Alicia is a graduate of Suitland Performing Arts
School. Her career of choreography and
presenting her work has developed in cycles. She
has been a member of the Northeast Performing
Arts Group since the age of 8 years old. She was
with the Northeast Performing Arts Group for 20
years. Alicia is also a choreographer for
Starlite Dance Academy. She has choreographed
and provided creative expertise for many
productions with the Northeast Performing Arts
Group. During her first five years, she focused
on presenting group works, performed an ensemble
of dancers and her. In the second five years,
her work shifted to solo performances created in
collaboration with contemporary visual artists
and composers. In the third cycle, she explored
the dynamics of ensemble work. Now in her fourth
cycle, she has ventured out to create her dream
of molding and shaping young dancers into great
works of art. She stepped out on faith and
created the Take A Bow Performing Arts Group.
She aspires to develop disciplined your dancers
who pride themselves on performing in excellence
and to the best of their ability. Her motto is
"Dance Is Discipline and Discipline is Dance."
Perkins, Sr., Facility and Transport Manager
Is a husband and
father who dedicates time to the Take A Bow
Performing Arts Group and assists by
transporting the students who are participants
in of our “Before and After School Program” to
and from school on a daily basis. He is
also responsible for the maintenance and up keep
of the grounds and facility
DA’ Juan Petree,
DA’Juan Petree, is one of the most eclectic and
quiet fires in the industry today.
He began his formal training in the
Stuart-Hobson Middle School Musical Theater
Ensemble under the direction of Thomasena Allen
and the late Harry Poe.
Raquis was hand selected by the late Mike Malone
to be the youngest member of the Everyman Street
Theater. He auditioned and
was selected to be in T.A.D.P.O.L.E, a feed
program to the Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Dance Department. After
graduating from Duke Ellington as the first
student to graduate with a focus in Musical
Theater/Producing, Raquis went on to study
Musical Theater and Theater Dance at the
American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC.
Mr. Petree, while at Ellington created
the Teen Musical Theater Co., which was funded
in part by DC Art Works and
DC Commission on the Arts, at the tender age of
14. Professionally Raquis has
worked in the US and abroad.
He choreographed the five country European tour
for the DC Boys Choir. Raquis
served as Assistant Director Choreographer to
Tony award winner George Faison on many
Anniversary Production of “The Wiz” at Houston’s
Theater Under the Stars
Anniversary Production of “Purlie”, starring
Melba Moore, Sherman Hemsley and Robert
Guilliuame, at the Fox Theater in Atlanta
Brown Sugar” at the Theater Virginia
nominated as best emerging New Artist in the
annual Mayors arts awards.
Recently, Raquis served as Assistant Director on
the new musical Adaptation of the “The Blue
Angel” at the Atlas Theater.
This show will be performed in Germany in the
coming year. Mr. Petree most
recently choreographed the Alaskan Production of
“Hair” at the Perseverance Theater.
was called to provide musical staging of the Hit
National Touring Plays “The Maintenance Man”,
starring, Billy Dee Williams, D’Atra Hicks and
Darius McCreary and also
“Friends and Lovers”. Both
produced by Je’Caryous Johnson of I’m Ready
Productions. Raquis Directed and Choreographed
the Washington DC premiere of “Bring in the
Morning”, at the Historic Lincoln Theater.
Director of the Friends of the Carter Barron
Hicks, Karen Clark Sheard, Kelly Price, Denyce
Graves, Chuck Brown, Marion Barry, Tony Terry,
Tanya Blount, J. Moss, Raheem DaVaughn, and many
other young performers on the rise.
Raquis has committed his life to
developing the next generation of artists.
Mr. Petree has choreographed, directed
and provided musical staging for
numerous other productions too numerous
to list. He is truly one of
the true master’s of the Performing Arts.
His motto is: “You ain’t seen the last of
me yet, I’m just gettin’ started!”
Johnson, Music Director
Marion is a native
Washingtonian and a Graduate of Duke Ellington
School of The Performing Arts.
As a performer Mario’s credits include;
Abyssynia, Annie, The Wiz, Bring In The Morning,
Black Diamond & Christmas Is Coming Up
Town. As a Musical Director,
Mario has had the pleasure of working with other
professional artist such as; Malik Yoba, Kelly
Price, J. Moss, Chuck Brown, Karen Clark Sheardp
& Raheem Devine--to name a few.
Currently Mario is also the Musical
Director for “Kids Jam”, a Washington DC based
youth environmental organization. For more info
Gray, Creative Arts Coordinator
Annette has been working
with children for over 10 years.
Most of those years consisted of working
in a Prince George’s County, MD Elementary
school. Previously she worked in
an office where she combined her office and
computer skills. Although
this is her first time at a permanent position
within the world of theater, her two children
have been acting and dancing for over 10 years.
During those years, Annette assisted in
their productions with creating/making costumes
and props. Now Annette is
extremely excited to be part of Take A Bow
Performing Arts Group where she can combine her
production assisting skills, with her office
knowledge, as well as working with children.
Her children are also now part of the
Take A Bow family.
Bowens, Office Manager/Supervisor
known as “BB”, is new to the world of theater
arts. Her previous position
was as an Administrative Assistant, where she
performed duties such as, receptionist, setting
up appointments, keeping track of the owner’s
calendar, filing, etc. She
was introduced to Take A Bow Performing Arts as
a volunteer. At that time,
Baronica fell in love with the children there
and was asked to become part of the family in a
permanent position. Since
then, two of her children were selected to work
in Take A Bow’s rendition of Disney’s Lion King,
“A Lion’s Tale”.
Xavier Perkins, Assistant Chorographer
Xavier is a native talent of the
Washington DC area. He is currently attends
Duke Ellington School of the Arts. He has
been dancing since he was 3 years old with
the Northeast Performing Arts Group.
He has performed in numerous productions,
i.e., “The Lion King: Reloaded” as
“Young Simba”; “Happy Feat: Dare
to be Different”, as one of the “Five
Amigos”. He also studied Tae Kwon Do
and is the proud recipient of a brown-stripe
belt. Xavier auditioned for and was
accepted as an ensemble member of “The
Kennedy Center Youth Ensemble”, directed
by Debbie Allen. He performed at the
Kennedy Center in the production of “Alex
in Wonderland” as one of the “Three
Little Pigs”, directed by Debbie
Allen. This young man has a love for dance
and hopes to continue to be an active member
the Take A Bow Performing Arts Group.
He is currently assisting with the children
who are participating in the Take A Bow
Summer Camp Program.