A History of PDM

Pershay Dance Ministry was established January 2000 with the purpose to encourage youth through gospel hip hop/Swag. In July 2003 Pershay Dance Ministry changed their name to PDM Performing Arts Corporation. We’re now a movement to underprivileged youth in the community of Brooklyn and Queens. Under the direction and guidance of Trevi Pershay the dance organization have encouraged, inspired and uplifted over 500 youth between 2003 – present with dance, theater, empowerment and outreach.

Theater

The theater program was founded in 2004. The purpose of the theater is to inspire the community with the issues that we’re experiencing as a black community. We offer on-site training and seasonal jobs to the community as well as inspiration messages for all that comes into connection with the organization. We’re a family and the goal is to encourage other writers to produce their work as well. There are 14 plays that were written, directed and produce by Trevi Pershay; Christian Scrooge, Love Don’t Live Her No More, Drama High, Tales Between 2 Spirits – Power vs. Position, Journey of a Black man, Journey of a Black woman, Real Men Do Cry, Fifteen and Grown I and II, The Curse Between My Legs, Black Woman – Are We Crazy or Nah?, The Defiled Bed – Pain Between the Sheets and Last Man Standing.

Dance Program

The dancers have performed over 150 competitions including the McDonald’s Gospelfest 2007 & 2009 and the Undiscovered Artist Seminar in Chicago Il where we opened up for Trinitee 5-7, Michelle from Destiny Child, met with Play Christopher Martin. The dancers also danced for the late Rev. Timothy Wright, Rapper Foxy Brown, Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon and many more. The purpose was to bridge the gap between old school religion with the next generation of leaders. Our dance programs are free to the youth ages 8 – 19 and currently we’re operating within community centers in Brooklyn. If you are In need of a dance program please email us and we can help motivate and inspire the youth in your community. It takes a village to raise a child so let’s work together in making our youth powerful in discovering their gifts, talents and callings.

Other PDM programs

Empowerment programs offer jobs, motivational speakers, seminars to inspire and direct our youth and young adults with the tools to help them get through open doors.

Outreach – our dancers organization although it’s a Christian movement we prefer to take the ministry into the community to encourage everyone through their personal struggle.

CEO & Founder Trevi Booker Pershay – What’s the 411?

Trevi Booker Pershay – activist, mother, wife, preacher, dancer, song writer, upcoming author, play writer, poet, spoken word lyricist, leader, mentor, motivator and prayer warrior. Trevi started dancing at the age of 8 and started her own dance classes at the age of 16 in the Louis H Pink Houses Center. Under her direction and guidance Trevi lead over 40 girls ages 8-13 into local talent shows. Trevi needed an outlet to help others while suffering in silence to her own pain of molestation and rape. Dance was the avenue that Trevi used to escape the drugs and gang violence that was developing in her community. Years later, Trevi Pershay revisited her community and saw that there were no dance programs in place to keep the troubled youth off the streets. With a big heart and a dream, Trevi implemented to programs to motivate youth and young adults. Trev has received countless awards from leaders of the community in regards to her passion to help and serve the community. Trevi Pershay ultimate goal is to showcase black theater on the road to inspire families who are in a struggle, dealing with complicated issues and violence in our communities. Trevi decided to tackle real life issues by putting real life situations on the stage as well as providing resources to help families in a crisis. Trevi Pershay is a Women of God and currently is a member of Remnant Worship Center International Inc. in Brooklyn, NY under the leadership of Pastor Courtney Bradley.

MORE ABOUT TREVI BOOKER PERSHAY
TINIKA THOMAS – PERSONAL ASSISTANT FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS/DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS STRATEGIES

As the Assistant for Public Affairs/Director of Business Strategies – my job is to make sure that all PR services are professional and my job is build the brand. The goal is to make sure Trevi Pershay Productions Inc., Trevi Booker Pershay – The Author and PDM Performing Arts obtain the exposure of organization that meets the needs to the community and our audiences we serve.

CONTACT: TINIKA.THOMAS@PDMPERFORMINGARTS.COM

LAVON J. COLLINS – CASTING DIRECTOR

As the Business Manager for PDM & Trevi Pershay Productions, my job is to extensively review budgeting, meet deadlines, hire staff and cast.  Oversee the production team, cast development, all contracts in film/video productions.  Assistant Director for the upcoming web series Grown Woman Chronicles responsible for hiring production team, secure all casting calls, music production and management for the music division.

CONTACT:
PDMCASTINGMANGERLC@GMAIL.COM

ARIELLE PERSHAY  – DIRECTOR OF MUSIC PRODUCTION/WRITER
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER FOR DANCE THEATER

I am Artistic Director for PDM Performing Arts Dance.  I’ve danced along-side of my mother since I was 3 years of age.  Dancing is my passion and I create all the hip hop dance pieces for PDM.  I work with students ages 8-18.  I also sit on the board of directors of PDM Performing Arts Corporation.  Now God has blessed me to birth my own dance organization called Astar Productions. I am contributing writing to many of the songs in trevipershayproductions plays.  I also co-written a play with my mom.  My goal in life is to be the best that I can be and keep God first.

CONTACT:
ARIELLEMUSICGROUP@PDMPERFORMINGARTS.COM

DRE FOREMAN – NEW YORK CITY PRODUCER/STAGE DIRECTOR

As the Co-director of PDM Performing Arts Corporation, my job is to continue directing the plays, movies, short stories and web series. I also manage the stage settings and continue to ensure all actors are projecting themselves appropriately. I also have the capability to edit and change the scripts according to the direction of the Producer.

CONTACT:
DRENYCPRODUCER@PDMPERFORMINGARTS.COM

RACHELLE LEBLANC – CO-PRODUCER – ATLANTA

Creates and maintains a favorable public image for PDM Enterprises/Trevi Pershay Productions/Trevi Pershay Author by communicating programs, accomplishments and/or points of view. A.K.A Shelly creates all EPK’s, Press Releases, media kits and event planning.

CONTACT:
SHELLYCOPRODUCER@PDMPERFORMINGARTS.COM

STEPHANIE COLON – DIRECTOR OF DRAMA & COACH DEPT.

Will train performers–typically film, television, theatre and, musical theatre actors–and gives them advice and mentoring to enable them to improve their acting and dramatic performances, prepare for auditions and prepare better for roles.

CONTACT:
TREVIPERSHAYPRODUCTIONS@GMAIL.COM

RODNISHA PERSHAY – SOUND & LIGHTING DIRECTOR

As the Sound and Lightning Director oversees every element of audio and creates the lighting effects for production

CONTACT:
NISHADASOUND@PDMPERFORMINGARTS.COM

RONALD E SMITH II – ATLANTA PRODUCER

As the Atlanta Co-director of PDM Performing Arts Corporation, my job is to continue directing the plays, movies, short stories and web series. I also manage the stage settings and continue to ensure all actors are projecting themselves appropriately. I also have the capability to edit and change the scripts according to the direction of the Producer.

CONTACT:
RONALDALTPRODUCER@PDMPERFORMINGARTS.COM

KIOKA TANKSLEY – PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER

CONTACT:
KIOKA@ROYALTYREIGNSMGT.COM
www.royaltyreignsmgt.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT
Tinika Thomas

VICE PRESIDENT
Arielle Pershay

SECRETARY
Rachelle LeBlanc

BOARD MEMBERS
Lavon Collins
Stephanie Colon
Andre Foreman