Meet the ministry leaders working behind the scenes to further the mission of Paradosi!
Jeff has been a lifelong artist, entrepreneur, and devout follower of Christ. He joined Paradosi in January of 2012 as a volunteer filling needs within the ministry as the Creative Director and Director of Operations before being offered the position of Executive Director in late 2015. While serving in a Christian ballet company is the last place that Jeff thought that he would end up, he knows that this is exactly where he is supposed to serve. All of his seemingly unrelated life experiences in the arts, business, and ministry did not make sense until he began his service with Paradosi where all of these skills have been put to use for the glory of God. Jeff loves this ministry and seeing how the Lord uses the testimonies and artistry of its members to reach the lost through the power of the Holy Spirit. Jeff's heart is to see Paradosi being used to reach the lost, edify believers, and to build up the next generation of artists to use their gifts for the Lord. Jeff is excited for the future and seeing how the Lord will continue to use this ministry to grow His kingdom!
Larissa joined Paradosi Ballet Company in the Fall of 2011 as the ministries first Trainee. During her early years with the ministry, she was taken under the wing of the ministries founder, Tennille Carver, who mentored and encouraged her growth as an artist, in leadership, and in her spiritual walk. During her time with the ministry, Larissa's passion for the Lord and using dance in ministry has only intensified. Even through difficult seasons, injuries, and heartache God continued to grow Larissa as a minister, leader, and facilitator. Her main goals as the ministries Director is to care for the members of the ministry while drawing out their gifts and talents encouraging them to grow those gifts and use them for the glory of God!
Before becoming the ministries Director, Larissa served as the ministries Trainee Rehearsal Director, Trainee Director, and Discipleship Director.
Tabitha joined the ministry in the Fall of 2011 and has played a key role in the ongoing operation of the ministry ever since. During Tabi's time with the ministry she has put on many hats starting with the position of School Principal. Tabi developed the syllabus for our school, oversees teacher training and evaluation, and the development and oversight of the school's Dance Ensemble and Christmas production. Additionally in 2018 Tabi took on the role of the Trainee Director of Paradosi instilling her knowledge from many years of dance training and her formal education into the next generation of artists.
Tabi contributes so much more to the ministry through her immense talent, artistry, and creativity as one of our choreographers and company teacher. Tabi is a blessing to us all and we could not do what we do without her passion and dedication to the success of this ministry and what we are called to do for our King!
At an early age God implanted a love for dance in Skylar's heart. While pursuing dance, God developed inspiration and passion within her for using dance in worship. Skylar joined Paradosi as a Trainee and was quickly promoted to the Touring Company where she served as an Apprentice and then Company Artist before retiring from dancing in the Fall of 2019. Skylar's passion for the Lord and using dance in ministry has continued to grow over the years and she is excited to be able to share this passion with the next generation of dancers.
Currently Skylar serves as the ministries Trainee Rehearsal Director and School Administrator working to fulfill the mission of the ministry for the glory of our Heavenly Father!