YPATC Team

Directors

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Joseph Zapata

Executive Director

Joe has spent over two decades in managerial duties in the retail world. His desire to be close to family led him to the Youth Performing Arts Training Center. Joe has a vision that the YPATC is and always will be a place where people can learn and build their character. He believes every child should have the opportunity to find their passion. Whether it be in acting, dance, or music. He wants to help provide the opportunity to all of them so they can chose to do what makes them happiest and helps them to succeed. The YPATC isn’t just for learning, it is for bringing out the hidden talents our kids hold.

 

Contact

Email: j.zapata@ypatc.org

Phone: (386) 848-3232

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Hannah Renee Crawford

Director of Acting

Hannah is a graduate from Pensacola Christian College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Performance Studies. She has spent her time over the years volunteering in Juvenile Detention Centers, Community Theater’s, and doing international work in Siberia. Hannah has worked with multiple productions in fields from directing, lighting, audio, teaching, acting, stage management, and much more. Working in all variations of the theater has given her insight as to what it truly takes to put on a production as a whole. Hannah is passionate to teach students how things work, rather than just ordering actors around.

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” – Shakespeare

We each have our place. Have you found yours?

 

Contact

Email: h.crawford@ypatc.org

Phone: (352) 217-4406

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Ryan Aceituno

Director of Music

Ryan is a Stetson University Graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Ryan has worked in almost every aspect of music. From performing in multiple venues, experimenting with audio recording, and teaching a variety of music classes. Ryan’s true passion for music lies in extending the experience of music to others.

 

Contact

Email: info@ypatc.org

Phone: (386) 574-3021

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Austin Kessler

Operations Supervisor & Music Instructor

Austin loves teaching others, and loves music. He has spent years teaching a variety of students. Studying with a professor at Stetson’s University of Music, while also networking with several longtime instructors to learn how to better convey the information he is teaching. He has knowledge in guitar, piano, bass, and ukulele. While also having a strong basis in music theory. Austin wants to create a fun and exciting learning experience!

Contact

Email a.kessler@ypatc.org

Phone: (386) 589-9497

Dance Instructors

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Cristina Amaro

Dance Instructor

Cristina Amaro is trained in many styles of dance, including Ballroom, Latin, and Folkloric dance. She received Ballroom training at Arthur Murray Dance Studio for over 10 years. Cristina also competes nationally in Ballroom competitions and is also a Director for HAYGD, where she was a former member and choreographer. She is one of the founding members of Soul Stasis dance crew. Cristina is excited to bring her experience and expertise to the YPATC Team. 

 

Contact

Email: info@ypatc.org

Phone: (386) 574-3021

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Joseph Hernandez

Dance Instructor

Joseph Hernandez is a Hip Hop dancer who specializes in the dance style of Animation. He performs locally and competes in battles throughout the southeast. Joseph has also performed in music videos for local artists while also teaching at various studios and schools. He is also one of the founders and current captain of Soul Stasis dance crew. He joins YPATC’s commitment in helping our students reach their highest potential.

 

Contact

Email: info@ypatc.org

Phone: (386) 574-3021

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Remy Vignati

Dance Hip-Hop

Remy Vignati specializes in Hip Hop and contemporary Hip Hop Fusion. He received his A.S. in Dance and has college-level training in Ballet and Gram-Horton Modern. Remy is a founding member of D2 and Soul Stasis dance crews. He also competes in Hip Hop battles throughout the state of Florida. He has worked in many studios, teaching both children and adults. We are pumped to have him on-board the YPATC Team.

Contact

Email: info@ypatc.org

Phone: (386) 574-3021

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Bri Miller

Dance Ballet Instructor

Aubrey Miller is a practitioner and educator in the style of Vaganova Ballet. She has been dancing in various companies focused in ballet since the age of 10 years old when she began training with a former member and instructor at the Orlando Ballet Company. She has attended master classes and intensives with the Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Ballet Academy, and the Nutmeg Conservatory. Ms. Miller has a strong passion and love for teaching and keeping the beautiful art form alive and thriving.

 

Contact

Email: info@ypatc.org

Phone: (386) 574-3021

Music Instructors

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Ana Caban

Cello & Violin Instructor

Ana has 7 years of college training in musical performance, and she has been teaching string instruments over 18 years. She currently performs with Maitland Symphony Orchestra. Ana loves to see her students succeed.

Contact

Email: info@ypatc.org

Phone: (386) 574-3021

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Darious Wilson

Guitar Instructor

Darious has earned his Associate of Arts degree from Daytona State College. He has been playing guitar for over eight years, while taking private guitar lessons for two years. He has a strong focus in improvising, playing in genres such as funk, jazz, and metal. He has a strong passion for expressing his creativity in music and sharing that with his students.

Contact

Email: info@ypatc.org

Phone: (386) 574-3021

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Jonah Dujanovic

Piano Instructor

Jonah has been playing the piano for ten years. He has privately studied with profound local instructors, and looks forward to taking his experience to the next level by educating. He performs solo and collaboratively in various venues. Jonah helps his students to enjoy and love the sharing of music with others!

Contact

Email: info@ypatc.org

Phone: (386) 574-3021

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Jonathan Anderson

Voice Instructor

Jonathan is a Stetson University School of Music graduate with skills in guitar and classical singing. He is also the Choir Director of Deltona Middle School.

Contact

Email: info@ypatc.org

Phone: (386) 574-3021

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Jonathan Frost

Brass & Woodwind Instructor

Jonathan is an experienced performer, arranger/orchestrator, and multi-instrumentalist. Jonathan’s current music endeavors include directing the Ensemble Ut Mi Sol. Jonathan has had eight years of teaching experience to students of all ages. He can teach flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, beginner trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and beginner tuba.

Contact

Email: info@ypatc.org

Phone: (386) 574-3021

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Valentine Agranovsky

Piano Instructor

Valentine has been playing the piano since she was 5 years old. She is a certified teacher and has been teaching piano for 5 years. Valentine strives to teach her students the beauty and elegance of piano so that they may excel with the instrument.

Contact

Email: info@ypatc.org

Phone: (386) 574-3021

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