Dr. Wallace Taylor— Founder/CEO
Dr. Wallace Taylor, the founder and proprietor of The Taylor Foundation for the Arts, has harnessed the best practices of exercise science, dance, and martial arts over a career spanning almost 20 years. With fluid expertise in kinesiology and two master dan degrees in traditional taekwondo, Dr. Taylor has vastly impacted a community of more than 2,000 students. Through fervent efforts in the fields of physical and nutritional education, Dr. Taylor has both advanced the practice of these art forms and kindled interest in the practice of exercise nutrition as it affects sports and performance.
Dr. Taylor has a bachelor of science degree with concentrations in exercise science and taekwondo from Georgia State University™, an Executive Master of Business administration from the Sorrel College of Business at Troy State University™, a Master of Internet Technology from the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia™. Wallace Taylor recieved a Doctorate of Business from Georgia State's Robinson College of Business.
Ruby Elizabeth Taylor., MS, MBA, CDE, FNP—Health Consultant
Ruby Taylor is a native of British Guyana and serves as a diabetes/health educator. She is a registered nurse with a notable career at Mercy Clinic™ in Atlanta. She offers monthly seminars as well as individual health consultations. Mrs. Taylor has a Master's of Science in nursing from Georgia State University and a Master of Business Administration from Troy State University. She is a retired certified family nurse practitioner and a certified diabetes educator.
Aye Kodsup—Managing Director
"Miss Aye" has managemed fine arts programs since 2011. She enjoys Latin dancing (salsa, Bachata, and Merengue) and also performs traditional Thai dances. Miss Aye is also a trained belly dance enthusiast. She is a third-degree black belt in taekwondo and shares her love of the sport and teaches recreationally. Miss Aye graduated with a Master's of Science degree from Kasetsart University™ in Thailand. She is currently pursuing her Master's of Public Health at Emory University.
Miss Ana Perez - Operations Manager
Ana Perez has served as mangement for martial arts schools since 2009. In the 2010 Open Taekwondo Tournament, Master Perez earned gold and silver medals in forms and sparring respectively. She is an experienced tournament judge in all categories of traditional taekwondo competition. This gives her a level of expertise that is rare among instructors. Her excellence in classroom management and personal pursuit of perfection in technique has inspired her students to be their absolute best.
Master Perez's students have earned over 200 gold medals in her tenure as a martial arts instructor of school manager. She holds two master degrees in Taekwondo (Sumkwan School) and USAT.
Master Perez is certified in CPR and first aid by The American Heart Association™. She is also a USA Taekwondo Certified Referee.
Master Perez is a native of Mexico. Her language proficiencies include English, Spanish, and French. She is currently enrolled as a student in Georgia State's Honors College™, holding an impressive 4.0 GPA, and her career goals focus on business with hopes of attaining a BBA and MBA from the renowned J. Mack Robinson College of Business™.
Thaddeaus Warnsley—Artistic Director
Thaddeaus has more than 15 years of experience in jazz, hip hop, ballet, tap, lyrical, musical theater, and college dance teams, as well as trumpet playing, singing, acting, and other areas in the performing arts. Throughout his years of training, he has been featured in national and local commercials and ad campaigns for major companies, including Gap™, Old Navy™, JC Penney™, Mega Millions Lottery™, and more. Thaddeaus has won multiple national awards and has worked with major choreographers, artists, and dance companies, such as Roger Lee and Marty Kudelka, Jodi Smith, SWV, Destiny's Child, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and Houston Metropolitan Dance Theatre. He is principal dancer for the Skanova Russian ballet "Nutcracker" and "Sleeping Beauty," and has made cameos on television shows, such as:
America's Got Talent | Bring It | SYTYCD | Solid Gold
Along with his dance experience, Thaddeaus coaches women in national pageants and serves as a mentor for both young men and women within the community. Alongside his active career as a traveling enthusiast in the industry of performing arts, he is also an active volunteer for underprivileged groups and community-based programs. His philosophy:
"Free flowing experience that centers mind, body, and soul. Master your craft, it shouldn't just express emotion, but become emotion. You do not have to be the best at what you do, but you should be great at everything that you do..."
Ms. Valerie Bencosme
Ms. Bencosme has instructed since 2008 with Corp's D Dance Company in Puerto Rico. She is proficient in the arts of Classical Ballet, Jazz, Belly Dance, Hip Hop, and the various folk dances of the Caribbean. Ms. Bencosme is a first place competitor in dance and martial arts in her naive Puerto Rico and the United States (Florida). She has extensive training in national athletic events including track and field, volleyball, and softball. Of Puerto Rican origin, Valerie credits her parents for being a major influence in her artistic pursuits.