STAFF


  • Jeff Bischoff

    executive Director

    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 accepting 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, encourage believers, and to build up the next generation of artists in the hopes that they will use their gifts to glorify God. Jeff is excited for the future and seeing how the Lord will continue to use this ministry to grow His kingdom!

  • Larissa Bischoff

    Artistic Director

    Larissa started dancing at the age of three at Hosanna Dance Studio in Eugene, Oregon. At an early age Larissa knew that she would one day dance for Jesus but life took her down a different path away from the God she loved. In December of 2010 Paradosi danced in Eugene while on tour and Larissa fell in love with the ministry. During the outreach event, Larissa felt the Holy Spirit stir within her telling her that she was to leave her past behind and to go dance with Paradosi. Larissa immediately auditioned for the ministry and was asked to join Pardosi 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 ministry's founder, Tennille Carver, who mentored and encouraged her growth as an artist, in her spiritual growth, and as a leader. Larissa's passion for the Lord has continued to grow each year and using dance in ministry has only intensified her love of God. Through the good and difficult seasons God was faithful and continued to grow Larissa's heart and mind as an artist, minister of His gospel, and as a leader. Before accepting the position of Artistic Director, Larissa served as the ministries Trainee Director and Discipleship Director. Her main goal as a leader is to love on the dancers in her care while drawing out their individual gifts and talents encouraging them to grow in those areas and to use them for the glory of God!

  • Annie Dick

    FACULTY & Director of Fellowship

    Annie was raised in San Antonio, Texas where she studied under the direction of Joseph and Laura Villalobos at Ballet San Antonio Academy and later as a trainee with the Montgomery Ballet. Dancing had been a lifelong passion for Annie but after attending a Ballet Magnificat summer dance intensive she felt a call to use dance in ministry. Annie auditioned for Paradosi in the Spring of 2017 and was thrilled to be accepted into the trainee program for the Fall of 2017. After a year in the trainee program Annie was offered a position as an Apprentice with the touring company and in 2020 was promoted to Company Artist. Annie is so thankful to be able to use her dancing to serve her King and to partner with Him in His work. Annie feels privileged to be able to praise His name with dancing and to declare His truth boldly to the world!

  • Amanda Moore

    FACULTY

    Amanda began dancing at the age of seven at Cedar Arts, in Upsate NY. Her training continued under the direction of Cindy Reid at The Ballet Center of Ithaca and Rafael Grigorian at Rafael Grigorian School of Classical Ballet. During these years Amanda developed a strong love for classical ballet, and had the opportunity to dance lead roles in The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, and Esmeralda. For three seasons Amanda performed with a local Christian ballet company and had the opportunity to dance in Christ centered ballets in local churches, schools, and retirement homes. It was during this time that Amanda first experienced ballet being used in ministry and she fell in love with the idea of leading others to Christ through the art form while at the same time using dance to worship her Savior. Amanda joined Paradosi Ballet in the Spring of 2018 and danced with the ministry for two seasons before taking a sabbatical for a season. Amanda is thrilled to dance again this season and is looking forward to another year of glorifying The Lord through ballet.

CREATIVE CONTRIBUTORS & GUEST FACULTY

The following individuals contribute their creative talents to the ministry on a part-time basis.

  • Carol bischoff

    Costumer

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  • TABI SPURLIN

    Guest   Faculty

    Paradosi  Dancer  2011 - 2021

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  • Bonnie Calvert

    GUEST   FACULTY

    Paradosi  Dancer 2015 - 2019

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  • Skylar Kerwood

    GUEST   FACULTY

    Paradosi   Dancer 2015 - 2019

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  • Hope Livingston

    GUEST   FACULTY

    Paradosi  Dancer 2018 - 2021

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  • Roshelle Howard

    GUEST   FACULTY

    Paradosi  Dancer 2015 - 2020

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  • Marissa castro

    GUEST   FACULTY

    Paradosi  Dancer 2018 - 2020

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MINISTRY ADVISORS

The following individuals while not officially staff serve as council for the organization. 

We are so thankful for the wisdom and insights that they continue to share with the ministry!

  • Pastor Carolyn Moore

    Spiritual Council

    Life More abundant Ministries

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  • Joel & Tennille Carver

    Founders

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