Darrell Smith

Music Director, Composer, Drummer

Born and raised in New York CIty, Mr. Smith has been dazzling the stages for the past 18 years. A Staten Island native, Darrell had the good fortune of being accepted into the esteemed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School (a.k.a. "The Fame School") for percussion performance.  He exceeded all expectations while attending LaGuardia and would further conquer all goals while attending the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, achieving a Bachelor's Degree for Jazz Performance. Darrell is a professional drummer whom has performed with some of the most in demand musicians around today and has graced his presence on many of the most world famous stages. Some of his instruction comes from those of exceptional caliber including Kenny Washington, Ali Jackson, Dafnis Prieto, Bernard Purdie, and Billy Hart, just to name a few. Not only is Mr. Smith a masterful drummer, but a fine instructor as well. He is teaching privately at Jazz at Lincon Center, Staten Island Academy, and Victory Studios. Recently, Darrell graduated from New Jersey City University receiving his Master’s Degree in Performance and is looking to further his education in ultimately obtaining his PHD while growing as an elite musician among his peers.

Claire Christine Sargenti
Claire Christine Sargenti is an artist known as "The Classically Trained Rebel" for her bold works that break boundaries and cross genre lines.  In addition to being an award winning playwright and actor, Sargenti is the creator and founder of the edgy and urban contemporary ballet company New Bridges Ballet and the solo character The Metal Ballerina.  She is a SAG-AFTRA actor, writer, model, painter, dancer, and choreographer.  Sargenti received her training at the Joffrey Ballet School and The Barrow Group, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University in Arts Administration. When not in NYC, She can be found on the streets of the French Quarter entertaining tourists and locals alike with her haunting tales of New Orleans’ twisted and fabled past.

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