IMPACT

Master Performing Arts Conservatory 

Positive Images of Self-Expression (PISE) is a nonprofit organization developed to positively impact the lives of children and young adults by providing fun educational programs that emphasize self-development and the arts as a form of self-expression.  After 20 years of service, PISE has developed quality programs that change lives through the arts.

           

PISE is a 501C(3) nonprofit organization established in 1997 under the direction of Ms. Imani Harris.  Over the years PISE has grown more formidable in fulfilling its purpose.  PISE has left its mark throughout Los Angeles and the country on various stages such as; The Wilshire Ebel, The Redondo Beach Performing Arts Theatre, The Hollywood Palace and The Strand Theatre in Shreveport Louisiana. PISE has produced an array of top quality youth musicals and productions that include hit plays; High School Drama, Where is My Daddy and the PISE Celebrity Spring Fashion Show. 

           

In 2009 The Impact Conservatory was created to partner with other organizations and institutions in need of an artistic component.  Impact became PISE without walls and was instituted at Antioch Church in Long Beach, California and Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, California.  In 2012 Impact explored the ability to take the arts globally and followed through with its successful project at the I Can Fly High School in Machakos, Kenya. 

         

Impact has shown to be very effective in training young artists and It has created a unique niche for repurposing classic theatre shows like Cinderella, The Wiz, The Lion King, Andie (the boy version of Annie) and Aladdin.  The Impact Team is comprised of dedicated and qualified teachers who have a heart for youth and believe in the positive influence of creative art.  

FEATURE 2020 PRODUCTION

Our Master Performing Arts Conservatory is back featuring "Snow White & The Fruit of The Spirit".  

OUR FOUNDER

Imani Harris 

Trained in the art of dance by the late Paul Kennedy of Universal Dance Designs Los Angeles, San Diego State University Dance Department and the Alvin Ailey Dance Academy in New York. Imani founded Positive Images of Self-Expression (PISE) 1997-2011.
 

Imani was formerly the Artistic Director of Dance Ministry at Faithful Central Bible Church where she had the creative freedom and support to lead a people ranging from ages 5 to 75 in experiencing the freedom of dance.

 

Some of the most impactful projects she's been connected to include choreographing for stage plays: The Gift (Written, Produced and Directed by Sha’ Givens), When Praises Go Up… , Gospel Gossip, Where is My Daddy, High School Drama, Let Me Dream (Written and Produced By Imani Harris), PISE Annual Celebrity Fashion Show (Produced By Imani Harris) and Deliverance Dance Company (Founded By Imani Harris).

“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” -Martha Graham

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