STAFF

COLETTE CRUZ
COLETTE CRUZ

Theatre Chair

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Dance Teacher for Early Start Dancers

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Academics Director

HECTOR GUARDADO
HECTOR GUARDADO

Bass & Guitar Teacher

WENDY COX
WENDY COX

Teacher's Assistant

REGINA COURTNEY
REGINA COURTNEY

Vocal Teacher

TAIRA KENDRICKS
TAIRA KENDRICKS

Dance Director

MARCUS COLEMAN
MARCUS COLEMAN

Music Chair & Executive/Artistic Director

GARY LETT
GARY LETT

Visual Art Director

CHELSEA COLEMAN
CHELSEA COLEMAN

General Manager

CHILL
CHILL

Hip Hop Dance Teacher

MRS. TONI
MRS. TONI

ICPA Administrator

 

ICPA BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Chelsea Coleman

Chelsea's background in business and financial management was gained while employed with a private dental practice in the San Fernando Valley where she managed the staff 12 persons and handled the bookkeeping. Until recently, Chelsea has been employed with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, where she worked in the Bureau of Administration managing finances and grants for several department programs.

Trina West

Trina West has been serving for three years as a Board Member of the ICPA Education Corporation and currently holds a position within the County of San Bernardino’s Probation Department as a As a Certified Crime and Intelligence Analyst. Employed for ten years in the department she has gained expert experience in records collection, records management, and program evaluation and outcomes.  Trina has many years experience in human resources, conducting interviews, making hiring decisions and training staff.  Trina has been involved in management discussions and reporting to shape department policy as it relates to adhering to changing laws. Trina regularly contributes to the shaping of the Juvenile Justice System of San Bernardino County whereby reports and recommendations are considered by command staff in the area of rehabilitation and reintegration programming.  She also coordinates large scale operations to keep the community safer, in that, prepares in-depth mapping and target packages which lead to offenders’ arrest.

Jerry Lewis

Jerry "Coobie" Lewis is a Board Member of the ICPA Education Corporation and one of the most sought after sound engineers in the music industry today. This Grammy Award winning master engineer has over 30 years behind the mixing console in both the recording studio and live music venues. He has lent his talents to some of the music industry's elite and Grammy award winning artists including, Lalah Hathaway, Judith Hill, Busta Rhymes, Tank, Rahsaan Patterson, Keisha Cole, Eric Benet, Mary Mary, Lexi, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Deitrick Haddon, John P. Kee, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Commissioned, Marvin Winans, Kurt Carr, and The Soul Seekers to name a few.

As a technical director, Jerry is often called on as a consultant to develop sound solutions, install the systems and train staff. Because of his nearly 35 years in both residential and commercial construction, Jerry has also been the go-to person for the development and construction of world-class commercial and home recording studios by the late hip hop icon James Yancy (J. Dilla), gospel artists Deitrick Haddon and Lexi, producer Nisan Stewart and 2-time Grammy award winning artist Lalah Hathaway. His technical ability spans even further than studio engineering as he also is a very accomplished video technician and editor, graphics and animation artist and web designer. His work can be found on various CD and magazine covers around the world in addition to various website designs and video productions for a multitude of clientele.

Founder / Board Member

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FOUNDER

Marcus Coleman

Marcus Coleman, a South Los Angeles native, was encouraged at a very young age to take up the piano. Showing many signs of talent and commitment, a Jr. High School principal insisted that he join the R.D. Colburn School of Performing Arts. There he was able learn the fundamentals of music and also be permitted to explore, cultivate and experience a healthy musical environment among his peers and industry professionals. Marcus was also accepted into the Alexander Hamilton High School Academy of Music. "Hamilton was a tremendous learning experience." Not only was it an academic institution, but for Marcus, it was a musical melting pot where serious musicians were forged. Winning several awards, Marcus quickly became a local favorite among musicians. This ultimately landed him a brief spot on the Tonight Show (Jay Leno) as a pianist when he was only 17 years old.

A growing fascination with jazz as he entered college gave Marcus the basic tools to obtain his first major jobs as a musician. In the later part of the 90's, Marcus decided to start directing and arranging for musical artist like Brian McKnight, Chante Moore, Monica, Kenny Lattimore, Howard Hewitt and others. During this time, Marcus began to direct several stage shows; allowing him to hone his skill to become the "go to" person for theatrical and technical stage direction.

Almost simultaneously, Marcus began using his talent and skill as a composer, arranger and orchestrator for several network television shows and films. As a composer, Marcus was required weekly to use his extensive musical training to create the soundtrack and score for shows like Girlfriends (Paramount/CW), All Of Us (Paramount), Parkers (Paramount), King Of Queens (CBS), Soulfood (Showtime), Steve Harvey's Big Time (CW), Dance 360(CBS), Second Time Around(Paramount), and The Proud Family (Paramount/BET).

 

Currently Marcus serves as the Executive Director for the Inland Conservatory For The Performing Arts.