Program Director Visual Arts
Michael Tudor has been an art educator since 2006 when he graduated from University of the Arts, in Philadelphia PA with his bachelors in Fine Arts. He has taught every grade from Pre-K at Trinity Cathedral Academy in Trenton, to substitute teaching Middle & High School in Union & MIddlesex County, to teaching as an Adjunct professor at Mercer County Community College. During all this time in the education field, he has worked as a freelance as graphic designer, illustrator, and animator for his own company Paperface, LLC. At this point he has a wealth of information to share from the valuable experiences in creating visual art for clients such as: Axe, Reebok, Nike, Snoop Dogg, and various others. A list of skills he can provide knowledge on include: pencil drawing, pen & ink, water color, adobe photoshop, illustrator, indesign, after effects, premier pro, and audition. I'm looking forward to teaching all I know about art to anyone willing to learn.
Mary Ann Penzero
Program Director Theater/Drama
Through teaching at Greenburgh Eleven,the school that serves The Childrens Village and The Yonkers Department of Parks and Recreation, my goals have been to provide opportunity through Dramatic classes. Programs taught include Drama grades K-Adult, Stagecraft, Readers Theatre at The Crestwood Library and Career Transition for Teens. I met Paige through our mutual passion for Dance. We starred in "The Nutcracker" and "A Midsummer Nights Dream". I collaborated with Alexia Fraser to launch "Memories of Mom". Alexia and I collaborated on her play entitled "Blind Trust" and a fashion show to benefit the Alvin Ailey program. I collaborated with Darryl J Hoffman to learn how music is created using Apple software. I believe all young people are at their most authentic selves when they are able to write and express themselves through movement and Dramatic readings. The Drama program includes monologues, scenes work, mime and gesture and Theatre History. Playwrights examined include Langston Hughes, George C Wolf, August Wilson and Alexia Fraser. I offer the Paige Fraser Foundation a platform where people can come together in purpose, to hear and be heard, and have the opportunity to reach their dreams in collaboration with each other.
Paige E. Fraser, BFA
Program Director Dance
Paige Fraser is originally from The Bronx, NYC. She graduated from the Ailey/Fordham BFA program. Paige danced professionally with Ailey II, Visceral Dance Chicago, and Deeply Rooted Dance Theater. In 2016 she was featured in an INTEL commercial “Experience Amazing.” She is a Princess Grace Award recipient (2016) and Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” (2017). Theatre: West Side Story(Lyric Opera) and The Lion King National Tour.
In addition to being a professional dancer and Scoliosis advocate, Ms. Fraser actively contributes to the community. She has taught workshops all over the world; The U.S., Jamaica, Haiti (Milk Carton on a String) and Europe. She has also collaborated with Cook County Arts Collective to teach dance to incarcerated women in Chicago.
Through (TPFF) Paige has created two programs “Dance is Healing” and the “Spine Series”. These programs offer free classes to the community through dance and spinal wellness. Ms. Fraser is actively learning more about scoliosis and believes in the healing qualities of Schroth Therapy, Chiropractic Care, Floorbarre, and Massage Therapy; all of which help her to maintain consistency in her dancing on stage and live a healthy life. She hopes to guide others to a healthy and pain free life.
Darryl J. Hoffman
Program Director Music
Darryl J. Hoffman Is a Bronx, NY native composer, currently based in Chicago. With his life long love for music, he developed a curiosity for sound and began creating at the age of 13. His resume of compositions include works on Kansas City Ballet for choreographer Stephanie Martinez, in collaboration with cellist, Desiree Miller. Visceral Dance Chicago's "Synapse", choreographed by Nick Pupillo. Danceworks Chicago with choreography by Owen Scarlet. Minnesota Dance Theatre, for choreographer, Darwin Black. Three Philadanco works choreographed by Anthony Burrell & Christopher Huggins. Works for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago & Ballet X, Choreographed by Rena Butler. As well as full compositions for both Ebony Williams’ pieces entitle “Title lX” & “Victoria”, which premiered at Jacob’s Pillow in August of 2019. In 2020 he collaborated with Rena Butler and BalletX for their Works and Process at the Guggenheim Virtual Commissions. He is the director of music for Regional Dance America's 2020 choreographic virtual intensive.
As Darryl continues to live in his gift, he intends to shape the culture of dance with his sound, while continuing to contribute in other aspects of the arts.