Liezel Lane has a Masters Degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology and is a strong advocate for Performing Arts to help uplift her community. For 20 years she specialized in working with executive and senior management to help them mobilize change and strategy in fast and changing environments by working through the “people”. She is also known for establishing Leadership Development Programs and Coaching Programs and was awarded Woman of Excellence for Community Outreach in 2017 by The Atlanta Health & Wellness Festival. She has worked in every area in Human Resources both internationally and nationally including HR project management, Implementing Performance Management, Organizational Development, HR Relationship Management, and Learning and Development Integration during Mergers & Acquisitions. She also has various psychometric certifications and professional affiliations in the field. Over the last 8 years, she combined her dance and corporate qualifications by establishing a dance academy that specializes in providing girls and women the opportunity to build self esteem through dance. Atlanta S.E.E.D.s® (Self Esteem Empowerment and Education through Dance) aims to develop socially and fiscally responsible girls for the future by looking at self-reflection, relationships, negotiation, fiscal management and leadership within the community. Hosting events, choreographing new material, fundraisers and opportunities for generation Z to embrace the world of their future.
Liezel LaneExecutive Director
A Native South African, Zaia Hadiyyah promotes education in Middle Eastern dance, culture, music and costuming. Her focus is on the enhancement of the physical, emotional and social well-being of women in the community. She does this through oriental dance classes, seminars, tours and performances. Zaia has been a lifelong dancer. She has done intense training in the MIddle East, South Africa and the USA. She has organized and hosted large scale workshops, fundraisers and performances. She has also directed and continues to build and lead student dance companies. She has participated in numerous International Festivals in Europe, Egypt and South Africa. She teaches Folkloric and Cabaret Style Dance from the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Julia Weiss has been dancing since age three and has had training in ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, tap, and hip hop. She is in her senior year at Kennesaw State University, where she is majoring in modern dance. She hopes to dance for a modern dance company after college, and later open a S.E.E.D.s program of her own. She is a certified S.E.E.Ds instructor for Global Dance.
Julia WeissS.E.E.D.s Instructor, Modern
AЯRON represents a new generation of recording artists. The young performer adds the title of acclaimed producer and songwriter to an already impressive repertoire. Aaron began studying the movement of great performers like Michael Jackson and Usher early on. He was captivated by their talent and in awe of their generosity. At that moment he vowed his life to his passion for music and performance. He studied at various different dance and competition academies on scholarship, becoming technically trained in all dance styles including hip hop, ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, African, lyrical, and modern. Finding a love for the stage, Aaron began to perform in talent shows & showcases spanning the South East. Age 20, Aaron initially draws in all his audiences with his husky tone and charms them with his honest lyrics. Strapped with a composition book and pen, Aaron began to write. His poetry turned into thought provoking lyrics, and his melodies evolved into beats. Currently writing for EMI, Aaron is busy working on his debut EP & is a recent graduate of Georgia State University with a BA in media production. Stay tuned. There’s more to come from this rising talent!
Arron DavidsonHip-Hop, Tap Instructor
Mila Barbuto has been a dedicated dancer since the day she could walk. She has trained with many companies, and been in love with the art since she was 2. She currently attends North Springs Charter High School, school of the arts and sciences. Mila also has experience as a performing actress and singer. Though, dance is her main priority, she shares her passion in theatre. Her main style of dance has always been jazz, and it has been since she was in 3rd grade. Mila believes everyone should have an equal chance to dance no matter what the circumstance is. Her mother is also a dancer, and they share this passion together. In the future, she would love to open a dance studio of her own to carry her love for the art.