Ryan Ellis received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Miami in 2000. Subsequently, he spent five years as the Director of Bands at Miami Southridge Senior High School before accepting the position of Choral Music Director at John A. Ferguson High School. His chorus, The Falcon Singers, has performed throughout the United States with concerts in Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Orlando, and New York including three concerts at Carnegie Hall in 2009, 2011, and 2014 in which the group performed the world premiere of “Nou Se Limye,” by Haitian composer Sydney Guillaume. As a professional jazz pianist, Mr. Ellis has worked extensively in the Caribbean, Florida and Hawaii performing pop and jazz with many great musicians, most notably: Eddie Jones, Bobby Dukoff, Paul Brown, Leon Foster Thomas, Bobby Ramirez, and Ira Sullivan. Currently, Mr. Ellis just received his Master’s Degree from Florida International University as part of a fellowship from the Johnny Mercer Foundation.
Cindy Ellis has performed in a variety of venues ranging local restaurants and bars like the Van Dyke on South Beach, The Open Stage Club, and The Betsy Hotel, to performing arts centers such as the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. She is frequently a guest performer with notable recording artists such as Wendy Pedersen, Jim Gasior, and Lisanne Lyons. Recently, she performed in Miami's Gusman Center alongside a who's who of Latin recording artists for producer Tony Succar's Unity: a tribute to Michael Jackson. Just last year, Mrs.Ellis received her BM Degree in Music Education with jazz voice as a principal instrument from Florida International University. Currently, Mrs. Ellis is one of two full time choral directors at Miami Arts Studio 6-12 at Zelda Glazer where she teaches voice and music theory to students ages 11-18.