"Dedicated to helping children succeed, not only on stage, but in life."

Felecia A. Scott

Co-Founder & Program Director

Felecia studied drama in New York City at the Herbert Bergdorf Studios and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.  She graduated from the Berkeley Business School in New York.  A veteran of stage, television and films, in New York and Los Angeles, Felecia has over 15 years of combined experience working in the industry.  Ms. Scott co-founded Faith Acting Studios in 1992, and All God's Children Performing Arts Conservatory (AGC) in 1995, which was awarded the NAACP Community Service Award.  During the week, Ms. Scott is the Arts Enrichment Coordinator at Vista Del Mar School in Culver City, which serves children with learning disabilities.

David W. Keller

Co-Founder & Sponsor

David's early career was spent in commercial and investment banking.  He also spent time in Southeast Asia as a speechwriter for the Japanese President of an international development bank, sailed his own boat with his family 18,000  miles across the Pacific Ocean and back, and produced an award-winning PBS documentary on men at mid-life.  In addition to his active involvement with All About Kids, David is an avid supporter of the cutting edge research being conducted by the Pacific Neuroscience Institute at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica.  He also provides funds for other Los Angeles programs that serve at-risk youth.

Carol Zee

BEACON Director & Dance Instructor

Carol  holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois and danced professionally with Especially Tap Chicago and the Jazz Tap Ensemble in Los Angeles.  Ms. Zee served as Halle Berry's tap teacher for the HBO film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and received a Lester Horton Award in 2009 honoring her service to the dance community.  From 2000-2017, she served as the Artistic Director for The Gabriella Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to transform the lives of under-served youth through high quality dance training. Ms. Zee joined AAK in 2017, as a dance instructor and to spearhead the launch of the B.E.A.C.O.N. Program (Building Educational And Career Opportunities Now), which is designed to assist AAK's high school students in gaining more self-awareness and in understanding their perceptions of themselves, while discovering where their true passions lie for their future.

Lillian Sengpiehl

Musical Director

Lillian is a professional opera singer, who has performed leading roles in opera and musical theatre productions, as well as orchestral concert works, throughout  America and Europe.  She also has performed on many soundtracks and commercials.  Lillian began teaching "Opera In The Schools" with the New York City Opera.  Her career as an educator blossomed when she moved to Los Angeles in 2005, where, in addition to her role as Musical Director of AAK, she maintains a very active private teaching studio. Lillian received her Bachelor Degree in Theatre and Voice from the University of Kansas and pursued graduate work at The Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

Jason Chong Choreographer & Dance Instructor
Born and raised in Hawaii, Jason found himself surrounded by music and called by dance, which led him to training at 24-7 Danceforce and Big City Dance Company. Jason relocated to Los Angeles, CA to immerse himself in dance, crediting The Edge, Millennium Dance Complex and Debbie Reynold’s Dance Center for training. He booked his very first video with Janet Jackson, then Britney Spears, which was quickly followed by Christina Aguilera to start. His journey has grown to include choreographing and teaching with a talent to inspire the next generation. This path has allowed him to teach many over the years, including Billie Eilish, Finneas and Tinashe. All the while, Jason continues to build confidence and drive in students to pursue their very own dreams.

Charlotte Williams

Director & Acting Instructor

Charlotte is a recent graduate of California State University Fullerton, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting.  Her training prior to CSUF's acting program came from the Los Angeles High School for the Arts, as well as All About Kids Performing Arts Center. Ms. Williams has been acting for 13 years and has been in several theatrical, film and television productions, including a Verizon Wireless commercial and a production of This Property Is Condemned by Tennessee Williams.  In 2009, she had the opportunity to perform in a rock musical, entitled Runaways, by Elizabeth Swados in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Charlotte is the 2010 recipient of the Young Arts Silver Award, which earned her the Young Arts Presidential Scholar nomination.  In 2013, she became the Irene Ryan Finalist in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

Mayseo the Magican

Magic Instructor

William "Mayseo" Mays began doing magic tricks at the age of nine years old.  He toured the world with the United States Navy, was an opening act for the world-famous Zola Taylor Platters, and has been sharing the wonder and joy of magic around the globe for more than five decades.  Mayseo is the CEO of The Magic Institution (themagicinstitution.com) and is the author of the book, "Magic of the Mind".  In addition to his continuing work with All About Kids, he teaches magic for Bright Stars Nova in the LA Unified School District, and he is a performing member and on the Incoming Membership Board of the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.

Kyausha Simpson

Director & Acting Instructor

Kyausha was born in Los Angeles, studied at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, and is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has played various roles on TV shows, musicals and feature films and has worked with mega music stars, such as Beyoncé, Jay Z, Rihanna, Pharrell Williams, Destiny's Child, Luther Vandross, Usher, and The Killers. Recent chor- eography work includes Earth Wind & Fire and Chicago The Band. Ms. Simpson has not only worked as a choreographer for iconic bands, but her experience also includes stage direction, video content coordinating, lighting collaboration and performing as a stylist for music bands. Aside from loving to display her talents, Kyausha has a passion for helping others reach their full potential. 
Nidia Perez Executive Assistant
Nidia was born in Guatemala City and immigrated to the US at the age of 14. The obstacle of adapting to a different culture and the challenge to learn a new language helped her become bilingual. Her passion to learn new things drove her into technology, becoming a Microsoft Office Specialist, Systems Administrator, and obtaining CompTIA A+ Certification. She joined AAK as a full-time employee in 2015 and continues to learn and grow in this wonderful program. She loves helping and sharing with others how technology can be beneficial to overcome obstacles on a daily basis.

NOTE: All AAK employees have completed a thorough background investigation in compliance with the laws of the State of California.

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