The Lex Center of Performing Arts | Lex About
Performance. Passion. Life. We are a center of performing arts based in Sunbury.
Dance classes, Sunbury OH, Drum lessons, Piano Lessons, Voice Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Theater Classes, Adult Movement Classes, Performing Arts Center, Columbus, Sunbury, Ohio, Music Lessons, Performance, Passion, Life, Westerville, Kids
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The Lex Center of Performing Arts

Established in 2011, we are a center of performing arts offering dance classes, music lessons and theater classes. Our goal is to provide quality performing arts training for students of all ages. We have a passion for the performing arts and have seen first hand how it can speak to multiple generations.

 

We believe the arts are a crucial part of a child’s education from Pre K-12, and years beyond. The arts can trigger students to simultaneously think creatively and strategically. Performing arts training also aids with ones assurance and self-confidence. They create friendships and bonds that last a lifetime.

 

We have a comfortable and professional learning environment with two music rooms and two dance studios, and a main lobby for students and parents to wait for classes and lessons. Each dance and music studio is properly equipped to insure quality training. Students at The Lex Center also have opportunities to perform in our variety-style shows throughout the year, in addition to community outreaches.


OUR TEAM OF INSTRUCTORS

Alex Workman
DIRECTOR

Alex has been dancing since the age of five. She received competition training from Judy Dollenmayer’s Studio of Dance in jazz, tap and elite tap. Alex also received classical dance training in jazz, tap, ballet and pointe BalletMet of Columbus. During her training at BalletMet, she participated in annual shows such as The Nutcracker and Holiday Pops with Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Alex attended John Robert Powers acting sessions and received improvisational theater training from Columbus Children's Theater, and was an avid member of her HS drama club. She volunteered as the dance leader for Faith Life Church and the Relentless Movement with Oasis City Church and performed at events around the Columbus area. She choreographed many dances, skits and dramas for services, shows and mission trips. She holds an Associate degree of Biblical Studies from Life Leadership College and an Associate of Liberal Arts degree from Columbus State. She has a passion for the performing arts and desires to instill that passion for performing into students of all ages.

Tria Workman
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Tria graduated from Big Walnut High School in nineteen seventy-something. She is the proud mother of three children, and ``yia yia`` to seven grandsons. She has been married to her loving husband Arnie since 1985. She is the bookkeeper for Workman Fence Company, which is also located in Sunbury. Tria has a love for the arts and has been singing with her twin sister her whole life. She has assisted with hair, make-up and costume making for various productions.

Morgan Maranto
DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Morgan is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in Musical Theatre. She is a graduate of Dublin Coffman High School in Dublin. She was a member of the National Theatre Honor Society Alpha Psi Omega at Bowling Green State University. She has performed in numerous productions, Morgan has performed at many community events including the Columbus Italian Festival, the Akron Italian Festival and the Powell Festival. In September 2016, she performed as backup singer for Kristin Chenoweth. She was one of four seniors selected to appear in the BGSU’s Senior Showcase in New York City. Morgan has been a solo performer in the Mrs. Ohio America Pageant for fourteen years. Morgan has been dancing since she was young. Performing is her passion and is excited to work with her classes.

Michael Ulery
BASS & GUITAR INSTRUCTOR

Michael is a musician of diverse musical abilities and life explorations. At age 12, Michael began playing guitar, self-taught and privately instructed. He credits his playing style to ``a lot of diverse musical exposure`` and now resources a variety of musical talent, ranging from acoustic and electric guitar to mandolin. Michael has journeyed as a guitarist/bassist for various groups like Restless Breed, Speed of Fright, Throat, and Soulscrape/Overjoy until age 26. It was at this time that he began to lean towards acoustic music. Michael’s music, nominated for awards and critically acclaimed, is a direct reflection of a culture that bridges much of society and the typical roots of American music.

Charity Mack
DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Charity has been studying dance for five years. Prior to discovering her passion for dance, she was a gymnast for ten years and participated in Varsity track, cheerleading and soccer. Charity began dancing in 2010 with her church dance troupe, Alabaster Box. After realizing that dance was her passion, she enrolled in Modern Dance (taught by Balletmet) through Columbus State Community College. After completing the maximum number of dance classes available at Columbus State, as well as completing her Associate of Arts degree. She was a featured Solo Dancer at the Columbus Arts Festival and is now a leader of her dance troupe at Zion Christian Fellowship. Charity studies Art Education and Dance The Ohio State University.

Maddie Lobaugh
VOICE AND PIANO INSTRUCTOR

Maddie grew up singing and dancing. Officially beginning vocal training at 7 years old and learning to play the piano along the way. Growing up she performed in many recitals, competitions, and musical ensemble shows. Maddie graduated with a degree in Music Education from Muskingum University in May 2017. At Muskingum, she was a member of many choirs, served in leadership positions as well as trained in classical voice and piano. She also spent a summer in Europe studying a Young Artists Opera Program in Rome, Italy.
Maddie is so eager to teach and continue learning through lessons with students.

Ejiela Agi
PIANO INSTRUCTOR

Ejiela has been teaching piano lessons since 2013 to students of varying ages in the Columbus area. Her primary area is classical piano, but she has had experience with other genres and encourages her students to explore other genres as well. She graduated from Capital University in 2015 with a degree in Piano Performance. Her performance experience includes masterclasses with Dr. Nelita True and Gale Berenson as well as solo playing, accompanying, ensemble playing, and competitions in the Indianapolis and Columbus areas.

Thomas Hall
DRUM INSTRUCTOR

Thomas has been a percussionist for almost ten years. He began in middle school, continued through high school, and then went on earn a degree in Music Education from Capital University. Thomas is currently the Percussion Instructor at Northridge High School and works with several other schools throughout the year. Thomas has experience in both drum set and percussion, and is able to help students branch out into other areas of percussion such as mallets or ethnic instruments. Thomas is currently playing drums in a rock band based out of Columbus, OH.

Kat Templeton
VOICE INSTRUCTOR

She has been singing her whole life, grew up around musicians both at home and in church. Having over 8 years of vocal training, Kat has participated in community children's choirs, honor choirs, and select ensembles throughout her education. Kat is currently halfway through her junior year at Capital University, vocal music education. At Capital, she is a member of the Chapel Choir and has performed Carnegie hall. Recently, she studied at a music education institute in Hungary where she had the opportunity to perform solos and more specifically develop her skills in music. Kat is passionate about singing and she is incredibly excited to begin lessons with voice students.