STAFF

Stefani Little

President, Creative Director, Vocal Secrets Pro Training Program, Recording Studio Producer

Resumé

Stefani has been perfecting her incredible range and versatility since she was just two years old.  Her commanding performances nation-wide have gained her the title of “The Voice.”  She has performed the National Anthem for the Soccer World Cup, Texas Rangers’ Baseball Game, the Houston Dynamos Soccer Team, which have been aired on ESPN, and Texas Rangers MVP Award Show.  Numerous of her original songs have been on rotation on numerous radio circuits world-wide as well as many television programs.

Stefani’s talent has allowed her to entertain many audiences on many impressive stages such as Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Carnagie Hall in New York, American Airlines Center, Morton Meyerson in Dallas, Texas Motor Speedway, The Majestic Theater, Gilleys, and Billy Bobs to name a few. Stefani’s heart will always remain sensitive to charity events and she has performed and/or produced many shows benefiting many worthy benefits including: Billy Graham’s Prison Ministry, The Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies, American Cancer Society, Texas 2000 Girl Scout Benefit, The Ronald McDonald House Benefit, UPS / United Way Benefit Drive, Big Heart Ministries’ Feed The Homeless Thanksgiving and Christmas Benefits, Celebrate Freedom DFW, Celebrate Freedom Atlanta, Creation Fest in Washington, Operation Care DFW, JDRF Walk For Cure, Easter Seals Walk For Cure and many more.

Stefani has also received 7 Grammy considerations on her Jazz project “A Swingin’ Note To Ella.” She has performed at numerous major events including: Council For National Policy’s 20th Anniversary in Washington, Headliner for Actor Barry Corbin’s 60th birthday Bash, Belinda Rimes’ (LeAnn Rimes’ mother) wedding, The Stanley Cup Champions Dallas Stars “Tux & Pux” New Years Eve Bash, etc, The Texas Rangers MVP Awards Show with Nolan Ryan (2011), SMU Relay For Life, and Dallas Cowboys Event @ Three Forks; and has opened with many major artists including: LeAnn Rimes, Steve Holy, Gatlin Brothers, George Jones, Mickey Gilley, Chuck Norris, Nolan Ryan, Ely Young Band, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Kacey Musgraves, Terry Bradshaw, Rachel Bradshaw, Kayce Musgraves, Casey Rivers, Johnny Lee, Jack Green, and more.

Stefani currently spends the majority of her time producing major events and shows around the DFW area including: Fort Worth Parade Of Lights (with an audience of 200,000), Six Flag’s Holiday in the Park, Gaylord Ice Shows (over four hundred shows each season in 2005 and 2006), Grapefest, Grapevine’s Main Street Days, Southlake Arts in the Square, Dallas City Arts Festival, American Heart Association, SMU, City Arts Festival @ FairPark in Dallas, Fort Worth Women’s Club, Mayfest, Dallas Arboretum, Aflac, United Health Care, United Way, UPS, Verizon Wireless, Viva Hispanic, Europa 15th Annual Fitness Expo, Texas Music Project, International Fitness Show (over thirty two countries represented), The Women’s Professional Football League three time Super Bowl champions Dallas Diamonds halftime shows, and many others.

Stefani also travels back and forth from Nashville producing recording projects for artists and writing music with some of the top writers including: George Teren, who has written eight number one hits for artists like Tim McGraw, Gretchen Wilson, Britney Spears, etc.

With seven Grammy Considerations, numerous major television appearances (ESPN, FOX, NBC, etc..) and worldwide performances, it is no wonder that her companies, Vocal Secrets and Little Entertainment, have seen many successes! In 1996, Stefani started coaching a three-year-old prodigy, with Stefani’s training and help, she was able to secure performances at the Texas Rangers Baseball Games, Dallas Cowboys Football games, entertain General Colin Powell among many other venues. Over the past twelve years she has helped many other artists reach the next level of success.

Stefani has always encouraged her artists to support the community. In 2000, she founded MPowered, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization to give herself and her students a platform to use their talents to give back to the community. MPowered has benefitted many non profit organizations such as: Susan G. Komen’s Walk For The Cure, JDRF Walk For The Cure at American Airline’s Center, BABA, Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, Fort Worth Boys & Girl’s Club, The Dallas Zoo, The Fort Worth Zoo, KLTY’s Celebrate Freedom, and many more.

Jeff Lynes

Vice President, Principal, Security Director, Sound Genius, Recording Studio Director, Multi-media Director

Colin Curran-Sheehan

Magnet School Headmaster, Music Director, Rock Band Director

Resumé

 Education
University of North Texas      May 2007
Bachelor of Music, cum laude
Jazz Studies, Vocal Performance,
Minor, Music Theory

  • Vocally trained in Jazz, Choral, Classical, and Popular styles
  • Instrumental training in guitar and piano
  • Intensive training in arrangement, composition, and music theory
  • Trained in conducting
  • Performances within this program were rigorous, often once per week, including small group ensembles, individual performances, and recitals
  • Multiple performance at the International Association of Jazz Educators and the Texas Music Educators Association
  • Performed in the top Vocal Jazz Ensemble for four years. Three albums were recorded with this group during this time 

Teaching Experience
iSchool High Flower Mound  2014-2015
Performing Arts Instructor

Private Lesson Teacher  2006- present
Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

  • Instruments taught include guitar, piano, voice, bass, drums.
  • Genres focused on during instruction include Jazz, Rock, Pop, Classical
  • Instruction includes individual as well as choral, pop, and rock ensembles which involves both coaching and rehearsing with groups to prepare for performances
  • Experience teaching students for all ages, from Pre-School to Adult.
  • Private music instruction includes a breadth of musical training, working with students on reading music, ear training, composing, developing an understanding of music theory, arranging compositions, transcription of music by ear, and professional recording

Additional Musical Experience
2003-present

  • Played numerous instruments in various performing groups, including voice, guitar, drums, and piano
  • Written numerous compositions over entire career
  • Won best Musical Score Dallas 48 hour film festival
  • Years of professional recording experience on all instruments

 

Jordan Ross

Acting For Film Director, Music Theatre, Social Media, Videography

Resumé

Director of Acting for Camera (SAG, AFTRA, AEA)

FILM
Jordan played a student in Moneyball,
Clifford in Beyond the Fartherest Star,
Jeremiah in Rising Stars,
Jordan in Rivers End,
Basketball Player in Ping Pong Playa,
Flea in The Art of Cool,
Tom in Beyond the Dome,
Park Attendant in Spy Kids 2,
R J in Tin Can Shinny,
Young Jack Binion in Texas Tales and Legends.

TELEVISION partial list
Featured in HBO’s True Blood
Featured multiple episodes NBC’s Reno 911
Recurring Telemundo’s The Shift
Self CBS’s Pets Part of the Family
Self PBS’s Incredible Animal Tales
Scottie Nickelodean’s Just Jordan
Orphan Walker Texas Ranger
Guest Star Barney

COMMERCIAL and V/O partial list
Nike, Burger King, AT&T, Texas Lottery, Fort Worth Stock Show, SPCA, Scottish Rite

THEATER partial list
SELF in 2005 Christmas Shoes starring his Grandfather, movie star Barry Corbin-Note Jordan and Stefani wrote this musical
Huck Finn in Casa Manana’s Adventures of Huck Finn
William Linn in Casa Manana’s Alamo the Musical
Marion in L A Disney’s Nottingham
Scarecrow in Palace Theater’s Wizard of Oz
Munchkin Mayor in Bass Hall’s Wizard of Oz
Matt in Theater Arlington’s Homecoming
Colin in Casa Manana’s Secret Garden
Kurt in TCC’s Sound of Music
Littlest Wise Man in Scott Theater’s Littlest Wise Man
Chorus in Bass hall’s Evita

SKILLS
Accents: Texan, Southern, Irish, Cockney, British, New York, Welsh, Midwest, German
Extensive V/O work- cartoon, radio show host and commercial.
Athletic: Weight Lifting, Football, Skateboarding, Scuba Diving, Fencing, Equestrian, Swimming
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Harmonica
Performance: Stunts, Voiceover, Teleprompter, Stage Combat, Dancing, Pilot, Singing
Education: Associates Degree in Film, Hartt and Soul Dallas, Casa Manana, Dialect Coaching- Joel Goldes, LA Improv, Fencing Institute of Dallas, LA Performers Studio-Various Instructors

 

Adriel Brown

Candidtae Ph. D.,  Consultant Early Childhood and Inclusive Performing Arts

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Elise Martinez

Dance Director – Competitive, Performance, and Recreational dance in the following styles: Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz and Hip Hop

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EDUCATION
May 2014  The University of Texas at Arlington,
Bachelor of Science: Political Science, Minor: English
Kennedale High School – Honors Graduate, May 2008

EXPERIENCE
2014-present
NBA Professional Dancer (Dallas Mavericks)
2010
So You Think You Can Dance Las Vegas Finalist
August 2014 – present
Substitute Teacher – Uplift Education (Charter School) All grades
August 2006 – May 2014
Dance Instructor – Dance Workshop
2007-2013
Spokesperson for Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) Alliance of Fort Worth
June 2010-September 2010
Case Worker Intern for Representative Chris Turner
August 2012 – January 2013
Event Coordinator – Baseball Diamonds
June 2014
Principal Dancer for Albertson’s Anniversary Commercial
June 2012 – December 2012
Principal Dancer for Texas Lottery Commercial
June 2010 – June 2012
Entertainer – Eclipse Entertainment
June 2008 – May 2010
Office Assistant – Honeywell Corporation

COMMUNITY/VOLUNTEER
April 2015
National Dance Association – Video Demonstrator
March 2007 – July 2014
Miss Texas Organization
Miss Southlake, Miss Dallas, Miss Arlington’s Outstanding Teen
Raised millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations, speaking around Texas on SBS, Domestic Violence, and various topics, mentoring children and providing awareness for community involvement
2010-present
National Professional Hispanic Organization Member
2013-present
Member of Texas Council on Domestic Violence
2007-2008
President of Regional Business Professionals of America
2007-present
Special Olympics

Morgan Curran-Sheehan

Consultant Inclusive Performing Arts

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Chris Wilson

MPowered Director, Vocal Training, Instrument training, Music Theatre, Stage Presence, Recording Studio

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CAREER SUMMARY

·    Excellent communication skills ·    Extensive problem solving skills
·    Strong customer relations experience ·    Proficient in Hog Programming & Lighting
·    Professional Singer ·    Professional Dancer


EDUCATION
BFA University of Texas Arlington, Texas
Lewisville H S
Lewisville, TX

WORK EXPERIENCE
iShchool High, Flower Mound, TX, 2014-15
Voice, Musical Theater

High End Systems- Austin, TX
Overdrive Texas Party Band                                                                  January 2014 – Present
Lead Singer
Performing throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Shreveport, Louisiana Casinos and Houston, TX
Holland America Line/ Stiletto Entertainment                                    May 2013- January 2014 Showroom at Sea-M. S. Masadam
Lead singer/dancer in the shows
Self – Employed
Lewisville, TX
December 2011 – May 2013
Singer & Musician
Performing at local Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities throughout the Mid-Cities
Performing at various night clubs, weddings and private parties in the Dallas area
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Miami,FL                                              April 2011 – December 2011
Lead Production Singer
Lead Singer and dancer in the production shows
Host of various events on the ship
Six Flags Great Escape
Lake George, NY
April 2010 – October 2010
Lead Production Singer
Club 2009, Dallas, TX
January 2010 – April 2010
Lighting Design
Lead Singer and dancer in the production shows
Host of various events on the ship
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Miami, FL                                           April 2008 – November 2009
Lead Production Singer
Lead Singer and dancer in the production shows
Host of various events on the ship
Rhythm Nations Studio, Hurst,TX                                                         August 2005 – April 2008
Lighting Designer & Theater Technology
Program & design lighting for shows
Teach students theater technology (lighting and sound)
Singer & dance performer for special events
Caven Enterprises, Dallas, TX
Head Lighting Technician November 2004 -October 2005
Technical director
Production Coordinator
Performed lighting maintains, designer & moving light programming
Rigging
Hog 1000 & 500 programmer
Six Flags Over Texas
Arlington, TX
June 2000 – November 2004
Performer, Lighting Supervisor, Ride Operator
Show performer – Motown Review & State of Rhythm Shows
Performed lighting maintains, designs & programming
Operated amusement park rides (Mr. Freeze, Batman, Flashback, Texas Giant and others…)
Minister of music at churches
Oversee all of the music at churches and and teach music 

OTHER SKILLS
Professional Musician: Piano, Organ, Flute, Clarinet, Piccolo, Saxophone, Drums
Bands: Orchestra, Marching Band, Wind Symphony
Performer: Musician, Singer & Dancer

 

Bryan Ingram

Dance Director – Competitive, Performance and Recreational in all styles: Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz and Hip Hop

Resumé

EDUCATION
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S C
B.S. 2007
Business Administration
Concentration in Marketing & Minor in Dance Performance
Volunteer at McFeat Day Care Center (2003-2004)
Taking Opportunities to Prevail, Bible Study (2004-2006)
Association Of Ebonites (A.O.E.) (2004-2006)
Created Marketing Strategy for a local dance studio (2007)

WORK EXPERIENCE
Winthrop University English Department                                                                                                                                                                      Receptionist  September 2006-April 2007
Scheduled appointments and maintained correspondence with current students, faculty, and various departments
Maintained English Department
Coordinated deliveries of various materials
Winthrop University St-arts Program
Dance Teacher June 2006-August 2006
Coordinated class schedule, including confidential materials
Organized daily lesson plans
Taught 15 students five days a week
Winthrop University College of Visual and Performing Arts Assistant/Receptionist August 2004-May 2006
Scheduled appointments
Assisted CVPA with deliveries
Fielded unscheduled tasks
Coordinated events
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Entertainer/Dancer  Hollywood, FL
February 2008-July 2010
Entertainer in Variety Shows
Created and managed various activities for guests
Assisted with Marketing Promotions for Port & Shopping Guide
Created dance classes for the youth program
Princess Cruise Line
Entertainer/Dancer  Valencia, CA
September 2010-September 2015
Entertainer in Variety Shows
Created and managed various activities for guests
Assisted with Marketing Promotions for Internet Café
Created dance classes for the youth program
Norwegian Cruise Line
Entertainer/Dancer Tampa, FL
November 2012-March 2013
Entertainer in Variety Shows
Created and managed activities for guests
Created and organized dance classes for guests and crew members
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment: Busch Gardens
Entertainer/Dancer/Dance Captain & Supervisor  Williamsburg, VA
May 2013-August 2014
Entertainer in Variety Shows
Assistant Choreographer
Gave notes and cleaned Shows when needed
Created and organized dance classes for current cast members
Taught new members their specific tracks when joining a show in the middle of the season
Williamsburg Christian Academy
Choreographer  Williamsburg, VA
January 2014-March 2014
Choreograph the Musical “Annie”
Worked with children from grades Kindergarten -High School
Assist Director when needed
SI Dance Studio
Dance Teacher/Choreographer Williamsburg, VA November 2013-May 2014
Guest Dance Teacher on various occasions
Choreograph routine for studio’s Showcase

Nick Alter

Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Self-Defense, Texas Fight Fit, Hip Hop Dance

Resumé

• Guest Speaker and Hip-Hop instructor – Keller and Carroll School Districts – 3 years • Dance Teacher & Choreographer – King & Roberts Dance Studio – 3 years
• Dance Teacher & Choreographer – Dana’s Studio of Dance – 3 Years
• Choreographer and Performer- Eclipse Entertainment LLC

• Choreographer and Performer – Radio Disney Superstars – 4 years • Choreographer and Performer – Mpowered – 2 years
• Founder, Choreographer, and Performer – ReMix (via Horne Agency) • Scholarship Recipient – Debbie Allen Dance Academy in LA

Dance Training Dance Companies
Dana’s Studio of Dance
Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Los Angeles Millennium Dance in Los Angeles
Rhythm Nation Dance Studio
Adrenaline
Monsters of Hip Hop
The Centre Dance Studio
Centre Slam
Break the Floor Dance
Dallas Powerhouse of Dance

Live Performance Experience Includes
OhLook Performing Arts Center, Grapevine Irving Performing Arts Center – Irving Music Revolution, Majestic Theatre, Dallas The Palace Theatre, Grapevine
Eclipse Entertainment LLC
Radio Disney Road Crew
RD Superstars
Dallas Desperado “Young Guns” Mpowered
Dana’s Studio of Dance – Dance Company Force of Rhythm
Revolution Performance Group
KidStand

Videos
Gaylord Texan Resort, holiday performances: 2005-06, 2006-07 Disney World
Debbie Ryan’s “Sweet 16” Birthday Party
Riverwind Casino
Marina Coliseum, Panama City “Jump 5” Concert
“Europa” Disco Show
Six Flags over Texas
Macy’s Grand Opening
Dallas Desperados Halftime Shows, American Airlines Center
Dallas Rage Halftime Shows
Dallas Cowboys’ Draft Party

Corporate performances with Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
Dallas Diamonds Halftime Show (Featured Dancer and Choreographer) Kids 4 Kids, at SMU (Wade Robson, MC)

Internationally Certified Instructor under the American Chinese Martial Arts Federation
Shyun Style Tai Chi Quan & Eight Step Preying Mantis Kung Fu

Shannon Ramey

Consultant Early Childhood and Inclusive Performing Arts

Resumé

Honors Graduate, Psychology, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX

Masters Psychology, Texas Womens’ University, Dallas, TX
Further Work on Ph. D.

I have worked with Stefani for 20 years, and had first hand experience with rearing my special needs son.

Chloe Nix

Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Hip Hop

Resumé

Chloe Nix is a Texas native currently attending college. She has been dancing since the age of 4 with training in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Hip Hop, Swing Dancing, and Body Percussion. She danced with the Drawbacks Youth Tap Ensemble for 7 years, and is now an assistant to Keira Leverton with Choreo Records tap Company. She competed in dance competitions for 6 years, winning various awards for her skills in tap dancing. In 2013 she attended D.C. Tap Fest and competed and won their inaugural solo competition. In 2012 she performed at CHRP’s Juba! Masters of Tap & Percussive Dance in Chicago. She has studied under many instructors such as Keira Leverton, Katelyn Harris, Derick Grant, Michelle Dorrance, Anthony Morigerato, Jay Fagan, Jason Janas, and Matt Shields. She is a current member of the Rhythmic Souls company and has performed in such shows as Play It By Ear, Tappy Thanksgiving, and Legends Never Die where she appears as Bill Bojangles Robinsons performing his legendary Stare Dance. She frequently travels the country to further her knowledge as a dancer and instructor, in hopes of dancing throughout her life.

Sarah Grace Austin

Ballet Director

Resumé

Sarah received her early training at Dallas Metropolitan Ballet with Anne Etgen and Bill Atkinson and graduated from Virginia School of the Arts. Grace was chosen to perform at the 2006 International Ballet Competition in Jackson Mississippi and was a finalist at the American Ballet Competition in Miami Florida in 2008. She joined Missouri Ballet Theatre in 2009, where she danced the leading roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Titania and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as one of the Ugly Stepsisters in the World Premier of Cinderella and Hoop Pas de Deux. This is her first season with Avant Chamber Ballet.

Michaela Cardinal

Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Competitive Dance

Resumé

Teaching Experience:
-Metroplex Academy of Dance(2013-Current)[Ages 9-17]: Hip-Hop, Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, Leaps and Turns,
– (Assistant taught Ballet/Tap for ages 3-4)
-StudiOne(2009-2010): Assistant taught Mini Company/Ballet[Ages 4-6]
Choreography Experience:
“1,2,3 Step”: Hip-Hop performed at M.A.D Recital (2014)
“What Makes You Beautiful”: Ballet performed at M.A.D Recital (2014)
“Ready”: Hip-Hop performed at M.A.D Recital (2014)
“Safe and Sound”: Ballet performed at M.A.D Recital (2014)
“Breathe Me”: Contemporary performed at M.A.D Recital (2014)
“Fly”: Hip-Hop portion of duet performed at M.A.D Recital (2014)
“Letting Go”:Modern/Contemporary performed at TCC NW Night Solos(2014)
“Scream”: Hip-Hop performed at M.A.D Recital (2015)
“Wide Awake”: Contemporary performed at M.A.D Recital (2015)
“Once Upon a Dream”: Ballet performed at M.A.D Recital (2015)
“The Fallen”:Modern performed at TCC NW Student Choreography Showcase (2015)
“Calls Me Home”[Lead Choreographer]: Modern/Contemporary Drill Team Competition piece won Superior I in its division at two separate competitions

Dance Training:

  • Divine Arts(2006-2008): Hip-Hop, Ballet, Jazz
  • StudiOne(2008-2010): [Intermediate Dance Co.] Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern, Contemporary
  • Tarrant County College-NW(2012-Current):Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Dance Performance, Dance Appreciation, Dance Composition

Special Awards:

Performer of the Year Award (TCC NW 2015)
Most Improved (StudiOne 2009)

Stacy Ross

Early Childhood Development

Resumé

Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2012
Field of Study GPA: 3.7
Degree Honors: Cum Laude

Lynn Hale Elementary School-
Kindergarten and First Grade Language Arts
Fifth Grade Math

Stacy demonstrates a proven ability to provide a motivational environment for students to learn and grow. She also has strong organizational, analytical, problem solving, communication and relationship management skills.

City of Arlington Lifeguard, swim instructor

CPR certified from infants to adults

Trained in helping infants to adults who may be experiencing choking, hypothermia, heat strokes, seizures, and head/neck/back injuries.

Porter Tutoring, Arlington- Tutored children in all subject areas from first grade to 6th grade.

Aaron Gaynor

Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Self-Defense, Texas Fight Fit

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EXPERIENCE

  • (Summer 2009 -present) American Chinese Martial Arts(A.C.M.A.F) Instructor teaching kids, teens, and Adult kung fu classes
  • (Spring 2009 to present) University of North Texas College Student .
  • (2004 to 2009) NAVAL AIR STATION Fort Worth, Texas.Recreation Facility Assistant: Managed front desk operations, cash handling, eventscheduling, facility upkeep and customer service.
  • (2003 to 2004) LIMITED BRANDS (Express for Men), Arlington, Texas; Retail SalesSpecialist: maintain high standard of customer service, achieving top salesman of theMonth Award in December 2003, managed inventory and opening and closing duties.
  • (2000 to 2003) THE HOUSE DOCTOR Fort Worth, Texas Independent RemodelingSubcontractor: Help orchestrated numerous successful home improvement and remodeling projects, demonstrated proficiency in carpentry, painting, concrete work, roofing, and operated various construction machinery.EDUCATION2013 completed 3yrs of college with major in English and minor in Chinese
    2013 Certificate of Instructorship/ 2nd Dan from the A.C.M.A.F.
    2012 National Leadership Camp Certified Instructor Certificate of Accomplishment from the A.C.M.A.F.
    2010 National Leadership Review Camp Certified Instructor Certification of Accomplishment for the A.C.M.A.F.
    2009 Associates of Arts Degree at Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, Texas.
    2008 National Leadership Camp Certified Instructor Certificate of Accomplishment from the A.C.M.A.F
    2007 Certificate of Instructorship/ 1st Dan from the American Chinese Martial Art Federation(A.C.M.A.F.)
    2006 Certificate of Training in Federal Wage System Data Collector Training
    2000 Graduated Weatherford High School, Weatherford, TexasVOLUNTEER

• Supports community activities at NAS Forth Worth including  5 k runs and annual Air Shows.

• March of Dimes in 2007

Suni Petty

Ballet, Competitive Dance, Jazz, Hip Hop

Resumé

Suni Petty, from Ft. Worth, Texas comes to Little Entertainment with a variety of talents. Not only does she hold the title of “Dancer of the Year” for 2010, 2011, and 2013, she is also a member Mpowered, a local anti-bullying performance group that travels nation-wide. Suni is not only a trained Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Lyrical teacher and dancer but a singer as well. She is also involved with local pageants as a talent coach. She has been a guest teacher for several schools in the Ft. Worth area and was the assistant director and “Ariel” for the full lenth of the stage production of “Footloose.” Suni has recently signed on with Dallas Summer Musicals as an assistant director and Stage Manager for the Broadway bound version of “The Little Mermaid.” Suni teaches energetic and challenging classes with an amazing love for the art of dance.

Debbie Edwards

Special Needs Program Advisor

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1974 Graduate of Southwestern Medical School, School of Allied Health Science, Physical Therapist
Debbie has training in Voice, Dance, Piano, and Theatre, as well as 12 years of experience in production. As the Executive Director of God’s Country Kids, a 501c3 organization, and on the Board of Directors for the Miss Southlake Scholarship Organization for 11 years, she is no stranger to serving in the non-profit world. With thousands of hours of lifetime community service, she is passionate about mentoring today’s youth in the joy of giving back by using their talents to bless others. As a physical therapist for special needs children for over 40 years, Debbie is excited to help develop a program to showcase just how special these children truly are.
Buena Vista College undergraduate work
God’s Country Kids, Executive Board of Directors, Treasurer 1996-2006
God’s Country Kids, Executive Director, 2006-Present
Miss Southlake Scholarship Organization, Executive Board of Directors, Treasurer/Business Manager 2003-Present

*John Peter Smith Hospital May 1974-Oct 1975

*Richardson Development Center (Infant Stimulation Program-special needs birth to 3 yrs) Dec 1975-June 1980

*Grapevine-Colleyville-Carroll-Coppell Special Education Co-op
June 1980-1991

*Southlake Carroll ISD 1991-present

Debbie has a wonderful story:
“My involvement with special needs began in the first grade. I went to a VERY small country school where 1, 2 & 3 grades were all in the same class with one teacher…14 children total, including one retarded child. School came easy to me, so when I finished my work, I helped this child…for 3 yrs. When I was a sophomore in HS, I began volunteering with the Red Cross teaching swimming in a special needs school. This is when The Lord called me to be a PT to work w special needs children. I continued to seek out opportunities to volunteer because it became my passion. In college, I found a residential facility to serve and a cerebral palsy child in the school in the town of 10,000. There were no services for a special needs child back then, and he walked with canes and never went out to recess or PE. I received permission from his parents to work with him. Ihad no clue what I was doing, so I just used common sense. I arranged my schedule so that I could take him to PE and recess, which necessitated developing our own exercise program.   I have maintained contact with that young man over the years.

My job with the school district is to help special needs children access their education. This includes (but certainly is not limited to) providing positioning techniques & equipment, teaching mobility via canes, wheelchair or independent means, and assisting with job skill training….whatever is necessary for them to benefit from their education. I work directly with children, as well as provide training to parents, teachers and staff. I also serve as the adaptive PE consultant.

In 1983, I developed the first Special Olympics program for the Grapevine-Colleyville, Carroll and Coppell school districts and ran the programs as a volunteer for 10 years, until my sister was diagnosed with brain cancer and I needed to take care of her and her 3 children. Fortunately those programs have continued to be an integral part of the lives of the special needs children in the area.”

Earl Little

Administration & Emcee

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B.A.
Th. M.
M.R.E. (Residence)

I am excited to be a part of my daughter, Stefani’s school and training program. My whole life has been centered on education, music and special needs. My parents, Tad and Mimi (Zada) Little, were teaching in two-room wooden country schools when I was born. Mom taught the 1st-4th and dad taught the 6th-8th.
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My parents had me take 8 years on the piano which led to other musical talents involving being awarded 17 First Place UIL medals also being Texas All State Trumpet in my Sophomore and Junior years, and All State Tenor my Senior year. In a small university I was in band, orchestra and acapella choir. I taught trumpet in the university and was music director at a small elementary school.

Moving to Dallas in 1971, I began a church school in the church I pastored. Stefani began to sing when she was 2. I also started a church bus ministry, which reached into the underserved areas of DFW. Our bus attendance peaked out averaging 1,000 each Sunday. Our largest church Christmas party for the poor saw 2,500 kids attend-we gave each one 4 small gifts and a bag of fruit.

I currently serve on the board of Texas largest (33 schools) provider of charter public schools for credit recovery/at risk students.

My wife (married Aug 4, 1961) Carolyn’s parents began and operated one of the largest rescue missions in the country.

It has been a delight for two decades to work with Stefani. Her husband, Jeff, has been the key to recent expansion.

No doubt all the programs Stefani loves doing is in her DNA.