Dance, Theater, Music.......inspiring the innovative thinkers and performers of tomorrow.
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 is MUSE and along with an incredible wealth of teachers from around the world Ms. Satici continues to provide outstanding Arts education to her community.
Talia Dooz was born and raised in a family owned dance studio in New York where she began her training in all styles of dance with the top educators in the business. That led her to pursue her career as a professional dancer all over the world. Some highlights include performing on tour with “A Christmas Wonderland” and “Dancing Queen”. Some musicals include “The Bodyguard” and “Pippin”. Some of Talia’s recent TV credits include Teleumundo, Good Morning America, TRL and a commercial for Nintendo’s oddysey with Jordan Fischer. She also went over seas to dance on SYTYCD in China. Talia has always had an equally strong passion for educating and choreographing. She has choreographed numerous shows and just finished a production of “Chicago” as head choreographer. She teaches an extensive amount of students weekly while focusing on style and technique while bringing out each students uniqueness. She believes in positive energy and work ethic and of course the power of dance!
Ms. Talia currently teaches levels 2-5 of Jazz.
Anna Wasserman began her dance training at the age of 4 and theater training at the young age of 6. While at MUSE she studied Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-hop and Modern dance, Musical Theater, Piano and Vocals. She has choreographed for the competition dance team and has been involved in every recital both on stage and off as a performer, counselor and choreographer.
Some of Miss Anna’s favorite shows as a performer with MUSE include “Spring Awakening”, “Chicago”, “Rent”, “Into the Woods”, and “Wizard of Oz”, just to name a few. She has been fortunate enough to also train in classes with guest teachers such as Peter Sabasino, Scott Alan, Tyler McKenzie, and was part of the senior group who traveled to Rome, Italy in 2019 to study Dance.
M.s Anna currently teaches the Pre and Level 1 Dance classes, Mini's Dance Team, and substitutes for various classes at MUSE.
Bryan Steele grew up in New Hampshire where he was heavily involved in school and community theatre. His passion for the stage is the reason he started his formal dance training as a Junior in High School. He began training at the Studio of Dance Arts, where he studied all genres of dance, Musical Theatre being his favorite.
After two short years of training Mr. Bryan moved to Boston and continued his studies. He had the pleasure of studying with Jeannette Neil, Lynn Simonson, Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson, Diane Noya, Tommy Neblett and so many more of New England’s leading dance and theatre educators. He took classes 7 days a week at Boston Ballet, Green Street Studios, Dance Complex and The Jeannette Neill Dance Studios. Mr. Bryan was quickly hired by many of the area’s top Companies: Prometheus, Ariel Dance Theatre, Impulse, Island Moving Company and A.C.E. Entertainment to name a few. Mr. Bryan also taught internationally in Venezuela, Ecuador, France, Spain, and Germany as well as throughout the United States. He has taught for Boston Ballet, Walnut Hill School and numerous studios in the New England area. Bryan loves to share his passion and knowledge with students both in the classroom and through his judging opportunities. He has judged for such noted companies as StarQuest, CanDance and Bravo. Bryan is the owner of Revolution Dance Academy and Rebel Dance Alliance, a convention like no other!
Mr. Bryan currently teaches Acro, Jazz and Contemporary at Muse.
Melissa James began her dance training at the age of 11. She was known as a
“studio kid” being at the studio six days a week being and training in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, modern,
lyrical, hip-hop and African under the instruction of Linda Rogers Albritton, Yayi Faretta,
Ursino Del Valle, Annalisia Simone and Zedric Bembry of hip hop company Live in Color just
to name a few. Melissa was a Senior Performing Group member, competing in local and regional
competitions winning, various awards and performing at numerous venues. She was also a
teacher’s assistant during this time. She continued her dance studies through college while
teaching at various dance studios, and performing professionally with the Millennium Dancers
Dance Company. She has also performed at Disney and Universal Studios and The University of
Miami’s halftime shows. In addition, she has performed and choreographed for Ft. Lauderdale
by the Sea’s Christmas Tree Lighting for several years. She continues to teach all ages and levels
at various studios as well as schools and in addition, choreographs pieces for competitions while
placing a strong emphasis on discipline and character development as well as dance technique.
Melissa graduated from Florida International University with her B.S in Journalism and Mass
Communications, but has made dance instruction her full time career.
Ms. Melissa currently teaches all levels of Tap at MUSE
Daynelis Muñoz was born in Cuba where she studied for 8 years in Classical Ballet. She graduated in 2005 as a Professional Classical Dancer and Ballet Instructor and has been part of Professional Companies like the Cuban National Ballet, Mexico Ballet and Tulsa Ballet. Daynelis has performed on stages in Spain, France, Colombia, Mexico and many others. She has danced internationally in Principal roles such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and Romeo and Juliet. She has danced pieces from internationally renowned choreographers from around the world such as John Cranko, Edwaard Liang, Marcello Angelini, George Balanchine, Wayne McGregor, Ma Cong and Alicia Alonso. Ms.Daynelis has participated in different International Ballet Competitions in Cuba and Mexico, including Youth America Grand Prix and has also judged professional dance competitions internationally. Ms. Daynelis is currently a Principal international guest artist and ballet instructor.
Ms. Daynelis currently teaches all levels of Ballet and pointe at Muse.
Shaina Kaim is a native Floridian, who started dancing at the age of three. She trained in classical ballet at International Dance Academy where she performed principle roles in their performances, such as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Shaina also trained with several ballet schools such as Orlando Ballet, Austin Ballet, Boston Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet. After attending New World School of the Arts, Shaina joined North Carolina Dance Theatre under the direction of Jeanne-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride, now known as Charlotte Ballet. Shaina has now been teaching Ballet for over 10 years and has successfully completed all of the ABT® Teacher Training Intensives, which are Pre-Primary through Level 7 and partnering with the ABT® National Training Curriculum. Some of her other credentials would include certification in PBT- Progressing Ballet Technique, Yoga teacher training in several styles including kids yoga, and certified Alixa Flexibility, a safe way to learn flexibility.
Ms. Shaina currently teaches all levels of Ballet, Yoga and PBT at MUSE.
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. Sarah is currently the Music Director on all theatrical productions and teaches Private and Group Vocal Lessons at MUSE.
Dance Intensive Instructors
Maitte Pereira was born in Ecuador in the city of Guayaquil. Maitte began her dancing career at the age of 10 in classical Ballet with the National Ballet Raymond Mauge Thoniel Institute. Afterwards she got a full scholarship to get her B.F.A in Dance with one of the best universities in Ecuador "Universidad de Especialidades Espiritu Santo". In 2017 she moved to New York City to follow her dream and to internationalize her studies. She trained at Steps on Broadway in jazz, contemporary, theatre, tap and Latin styles. Maitte has worked as a professional dancer with Royal Caribbean Productions and also on many projects with recognized brands as Coca-Cola, Samsung and Pilsener.
Maitte will be teaching lyrical and contemporary at intensive.
Walter Garcia is a Ballet Teacher, PBT certified instructor and Guest Artist. Walter is a former dancer with Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, Festival Ballet of Providence, Nevada Ballet Theater, Silicon Valley San Jose Ballet & Florida Classical Ballet.
Walter Garcia will be teaching ballet and partnering at intensive.
Andres Felipe (Mr. Andy) comes to us from central California where he was born. Always involved with the arts, Mr. Andy began performing and taking lessons for theater, dance, and music at a young age. He became a teacher’s assistant at the age of 13, and began teaching classes to the younger generation at the age of 14. Eventually, Mr. Andy traveled around the Kern, Los Angeles, and Orange County areas teaching workshops and working alongside Sharp International as a guest judge until he was 18 years old.
His first professional job was dancing with Royal Caribbean Cruises in 2006. He has since worked with Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Singapore, Carnival Cruise Lines, Vox Lumiere, and various projects, companies, and celebrities throughout his 14 year career.
Mr. Andy teaches Contemporary, Acro- Tumbling, Jazz, Tap, Theater, Vocal lessons, Piano lessons and choreographs for the competition team at MUSE.
Mr. Andy is a guest teaching at MUSE.
Iwalani Martin has been teaching dance and acro for over 10 years. Before she began dancing, she was a competitive gymnast. After realizing her true passion was in the dance studio, she went to high school at Denver School of the Arts. There she began learning to choreograph and define herself as a dancer under the direction of Micheal O’Banion and Alicia Karczewski. Continuing her dance education she graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance and a BA in Philosophy from Randolph College. While there she worked with and performed works by Takehiro Ueyama, Hiawatha Johnson Jr., Clay Talifero from the Jose Limón Company, Diane Gray, Rebecca Jung from Pilobolus, Martha Graham, Doug Hamby, Kazuko Hirabayashi, Walter Kennedy, Doug Hamby. Since then she became a USA Gymnastics certified coach and has danced for Brazarte, Hattie Mae Williams and the Tattooed Ballerinas, Agatha Wright and choreographed her own works performed in Miami. Currently she dances for the Peter London Global Dance Company. She is also writing and teaching acro curriculum to dance teachers. Dance is Miss Iwalani’s passion and she hopes to be dancing till she’s 80 and beyond!
Ms. Lani is a guest teaching at MUSE.
Lara Luzimis 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.
Ms. Lara is a guest teaching at MUSE.
Scott Alan is an internationally acclaimed songwriter who has worked with some of the brightest stars of theatre, TV, film and recording. Some of those artists including the Grammy Award winning Pentatonix, Grammy Award nominated artists Jane Monheit, Marc Broussard, Taylor Dayne, Tony Award winning artists Sutton Foster, Adriane Lenox, Randy Graff, Frances Ruffle, Lea Salonga, film and TV stars Tracie Thoms, Patina Miller, Katie Stevens, Danny-Boy Hatchard, Cheyenne Jackson, Megan Hilty, Samantha Barks, Jeremy Jordan and reality stars Sam Bailey, Collabro, Diane DeGarmo, Christina Marie, RJ Helton among others.
After the 2007 release of his debut album Dreaming Wide Awake, Alan has gone on to release six follow up albums that include Keys, What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up, Live, Anything Worth Holding On To, Cynthia Erivo and Oliver Tompsett sing Scott Alan and Lifeline.
Alan has toured the world and has sold out concerts in New York City, Japan, London, Holland, Germany, San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, Australia & Various cities in South and North America.
In 2012, Alan's composition "It's Good to See You Again" was featured on the premiere episode of the ninth season of So You Think You Can Dance and was the #1 downloaded song from the series that evening on iTunes and Amazon.
Mr. Alan is a guest teaching at MUSE.