Meet the Staff
CEO of BYOA & Teacher
Seraphina will be teaching singing, songwriting, and filmmaking. She has won many awards for her short films (including Howard County's Best Middle School Film of 2020, Audience Awards Horror Shorts Film Festival Finalist, etc). Seraphina has been professionally trained in singing for 8 years, and she has been singing for her entire life (trained in multiple styles, such as- classical rock, pop, punk, opera, choral, rock, etc.). She has been in various musicals, choirs (including audition choirs), and in several rock/ punk/ pop bands (including audition bands). Seraphina also has a YouTube channel in which she uses the craft of filmmaking to create her videos. She posts covers of songs on her channel as well. Seraphina hopes to pursue a career in the film industry.
COO of BYOA & Teacher
Marygrace will be teaching piano, art, and dance. She has won many awards. (Including the "Our Voice" certificate of recognition and much more). Marygrace has been playing and improving in piano since the age of 7, and has taken art classes from age 10. She has won many academic awards (including 7 certificates of black excellence, 8 principal honor roll awards, and 3 proficiency mathematic awards). Marygrace also plays basketball and has led her team to county champs. Marygrace hopes to pursue a career in trial law when older.
Lily will be helping with singing and piano. She was in the Maryland State Chorus this year, and she made the Howard County Chorus four years in a row. Lily can play piano, and she has been learning and improving for over a year now. She has been a part of her school’s film institute three years in a row. Her first interaction with theatre was when she was in second grade, seven years ago, in a production of Aladdin. Since then, Lily has had multiple experiences in theatre, and has been a part of dozens of musicals. Lily is a camp counselor over the summer, for a theatre camp, and has lots of experience with all different types of people. Lily hopes to pursue a career in special education or the theatre/film industry when she is older.
Volunteer & Teacher
Volunteer & Teacher
Iliana will be helping with Dance and Make Your Own YouTube Channel. Iliana has been classically trained in dance styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, and many more for 12 years. She has been invited to dance with her studio’s team for about 8 years. While with her dance team Iliana has gotten the opportunity to travel to many places and meet many different people. Iliana has been taking photos for 3 years and took classes for 2 years. She had a photo published in the “Our Voice” magazine this past year. Iliana hopes to pursue a career in psychiatry when she gets older.