Dancer- Choreographer- Artist
Ana Bolt Turrall

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Ana Bolt-Turrall is a Wife, Mother, Dancer, Educator, consummate Artist and Mentor. She has spent a lifetime refining her craft and combining the art of dance and fitness with her heart for service. Ana’s years of professional dance training include studying with such renown teachers as Alonzo King, Michael Kliën, Jüri Nael, Ana Sanchez Colberg, Dmitri Peskov, Gerard Ebitz, Frank Hatchett, Fred Bratcher, Gerry Houlihan, Judith Newman, Mariana Alvarez, Rosita Segovia, Horton technique at The Alvin Ailey School, Limon technique with Daniel Lewis and mentor, Graham technique with Peter London and Laban Movement with Bill Evans. Ana is a professional movement specialist who strives to condition and strengthen her students and clients through mind, body and spirit connections. She is a certified Polestar® Pilates CPT and PMA® certified instructor as well as fully certified in dance and physical education for grades K-12. In addition, her repertoire of movement and fitness knowledge includes AIS-Active Isolated Stretching, Gyrokinesis, TRX suspension system and the Eric Franklin Method. She is a graduate of New World School of the Arts and Florida International University. Attended University of Miami School of Communications for continuing education courses and holds an MFA in Choreography Education/Research PAR (Practice as Research) from Jacksonville University with a residency at White Oak.  Ana is an active and well-respected performing artist, always learning and presently working on “The Bolt Movement.” This movement concept involves working with older/mature dancers. Her leadership, training and expert coaching, have prepared many students to attend prestigious schools such as Juilliard in New York, Ailey/Fordham University, New World School of the Arts in Miami, Boston Conservatory, Florida State University, Broadway Theatre Project, Miami City Ballet and Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She is known for her integrity, her desire to serve others and her un-dying commitment to building the community’s youth through the Arts. Through ‘The Bolt Movement’ she is encouraging adult dancers/artists with the desire to dance to continue to share their ideas or life’s stories through movement. Her holistic approach to teaching, builds not only dance technique and athletic skills, but confidence, self-esteem and character in her students and clients. Ana has been able to help students transform their lives not only into artists, art-enthusiasts or athletes, but into wholesome professional individuals. She believes that the arts serve a bigger purpose in an individual’s life that goes beyond the stage! She is available for Pilates training and Modern dance workshops for dancers of all ages.
 
 
 
 
 
 Ana Bolt Turrall- Dancer & Choreographer

Guest  Artist- Movement Expressionist- 

Ana Bolt-Turrall

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Ana Bolt-Turrall is a Wife, Mother, Dancer, Educator, consummate Artist and Mentor. She has spent a lifetime refining her craft and combining the art of dance and fitness with her heart for service. Ana’s years of professional dance training include studying with such renown teachers as Alonzo King, Michael Kliën, Jüri Nael, Ana Sanchez Colberg, Dmitri Peskov, Gerard Ebitz, Frank Hatchett, Fred Bratcher, Gerry Houlihan, Judith Newman, Mariana Alvarez, Rosita Segovia, Horton technique at The Alvin Ailey School, Limon technique with Daniel Lewis and mentor, Graham technique with Peter London and Laban Movement with Bill Evans. Ana is a professional movement specialist who strives to condition and strengthen her students and clients through mind, body and spirit connections. She is a certified Polestar® Pilates CPT and PMA® certified instructor as well as fully certified in dance and physical education for grades K-12. In addition, her repertoire of movement and fitness knowledge includes AIS-Active Isolated Stretching, Gyrokinesis, TRX suspension system and the Eric Franklin Method. She is a graduate of New World School of the Arts and Florida International University. Attended University of Miami School of Communications for continuing education courses and holds an MFA in Choreography Education/Research PAR (Practice as Research) from Jacksonville University with a residency at White Oak.  Ana is an active and well-respected performing artist, always learning and presently working on “The Bolt Movement.” This movement concept involves working with older/mature dancers. Her leadership, training and expert coaching, have prepared many students to attend prestigious schools such as Juilliard in New York, Ailey/Fordham University, New World School of the Arts in Miami, Boston Conservatory, Florida State University, Broadway Theatre Project, Miami City Ballet and Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She is known for her integrity, her desire to serve others and her un-dying commitment to building the community’s youth through the Arts. Through ‘The Bolt Movement’ she is encouraging adult dancers/artists with the desire to dance to continue to share their ideas or life’s stories through movement. Her holistic approach to teaching, builds not only dance technique and athletic skills, but confidence, self-esteem and character in her students and clients. Ana has been able to help students transform their lives not only into artists, art-enthusiasts or athletes, but into wholesome professional individuals. She believes that the arts serve a bigger purpose in an individual’s life that goes beyond the stage! She is available for Pilates training and Modern dance workshops for dancers of all ages.

 

 

 Karin Leone- SInger
 
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Karin Leone, a Stuart native and music theater veteran started her lifelong love affair with the performing arts at The Barn Theatre at age 4 in a production of Oliver. At Martin County High School, Ms. Leone was a proud member of OPUS and continued her studies at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia. Following college, Karin toured the country performing and developed and produced new works in Florida, Los Angeles and Chicago. Karin has been twice nominated by the Star Ledger for Best Actress in a Musical as well as a nomination for the Los Angeles Ovation Award. Local audiences will remember Karin from her dramatic turn as Diana Goodman in The Lyric Theatre's production of rock musical, Next to Normal or as Mama Rose in StarStruck's production of Gypsy. In 2016, the Arts Council of Martin County awarded Karin the mARTie Award for Outstanding Performing Artist.While Karin continues to perform, her focus shifted to sharing her love of theater through Arts and Education. After returning home to Stuart in 2012, Karin worked as Director of Education as well as Operations Coordinator for The Lyric Theatre. In October 2017, Karin joined StarStruck Theatre.as Director of Community Outreach and Development where she will continue to focus her passion as an arts advocate to help to ensure the success of this vital community resource.

While Karin continues to perform, her focus shifted to sharing her love of theater through Arts and Education. After returning home to Stuart in 2012, Karin worked as Director of Education as well as Operations Coordinator for The Lyric Theatre. In October 2017, Karin joined StarStruck Theatre as Director of Community Outreach and Development where she will continue to focus her passion as an arts advocate to help to ensure the success of this vital community resource.

 

 
Charles Jones- Singer
 
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Charles Jones is lead singer and keyboardist of independent recording artist- Sub Groove. The band released their self-titled debut album in 2015. It featured an amalgam of 10 original rock, r&b, pop and blues. The band’s album earned a Grammy consideration as well as internet radio play. The band just released their follow up album Shades Off in November of 2017. This album is a straightforward funk project featuring 8 original songs. The band’s CD release will be on April 14, 2018 in Ft. Pierce at the Grand Opening of the Tipsy Tiki located near Seabreeze bridge. For more information please visit www.subgroovemusic.com and Sub Groove Music on Facebook. Make sure to like the band!Charles is an alumni of Martin County High School’s O.P.U.S (Outstanding People United to Sing) that is a national and internationally recognized showcase choir. He has performed in numerous shows on the Treasure Coast with Shiloh Theatrical Productions and Starstuck including Tommy, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,  Jesus Christ Superstar, La Cage aux Folles and Peter Jones and FrCharles lends his talents to help judge Martin County’s Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars, Singing with the Stars and state competitions for the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools.

He is ecstatic to be involved with this production of Hope and the wonderful Wings to Fly Dance Company. He extends his gratitude to Tasha and Paul. As always he thanks Fiona for her support and love.

 
 
Micheal Moses
Percussionist
 
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Performance - Education - Media Design

             Moses’ recording credits include diverse and exotic percussion contributions on twelve internationally released CDs. His work can be heard on Pursuit of Happiness, Pagan Saints, Xmas Ecstasy - A Native American Christmas, and 2003 Grammy nominated; Red Moon with Peter Kater, and Lifeblood with Native singer songwriter Joanne Shenandoah. Additional credits include work on the soundtracks for two television series aired on The Discovery Channel - How The West Was Lost [vol.2] and the Eco - Challenge; along with the title music for the PBS Series Mythos [1997]. Founding member of Spideroot Theater, an innovative, multicultural theater company based in Ithaca, NY [1986 - 1990] - Performance tours included New England Universities and the 1989 Syracuse Jazz FestivalRivers of Time: Original music ensemble based in ancient traditions of Rhythm, Ritual and Spoken Word. Winner of “Global Rhythms” Magazine 2007 World Music Song Competition. Moses composed and performed the music for the 2 hour closing ceremony of Harmonia Mundi - a week long celebration in honor of the Nobel Peace Prize announcement for H.H. The Dalai Lama of Tibet. [1989] Moses’ skills as a percussionist have kept him in demand as a Composer and Accompanist for major dance companies and universities throughout the country as well as an immersion in non-western traditions and forms of dance. His music has supported Master Classes and performances for twenty years, including over fifteen years in residence with the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck NY. Art, as a tool for healing, has been introduced into centers as varied as The Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, The Hippocrates Institute & National Recovery Programs using the Drum Circle as a primary tool and creative model with therepeutic results and benefits. Moses was recently invited to contribute an article exploring the relationship between sound, rhythm, and the healing arts to the Encyclopediof Alternative Therapies.

         

South Florida Dance
 
Brian Spector 
Director and Owner of South Florida Dance Company
 

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Brian holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from Florida International University. He moved to Florida after studying dance extensively throughout New York and at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He has taught dance throughout South Florida for the past twenty years and has been the director of the Port St. Lucie High School Dance Department since 1999.

Brian prides himself on the success of many former students. His past students have received full scholarships to prestigious colleges, entrance into highly competitive dance and musical theater college programs, employment with ballet companies, performance careers with Walt Disney World as well as performing on Broadway. He is pleased to be able to use South Florida Dance Company to help many more students pursue successful careers in dance. 

 

 

 

Chris Mazzella

Singer- Dancer

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Upon retiring from a 45 year law enforcement career, Chris continued performing as a professional vocalist.  He  has also appeared in, and produced many main stage musicals.  Chris was the Musical Director for the critically acclaimed musical Nunsense and you may have also enjoyed his performances in a number of concerts he gave in which he sang, tap danced, and played the piano.  He also  played the lead role of  Benny in the Barn Theatre's production of Guys & Dolls and most recently, he was featured in  Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein as Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein, and as The Blind Hermit.  Chris is delighted to again be singing and dancing with his beautiful wife of 50 years, Jeanette, in this year's Wings to Fly rendition of Harry Connick, Jr's  It Had to be You.   Thank you Tasha for affording Chris & Jeanette the opportunity to perform is this most altruistic event.

 

Jeanette Mazzella

Dancer- Actress

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Actress, dancer, director, producer, Jeanette serves as Theatrical VP at The Barn Theatre. She has appeared in over 40 shows on the Treasure Coast.  Her favorites include: Guys & Dolls, Thourghly Modern Millie, Ballroom, Can Can, Whose Wives Are They Anyway  and many of the Xmas and Concert shows held at The Barn Theatre.

Jeanette is a member of the Treasure Coast Tappers and performs in many mini shows for Assisted Living Facilities in Martin County.  “It's a joy to give pleasure to our senior citizens” she says.  She also loves her Jazzercise classes and was a former owner and instructor for Jazzercise. Jeanette is also proud to be this years “ Marties Award” winner for “Outstanding Performing Artist.”  She was also 2rd runner up in Ms. Senior Florida Pageant in 2015. She is thrilled to be in the year's Wings to Fly production again.  However what brings her the most pleasure in life are her five grand children.  

The Mazzellas Celebrate Their 50th Wedding Anniversary

Chris and Jeanette are performing today to Harry Connick, Jr's mega hit song It Had to be You.  And what an appropriate song for them because, you see, they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  They were married on November 26th, 1967 at Our Lady of Guadeloupe Catholic Church in Brooklyn, N.Y.  Both met while working for the FBI in New York.  Actually, Chris reported to Jeanette.  So he decided to change things around by marrying her.  But, as things worked out, he still reports to her.  Chris & Jeanette have lived in many place,  including Chicago, where their daughter Michelle was born, Kansas City, where their second child, Joseph, was born, and Philadelphia, where child number three, Philip, was born.

 

Nick Muniz
Dancer & Comedy
The fabulous Nick Muniz has been training with Tena Patterson and performing with WTFDC for the last 7 years. He loves to perform! Nick’s dad Keith Muniz is the President & CEO of the ARC of Martin County.
Stephen Kramer



Steven joined the ARC’s Performing and Visual Arts program in 1996. He has performed his solo tap numbers in many shows throughout Florida. A number of years later, we discovered that Steven also had a talent for singing. He now performs both song and dance with Wings to Fly Dance Company and will be featured in “Razzle Dazzle” in this year’s performance of HOPE.
South Florida Dance Company dancers.
 
All Dancers are training at SFDC and are aspiring to continue professionally in dance and the performing arts.
 
Caitlin Fred
 
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Caitlin Fred began dancing at the age of 3 at Kimberly’s School of Dance Education, later becoming The Genesis School of Dance Education and Artistry in Port St. Lucie, FL. She received numerous high metals and special judges awards at regional and national dance competitions in Musical Theatre, Jazz, and Contemporary genres. Caitlin has been training at SFDC since 2015 where she has taken part in many performances including A Christmas Carol, Cinderella, as well as community performances. Caitlin is currently a junior at SLW Centennial High School and wishes to continue her passion in dance at the college level to pursue a BFA degree. 
 Hannah Dugmore
 
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Aspiring ballerina and dancer from South Florida Dance Company. Trained the last two summers with the School of American Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. HOPEs to become a professional ballerina and also work on Broadway. 
Gavin Carr
 
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Gavin Carr is a lead dancer at South Florida dance company that has been training for six years. He has performed with many companies in his time as a dancer and is currently preparing to perform proffesionally. Along with this, he was recently accepted into summer intensives with Orlando Ballet and is still auditioning and training to expand his options and his technique in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, and Acro.
Sara Todd
 
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Hip Hop Dancer- Gymnast
Jake Shoonemaker
 
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Jake Schoonmaker became passionate about dance at the age of 5 when he joined Tasha Shirley's after school program.  For the past 9 years he has been under the direction of Thomas Ciaramitaro with Aerial Elite of Stuart, where he has become proficient in Parkour and tumbling and a member of two competitive dance teams.  Jake is also an active eighth grader at The Pine School and a representative at the annual Artist for a Cause "Dance for Food" program.  

 
 
 
 
 

Wings To Fly Dance Company

HOPE (The Lyric Theatre, March 30th, 2019 7:00pm

The world-class performances of the Wings to Fly Dance Company have become legendary with audiences enthralled by the passion, energy and sincerity of each performer as they seamlessly deliver a unique dance vocabulary rich with artistic excellence. Offering the best in thematic dance is Martin County’s best-kept secret – WTFDC! Life experiences plus cultural and spiritual influences inspire the artistic directors to create an unforgettable experience. Integrating dancers with and without disabilities, their illuminating work is noted for answering the hopes of many who dream of performing and achieving their ultimate passion.

 Their new show HOPE will reveal how important faith, attitude and perseverance are in manifesting desired outcomes in one’s life or in the lives of many. What do you HOPE for? The diversity of responses to that question is the underlying fabric for this show, with music carefully crafted to thread each scene into a masterpiece of movement

 

Special guest singing artists for HOPE include noted singer and actress Karin Leone. A music theater veteran and Stuart native, Ms. Leone spent 8 years performing nationally, receiving numerous nominations for Best Actress in a Musical. Locally she has stared in the rock musical Next to Normal, StarStruck’s production of Gypsy and was a star in Artists for a Cause’s Singing with the Stars. Like Karin, another Stuart native, Charles Douglas Jones, Jr. is well known to the local music community having sung with many musical groups. WTFDC is thrilled to showcase these two dynamic singers!

 

Additional guest performances include the scintillating percussion of Grammy nominee Michael Moses, the captivating song and dance of Chris and Jeanette Mazzella, and the hip-hop expertise of Tom Ciaramitaro and Jake Schoonmaker from Aerial Elite.

 

Joining the WTFDC dancers will be 5 performers that rely on wheelchairs for mobility and appearing on stage for excitement!! Alex, Casey, JP, Mia and Sabrina are determined courageous performers that are a joy to experience.

 

The ARC of St. Lucie County and the ARC of Martin County will each feature several talented performers including Lyman Bell, Calvin Fuller, Steven Kramer, Nick Muniz, Larissa Wademan, and Babette Williams. Bonnie Howard the unique and talented signer will also be performing! HOPE offers something for everyone – that’s what makes Wings To Fly shows such loved experiences!

 

Veteran WTFDC dancers Tara Anstensen, Mikayla Bradford, Kaileigh Bates, Amanda Irwin, Lisa Mie, Tena Patterson, Mary Weeks, and Ana Bolt-Turrall are joined this year by WTFDC’s newest dancers , Jennifer Lopp, and Joneik Molyneaux. Guest dancers from South Florida Dance Company include Brian Spector (owner), Gavin Carr, Hannah Mae Dugmore, Caitlyn Fred, Angel Tamayo and Sara Todd.

 Under the artistic direction and choreography of Tasha Patterson Shirley, WTFDC dancers and guests have graced the stages of the Treasure Coast for many years. Their critically acclaimed shows include Quest (2010, 2011), Time (2012), Life (2013) and Journey (2016). Tasha lived in Japan and performed with Madonna, Christopher Cross, Diana Ross, and Earth Wind & Fire. Choreography work spans 27 years and includes shows like Guys and Dolls and the Rocky Horror Picture Show and she’s worked on many music videos. She created events for Budweiser, Coca Cola, Toyota, MAC Makeup, Prada, Sony, and Virgin Cinemas and did commercials for Sony, Pizza Hut, Swatch, and Suzuki. Tasha’s passion to help create a peaceful and compassionate world permeates all that she does.

 

Tasha’s sister Tara Anstensen is the company’s assistant director & choreographer and also dances. Tara developed a special tandem harness to enable Kaileigh to move with Mia about the stage – a very special scene in the show. Employed for over 14 years as a Physical Therapy Assistant by our presenting sponsor, the Martin Health System, she has received numerous accolades for her exemplary and extraordinary care of her patients including a feature in their 2017 Annual Report. She worked with individuals with disabilities at the Arc of St. Lucie County for over 10 years. Her professional background as a dancer includes working with Princess Cruises, performing with Diana Ross, C & C Music Factory and Cyndi Lauper. Tara has a sincere appreciation for creativity and exploration of music and movement and shares that love with all her students. She has taught at South Florida Dance Company, Dance Academy of Stuart, Ballet Florida, and Palm Beach Ballet Company.

 

Founding Director, Tena Patterson has an impressive background as a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer in Canada and the United States. She is trained and has taught ballet, modern, jazz, tap, Russian folk dance and musical comedy at the Royal Academy. She formed the Florida Performing and Visual Arts Program for persons with disabilities through the Arc of St. Lucie County. Tena believes that everyone should have the opportunity to perform and continues to work towards this goal. Tena also writes children’s books. Tena, now over 70, still dances with Wings to Fly and often shows the dancers how it’s done!