The FADC's many extraordinary accomplishments are direct results of a unique synergy generated among a very special group of individuals.  It is our pleasure to introduce to you to the officers, directors, guild members, professionals, and staff whose efforts drive the Florida Arts and Dance Company towards its goal of enhancing the cultural awareness of the community through world-class dance education, training, and performance opportunities.


CECILIA SERRA, Executive Director, Founder 

Cecilia Serra is the founder and Executive Director of FADC. She holds her BS in Business Education and BFA in Dance and her MS in Education. Cecilia was the school administrator and a company member of the Jackson Ballet. After moving to the Treasure Coast, Cecilia opened the Palm City Dance Academy. It has always been her desire to introduce young people to the arts through dance. Her vision and leadership have been the driving force behind Florida Arts and Dance Company from its beginning. Cecilia gives her heart, time and talent to the young people that FADC serves, and ultimately provides them with a greater awareness of their talent and worth.


TATIANA KOPP, Artistic Director

Tatiana Kopp, a native of Tbilisi, Georgia (former Soviet Union), joined Florida Arts and Dance Company in 1995 as artistic director and ballet instructor following her tenure with Ballet Mississippi. She served as ballet instructor and ballet mistress, under the direction of Fernando Bujones. For 21 years, Tatiana was the prima ballerina of the Tbilisi State Opera and Ballet Theatre. After retiring from performing, Tatiana received her doctorate degree in teaching the Russian Vaganova technique and classical ballet repertoire. While in Mississippi in 1994, Tatiana was a staff member of the prestigious International Ballet Competition School of Dance in Jackson, where she returned this year as a member of the international teaching staff.


2000-2001 Officers

Hugh W. Page -President
Barbara Scharlau -Vice President
Tom Vokoun -Treasurer 
Karen Vaina -Secretary


Betty Brain
Michael DiTerlizzi
Roseland Hall
Glen Hasell
Tom McNicholas
Jeanette Mueller
Agnes Santomenno
Nicki Schoonover
Tom Vokoun
Linda Westcott

Advisory Board

John Fedorek - Prinicpal, Hill Barth & King, CPA's
Mary Shaw

Resident Professional

Dr. Jay S. Weingarten - Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialist
Katherine Bernstein, R.D., L.D.N. -Nutritionist
Dr. Lisa M. Lust - Family Chiropractic Center
Jose E. Serra, M.D. - Serra Medical Group P.A.
Cecilia Serra, Anna Serra, Joan Hooks - Balanced BodyWorks

Florida Arts and Dance Staff

Cecilia Serra - Executive Director
Tatiana Kopp - Artistic Director
Christine Storino - Fund Development Coordinator
Penny Farley - Receptionist/Bookeeper
Genevieve LaGratta - School Coordinator, Instructor
Nancy De Sisto - Kickdance Instructor
Joan Hooks - Balanced Body Instructor
Anna Serra - Jazz Instructor, Ballet Mistress, Stage Manager
Janet Jordan - Costume Designer


F.A.C.E. Guild Members

Joanne Stoddard - Chairperson

Lori Castor
Laura Clift
 Kristen Gallas
Joan Hooks
Jenny Hall
Nancy Klein
Debi Loffredo
Sabrina Malaney
Robyn Martin
Karen O'Neill
Hugh & Jill Page
Stephanie Rubin
Sam Whittle


Florida Arts and Dance Company
  57 S.W. Monterey Road    Stuart, FL 34994    561-288-4150 

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