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Conservatory DirectorJamel Booth
Jamel Booth is a director and choreographer from Miami. He started his theater training at Norland Middle School’s theater arts magnet program under the direction of Tanisha Cidel. From there, he attended Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School’s theatre magnet. He received his BA in theater performance from Florida A&M University. While in college, he worked at the historic African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, where he served as a theater and musical theater instructor for six years. He taught hundreds of students ranging from ages 4 to 17. He also served as the program manager for Academy Award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Youth Artist Leadership Summer (YALS) program. While there, he co-directed a multitude of one-person shows, in conjunction with McCraney, for the students’ final performances at the historic Lyric Theatre. Post graduation, Booth received his first professional credit directing and choreographing George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum. He now heads his alma mater’s magnet theater program. His directing, choreographing and music-direction credits include: Dreamgirls, Hamilton: An American Musical, FAME the Musical, The Wiz and High School Musical. Acting credits include: Black Nativity, Catch Me if You Can, Young Frankenstein, Pippin and Schoolhouse Rock: LIVE!
Founding Managing DirectorZaylin Yates
Zaylin Yates is the Founding Managing Director of Brévo Theatre. In his current role, Zaylin works in the Programming Department as an Engagement Manager at the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts of Miami Dade County, where he manages, coordinates, and communicates production logistics while monitoring production budgets across the center. Read More about Zaylin Zaylin also serves on the Heritage Committee at the Arsht Center, a program dedicated to celebrating black artists in the South Florida community. Zaylin is a proud alumnus of Florida A&M University where he obtained his M.B.A, B.S. in Business Administration, and B.A. in Theatre Performance. Over the past 10 years, Zaylin has both produced, directed, and performed, in various productions throughout the Southeast including “Detroit ’67”, “The Colored Museum”, and “Legally Blonde: The Musical”. Zaylin thrives in bringing out the best in all artists by presenting honest characters and truthful stories. Zaylin is the recipient of the Joel A. Crane Golden Spirit Award, as well as, a member of Progressive Black Men Inc., and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America. Zaylin also serves as the Board President for the Loch Lomond Club South Homeowners Association and sits on the Division of Arts & Culture grant panel for the Florida Department of State.
Producing Artistic DirectorTerrence Pride
Terrence “TM” Pride is a native of Quincy, Florida, and a graduate of Florida A&M University in theater performance and dance. He received his Master of Education in Urban Education from Florida International University in 2022. He has choreographed over 60 pieces of work, including musicals and dance recitals. A man of many talents; director, choreographer, dancer, costume designer, and teacher. Terrence can be seen on the stage or behind the camera; Rialto Theatre’s American Black Princess, HBO’s Love Craft Country are two of his most recent productions. He completed his third year as a principal dancer with Peter London Global Dance Company in 2022. Read More about Terrence His career as a professional teaching artist began in 2012, as the director of the arts program for 21st Century Fun2Learn Camp for four years in Gadsden County. He continued his work in arts administration at the Joan Kroc Atlanta Theater Camp, Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, FL, Apalachee Tapestry School of the Arts in Tallahassee, FL, Ailey Camp Miami at the Adrienne Arsht Center, and lastly Dillard Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale. Terrence curated Definitive Arts: Arts Integrated Education, lessons for the classroom teacher infuse common core with fun and energetic elements of drama and dance! As a scholar and advocate for cultural and arts education, he aspires to create safe and nurturing spaces for arts and cultural exploration and representation through theater and dance. Through his involvement with local and state grant committees, The E.A.T.N. Project, which connects communities and schools, and the South Florida Afro Pride organization which promotes health and wellness amongst the black LGBTQAI+ community, Terrence is actively engaged in community and collaboration. Recently, T.M. Pride received the Sara Spencer Child Drama Award from the Southeastern Theatre Conference for his dynamic and engaging work for young people. For more visit: TerrencePride.com.
Vocal InstructorBrianne Cidel
Brianne Cidel is a gifted and skilled actor, singer, dancer, director from Miami, Fl who for the past 10 years has trained in theatre at various performing arts schools. Attending New World School of the arts for high school with a focus in musical theatre, she was seen in their productions of Children of Eden as a Storyteller, Bye Bye Birdie as Mrs. Peterson, as well as performing at the Olympia Theatre for the Rising Stars production. Brianne was also a member of the New World Connection for two years, a recruitment touring company. In the summer of 2016, she was chosen to be a part of the YALS program (Youth Artist Leadership Program, run by Oscar award winner, Tarell Alvin McCraney), where she played the lead (Creona) in an adapted version of Antigone, which she assisted in writing. She was also seen in McCraney’s stage reading of The Brother/Sister plays as Nia in 2017. After graduation, she matriculated to Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, where she majored in theatre performance and minored in music. Brianne appeared in The FAMU Essential Theatre productions of “Sing On Ms. Griot'' as Ms. Griot, “In The Red and Brown Water'' as Aunt Elegua, and “Little Shop of Horrors” as Crystal. She was also a member of the FAMU Connection for 3 years. On OWN’s set of David Makes Man in 2018, she had the opportunity to serve as assistant vocal director for the choir for episode 7. In spring of 2019, she started her music career with her first single “See Through Me'' produced by 7233 Roots. Since then she has worked and collaborated with various artists, sung and performed for events located at places like the Capital of FL, The Adrienne Arsht Center, the Alfred Lawson Multipurpose Center, etc., and sung background for world renown artists like Tye Tribbett. In addition, she served as the Music Director for Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School’s theatre program. In 2020, Brianne directed the film “Melodic Wonderland”, a Christmas special by Sigma Alpha Iota that streamed on all social media platforms. During her summers, she enjoys teaching musical theatre and directing kids at Evolutionary Arts. Brianne desires to continue to touch and encourage people through her art, with God being her source.
Teaching AssistantZa'Riyah Drayton
Marketing InternJaida Headley
Guest ArtistDr. Arnekua Jackson
Dr. Arnekua Jackson is a choral director and music educator that has served grades K through 12 for over twelve years in the state of Florida. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Music Education degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and received both her Masters of Music Education and Doctorate of Philosophy in Music Education from Florida State University. Dr. Jackson has spent ten years of her career teaching General Music and building a choral program implementing instructional strategies that support core content growth. Currently, as a high school choral director and the Department Chair of the Fine Arts Academy at Boynton Beach High School, she continues this practice with the same enthusiasm and passion for helping students identify and enrich their musical talents. While serving as an educator, Dr. Jackson has earned many accolades such as: Teacher of the Year for elementary and high school, selected as a finalist for Palm Beach County's William T. Dwyer Award for the Senior High Category, honoree for Florida State University's Black History Spotlight and FAMU's Alumni Spotlight of the Month, Top 5 Finalist as Distinguished Educator of the Year, selected as Thomasville, Georgia’s Outstanding Youth Director of the Year, was awarded two Mayoral Proclamations, selected as the McDonalds Cash for Classroom Grant Grand Prize recipient and NBC’s Let's Hear Your Voice Competition Winner for Songwriting and Best Music Video (chorus featured in a Nationwide commercial), just to name a few. In addition, she raised over $100,000 for her students to perform at the Festival at Carnegie Hall National Youth Choir in New York and was recently appointed as the State Chair for Florida Music Educators Association Multicultural Network. Dr. Jackson has a strong passion for wanting to make a difference in culturally diverse areas. She noticed the lack of minority children’s literature that was available to teachers and students in the music classroom. Birthed out of her desire to promote the importance of cultural representations, Dr. Jackson endeavors to increase the visibility of positive minority characters, text themes, and illustrations that inspire children to be life-long musicians. So she wrote a children's book that was published in 2021 called "I Belong In Music." This book has been recognized and sold nationally and internationally in stores online such as Target, Walmart, Barnes & Nobles, Books A Million, etc. Classrooms and libraries all over the nation have displayed her book due to its vivid illustrations and moving storyline. She has presented at many art and education festivals as a children's entertainer and storyteller. In her spare time, Arnekua presents at state and national conferences for music education, enjoys traveling around the world, mentoring young, minority girls, and developing music research that promotes transcultural learning and diversity in the field. Dr. Jackson currently resides in her hometown in Boynton Beach, Florida as a Choral Director at Boynton Beach High School.
Guest ArtistEddie Brown
Eddie R. Brown is a native of Miami, Florida where he attended the New World School of the Arts. After receiving his diploma he went on to study acting at The Theater School at DePaul University where he received a BFA in Acting. In 2009 Eddie Graduated from the Yale School of Drama with an MFA in Acting. He resides in New York, NY.
Guest ArtistJarron McKinney
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