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Fine Art Classes

Quality fine arts are difficult to find when you have a tight budget, and the constant running around can needlessly waste time and energy. ISA partners with professionals in each skill, giving your child the opportunity to be well-versed in each fine art offered. 

Meet The Teachers

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Jamie Palau

Theater | 1st-12th Grades

Jamie Palau was born and raised in New York City where she began acting at a young age and was involved with groups like Kids On Stage who connected her with an agent for modeling, acting and singing. She graduated from the University of Buffalo with a Bachelor of Theatre Arts with an Acting Concentration.

 

After working in several local theaters as a Stage Manager and Guest Director, she landed her dream job as Stage Manager and Assistant Director at The Theatre of Youth, in Buffalo, New York, a professional theater performing for young audiences. There, she not only had the opportunity to help produce exceptional theatre, but also began to teach acting classes to youth as well as perform in a multitude of exciting roles on stage.

 

Jamie has since been blessed with a husband of 20 years and seven amazing children. In between momming and homeschooling, she has taught children's theatre classes at Fredericksburg Theatre Company as well as various homeschool and church venues. She is so excited to get back to it this year at Integrity School of the Arts!

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Camille Stratton

Dance | 7th-12th Grades

Camille Stratton is a graduate of New World School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance and an alumnus of Harrison School for the Arts. While at NWSA, she studied under Michel Foley, Gerri Houlihan, Peter London, and various other teachers. While in Miami, she guest danced with variety dance companies, performed in a music video, and a production company.

 

Camille also danced three years with a professional dance company in Central Florida, danced with Vital Sparks and traveled to Spain with them.  She has taught at Florida Dance Theatre, Highlands School of the Dance, Rochelle School of the Arts, has guest taught at Harrison School of the Arts and Windermere Preparatory School.

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Robert (Robertino) Walker

Music | 5th-12th Grades

Robertino is a native of Lakeland, Florida, and a graduate of Florida Southern College with a degree in voice performance. He was a private voice student of Ms. Beverly Wolff for ten years and also studied as a graduate voice student of Mr. Richard Cassilly at Boston University for three years. Robert studied for five years and was a master's graduate of the Bel Canto Master's Academy in Budapest, Hungary performing as a Spinto Tenor.

 

He moved to Stockholm, Sweden in January 2000 to continue a career in voice and opera. There, Robert founded the Stockholm Vocal Academy in 2003 where he was the artistic director and principal voice teacher for fifteen years. He taught workshops and master classes in voice and musical theater for beginning to advanced students of all ages. He has had the opportunity to travel, perform, and teach opera and musical theater in over twenty countries throughout Europe. He started performing on stage professionally at the age of ten and has over fifty roles to his credit in both musical theatre and opera.

 

Robert recently moved back to the United States with his two lovely daughters, Lisa Marie, and Sonja. He has worked for the past 5 years as a guest artist and private voice teacher at Harrison School for the Arts. He is the Artistic Director of Robertino's Vocal Academy and is a principal voice teacher and vocal coach at The Lakeland Arts Academy.

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Austin Green

Worship Band | 7th-12 Grades

Teaching students in high school is one of Austin Green's passions. Austin obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis, IN after attending 2 years at the Word of Life Bible Institute. He worked as a student pastor and worship leader at several churches in the last 10 years and has an interest in musicianship, worship, and Biblical Apologetics.

Austin has traveled with Worship Ministry Teams throughout the US and Internationally, leading others in worship and sharping his skills as a musician. He can play the piano, bass guitar, penny whistle, as well as using his vocals in worship. Austin was in a Barbershop Quartet in high school and loves to sing and hear those tight harmonies with students as they grow in their musicianship.

Austin has lived in Lakeland for the last 14 years and currently works as a Senior Consultant for 2 tech companies, MySchoolWorx, and Active Defender. His wife, Nicole, and children, Alea (13), Caeden (9), Sophia (9), all love the outdoors, beach-time, pool-time, springs-time, basically anything having to do with water is the great day for them.

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Alea Green

Dance | 3rd-6th Grades

Alea Green is a seasoned dancer with over 12 years of rigorous training in various dance forms. Having honed her skills at esteemed institutions such as the Florida Dance Theatre and Highland School of Dance, she has cultivated a deep understanding of dance technique and performance. As the Dance Captain of Patel Conservatory's production of Disney's Descendants the Musical, Alea showcased her leadership and artistic prowess on stage, leaving a lasting impression. She also just wrapped, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, as Sally Brown - the much beloved and quirky little sister of Charlie Brown.

 

Beyond her performance achievements, Alea is driven by her passion for teaching and mentoring students in the disciplines of dance. Her dedication to nurturing young talent is evident through her involvement in choreographing the musical 101 Dalmatians Kids by Disney in February 2024, where she brought her creative vision to life while imparting her expertise to aspiring performers. Alea's multifaceted contributions to the dance community underscore her commitment to both artistic excellence and education.

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Music | K4-6th Grades

Georgina Pirona is a violin, viola, and cello instructor based in Lakeland, Florida. 

 

She started playing the viola at six years old and learned violin at ten at El Sistema in Venezuela. At 11 years old, Georgina began playing in the town's youth orchestra. And at 14 she got invited to play at the professional state orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de la Juventud Yaracuyana (OSJY) as well as becoming her youth orchestra's viola sectional coach and principal violist. At El Sistema, Georgina played under the baton of several conductors, including Rodney Villamizar, Eddy Marcano, prodigy Diego Armando Guzmán Villalobos, and José Antonio Abreu (founder of El Sistema). Being trained strictly in classical music, she was able to play pieces from major composers, such as Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich.

 

Upon moving to the United States, Georgina was taught by Manuel Tabora and played at Macon Youth Orchestra for two years as their principal violist and sub-string sectional coach. While studying, Georgina participated at The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida (CARD) "Arts in the Park" instructing general music, played viola at South Shore Symphony Orchestra and taught violin, viola, and cello private lessons at a local music school.

Currently, she is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Viola Music Performance at Florida Southern College as a principal violist and studies under Lisa Suslowicz. At Florida Southern, she has worked at the String Orchestra Camp as a counselor, viola sectional coach, and violin aid teacher. 

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Nicole Green

Theater | 7th-12th Grades

Born and raised in Lakeland, Nicole Green has been involved in theatre and ministry for the last 24 years, challenging students to use their gifts for the glory of God.

During her time at the Word of Life Bible Institute, she had the privilege to travel with their drama team sharing the love of Jesus through theatre! After completing her Master's in Counseling, she directed multiple plays, (2) broadway-quality musicals, and continued to grow her private counseling practice in the Lakeland area.

Her passion and heartbeat is to value relationships and connect people together in community. Nicole is humbly blessed and grateful for this new chapter God has prepared for her and her husband, Austin, and their 3 kids, Alea, Caeden, and Sophia. It truly is a journey of together for Him.

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Melanie Goodrich

Theater | 3rd-6th Grades

Melanie Goodrich has been living the theater life since a very young age. She has always had a huge passion for, "All Things Theater." She believes people, especially children, should be able to free their creative self-expression, whether through music, theater, or the visual arts. 
 

Melanie has training in vocal performance, acting on stage, and technical theater behind the stage. Her Vocal performance training and experience come from Harrison School for the Arts, Florida Southern College, and The Lakeland Choral Society. Her “On Stage” experience comes from The Reformation Players at First Presbyterian Church (Quilters, the Musical) and Florida Southern College (Beowulf, the Musical, and Marvin’s Room as Ruth’s understudy). Melanie’s “Technical Theater” experience comes from Lakeland Community Theater (Honk, Jr. – Assistant Stage Manager), Florida Southern College (Into the Woods – Stagehand, Costumes & Props, As Bees in Honey Drown – Stagehand, Marvins Room – Costumes, Makeup, Set Design and Lighting), and Backstage Theater Inc. (Annie Jr. – Stage Manager, Lion King Jr. – Stage Manager and 13, The Musical – Stage Manager). She was also blessed to be able to take a small group of young aspiring theater students to Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Ga. where she stage-managed and assisted in directing a 15-minute production of Seussical Jr.
 

Melanie uses her training in Stage Movement, Acting, and Theater Production in her everyday life. She believes that if you treat life as a stage and with God’s help and guidance, you can live a happy productive life.
"Theater is a powerful art form. It teaches lessons about life, society, and emotion and more
importantly, about yourself." ~Anastasia Roberts

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Karen Booker

Theater | K4-K5 Grades

Since 2003, Karen booker has been part of the big stage! From performing in large Easter productions to instructing students in the area of Fine Arts, as well as years of teaching musical theater to homeschool students. Her diverse background is perfectly poised to train the next generation of actors and create the right environment for students to reach their full potential.

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Haley Champion

Visual Art | K4-4th Grades

Haley Champion was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She is currently attending Southeastern University and pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts with a minor in Tourism and Hospitality Management. Haley came to Florida with the intention of furthering her education in art. Her passion for art came about at a younger age when she began taking art classes outside of school.  
 

Aside from art, Haley enjoys event planning such as weddings and parties of any kind. Over the years, she has gotten many opportunities to help pour back into the art community by doing things such as judging a chalk art competition, participating in fine arts, etc. Haley has a creative eye for many things and loves to use that to add an artistic touch in everything she does. She especially loves to honor and glorify the Lord through her artwork, as He is the ultimate creator of heaven and earth.

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Vegas Sprouse

Theater | K4-2nd Grades

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Maggie Fussell

Art | 9th-12th Grades

Maggie Fussell has a passion for helping people and for creativity. In December 2022, Maggie graduated from Southeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She is currently working on a Master of Art in The Art of Design Management at Southeastern University. Her academic experience advanced her knowledge of visual arts, graphic design, writing, and communication. Maggie volunteers in church, works as an assistant in the Career Services department at SEU, and is a contributing writer for an agricultural magazine. These experiences have educated her in aiding people through listening, offering support, solving problems, and providing sympathy.

 

Maggie enjoys reading, designing, writing, and spending time with her family. When she is not at work or school she is at home helping her family on her grandfather's cattle ranch. Throughout her life Maggie has learned the importance of prayer, gratitude, humility, family, education, and hard work. Maggie is interested in learning the unique abilities of an individual to assist them in using their talents to fulfill God’s will. 

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Master Jason Troyan

Martial Arts | 3rd-12th Grades

Music/Rhythm | 3rd-6th Grades

Master Jason Troyan, 5th DAN Black Belt, Master Instructor, and Charter School Owner of Xtreme Fitness and Martial Arts.

Master Troyan began his training June 2002 and began his teaching career in Martial Arts November 2004. Since he started his training, Master Troyan has excelled receiving the rank of 2nd black belt in February of 2008 as well as testing and receiving the rank of 3rd degree black belt and certified instructor in 2010. In 2011 and 2012, Master Troyan ranked 4th in the world for Xtreme Weapons, Florida state champion for traditional weapons, traditional forms, creative weapons, and xtreme weapons. He is also trained in Krav Maga, being a Level 1 Instructor, and Combat Hapkido.

 

In September of 2012, Master Troyan began his journey and training with Grand Master Edward B. Sell and Grand Master Brenda Sell, with the United States Chung Do Kwan Association and has received many state, and national champion awards.

 

Then in 2021, Master Troyan tested and received the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt and Master Instructor, also being inducted into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame. Master Troyan incorporates life skills into his teaching such as: respect, self-control, confidence, and discipline. He continues his training with Grand Master Sell and looks forward to sharing his skills with new students.

 

  • 5th-Degree Black Belt, United States Chung Do Kwan Association

  • 5th-Degree Black Belt, World Chung Do Kwan Association

  • Master Instructor, USCDKA

  • 3rd-Degree Black Belt, American Taekwondo Association

  • 2nd Dan Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Federation

  • Certified instructor, USCDKA

  • Level 1 Krav Maga Instructor

  • Brown Belt in Combat Hapkido

  • Charter School Owner

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Gabi Drumheller

Dance | K4-2nd Grades

Gabrielle Drumheller grew up in Lakeland and after high school, she attended the University of South Florida, graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Gaby taught the 3rd-grade class at Grace Lutheran in St. Petersburg for 3 years and has also taught 3rd-grade at Heritage Christian in Winter Haven. She possesses a certificate in teaching English as a second language and is serving in her 2 term as an Elder at Presbyterian in the Highlands. She now teaches dance and movement classes at Kelly Recreation Complex.
 

Gaby has a lovely family that enjoys spending time together along with their rescue dog, an Australian heeler they adopted in January for The Bully Project. They play board games, race RC cars, and garden. Gaby loves to garden and grows lots of fun veggies at home and is learning how to grow plants in a hydroponic system. Her favorite things are chocolate, coffee, and a good book! 

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