Give a man a fish,
feed him for one day. Teach a man to
fish feed him for a lifetime. ~ Lao Tzu
Margaret serves as
a member of the Administration Team. She is best known for her love and helpfulness
of children, and distinct desire to see them strive, especially in the areas of
education and their overall mental and emotional health. Her training in childhood education gives her
scope in being able to provide useful support and guidance to young learners. Additionally, she hails with experience in the
area of Public Administration affording her significant knowledge in that regard
and allowing her to make valuable contribution to the administrative team.
Margaret loves working with people and has an amazing sense of humour.
Voice & Acting Tutor
Fail forward. ~
As a young girl, on the island of Barbados, Janelle Headley would take every opportunity to be involved in the arts, and would display her creativity in singing, dancing, acting, painting, and drawing. For her this was the best way she could express herself. At the age of 17, music became her main focus, so she attended The King’s University College, Edmonton Alberta, where she studied classical voice, involving herself as a member of the College’s Chamber and Concert Choirs. After spending a crucial year consolidating her music skills, the young artist felt a burning desire to learn more about Jazz, so in the summer of 2001 she moved East and enrolled in York University’s (Toronto) Jazz Program. On her graduation from York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Specialised Honours Degree in Music, Janelle performed at numerous events including the Barbados Jazz Festival and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. In addition to performing, Janelle has always been passionate about performing arts education. Her desire is for everyone to experience the joy of actively participating in the arts. In 2005 she founded Live the Music! Breathe the Music©, a company dedicated to offering exceptional training to aspiring vocalists and musicians by way of private lessons and workshops. Her expertise, particularly in vocal performance technique, is often called upon by artists to enhance their shows and studio recordings. Six years after launching Live-Breathe Music! Janelle incorporated dance and theatre through Operation Triple Threat: Sing. Dance. Act. Her goal is to use the performing arts to inspire, to question and to be a catalyst for change. She believes that the message is as critical as the medium, and hope that the opportunities she provides, will help other artists to be the best they can be.
Administration Assistant/Meals Programme Director
Voice & Acting Tutor
Make each day your masterpiece. ~ John Wooden
Makala King, also known as “Mikki” is a multi-discipline artist who began her career in the arts at just 5 years old. She began vocal training with Janelle Headley, who then encouraged her to join Operation Triple Threat, a musical theatre performance school, to strengthen her skills in all disciplines. As she continued her training with OTT, Mikki began songwriting with band Cover Drive, who featured 4 songs written by her on their last album. After completing her program atOTT, she continued her studies of performing arts at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, where she spent three years learning multiple dance styles and performance techniques across all three disciplines. Now a recording artist, Mikki continues to explore various art forms such as fashion design and music production.
"A flower that blooms in adversity is the most
beautiful of them all." ~ Walt Disney Company, Mulan
Makéda Lowe is a Disney and Musical Theatre Enthusiast,
Triple Threat, Arts Activist and most recently Cheer Coach! She loves to dance
and sing and is a ball of fun. Most importantly she loves giving back to
kids, being a part of their Performing Arts journey, and helping create that
safe space for them to grow into who they truly are. Makéda is SUPER EXCITED to
be back at OTT this year. She has loved it since she skipped through the
woods in 2016.
Makéda Lowe is a Disney and Musical Theatre Enthusiast, Triple Threat, Arts Activist and most recently Cheer Coach! She loves to dance and sing and is a ball of fun. Most importantly she loves giving back to kids, being a part of their Performing Arts journey, and helping create that safe space for them to grow into who they truly are. Makéda is SUPER EXCITED to be back at OTT this year. She has loved it since she skipped through the woods in 2016.
Never be afraid to be a poppy in a field of daffodils- ~Michaela DePrince
Born and raised in Barbados, Chanté McDonald began her dance journey at the Louise Woodvine Dance Academy, where her passion for dance was ignited. She continued on to complete her Associates’ Degree in Dance at the Barbados Community College and her BA(Hons) in Dance at London Contemporary Dance School in the UK where she has had the opportunity to perform the works of Richard Alston, Dam Van Huynh and Ohad Naharin to name a few. Chanté also has a passion for teaching. She has taught dance in many primary andsecondary schools in the UK and is currently pursuing a Degree in Early Childhood Education and Care.
Energy flows where attention goes- ~ Tony Robbins
Joanie Rubin holds
a BA in Dance from Slippery Rock University. After a summer internship with the
Merce Cunningham Dance Company she moved to NYC to pursue a career where she
taught and danced professionally for over 10 years. Performance credits
include Pele Bauch, Valerie Green Dance Entropy and H.T. Chen &
Dancers. She was an original cast member in H.T. Chen’s: Apple
Dreams, Big Brother, Song of the Stone and South of Gold
Mountain. For 3 years, she held the position of lead teacher for House of
the Roses, a non profit organization, holding weekly dance and movement classes
for homeless and at risk youth across NYC and taught ballet, modern and
creative movement in various New York City public schools. She is also a
Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Holistic Health
Coach and loves to spend her free time surfing!
Dance Tutor / Choreographer
Always do what makes you happy. ~ Harold Austin Smith
Teisha Smith-Guthrie began her training in Classical Ballet and Jazz at Louise Woodvine Dance Academy. She participated in many charity shows, pantomime productions and various cultural arts festivals. In 2002, Teisha attended Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre Performance. There she had the pleasure of working with inspiring choreographers and guest teachers such as Vicki St. Denys, Kathleen Rea, Patricia Beatty, Marie José, Allen Kaeja, Kenny Pearl and Bakari E. Lindsay.
Teisha worked for dance companies such as AfroLatino Dance Company, REAson d’etre Productions, Collective of Black Artists (COBA) and performed at numerous prestigious events such as Dance Ontario Weekend, Wedding S.O.S, a Slice Network TV series, Festival International de Danse Encore, Lluminato and The Fringe Festival. She has had the opportunity to tour Canada, Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados and England working with international artists such as Jeanguy Saintus, Vincent Mantose, Sis Robin Hibbert, L’Antoinette Stines and Barwen Tavaziva.
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