It is our mission to create a fun, energetic, and creative environment where individuals can explore, grow, and hone their skills in music, dance, film, and theater. We strive to provide our participants with the resources to carry their skills to an uncompromising level of excellence in the industry of entertainment.
Tyrone is Executive Director for the Purfek Academy and Talent Manager for a number of independent artists. He is responsible for overseeing the music consulting/artist development arm of the parent company, Purfek Storm Group. Formally a talent manager in the corporate world at Disney’s ESPN and Viacom’s MTV, VH1, Nick, Showtime Networks, etc, he has a keen sense of identifying talent and knows what it takes to maximize the full potential of talent with whom he works. He has worked with many recording artists (major and independent), TV personalities, and athletes. Tyrone, therefore, has a good sense and understanding of the business of Talent (Artist) Management. He has earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University, and completed MBA work in Finance from Rutgers University. In addition to the role as Executive Director for the Academy, Tyrone assists PSG partners with brokering deals for the artists on our roster, as well as assist with planning company events to increase business opportunities, exposure, and growth for the company.
Classically trained Joyce has toured and recorded with a variety of established artists such as: Jonathan Butler (Jive Records), Sucker for You, True Love Never Fails, Scene of the Crime, and No Strings, No Ties, Regina Belle (Sony), Basia’s Drunk on Love Remix (Sony), Dave Stewart’s (Elektra Records) Greeting from the Gutter tour, Brian McKnight (Live at the Apollo Theatre), PM Dawn’ Jesus Wept CD (Island Records), on the tracks My Own Personal Gravity, Why God Loves Me, and Miles from Anything, and Ultra Nate’ (Warner Brother’s Records). Joyce was selected to play a “singer” in the Al Pacino/Johnnie Depp feature film Donnie Brasco. As a jingle singer Joyce can be heard on the NBC Network promo jingle “Catch the New Times on NBC”. Joyce has had her songs recorded by legendary, smooth jazz saxophone great Grover Washington, Jr. Her song Don’t Take Your Love from Me (Sony Records) appears on Grover Washington’s Time Out of Mind CD, a critic’s pick.
I am a dancer and fitness competitor. Ashley has danced since the age of 7 and has been in the gym since college. She loves all things that encourage health, wellness, growth, creativity, and expression. Ashley also teaches and performs professionally.
Brooke, who is known as an Artist of the Violin, received her Bachelor of Music degree Cum Laude under the prestigious Florida State University College of Music. She was under the instruction of the late Beth Newdome, former Associate Concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. While studying at FSU, Brooke performed for World Renowned Jazz Violinist, Regina Carter during Mrs. Carter’s 2004 Atlanta Jazz Festival master class and participated in the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, NC (2004). Brooke also studied under the FSU International Program in London, England with Royal Philharmonic Violinist, Eric Chapman. She now travels the country performing as a solo artist when she is not teaching violin to other aspiring individual artists of the violin.
Ayna graduated with honors from Pedagogical University in Russia for class theory, music history and piano. She has been known to share her knowledge of music and skills in piano mastery at schools in her home country of Russia, and has received awards such as “Teacher of the Year” in 2003 and “Best Teacher” in 2005.
Baruch Santana has been acting since the age of eight and writing poetry and plays since the age of fourteen. His love for the art, theater and stage can be seen in his teachings. Born in Brooklyn, New York in the 80’s Baruch is a die hard New Yorker now living in New Jersey. He teaches acting for kids, teens and adults at Purfek Academy and has been coaching actors and producing and directing off Broadway plays for a decade through his company Brooklyn Entertainment. He studied many years under Melvin Williams who has coached some of the top talent in the business. Baruch‘s teachings focus on all modern methods of acting taught by Melvin Williams, Stella Adler, etc adding some very new techniques to be the best actor or performer you can be in this generation of the art. He has also done photography and casting for seven years helping many actors get the part. Many of Baruch‘s students have gone on to be placed in feature films and television with speaking roles and getting into the union.