ZORIAH PEARSON // Resident Faculty


Zoriah Pearson began her dance training in Miami, FL, at the Edwin Holland School of Dance and continued her formal dance education throughout middle and high school.  Zoriah has been formally trained in ballet, tap, modern, and jazz.  As the art of dance has played a major role in her life, Zoriah has had the opportunity to join several dance companies throughout the state of Florida; she danced with the Edwin Holland Dance Ensemble throughout grade school and then joined Mahogany Dance Theatre and Laisse Faire Dance Company upon her matriculation into Florida A & M University.

Zoriah began teaching dance, as a student assistant, at the age of 16, which makes her no stranger to the world of teaching and leadership.  She, since, has served as dance captain, assistant rehearsal director, and rehearsal director for several of her company affiliations.  Zoriah also serves as a resident choreographer to Dr. Michael M. Krop’s dance program, in Miami, FL.

Because of her dedication to the art of dance, Zoriah has been afforded opportunities that stretch far beyond her comfort zone of annual dance recitals; countless summer intensives in New York, competing in Miami-Dade County Public School’s Superintendent Showcase and NAACP’s ACT-SO Competition, and performing with Cirque du Soleil in the NFL’s 41st Superbowl are just a few of her experiences.  Zoriah’s passion for dance and her dedication to teaching others is her driving force to be an exceptional influence on the young minds and hearts who seek to express themselves creatively.  She hopes that can continue to help those who are ready and willing to dance by honoring their skills and working passionately and diligently toward perfecting their craft.

Courtney Holland