Chuck Sicola is an accomplished guitarist living in Greensboro, NC. He started taking guitar lessons in the fifth grade and continued through high school. As a result of a three day seminar at Elmhurst College in 1981 ( Elmhurst, IL), Chuck was accepted into the Guitar Institute of Technology( part of Musician's Institute in Los Angeles, CA) while still a sophomore in High School. In 1984 he decide to stay in Connecticut and attend the Hartford Conservatory of Music and Dance, where he received a diploma in their Jazz and Pop Diploma Program.Throughout music school he took private lessons with his teachers and for a year later after graduating in 1986.Since 1987, Chuck has been teaching guitar and playing in bands. He plans to record an instrumental CD as well as a vocal one soon.
For several years, New York Native, Doreatha Amouzou has enjoyed teaching many in different styles of dance. Former Director/Choreographer of Sunshine Dance Studio in New York, she has won awards for her excellence in dance instruction, being recognized by Teacher Magazine as “Outstanding Dance Teacher of the Year” in 1986.With a background in ballet, tap, jazz, and modern,
Doreatha expanded her studies of dance traveling to West Africa and learning “Togo,” which is in addition to her knowledge of Afro Cuban and West African Dance. Doreatha’s fun and effective teaching style creates an atmosphere where all students feel welcome and excited about learning. She continues to share her love of dance working with the “Jubilation Praise and Worship Dance Ensemble” of Oak Ridge, NC, performing with “Kuumba Arts West African Dance Ensemble” of Danville, VA, and recently earned her certification in “Zumba”. She has been a close friend and role model of Emonie for several years and loves the spirit of Vinmark!