Born and raised in New York, Emanuelle has been immersed in the art of theatre, whether it is singing, acting or dancing, since the age of 6. She knew from then on, that the stage will always be her home. Being raised in an international family, Emanuelle has had the opportunity of learning many different theatre methods and styles from around the world: from French pantomime theatre to Russian musical performances. In high school, she was lucky enough to go through the international baccalaureate program where she was immersed in various theatrical practices. It was in those years that she discovered the art of directing and decided to stage a successful one act play “Akhmatova” for her final year project. During that time, she was also an assistant director for her French drama teacher. 

 

Emanuelle then came to Brussels to pursue her studies, resulting in a bachelors in Modern languages and literature (English and Russian), a masters in Theatre arts and a teaching certificate in theatre arts. She now teaches Drama and English in different Belgian schools and successfully prepares future drama students for their auditions. But her passion for theatre has always led her to the stage and/or backstage. In coming to Brussels, Emanuelle continued her passion and joined her university theatre troupe – l’Atelier theatre de l’ULB. She performed many Avant-grade plays and directed a French rendition of “The Importance of Being Earnest” (2015). Emanuelle later joined musical theatre companies like BLOC and Green Parrot and was delighted to play the roles of Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” (2015-2016) and Polly in “Crazy for You – The New Gershwin Musical" (2017) and the dragon in “Shrek” (2019). She also directed “Urinetown – the Musical” in 2018. Emanuelle continues to learn and grow in her craft, attending various workshops in London, Paris, St. Petersburg and New York. Emanuelle is truly excited to join the team at Jet’s academy and ready to open the minds of the new generation of musical theatre students. 

Emanuelle
Drama Instructor
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Lou Wéry is Belgian and was first introduced to music through dance, having trained during her childhood & teenage years with Martine Godat (contemporary dancer and teacher at the Forest Academy), leading to a work of personal choreography based on the Arts of the body, ears and eyes (dance, music and painting).

 

Lou had started taking classical piano lessons, and since 2012 she has been dedicated to study music, especially jazz. It started with JazzBXL with Bas Cooijmans, Olivier Colette, Krystel Wautier, and then during the same year, she also studied at the Conservatory of Liège training with Michel Massot and Fabian Fiorini learning about free improvisation. In 2014, she entered the Koninklijke Conservatorium van Brussel, continuing her training with Nathalie Loriers, Diederik Wissels and Kris Defoort. She still continues to take classical piano lessons with Jean Hilger, professor at the Conservatoire du Luxembourg. Lou also has been teaching children (aged 7 to 11 years), in music and singing, using the teaching  “créatif” method created by Jean-Claude Baertsoen, at  the “Blanches et Noires” school in Brussels

 

However Lou does love singing and is currently the lead singer in the fusion-jazz-psyche group, NAPSiS, as well as pianist and chorist in the pop-rock group, Beautiful Badness.

Lou Wéry
Singing Instructor

Lou Wéry is Belgian and was first introduced to music through dance, having trained during her childhood & teenage years with Martine Godat (contemporary dancer and teacher at the Forest Academy), leading to a work of personal choreography based on the Arts of the body, ears and eyes (dance, music and painting).

 

Lou had started taking classical piano lessons, and since 2012 she has been dedicated to study music, especially jazz. It started with JazzBXL with Bas Cooijmans, Olivier Colette, Krystel Wautier, and then during the same year, she also studied at the Conservatory of Liège training with Michel Massot and Fabian Fiorini learning about free improvisation. In 2014, she entered the Koninklijke Conservatorium van Brussel, continuing her training with Nathalie Loriers, Diederik Wissels and Kris Defoort. She still continues to take classical piano lessons with Jean Hilger, professor at the Conservatoire du Luxembourg. Lou also has been teaching children (aged 7 to 11 years), in music and singing, using the teaching  “créatif” method created by Jean-Claude Baertsoen, at  the “Blanches et Noires” school in Brussels

 

However Lou does love singing and is currently the lead singer in the fusion-jazz-psyche group, NAPSiS, as well as pianist and chorist in the pop-rock group, Beautiful Badness.

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Sofia was born in Colombia, raised in Panama and now based in Belgium. She studied classical ballet, modern dance, jazz, tap and musical theatre at Escuela de Danzas Teresa Mann in Panama. Sofia has taken workshops in dance and musical theatre with the international competitions Danza Activa, Sheer Talent and Dance Educators of America, as well as Broadway Dance Center and Danse Attitude in Panama, United States and Belgium.

 

This young woman loves to share her passion for art to children, teens and adults through her teaching in dance. During the past 2 years, Sofia was a member of the Knights and Damsels Dance Company at the University of Central Florida, United States, in Panama, she belonged to The Kickliners Dance Company, as well as teaching musical theatre dance at Artemisa Academy in Panama. You can find her portfolio + her latest work at www.sofimarroquin.com

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Sofia Marroquin
Dance Instructor