Our Board of Directors
Executive Director and Founder - Shaun Parry
Shaun Parry is a veteran performing artist from New York City. He has taught, performed or choreographed/directed in Japan, Greece, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, Italy, Canada, Switzerland, England, France, Scotland, Peru, India, Kenya, China, NY, Hawaii, and most of the states in between. His career spans Broadway, Off-Broadway, National and International Broadway tours, the Metropolitan Opera, MTV and more. A few career highlights include; Phantom of the Opera (Broadway), CATS (Broadway National & International Tour), AIDA (Broadway International/Japanese Original Cast Recording), A Christmas Carol (Madison Square Garden), Beowulf (World Premiere-Off-Broadway), The First Emperor (World Premiere-Metropolitan Opera w/ Placido Domingo), A Few Good Men…(New Victory Theatre), Reel to Real (Edinburgh Festival), Disney Cruise Line (orig. cast), All Shook Up (Chad), West Side Story (Bernardo), Joseph…Dreamcoat (Pharaoh), Man of La Mancha (Pedro), Swing!, Fosse, New York Theatre Ballet, Martha Graham Dance, Buglisi-Foreman Dance (orig. cast of “Mean Ole World” on Broadway), Ballroom National Championships, 2002 Olympics and was a coach for MTV Made to name a few. Shaun is a member of Actors Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild. He was chosen as one of the Top 10 Danz-du-jour Master Teachers at the Edingurgh Festival and was a director/choreographer for the World Scholar-Athlete Games. Speaking engagements include the World Youth Peace Summit, the World Parliament on Spirituality and the Global Women's Summit. He directed and choreographed David Archuleta (American Idol Finalist) and Stacey Tookey (So You Think You Can Dance Chor/Judge) in Chennai, India at the historic World Leprosy Day, 2011. He is on the Board of Trustees for the Musical Arts Academy of Nairobi, on the Board of Advisors for Rising Star Outreach of India and is a guest lecturer, teacher, director/choreographer at numerous studios, colleges and universities worldwide. Shaun is the 2nd of 10 siblings, is an Eagle Scout and loves peanut butter and cherry cheesecake.
Philanthropic Development Officer - Julie Butler
Julie Butler is the founder and president of the nonprofit organization Rescue a Million, working on preserving two of our planet's most valuable commodities, the rising generation and our natural resources. Rescue a Million fights the battles against the lack of education and conservation by bringing the causes together. Programs such as Every Child a Hero are initiatives making a difference in the lives of hundreds of youth around the world and in promoting conservation awareness.
Board Member - Brent J. Belnap
Mr. Belnap is the Managing Director at Odyssey Capital Group, LLC at Rockefeller Center, NYC. After graduating with a B.A. in Political Science from Brigham Young University, Mr. Belnap relocated to New York City where he went on to attain his law degree from Columbia Law School. Since then he has worked as Senior VP and Associate General Counsel at iQor, Inc., Senior VP and Counsel Group at Citigroup Inc., Senior Associate at Paul Hastings, Associate at Skaddden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, and Associate at Morgan, Lewis and Bockius.
Board Member - Stacey Tookey
Originally from Canada , Stacey has represented her country at the Adeline Genee awards in London, danced with Ballet British Columbia, Fusion Dance Company & as a member of the N.B.A. Grizzlies Extreme Dance Team. After moving to New York she had the honor of working on projects with Bette Midler & Madonna. She has performed in concerts with Mia Michaels Company R.A.W. including Jacobs pillow & with Parsons Dance Project in Seoul, Korea. Other performances included Carmen with the Houston Grand Opera & assistant choreographer of A Few Good Men Dancin on Broadway. In 2002, Stacey relocated to Las Vegas where she was original cast member for the entire 5 year run of Celine Dion's show A New Day at Caesars Palace. Other performances with Celine include the Oprah Winfrey show, the 2004 World Music Awards, Larry King Live, CNN A New Years countdown live in Times Square & A&E biography of Celine Dion. She recently has been slimed on National T.V. alongside Justin Timberlake dancing at the 2007 Kids Choice Awards in addition to performing Stacey has taught master classes in Mexico, Italy, Argentina and throughout North America and has been the recipient of many choreography awards. She currently resides in L.A. and is on faculty of West Coast Dance Explosion dance convention. Stacey is one of the featured Choreographers on So You Think You Can Dance in Canada and U.S.
Treasurer - Kent Larsen
Board Member - Travis Ferran
Travis Ferran is the CEO and owner of Newport AVE (Audio/Video/Electronics). After spending time in the leprosy colonies in India and seeing the immediate and long term effects the Promethean Spark programs have had on the youth and children there, he opened his doors to the PS Utah Chapter to utilize office space in his work complex. As a die-hard Yankees fan and a triathlete for many years, Travis is well aware of the power of experiential learning, hard work, goal setting, focus, perseverance and the other life skills PSI teaches. Travis brings decades of successful business experience to the table in the hopes of helping to create perpetual sustainability and scale the Promethean Spark methodology and programs globally. Travis is excited to be able to utilize his expertise and energies towards a humanitarian cause that is making a real difference in the world.