Founder & Artistic Director

Founder & Artistic Director

Darius Daughtry

Darius V. Daughtry is a poet, playwright, director and educator who has dedicated much of his life to cultivating and inspiring young artists and thinkers in his native South Florida. When he’s not performing, teaching, or curating an artistic event, you're likely to find Darius writing in a coffee shop, hanging with his niece, or somewhere listening to Marvin Gaye. 


  Associate/Teaching Artist

Associate/Teaching Artist

JaShae Jones

JaShae Jones is a singer, songwriter, spoken word artist, and educator with over decade of experience. She desires to encourage others through artistry, just as she has encouraged herself. She strives to continue to touch and inspire more people to reach their full potential and keep in mind that anything is possible, if we just...Believe. Her forthcoming project, When Fear Leaves The Stage, is fiya! 


  Programs Intern

Programs Intern

Slim Luly

Actor and original member of the Wordz Ablaze poetry troupe, Schlimbert "Slim" Luly is a senior at Florida International University with a major in Organizational Communications. A South Florida native, Slim utilizes his creative energy and community connections to help spread the Art Prevails Project message to the masses. 


Artist

Sheena O. Murray

Recording artist, songwriter, actress - Renaissance Woman.  She is excited about working on her debut album, anticipated in 2019. In the interim, you can catch her performing on stages across South Florida.  She is an all-around creative, a thinker, a doer, loves to laugh (sometimes at her own expense), and loves elephants.


  Artist

Artist

Marnino Toussaint

Marnino Toussaint is multifaceted Artist from South Florida. Marnino’s staple is using poetic elements in his hip-hop and R&B fusion music to speak his truth. When he is not working on poetry or music, Marnino dabbles in acting and fitness as hobbies. “God is good and so is my black” is a quote he just came up with for this blurb.


  Artist

Artist

Nylle Thebes

Nylle Thebes is a Hip-Hop artist, poet, songwriter and actor. He's your favorite rapper's favorite rapper that they haven't heard yet. Nylle believes music (and all art) has the power to do great harm or to heal. He sees his craft as a way to show the world that we can all relate. "Art brings us together and gives a voice to those that are otherwise, voiceless, and this is why we do it."