Meet the Team
Rochelle Person has over 17 years of experience in education. She began her educational career in 2000 as an elementary teacher with Shelby County / Memphis City Schools District. She holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Memphis and a Master’s degree in Education Administration with a concentration in Organizational Leadership. While discovering a passion for graphic arts and multimedia design in 2012, Mrs. Person earned a second Masters, MFA in Media Design.
Roberto Person is a graduate of the University of Memphis School of Social Work. He has over 25 years in vocal ministry and is an award winning song-writter and producer. He has served as a worship leader and minister of music for several Memphis congregations, including Memphis Urban Ministries (M.U.M). Currently, he teaches voice and vocal health to the YADA students and oversees the management of Stellar Awards Nominated teen Gospel duo, Personal Praise.
Olivia "OJhaye" Johnson is no stranger to theater. She found her way to the stage at age 13and has been going ever since. She was last seen in Ron Gephart’s …Someday for a Crown(Judith) at Southwest Community College. With ETC, Olivia was in Cabaret Noel III ( Ensemble) and DuPont (Pearl). She was also in the Women's Theatre Festival of Memphis'(WTFM) production of Courtin' Time as a memorable church lady. In Bluff City Tri Art’s (BCTC) Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs (Dottie), The Great Cable Show Cooking Contest(Shauntay) and Fittin' Inn (Millicent). These days Olivia also programs lights for various productions at both TheatreWorks and Evergreen. She enjoys working behind the scenes as much as on stage. A gifted portrait and cake artist, Olivia still thinks her best creation is her daughter Amaia, a gifted artist who "is better than her mom". Check out her FB page under Jhaye The Artist.
Experienced and artistic dancer/instructor with 10+ years of professional dancing. Ability to break down choreography in a creative and learnable manner that not only allows the youth to be strong as dancers but to also be strong as individuals. I have been apart of an abundance of performances as a dancer and choreographer. Obtained great knowledge in many forms of dance such as contemporary, liturgical, hip-hop, majorette, and ballet.