NEW YORK – Rashidra Scott is a Broadway singer, dancer and actress. Armed with a degree in music from Boston’s Berklee College of Music, she has been a featured vocalist for Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line and Hong Kong Disneyland, as well as church music ministry, civic and social performances, pageants, regional theater and tours.
In addition to “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” her Broadway credits include “Avenue Q,” “Finian’s Rainbow,” “Hair,” and “Sister Act.” Rashidra’s television appearances include Violet (the singing nurse) on Sony/FOX’s “Rescue Me,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Dancing With The Stars,” the 2011 and 2014 Tony Awards, “The View,” “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “The Wendy Williams Show,” and nationally televised parades. Most recently she appeared as “Josephine” in “Ain’t Too Proud” at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Continue reading “Rashidra Scott”
ORLANDO, Fla. – Michael Cairns is a self-taught photographer with an extensive art background. Working professionally for more than 25 years in his Orlando, Fla., photography studio, Wet Orange Studio, his impressive client portfolio spans the best in entertainment, business and commercial industries. His personality and ability to warm people up quickly make him perfectly suited to bring out the best in everyone. Continue reading “Michael Cairns”
ORLANDO, Fla. – Amanda Plesa is a choreographer and creative director. She has been a part the professional dance industry for more than two decades. She has worked as a professional dancer for Walt Disney Entertainment, made her Broadway debut at age 21, and has been seen in numerous television commercials and specials. While still continuing to dance professionally, Amanda and her husband of 15 years, Api, started their In Motion Dance Project dance studio located in Orlando, Fla.
In Motion Dance Project is currently in its 14th dance season, and is considered to be a top dance studio to train young dancers in North America. Amanda has choreographed for Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, Disney Event Group and Viking Ocean Cruises. She currently resides in Orlando with Api, and is a proud mommy of two small children. Continue reading “Amanda Plesa”
A proud sponsor of LaKesha Womack’s #MyFutureFocus Tour for first-year college students, I was asked to finish the sentence “If I knew then what I know now …”
After scribbling a
three-page list of ancillary shouldacouldawouldas I learned on my quest to Dream Job Land, I’ve narrowed it down to these four lessons. Continue reading “Go All In”
It can slice your spine. It can elicit uproarious laughter. It can end an affair. It can also win you medals.
Do you know the power of a single word? Continue reading “One Word”
Effective communication emerges when we’re brave enough to confront difficult issues. Challenges are thrown at us every day, and if avoided for too long, they become insurmountable. Cloaking the elephant in a Technicolor Dreamcoat doesn’t conceal it; it exacerbates it.
Phil Stutz and Barry Michels provide tools for suppressing mental challenges – which are commonly self-induced – in their book “The Tools.” Continue reading “Psych Yourself IN”
How many times have you come up with an amazing idea, explained it to someone, and found glassy eyes staring back at you? Somehow the great idea was lost in translation. Why? Your delivery was probably convoluted, too sophisticated or just plain insensitive.
Here are four reasons to dumb down your message. Continue reading “4 Reasons to Dumb Down Your Message”