Young Voices United Performing Arts School
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About Young Voices United
Young Voices United Performing Arts School is family-owned and operated in Marietta, GA. Since opening in 2006, we’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Other companies may offer similar services, but our services come with a personal touch.
We began as an after school enrichment program in Augusta, Ga. in 1996. We were formed from the Riverside Middle School Multi Cultural Club and taught Life Skills through the performing arts. Those same principals are at the heart of our mission today...
As a Georgia certified educator Nykki has served as a Drama/Theatre Arts Instructor for both Middle and High Schools for over a decade. He Founded Young Voices United (YVU) in 1996, and it became a Non Profit in 2001 that sought ways to embrace the community by providing a positive learning environment where a childs imagination and creativity can flourish, while learning important Life Skills.
As a Troupe Director for the International Thespian Honors Society, Nykki's students are also afforded the opportunity to become members of this outstanding Honors Program. Nykki is the Managing Director of the Performing Arts School, overseeing all curriculum for our Home School Courses as well as Private Instruction.
Princess is a gradute of Spelman College with a degree in Music and Voice. She studied under the direction of Dr. Roland Allison, and renowned artists Laura English-Robinson and Carolyn Brailsford. In addition to providing private vocal coaching and instruction for 25 years, she has served as Music Coordinator and Choir Director for The Turner Chapel Church, in Marietta, Georgia with the responsibility for seven choirs. Princess has also been the vocal coach for Young Voices United for the past five years. She directed and coordinated the music for several major productions to include Why We Sing, Good Trouble, West Side Story, and To Broadway with Love...
Committed to helping our students achieve their dreams...
Kendrick Love, Dance Instructor
Kendrick has been a part of the dance community for over 15 years. His study and training includes the SSU Dance Ensemble, Vega in Horton, Dunham and Alvin Ailey. He offers an extensive array of classes with the Young Voices United Performing Arts School and has choreographed various productions for the troupe, to include Rent, Why We Dance, and To Broadway with Love!
Ed Wright, Piano Instructor
Ed is a native of Marietta. He discovered the piano at the age of 11. Playing by ear, he eventually began to play for churches and the like. As a self taught musician, he has also studied Music Theory. Through years of study, he has produced a unique system for teaching piano. He travels abroad using his talent, playing for artist such as Bishop T.D. Jakes, Beverly Crawford, Dorinda Clark Cole, Kim Burrell, and Ricky Dillard.