strictly Gershwin, Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella and Kurt Jooss’ The Green Table.  He won the second prize at the International Ballet Competition in Havana, Cuba in 2003. 

Shauna Kirschman – Dance & Academic Teacher

Shauna Kirschman, born in North Hollywood, CA, began her career in modeling as the face of Johnson & Johnson, appearing on Billboards, Book Covers, Magazines, & Videos. After moving to Florida at an early age, Shauna began training in dance. She trained extensively in various styles; from Ballet to Ballroom. She has spent the past 17 years teaching and training other dancers in her areas of expertise. At 16, Shauna joined the pop group FRESH, where she and a group of three others recorded a music album, performed at numerous events small and large, and engaged in promos such as JC Penny’s “Back to School” ads and commercials. She has been a back-up dancer for Latin Sensation, Paulina Rubio, and Original Choreographer and Dancer for Latin Pop Artist Sofia Del Carmen. She has appeared in Shakira’s Pepsi Commercial and took part in Montana Tucker’s first music video as a Dancer, Assistant Choreographer, and a Casting Director. In 2003, Shauna was the Director of the Performance Level Troupe of Pop Starz Inc. for 4 years, working with the best in the industry, ranging from Glenn Douglas Packard, Shane Sparks, Brice Vick, Chuck Maldonado, Wade Robson, Laurie Anne Gibson; just to name a few! She successfully auditioned in 2004 and became a finalist in LA for the 1st season of So You Think You Can Dance at the age of 18. She continues to instruct and train kids and adults while successfully leading a competition team for the past 8 years with numerous Specialty, High Score, and Choreography awards. Her passsion for dance has inspired her  students down a path to find their passion in the arts and on the stage.

Savannah Almeida – Voice Teacher

Savannah started her theater journey around the age of 5 performing in off Broadway productions in New York City. She is currently majoring in Theater at Valencia College. Winner of American Protégé for best performance in 2015 at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Have been assistant director and directed multiple musical productions for the last five years.