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Our Team

Ms. Shawn  

-Owner & Head Coach

Ms. Shawn has been involved in for over 30 years. as a pageant mom, competitor and judge. She has produced many supreme title winners on both the local and national level. She has also co-directed fashion shows and has trained models to walk in fashion shows. Ms. Shawn is an Administrative Assistant with the City of New Haven Board of Education and Modeling instructor and coach at Stratford Performing Arts Academy.

Ms. Shawn has previously held the titles of America's Classic Liberty Ms., Miss New England Model Queen, Miss Royal America Classic Model Queen, Heavenly Angels/Dreamland Diva Supreme Queen, International Princess Regional Beauty, Model and Photogenic Queen. Also, International Princess National Queen, Miss Northeast Beauty and Model Queen, America's Yankee Miss Model Queen and Beauty Princess.

Ms. Shawn is currently scheduled to represent Connecticut in the Pure International Pageant to take place in March and also the Miss U. S. of America Pageant in August.

Miss Yanni  

-Coach & Makeup Artist

Miss Yanni have been involved in pageants for 16 years and has held over 150 division and supreme pageant titles both in the Northeast and the South. While a life long passion for makeup, Miss Yanni truely honed her skills in the areas of beauty and performance makeup. She is always on top of current makeup and fashion trends. Miss is also an award winning competitive ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern/contemporary and hip hop dancer as well as a vocalist at Stratford Performing Arts Academy. Miss Yanni was also a competitive cheerleader, an accomplished equestrian rider. She was also filmed for Tyler Perry's movie We The Peoples, David Schwimmers Netflix series Feed The Beast, as well as several episodes of TLC's Toddlers and Tiaras.

Miss Lindoria  

-Hair Artist

Miss Lindoria is a graduate of the Oxford Academy of Hair Design and is a licensed cosmetologist. Miss Lindoria's passion for hair developed from her 16 years as a competitive dancer. As a competive dancer she would create hairstyles for herself as well as other dancers. Miss Lindoria's creative imagination and flair for hair design will be an asset to the East Coast Diva team. Miss Lindoria has won many awards throughout her dance career and is now an instructor at Stratford Performing Arts Academy.

Miss Elise  

-Custom Music Mixes & Cuts

Miss Elise is an assistant Director of Stratford Performing Arts Academy non - competitive program, Pre-school instructor, non competitive Pre Ballet, Ballet/Jazz combo and Contemporary classes, as well as Company Jazz Instructor .

Elise is an award winning dancer and choreographer. Some of her awards include Best Choreography and Best Production, and several high score winning routines. Outside of SPAA, she is a graduate of Sacred Heart University . She holds a Masters in Developmental Psychology and currently working on a Masters in Counseling. Most recently, she is a 4th grade teaching assistant at Six to Six Magnet . 

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