Patricia Detweiler, Studio Director
Patricia Detweiler has been the Director/Owner of Many but ONE for 20 years. Patricia has been married to her husband John for 34 years and their 2 daughters Carly and Christie were raised attending the studio. The Lord impressed on Patricia’s heart how vital a Christian Performing Arts Studio would be in the Palm Beach area. Many but ONE had been established 10 years before as a performing arts company headed up by Mrs. Elaine DeLorenzo and Mr. Jerry Hutcher. As the Lord called both of them out of the area Mr. Hutcher encouraged Patricia to continue on with the ministry but to add the school for students who had a desire to glorify God with their talents.
Patricia loves nurturing the students in their love for Jesus first with their talents coming second. We desire to do everything excellent as unto the Lord. She is blessed to be surrounded by a team of men and women who love Jesus, have danced in the professional world and have made the decision to come out of the secular world and train students in a Christian environment.
Because of who the Lord has brought to the studio we have expanded our program to not only include dance but now offer a full theatrical program with training in piano and voice. Patricia’s vision is to see hearts won for Jesus Christ through His arts. She believes God is the creator of all things including us, how wonderful to see His children praising the One who put this desire for the arts in their hearts.
Crystal Miller, Administrative Director
Crystal Miller is the wife of David Miller. They have 4 children; 2 boys, Devon and Cole, and 2 girls, Nikki and Lexi, who have been dancing with MbO since 2004. The girls have completed the apprentice program and are in the Company.
Crystal is a Dental Hygienist, yet in 2002 felt God calling her to start homeschooling. She has been active in the homeschool community where she served on the Steering Committee of Hope Homeschoolers Support Group, managed the Elementary and Middle School co-op as well as taught numerous classes.
Crystal has served MbO by working backstage with the studio and the Company, helped coordinate the Mother-Son Date night and several Father-Daughter Dances, established a Ministry Mom’s Prayer Breakfast, and has traveled with the Company for their out-of-state ministry trips.
Having a heart for the ministry of MbO, she is passionate not only about sharing the Gospel through dance but also of mentoring the hearts of the students of MbO into a deeper relationship with God and living a life of service to Him. Crystal is excited to come alongside the staff of MbO to continue to build our community into a strong, unified family.
(Coffee and chocolate are daily essential items in her life!)
Jennifer Dolan, Artistic Director
Jennifer Vanucchi Dolan trained in South Florida with Magda Aunon, Mariana Alvarez, and Judith Newman. She received additional summer training with the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet and the Hartford Ballet. After graduating from the University of Miami in 1992, Jennifer spent six seasons dancing professionally with Southern Ballet Theatre in Orlando, Florida and one season with the Carolina Ballet. Some of her favorite performance experiences were dancing soloist and principal roles in Serenade, Swan Lake, Con Amore, Les Sylphides, Firedbird, Yes Virginia, Another Piano Ballet and The Nutcracker.
At the age of 15, Jennifer choreographed her first ballet, Encounter, which was selected for presentation at the Southeast Regional Dance Festival. Over the years, she has choreographed many ballets selected to be performed at this festival and was twice awarded the Monticello Award for Emerging Choreographers. She has also been awarded the National Commissioning Project Scholarship in recognition of outstanding
choreography. While dancing with Southern Ballet Theatre, she was commissioned to choreograph a new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. An excerpt from this ballet was chosen to represent the Southeast Region at the 2006 International Ballet Competition. Jennifer has also choreographed several works for the American Jewish Ballet. In Remembrance, a tribute to victims of the Holocaust and Ladino were performed in Havana, Cuba in May 2000.
Jennifer has been teaching ballet locally for the past seventeen years. She spent nine years teaching at Meg Segreto’s Dance Theatre, seven years at Calvary Christian Academy and has taught at Many But One Christian Performing Arts intermittently since the year 2000. Jennifer has also enjoyed being a guest choreographer and teacher for Fort Lauderdale Ballet Classique, Boca Ballet Theatre, Houston Dance Theatre, Astrid Audet
Academy of Ballet and Northeast Atlanta Ballet. For the upcoming year, Jennifer is excited to continue teaching and choreographing for Many But One. As a wife and mother of three young boys, she is thankful for this ministry and it’s commitment to both presenting the gospel through dance and ministering to youth and families.
Lulu Ogden, Artistic Director
Lourdes Lulu Ogden has been teaching and choreographing for the ministry of Many But One for the past 22 years.
She has been teaching dance though since 1984. Her dance training began in Miami with instructors, Suzanna Prieto of Ballet Etudes, Thomas Armor of Miami Ballet and several jazz and modern instructors through out the City of Miami. After majoring in Dance and Child Psychology at Miami Dade Community College/New World School of the Arts, she performed with various dance companies and studios. She was employed by Univision, Channel 23 out of Miami, for 2 years where she performed and choreographed for their spanish television program, “Sabado Gigante”. During those 2 years, she also taught at Univisions MDA Dance Studios under the direction of Maiten Montenegro, where she choreographed their childrens programs, commercials, competitions and other live performances. Through out that time she was chosen to perform with Jose Luis Rodrigues, ‘El Puma’, in his music dance video.
For 10 years, Lulu taught Jazz, Acrobatics, Ballet & Tap under the instruction of Leslie Peaches Jarvis, at Peaches School of Dance in North Miami. It was there where she developed the love and passion for teaching children.
After all these years of experience in dance, the most memorable moment for her was giving her life to Christ in June of 1996 at a Many But One performance. She has been teaching with Many But One ever since and as the mother of 3, Scotty, Matthew and Elizabeth, she is so thankful to be serving in such a Ministry.
Linda McLelland, Costume Mistress and Student Relations Coordinator
Sheri Hecocks, Theatre Director
Sheri was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. Coming to know the Lord at a very young age, she has always had a passion for ministry. Sheri was involved in Theatre in school and community projects, as well as the collegiate level. She attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA majoring in developmental psychology. Shortly after graduation, she married her husband, Clay, and was soon committed to full-time ministry as the wife of a pastor. Sheri homeschooled their three children prior to helping open a Christian school at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauder-dale. She served as the Admissions Director for the first several years and then moved into the Performing Arts area where she oversaw the theatre, dance, and music departments. Sheri is passionate about melding her love for education and the arts into a vehicle for sharing the Gospel and ministering to the lives of students.
Jennifer Pinera, Music Director
Jennifer Pinera has always had a love for understanding and performing music and musical theatre along with a passion to teach and inspire a passion for music in others. She grew up in an organization that brought “Psalty”, the Singing Songbook Production, to nursing homes, numerous churches, and anyone who would have them. This trained her in choreography, set design, music, and spreading God’s love and character through the arts. During high school and college, Jennifer was in award-winning show choirs, and numerous musicals, including Jesus Christ Superstar as “Mary Magdalene,” “Rusty” in Footloose, Rabboni, and most recently “P.J. the D.J.” in Uncle Phil’s Diner. She also sang at the Broward Performing Arts Center for the Silver Knight Awards.
Jennifer has been trained vocally since she was 10 year old in many genres of music: opera, classical, show-tune, and self-taught in modern music. She studied Music Therapy at the University of Miami, transferring to Greenville College where she received a bachelor of Science in Music. Because of her training in Music Therapy, Jennifer has a deep understanding that music can move a person meaningfully and emotionally. This knowledge giver her an understanding of the privilege and responsibility to honor the Lord with the music which influences her and her students.
Ivy Canapa, Ballet and Contemporary Teacher
Ivy Canapa performed internationally with Ballet Magnificat Omega Company for six and a half years (www.balletmagnificat.com). In her formative years, she received training from the Atlanta Ballet, Greenville Ballet, and Louisville Ballet. In high school, her summers were spent with the Boston Ballet and Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet.
Ivy’s teaching career began while touring with Ballet Magnificat, where she taught Master Classes across the U.S. Her stage experience reaches across the United States as well as Europe, South America, and the Middle East. In July 2010, she moved to West Palm Beach to attend Palm Beach Atlantic University. During her college career she established a ballet curriculum at a local studio and choreographed for several events.
In April 2011 she was awarded the third place prize for choreography at the National Society of Arts and Letters Southeast Chapter. In 2014, she graduated with honors with a degree in Elementary Education and opened the Harbour School of Dance. She is currently an adjunct professor of dance at PBAU while teaching at Many But ONE Christian Performing Arts, Inc., and other local studios.
Alison Davis, Tap and Contemporary Teacher
Alison Davis teaches all forms of dance but specializes in Tap and Jazz. She started her training at the age of 3 years old and started teaching at the age of 13. Her training includes sixteen years at CSAD and Pro-Am Dance Academy in Pompano Beach where she was extensively involved in competition and touring which included dancing in NYC and Las Vegas. Alison trained under such teachers as Joan Iacino, Kathy Scheich, Charlotte Jensen, Savion Glover and Judi Boudreaux.
Alison danced in The Nutcracker with Miami City Ballet in 1991 and also performed with the touring company, Young Broadway Stars, in 1993 and 1994, which she was Dance Captain in her last year. She has had numerous students graduate to professional dance careers including performing on Broadway in New York City, and dancing with Sesame Street Live. Many former students have also won numerous competitions including “platinum” level awards and “best choreography” awards.
Alison has been training, performing and choreographing with the Calvary Chapel Performing Arts Dance Ministry since 2007 and served as the Director of the Ministry for 2 years. Alison was on staff in the CCA Fine Arts Department from 2010 teaching several genres of dance for middle and high school. She recently left her full time position, but is still involved in choreographing the dance concerts and musicals.