Global Academy of Performing Arts (G.A.P.A)

Supporting Performing Arts in Greater Atlanta

 

2300 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Suite 309 Roswell GA 30076

Home of Atlanta Seeds, Inc. Federal 501(c)3 EIN: 38-394-2855

Leadership Team

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Sanet Lane-Halck (Zaia Hadiyyah) - Founder of Global Dance formerly known as Dance Orientale, brought the concept of a community/village of dance that was non-judgmental and communal in nature ,through the original dance form of Middle Eastern Folkloric Dance. A life-long dancer and still teaching as the Sage of this community. Zaia Hadiyyah has taught and traveled all over the world and been instrumental in the birth of Atlanta S.E.E.Ds Inc®. She is passionate about education in Middle Eastern dance, culture, music and costuming. Zaia 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.

Liezel Lane (Ind.Psych, CYLC, CYMC, ACC) - CEO and Co-Founder of Atlanta S.E.E.Ds Inc.® Started and managed the non-profit program in 2012. This grew into the further growth and expansion of Global Dance/ Global Academy of Performing Arts®. She has mentored and worked with over 500 girls with 100% of S.E.E.D.s graduates achieving college acceptances and some earning scholarships. She was the recipient of the Woman of Excellence Award for Community Service in 2017. She is now fundraising, volunteering, counseling, mentoring, and teaching at the studio. She is recognized as the only non-profit organization in Georgia that offers a long-term youth mentorship program leveraging the performing arts medium. She leads various events and fundraisers for “gen Z” students. She serves as the face of the company by speaking at woman’s conventions nationwide.

AЯRON - CEO of G.A.P.A and founder of Fleco. He is also a 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!

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Takahri Murphy - Studio Manager & Instructor

Instructor Team

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Mila Barbuto - Company Member, Instructor of Jazz and Acrobatics: 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.

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