Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Dancer Maryann Payne Joins ActivistArtistA for Summer...

Maryann Panye joins ActivistArtistA

The young, beautiful, and talented dancer, 
Ms. Maryann Payne will be joining the staff of 
ActivistArtistA, the promoter of the emerging art scence at the 
Boynton Beach Art District. With the District's new designation of Best Art Walk in Palm Beach and Browrd County, Ms. Payne could not have picked a better time to share her experience with the Palm Beach County area. Payne was one of two candidates considered for the postion through an internship program developed by 
Annette Gray's Global Business Developement Center. 

Photo by George Wakefield Photography
Maryann's apointment to the staff will serve two distinct functions: to help estabish her as a dance advocate, an initate the first dance program at the Boynton Beach Art District.  Her efforts at programing will be spotlighted during the Golden Festival in early October-ActivistArtistA 2nd Anniversary Celebration of the Arts.  Ms. Payne will be providing a much needed boost to dance programing in our area.

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Currently a resident of Boynton Beach, Ms.Payne recently retuned from 
perfoming Lorraine in "Hairspray the Broadway Musical" with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. California native, Maryann Payne began her dance studies at age 8 with the Lula Washington Dance Theatre, in Los Angeles. Her passion grew as she studied modern, African, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and Afro-Caribbean techniques. Joining the Youth Dance Ensemble (YDE), she traveled the community and state performing as a company. At the age of 14 Maryann began her professional dance career with the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks. At that moment she decided this is what she wanted to continue her life doing. Relocating to Florida Maryann's mother enrolled her in Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Dance major. There she trained with teachers and choreographers with prestigious technical professional backgrounds. Troy Powell, Margo Sappington, Kathy Posin, Jan Hanniford to name a few. Through the school she was able to travel The Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Joffrey Ballet, Florida Ballet Conservatory. After high school she began training at New World School of the Arts and 
Miami Ballet Conservatory.

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