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Chanel Cotton

Jazz Dance
Chanel Cotton is a Sarasota native. She has studied dance  for 20 plus years. Her high school alma mater is Manatee School for the Arts. While at MSA she studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Ballroom, and Hip Hop dance. Her undergraduate thesis at University of South Florida entailed the creation of Jazz dance the first American Dance style.

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Eden Stahlmann

Theatre Troupe Student Co-Leader

Eden Stahlmann is a high school senior in 2023/24. She has been an active member of the Learning and Families Theatre Troupe since the very beginning and has now taken over for her brother Sam. Eden has been involved in theatre her whole life, starting in the Sarasota Youth Opera program when she was eight years old. She is currently dual enrolled at State College of Florida and has appeared in three of the SCF theatre productions. Eden is also an instructor at Music Compound and is extremely passionate about the arts. She is looking forward to directing the 2023/24 LAF Theatre Troupe.

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Charlene Yoder

Junior Theatre

Charlene Yoder believes ANYONE can draw, and she’s spent more than 30 years showing thousands of people that very thing. With 5.5 years of college (BFA in graphic design/secondary in drawing plus an all-grades Indiana art teaching license) she specializes in custom art lessons teaching accuracy and techniques at her Sarasota studio ( Charlene is a working artist, taking commissions, but her true passion is teaching others how to access their God-given gift of art. 1 Peter 3:15 says, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” Charlene loves to give this answer through her art. She was baptized when she was eight-years-old and has loved Jesus her whole life. Her 11-year-old daughter attends LAF, and Charlene and her husband have homeschooled her since Kindergarten.

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