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.
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!
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.
Katiana’s art represents the people, culture, and history of her roots through realism. As a first-generation Haitian-American, her primary focus is to document the stoic, misrepresented, and under-appreciated country called Haiti as well as connect viewers to her perception of Haiti and the people of the African diaspora. Each piece is a labor of love, paying homage as I attempt to shift the dialogue towards an appreciation for the African diaspora everywhere.
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.
Recording artist, songwriter, actress - Renaissance Woman. She is excited about working on her debut album, anticipated for release in 2019.
In the interim, you can catch her performing on stages across across the country. She is an all-around creative, a thinker, a doer, loves to laugh (sometimes at her own expense), and loves elephants.
Nyah Hardmon is a writer and spoken word poet who believes the quality of a poet’s words trumps elaborate performances any day. She has been recognized for her spoken word talent as a YoungArts finalist and a nominee for a Presidential scholar in the arts. Whereas poetry allows Nyah to spit her own truth, off the stage, she is able to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves through the form of journalistic story telling.
Albrielle “Dripp” McFadden is a dancer and choreographer with experience in various styles of dance.
A South Florida native, Dripp has been dancing for 17 years and continues to work towards her dance goals, which include opening her own dance studio.
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."