Elyce Monet
President & Artistic Director

Larry Rosenberg
Vice President

Constance Patrick
Administrative Management

Kaycee Cole
Vocal & Ballet Lead Instructor

Maneesha McClure
Creative Dance Instructor

Shana Eva

Acting Instructor

Shondra Jepperson

Guest Lead Instructor/Vocals, Acting

Danielle Glick

Asst Vocal & Acting Instructor

Sheila Knies

Boardmember

Elyce Monet, President & Artistic Director

Elyce Monet created Parangello Players in 1986 in Vancouver, Washington, operating Parangello Players Theater and Parangello Players Center for the Performing Arts, a school that trained thousands in Dance (ballet, jazz, ballroom, tap, HipHop)  Vocal Arts (voice for stage, singing technique & performance), Acting (private and group), Arts & Crafts, Fitness Arts (tumbling, Tai Chi) Junior Modeling, Stage Combat, Musical Theater Performance, and more.  There were 19 instructors at its peak.  The school’s final task was working with the City of Portland on a Youth At Risk project in 1995 with over 60 Middle School youth. The Theater Company produced 2 to 3 full plays (usually musicals) per year, with audiences amassing up to 2000 per run.  All shows were family oriented.  The Columbia Arts Center in Vancouver, Washington hosted our full length plays, while our Mystery Shows were mobile at Country Clubs and Universities throughout the Pacific Northwest.  The Clark County Arts Council awarded Parangello Players annually for its community service and its role in character building, skill building and support of children through the arts.

As an artist, Elyce has personally excelled, winning awards from music associations, including Rising Star Female Entertainer of the Year, Songwriter of the Year in 1995 and 1996, and Dancer of the Year in national Las Vegas Competitions.  She has written and recorded several CD projects in several styles, including country-funk, swing, and smooth jazz.  After moving to California, Elyce produced “Keeping It Real:  The Keys To Health & Happiness” at the Thousand Oaks Civic Auditorium where Dennis Prager, Mariel Hemingway and Robert Ferguson performed to an audience of 1800+.  It was dubbed, “Cirque du Soleil meets Dancing with the Stars” and included 5 time World Champion Latin Dancers Melissa Dexter & Giacomo Steggaglia and Cirque du Soleil performer Stephan Choiniere.  This V.I.P. event was sponsored by Gaiam International and Sweet Leaf Stevia.

Now in Sedona, Arizona, Elyce is happy to recreate the same models that were successful over the last 30 years by collaborating with other arts organizations and performers to bring to Sedona After-School Programs, Interactive Mystery Theater Events, and complete productions and new creative arts initiatives.

Larry Rosenberg, Vice President 

Larry J. Rosenberg, PhD (in Marketing), has spanned several genres; marketing professor, business consultant and coach, management trainer, holistic healer, and show business creator and performer.  He has been a Board Vice President for 6 years.

Larry’s 50-year-long professional career started as an Associate Professor of Marketing at New York University and University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Based in Tokyo, he was the Executive Director of University of Maryland University College’s International Business & Management Institute, for which he presented training programs to managers on five continents.

Larry is the Founder and CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer) of The Larry Show.  This venture provides Wisdomtainment (accumulated life wisdom and creative on-stage entertainment), through one-man musical shows, creative growth workshops, motivational speaking, and life coaching.  He has performed his one-man musical comedy shows more than 40 times in America, Australia and Scotland.

Larry earned a BS degree from Drexel University, and a MBA and Ph.D. degrees (in Marketing) from The Ohio State University. He has completed trainings on group dynamics, creativity, brain education, holistic healing, yoga teaching, integral philosophy, and spiritual awareness.

As a show business entrepreneur, writer and performer, Larry has been called the minister of joy, cheer-giver and poster boy of It’s never too late to revitalize your life. His message is how to live an authentic and fulfilling life by healing, growing and sharing oneself in order to contribute to a world of love, joy and peace

Constance Patrick, Boardmember

Constance (Connie) Patrick is not only a member of the Parangello Players Board of Directors, she is also an instructor.  After spending a number of years in Education as both a high school Instructor and Department Chair, Constance’s career navigated through several industries with Best Western Hotels International, Spiegel Catalog, AARP, National Catalog Corporation, Cendant Travel, McKesson Health Solutions, California State Automobile Association, and CVS/Caremark.  She honed her business acumen through customer service roles as Operations Manager, Regional Manager, and Director of Customer Service.  Her expertise in Training and Development contributed successfully to managing teams and meeting annual business goals.

Strengths in business include end-user operations and operational planning,  resource allocation, implementation and maintenance of “just-in-time” agents, training and facilitation, project management, customer relationship development, engagement in enterprise values and vision.  She has been a key contributor to customer service mastery programs, and was an  integral part of converting a contact center into a “Center of Excellence”.

But Connie is also adept at the Performing Arts.  An avid writer and performer of Poetry and Spoken Word, Connie is know throughout Sedona as one of the go-to talents for a host of shows of all kinds.

Constance has a B.A. in Education from Arizona State University, and advanced studies in English, Education and Psychology.

Along with her professional strengths, Constance participates in community initiatives: Habitat for Humanity, Walk for the Cure, United Way, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and annual drives to replenish local food banks.  She is an actress and poet, performing often at the Sedona Hub in Sedona, Arizona.  Her contributions to community earned her host companies valued recognition as Business Leader of the Year, and Governor’s Business Leader of the year.

Kaycee Cole, Lead Vocal & Dance Instructor

Kaycee Cole, a Parangello Players Board Member,  has enjoyed an international career as a musical theater professional, appearing in leading, supporting roles, chorus and guesting in operas, musicals, recitals, theater, musicals, touring bands and independent film. Companies include The Seattle Opera, New Jersey State Opera, Sun Valley Repertory Theater, The 5th Avenue Theater, The Tacoma Opera, Civic Light Opera, Bellevue Opera, Pilgrim Center for the Performing Arts, Houston’s Theater Under the Stars, Vienna Folks Opera, The Domino Blue Experience, tours and original cast recordings of ‘Si Si Das Musical’ (Roland Baumgartner) and singspiel ‘Si Si’ (Peter Schleicher). Notable venues include The Royal Albert Hall in London, New York’s Carnegie Hall, The Ronacher Theatre in Vienna, The Prinz-Regenton Theater in Berlin and The National Bolivian Opera House.

Recording credits include winning a Roy Orbison Tribute Song contest. Her song rendition of the song ‘In Dreams’ was chosen for a Roy Orbison Tribute CD produced by Barbara Orbison and BMI. Several well-known artists performed live at a special birthday promotion at the Gibson Studios in London where she performed her rendition of ‘In Dreams’. The songs were released on iTunes that week.

Teaching credits include ballet program director for YMCA, Harlem, New York, Ballet Program director for Legacy Dance Studio, MN, teaching staff and workshops at numerous dance studios throughout the USA and Vienna, Austria. She founded vocal studio, ‘The Cole Opera Academy’ and ‘Future Legends’, and she has also taught and staged performances for handicapped and disabled dancers for Ballet Bellevue’s ‘Dance-abled Project’. Kaycee was Choreographer for Greg Thomson Productions in 2008, for Microsoft. She has choreographed original works and set several classical ballets for numerous dance schools.

We are honored that Kaycee has joined the team to work with students and provide them with an international and diverse approach that embodies kindness, patience and excellence all rolled into one!

Maneesha McClure, Creative Dance Instructor

Maneesha McClure is a world-renowned dance and transformation therapist. She has extensively trained in Expressive Dance, Therapeutic Hypnosis, Inner Child and many other therapies, including Metaphysical Reading, Metaphysical Energy, Emotional Freedom, and Subtle Body Healing. She has been on the path of meditation since 1973. For many years, Maneesha has been offering groups, classes, trainings and individual sessions in Europe, the USA, China and India with her work, Dance Energy Transformation, a life-changing process using the power of Expression of dance, self-acceptance through the heart and meditation as a therapeutic process.  Maneesha lives in Sedona, Arizona, USA, and is the director of The Institute for Dancing.

Shana Eva, Acting Instructor

Shana Eva was born with a passion for the Performing Arts. By the age of three, she began her studies in various forms of expression such as creative writing, dance, cheerleading, singing and acting. As a teenager, she was captain of her competitive Hip Hop dance team and found great joy in co-creating with her peers. By 18 years old, Shana began teaching dance and acting to youth ages 5 to 15 while simultaneously working as a professional actress in the local Miami area. After several years, however, she felt it time to try her skills in the “big leagues” and relocated to Los Angeles, California in pursuit of further opportunities. Once acclimated, Shana was fortunate to find early success in the entertainment industry and continued her collegiate studies in theater and music. She regularly performed with her sketch comedy troupe, “Dirty Cues”, whose viral sketches earned millions of views and a slew of media attention including, Entertainment Tonight and BuzzFeed. She continued to book roles in various films, commercials, TV shows and music videos, allowing her to work alongside such notable names as, Amy Schumer (Trainwreck), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), and Burt Reynolds.

Currently, Shana hosts her own Blogtalk radio show called, “Heart On Radio”, where she uses her background in comedy to offer a light-hearted approach to the exploration of spiritual topics. She continues to work as an actress and film writer with several major projects in development. Shana’s mission is to aid in the evolution of humanity through the creation of conscious media. She is determined to bring inclusion and diversity to mainstream media and finds it detrimental to the positive development of youth and society worldwide. Above all, she believes, as we open our hearts in love and service to others, we will unlock Heaven on Earth.

Shondra Jepperson, Acting & Vocals Instructor

Shondra Jepperson is an Alumnus of the Juilliard School of Drama with an impressive resume as an actor, singer, voice over artist, songwriter and producer with performance credits of 42 years in the entertainment business. She is also co-founder of popular on-going Sedona Youth Theatre and a master voice, acting, performance & life coach with her own private practice. Dozens of students coaching with her have been awarded scholarships into drama conservatories, won singing contests & pageants and many are now performing professionally. Finding Your Voice is a program she first developed for Experience Yourself Women’s Retreats held in Arizona and Canada annually for several years. For more info visit ShondraMusic.com.

Danielle Glick, Asst. Instructor

Danielle Glick is a talented singer/songwriter and actress.  She is known in the community for various roles in productions throughout Sedona and the Verde Valley.  She says she has always known she wanted to be a singer and actress!  She has studied with high level instructors Shondra Jepperson and Carol Shive. “Over the years I’ve spent countless hours working on my voice- whether that included self-work or work with many fabulous teachers- including Shondra Jepperson and Carol Shive, who was Grammy nominated with the Mahavishnu Orchestra and worked with many well known names such as Elvis Presley and Diana Ross. As well as vocal training, I have been trained in general teaching techniques- having taken an educations professions class where I worked with young children and experienced the beauty that exists in such open, fresh minds. I am delighted to help surface the creativity and talents in the children with whom I work.”

Sheila Knies, Boardmember

Sheila Knies is a licensed high school Spanish teacher with a BA Degree from SUNY at New Paltz.  In addition, she studied in Spain at La Universidad de Oviedo.  She received her Masters Degree in Bicultural/Bilingual Education from the University of Texas in San Antonio.

After years of studying various forms of metaphysics, she organized psychic fairs in the New York area. A strong believer in education, Sheila founded Psychic Seminar where people could not only receive psychic readings, but they could also take spiritual awakening classes and attend regular lectures. Her own psychic gift allowed her to select psychic luminaries such as Suzane Northrop, John Edward (Crossing Over), Deanna Davino, Joyce Keller and many more to work at her functions. She was considered a pioneer while hosting one of the first, if not THE first metaphysical show on cable TV. She then went on to manage Body, Mind and Spirit, American Psychic Network, Psychic Discovery Network, Crystal Psychics and 1-800-Predict psychic lines.

The entertainment world seemed to go hand in hand with her life’s journey.  She managed Actor’s School for the Performing Arts for several years and eventually became part owner of the academy.  Starting Take One Talent Agency in southern Florida was her next step.  After 8 years of matching talent with casting companies, she moved to Hollywood, California and evolved into being a Casting Director herself.  Though she cast several types of projects, her specialty became casting kid’s commercials for several Fortune 500 companies.