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Joanne Brillant

Joanne is the Founder of the Masterís School. She has been trained in many forms of dance: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Interpretive, and Hebrew Folk Dance. She has used her dance background to express her love for the Lord, glorifying Him in worship ministry in the church for the last 27 years.† Joanneís heart passion is to see anyone desiring to dance be released to do so, regardless of age or gender. She has traveled all over the East Coast and now the Southeast doing workshops and conferences, releasing people in the gift of dance for the Lord. She has also taught Worship dance at The Genesis Project, a Christian Arts studio in Greenville area, for the three years as well as the Master's School for the last 5 years. For 9 years, Joanne was the dance leader at Mt. Zion Christian Fellowship in Greenville SC.and now seves as a Prayer Servant as well as a Dream Team Coach at City Church in Simpsonville, SC . She has also served in ministry with Restoration Ministering Services and Hosanna Dancers with Pastors Rob and Jami Crisman.Joanne also co-founded The Worship Dancers Alliance 10 years ago with Pastor Jami Crisman. This is an organization that unifies dancers from numerous churches in the SE for the purpose of fellowship, prayer, encouragement and training. This year she is part of a network of intercessors and a prayer coordinator for the Arts for the "Hinge" a city wide prayer gathering. Joanne's passion is dance, the Lord and sharing both with others. "How good and pleasant it is when brethren dwell together in unity" Psalm 133

E-mail: jb2911@charter,net

Jami Crisman

Jami McNeely Crisman the Director of the Masters School, is a graduate of Gardner Webb University in Social Science and Clemson University with a Masters of Education in Counseling.  She has been in dance over 36 years and has been teaching Worship dance in several capacities through a traveling dance drama of Restoration Ministering Services, as Director of Hosanna Dance  for the city of Greer based at First Presbyterian Church of Greer and now through the Masterís School Greer Location at River of God Worship Center. Her dream is just to impart what God has given her through worship in dance for them to take with them wherever they go. She is married to Dr. Robert Crisman who is both a Pastor and Chiropractor in Greer and the mother of Torry and Matthew, who both worship the Lord in the dance. She is also a counselor at the Greer Christian Learning Center and Co Pastor of River of God Worship. She also is the Co-Founder of the Worship Dancers Alliance with her dance partner and sister in Christ--Joanne Brillant. 

Nicole Mabe

Nicole’s passion for dance started when she was six, as she studied Ballet, tap, and jazz. At the age of 14 she started in dance ministry with Celebration Company at Dominion Christian Church. Nicole took Ballet and Jazz classes at Emmanuel Arts in Inman, SC, for 6 years, where she also taught hip hop classes. Nicole has choreographed hip hop dances for many students in the area, and has been on the Greenville Greyhound Groovers semi pro dance team. She has taught numerous workshops in the area and is now a part of the dance team at River of God Worship Center, under the direction of Jami Crisman.Nicole has taught at the Master's School for the last 4 years and is also involved with The Worship Dancers Alliance with Joanne Brillant and Jami Crisman. Nicole continues to be a great inspiration to our young girls in Hip Hop dance as well as giving them a spiritual foundation in the word.

McKayla Acree

McKayla has been jumping and spinning around since she was three. That's when she started in a ballet/creative movement class. She continued ballet and tap for many years, including three years at Greenville Ballet, performing in The Nutcracker two years. McKayla has danced with Emmanuel Arts Dance School at the Harvest Festival in Lyman, and also the Christmas Festival in Lyman, and continues to train in a ballet intensive class there. Recently, she has begun a swing dance class. She started at the Master's School in 2007. Since being there she has taken Worship Dance, Tap, Lyrical, Christian hip hop and Ballet, and continues to dance at Master's School. McKayla is a high-school homeschooler, attends Calvary Chapel of Greer where she is involved with her youth group, and helps with the child care there. She plans to major in physical fitness and dance as she moves on with her education. When she first came to us her heart was to be a dance teacher and we affirm that in her. Her skill and sweet personality make her a perfect fit to work with our little girls.

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