Ahria Dawn - Vocal Director Ahria received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. After working as a technical writer in the medical technology field for 15 years, she decided to change directions. She had studied music privately since she was a child, and had begun studying voice in her early 20’s. When she left the corporate world in 2001 she was already the musical director at a local spiritual center. She released her first 2 vocal CDs in 2004 and began touring the US as a vocal performer. She now runs a thriving business as a full-time private piano and voice instructor and produces several shows a year to feature her students in individual and group performances. Ahria is also an accomplished songwriter and arranger and is passionate about teaching harmony and arranging music for group voices.
Joanna Griffin - Dance Director Joanna spent her elementary and high school years as a competitive gymnast and went on to receive a degree in theater and dance from UCSD. She spent several years in L.A. where she had numerous jobs as a dancer and was a choreographer for Santa Monica City College “Synapse” dance concerts. Joanna came back to San Diego in 2004 to perform and teach with Eveoke Dance Company and start up the Park Dale Players dance program. She also taught theater and dance for several years with the San Diego Junior Theater in Balboa Park. She is now the choreographer, co-director and co-owner of the Park Dale Players children’s musical theater company.