C e n t e r f o r t h e a r t s
Founder & Executive Director, Yasemin Satici has been a student and lover of the arts her entire life. Inspired by her work with children, Ms Satici aspired to create a program that offerd the best possible training in the arts. The end result of her efforts was MUSE and along with an incredible wealth of teachers from around the world Ms Satici continues to provide outstanding Arts education to her community.
Norma Fabiola Ariza Fuisting was born in Colombia. She studied at the Departmental Institute of Fine Arts in Cali Colombia and specialized in Classical Ballet in the Choreographic School of Kiev Ukraine. Later Norma went on to join Bat Dor Dance Company as a classical dancer where she worked with choreographers from Alvin Ailey to Hans Van Manen. Upon her return to Colombia she continued her education in Social Communication and Journalism as well as completing a master’s degree in Peace Culture and International Humanitarian Law. Today Norma both teaches and privately coaches classical ballet and pointe.
Leah Parkinson began dancing at the age of four in Manchester, England. Her training includes Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Pointe, Lyrical and Greek. She has been awarded numerous trophies and medals through dance competitions all over England. She was awarded two Bursaries from the United Teachers
of Dance and was placed 1st in England with her exam results.Ms. Leah began her professional dance career at the age of seven, performing each Christmas season with both British and American celebrities at the Manchester Palace Theater. She won the leading role of Annie at the age of eleven at Wigan Theatre. She went on to study dance teaching at Preston College, England, where she graduated with teaching associates in both ISTD Tap and Modern/Jazz dance.
Ms Parkinson is currently teaching all levels of Tap at MUSE.
Lara Luzim is a native of South Florida . After graduating from Dillard School of the Arts she was accepted into N.Y.U Tisch School of the Arts where she earned her B.F.A in Dance and Education. Lara's training also includes scholarship with Alvin Ailey and Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Jacob's Pillow , American Dance Festival and most recently Broadway Dance Center Professional Semester. Lara's choreography has been performed and showcased at the JCE Jazz Choreography Enterprises, PMT Performance Showcase, Disha Theater Company,Summerstage in Central Park, Dumbo Dance Festival , WaxWorks , DNA Showcase , Chris Palacio Performance Project and Broadway Dance Center Professional Semester Showcase. Lara has judged and taught for competitive events including NYLA , Beyond the Stars and All American Talent. She has also served as Artistic Director for Give Her A Voice a non for profit 501c3 organization . GHAV is aimed at helping raise awareness to heal trauma and abuse through art . Lara enjoys traveling and teaching students all over the east coast . It is her absolute passion and joy to help students of all ages and levels find their own unique voice and expression through dance .
Miss Luzim is currently teaching Conditioning & Progression classes as well as all levels of Contemporary dance at MUSE.
Devyn Collins has been dancing and performing since the age of 3. She is a NY native who has trained extensively in Ballet, Jazz and Modern with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company & Broadway Dance Center, while also studying Tap & later branching off to Hip Hop & Salsa. Devyn has worked with various artists such as Beyoncé, Jessica Simpson, Flo-Rida, Pitbull & Lil John. Her television credits include MTV's TRL, Star Search, VH1 Fashion Rocks, as well as commercials for Redken & most recently appeared on the hit TV Show "Dance Moms" as a judge. Devyn has created her own unique style of dance. Her strong athletic technique fuses Jazz, Hip Hop & Pop. Her passion, love and commitment for dance has brought her higher levels and will continue her career as a gifted and talented choreographer. Ms Collins is currently teaching all levels of Hip Hop at MUSE.
Agatha Wright attained her degree in Art History from the University of California, Riverside in 2010 with an emphasis on the performing arts. Ms. Wright has danced professionally in Los Angeles with companies such as: Intersect Dance Theater, Roya Carreras and the renowned Tommy winning choreographer Tiffany Billings. She has trained under the direction of Alvin Ailey's Stephany Powell and IDT's Artistic Director, Sofia Carreras; a pupil of George Balanchine. In Miami Ms. Wright has danced for Brazarte Dance Company, The Dancers Space at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, University Center for the Performing Arts and in works by: Museum performance artist Belaxis Buil, Donna Murray, Daniel Armstrong, international artist Kyra Jean Green, and BODYTRAFFIC. Ms. Wright was the recipient of the Dramatic Allied Arts Guild award for best dancer in Los Angeles-2007.As the Artistic Director and head Choreographer of her own Dance Company, Agatha Wright Dance Co. her work is presented and curated in stages such as at The Kravis Center, The Duncan Theater, Little Haiti Cultural Center, The Guild 5 Forty Five and most recently by Miami Urban Contemporary Experience during Art Basel 2016. In conjunction to Agatha's concert dance background, she has also choreographed for commercial artists such as Norka music, Thierry Peppin NYC, and Impulsik Dance Company. Ms. Wright is currently teaching Contemporary & Modern Dance at Muse.
Mackenzie Kernohan....bio coming Soon
Theater & Music Department
Sarah Weiner-Jamison, a native of South Florida, has recently relocated back to South Florida after having been the Founder and Artistic Director of her New York City-based opera company, The coOPERAtive Opera Company. Sarah has sung opera and oratorio throughout the New York Metropolitan area. In a review of her work, Opera News Magazine called her voice beautifully creamy and elegantly spun. Ms. Weiner-Jamison continues to perform recitals and concerts in the South Florida area. She is also on the voice faculty at Broward Community College, where she was nominated as adjunct professor of the year, and New World School or the Arts. Studied with Rita Shane and Gianna d'Angelo of the Metropolitan opera. Coached with Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, Patrick Summers (Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera). Ms. Weiner-Jamison holds the Bachelor of Music degree from Brenau College and the Master of Music degree from Indiana University.
Ms Jameson is currently the Music Director on all theatrical productions and teaches private and group vocal lessons at MUSE.
Katrenna Johnson, a native of Chicago, started playing viola in the 3rd grade. By high school, she was continuously performing in local youth and all-state orchestras, and joined the prestigious Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Katrenna received her Bachelor of Music performance degree from the University of Illinois and continued her studies, earning a Master of Music degree from the University of Miami. Ms. Johnson's diverse professional life includes traditional (Naples Philharmonic, Miami City Ballet, Florida Grand Opera, Florida Philharmonic) as well as more eclectic music (Sunshine Pops concerts; private shows with stars from Frank Sinatra, Jr. and Natalie Cole to CeeLo Green and P. Diddy; fiddling in the Chassidic Jazz Project; and even a few Broadway shows).
Ms Johnson is currently teaching all levels of Violin, Viola and Cello at MUSE.
Tommy Nehls is a Graduate of the University of Wisconsin B.S. degree with academic honors for music performance. He performed extensively in Reno, Vegas and Tahoe. He has played on stage with Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, George Rock from Spike Jones and Ed Easton from the Harry James big band. Mr. Nehls has composed music for Disney, PBS, The Miami Heat/Marlins, and The Weather Channel. Mr. Nehls has performed in musical groups in the South Florida area for over 25 years at the Hard Rock, Breakers, Ritz Carlton, and the Ft. Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Mr Neihls teaches all levels of Piano, Drums & Guitar at MUSE.
Dance, Theater, Music.......inspiring the innovative thinkers and performers of tomorrow.