SHANNA LIM aka "Shae" is a practitioner of many dance techniques such as house, freestyle, modern, Thai fusion, and prides in expressive theatrical performance. Founder of Inner Soul Projex Productions , a company started in 1996 geared to benefit and make society aware of many social world issues through entertainment. She has performed recently at the Hip-Hop theater festival, Black Luv festival, toured with Tamara Wellons of Ocha Records, also the late night series with Mason Rhynes, Dont Hit Mama dance production out of the Netherlands and more. Also, her colorful, creative and stunning body and face painting is loved by many. She feels blessed to know that she is gifted to perform her dance and paint skills for any
type of event you can imagine.
PIN POINTS began as a writers' workshop called "Pen Points" in 1978. It was
then a training ground for a plethora of writers who became quite
successful: Joy Jones, ("Teacher Meditations" and president of Spoken
Word), Jonetta Barras ("Daddy's Little Girl," columnist for the
Washington Post and popular talk show host), Ersky Freeman ("Why Doctors
Don't Guarantee Their Work" along with numerous nationally touring
plays) - to name a few.
Pen Points writers' workshop
evolved into Pin Points Theatre in 1980 as a community theater company
creating its plays and workshops in impoverished D.C. communities then
presenting them to schools, businesses, government agencies and theaters
throughout D.C., the United States, Asia (Guam, Korea, Japan, and
Singapore), Canada, and Germany. Touring productions include: 1,001
Inventions; KIAMSHA, a youth (ages 12-18) musical/drama/workshop
teaching abstinence from sex, drugs and violence; THE MEETING (winner of
eight NAACP awards).
Several hundred former performers of Pin Points have advanced their careers and producing success stories like the famed Martin Lawrence, Wendy Robinson of the STEVE HARVEY SHOW and Davika Parikh of WEST WING
who have done very well in mainstream entertainment as well as Jim
Lucas and his nationwide one-man show; Rico Hill an executive producer
at Nickelodeon and now Vice President of the Cartoon Network;
singer, Shirleta Settles; Thandor Miller, Lennie Smith, and Mori El
Randolph are the Executive Directors of their own nonprofit youth
Pin Points Theatre holds on
to its credo to serve their community as a teaching tool, artistic
outlet, a provider of viable employment, as a loving haven for troubled
ESTIFANOS BERTA-SAMUEL hails
from the Amhara Tribe and with his impressive physique at 6ft.5in.
height, brown eyes and caramel skin he has dazzled on the stage of
several runways and graced the pages of print publications across the
He currently lives in Johannesburg, South
Africa and shuttles between New York and Los Angeles under his agency,
HEADS MODELS in Johannesburg.
He started modeling
rather unwillingly in High School at the 10th grade. He has worked as an
assistant to the in house stylist at ENYCE, and appeared in several campaigns like: Absolut Vodka commercial in Paris, France; History Channel commercial in Hollywood, CA; Los Angeles Fashion Week; and BET Awards
Fashion Show just to name a few. He loves being creative and
choreographing piece but, in the natural sense, attending and graduating
from Howard University; traveling internationally and living his dream
in the fashion and entertainment industry, being a back up dancer for
the South African Sensation Khabonina Quebeka, starring in a television show on DSTV Africa, writing scripts for Cartoon Network’s Dance Club, and acting in two films in the U.S. last year.
is the dream of model, dancer, actor and stylist Estifanos Berta-Samuel
to start a corporation that
will build a world class industry for arts,
fashion and entertainment professionals in his home country and
SCHOOL OF PROTOCOL INC is a non-profit organization under section 501c3
of the internal revenue code. The organization (CSP) was founded to
address issues specifically related to at-risk, welfare to work, and
unemployed or underemployed youth in the District of Columbia.
has found that a preponderance of young people suffer from low
self-esteem and peer pressure. They attempt to change that lack of
self-esteem and self-awareness through their program of Etiquette and
Manners for maneuvering through today’s world.
CHARMIONE THOMAS is owner of the CHARMIONE’S SCHOOL OF PROTOCOL. Ms.
Thomas a proud mother of two successful young women is a committed
educator who has been teaching Life skills and Etiquette in one form or
another over the past ten years.
Charmione has served
as a Career Specialist with the Welfare to Work initiative and the Youth
program of Friendship House Association for more than five years
instructing on Life Skills and Business Etiquette and most recently in
Northeast Washington, DC for girls ages 14 to 25 enrolled in the “Too
Good for Drugs” summer school program.
There is no
statistical information to show what percentage good manners, charm, and
etiquette play in daily living. However, there is much anecdotal
evidence showing how significantly those factors improve our daily
outlook and expectations in life.
ANGELA MARTIN has been a professional fashion and print model for 28 years,
and has appeared in numerous national and regional advertisements,
billboards, TV commercials, magazines, feature films and television.
She has worked for top agencies in Atlanta, Ga., Dallas, TX., Nashville,
Tenn.,and Washington, D.C. and has done fashion shows for fashion
designers such as: Adolfo, Bill Blass, Geoffrey Beene, Perry Ellis and others; was a house model for N.Y. showrooms and a live mannequin for exclusive store windows.
was a final percentile contestant in a Miss Texas-USA pageant, one of
the original Dallas Playboy Bunnies, has been a judge for the
All-American Model's Search, Penny's Baby Search, Miss Black America,
Miss Tennessee, and has taught modeling for the Kiddin' Around Modeling
Agency in Atlanta.
Ms. Martin was featured in her own segment, on a BET
television and WHUR radio, as a personal shopper for exclusive
clients. She is a graduate of Tennessee State University with a B.S.
degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology, also attended Spellman
College, Brown College of Court Reporting and Howard University graduate
school. She presently has a successful personal chef service
for private clients, specializing in eclectic coastal- inspired Southern
cuisine, and is writing an auto-biography about her influential
historical geneaolgy lineage.
LISA SHANNONis a Runway Coach and Modeling 1 and 2 Instructor at John Robert Powers Modeling Agency in Baltimore City. She also specializes in face painting, mural's and furniture. She studied at the Community College of Baltimore and received a Art scholarship for Fundamental, Design and Commerical Art.