"We share a passion for the arts. Our life's purpose is to instill this passion in others."
Tanisha Cidel (Miami, FL) graduated from the musical theater program at New World School of the Arts in 1993. She then attended both Florida A&M University and Florida International University. She is currently the director of the magnet theatre program at Norland Middle School where she has taught sixth through eighth grade for the past 16 years. She is one of the only theatre teachers in the county to become a finalist for the district-wide Teacher of the Year award.
Mrs. Cidel is also the director of the award-winning program, AileyCamp Miami, held and sponsored by the Adrienne Arsht Center in conjunction with the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Recently, Arsht Center representatives and Mrs. Cidel traveled to Washington D.C. to receive an extraordinary honor. AileyCamp Miami was awarded the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award given by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.
In addition to her arts in education career, Mrs. Cidel has performed as an entertainer in various genres of entertainment. She was a background singer for both Ruben Studdard of American Idol and Kanye West on the MTV Awards Show. Now, Mrs. Cidel can be seen in the new highly acclaimed and Golden Globe and Oscar award-winning film, "Moonlight" as Principal Williams. In July 2019, check out Mrs. Cidel as “Ms. Cueva” in the highly anticipated show David Makes Man on OWN, produced by Oprah Winfrey, Micheal B Jordan, and Miami’s own Tarrel McCraney.
A champion for arts in education and recently nominated for the national award of Magnet Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Cidel believes that all of her experiences in the professional industry of entertainment and the arts has been instrumental in creating innovative ways to inspire and introduce children of all ages to the wonderful world of the performing arts.
Mr. Bringle B. Cidel (Miami, FL) holds a Master’s of Music in Composition from Florida Atlantic University and a Bachelor’s of Music Education from Florida A&M University. Previously, Mr. Cidel served as Director of Bands at Norland Middle School where he was honored as the 1997-98 beginning “Teacher of the Year” award.
Moving to Miami Beach Sr. High School from 1998-2004, as Director of Bands and Orchestras, his ensembles consistently earned high ratings at both, the district and state music performance assessments. During this time Mr. Cidel led the “Power of Music” for the Miami-Dade County Schools Division of Life Skills in 2004-2006.
Mr. Cidel is humbled to have been a guest conductor for various All-County Honors Bands & Orchestras within the South Florida Community. Currently, Mr. Cidel is the Director of Bands and Orchestras for Dr. Michael M. Krop Sr. High School where all the ensembles consistently receive high ratings at the district, state levels. The Wind Ensemble has performed for the ‘Bands of America’ Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis, IN.
As a freelance composer, Mr. Cidel’s music has been successfully published. Currently, Mr. Cidel is a Florida Bandmaster Association Adjudicator, conductor for the Greater Miami Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra and conductor for the Miami Wind Symphony Honors Academy ‘North’. Mr. Cidel was recently awarded the 2015-16 ‘Teacher of the Year’ award.