Our Instructors

(in alphabetical order of last name)

Dee Brown (Poetry)
Dee has written plays and monologues for several productions. His first full production, Climbing the Mountain-Top when there was Nowhere Left to Walk, was picked up by the Black Theatre Ensemble of Virginia. Demonstrating leadership for years, his most important leadership role comes from being both a husband and father. Dee’s mission in life is to advance the perspective of humanity, offering a higher purpose of life through sound decisions… and to inspire the courage to act on personal goals.


ToNY is a funk recording artist, bandleader of the Funk Allstars collective, and co-pilot of the “New Funk” music movement. As a serial entertainerpreneur, his creative empire encompasses music, fashion, publishing, animation, comics, radio and film.


Fred Motley (Theatre Component)
Fred Motley is a Storyteller, Director and Actor. He has worked with the Theater Departments of Averett University in Danville, Virginia; Ferrum College, Ferrum, Virginia, and North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC. He has worked as a Drama Instructor with the Piedmont Regional Summer Governor School, Chatham, Virginia and Win-Win Resolution, Greensboro, NC. As an actor he has toured with Theatre IV, Richmond. Virginia and Poetry Alive, Ashville, NC. His poetry has been published in Literary Magazines, Journals and Anthologies. He lives in Danville, Virginia.