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Stacey Yvonne Claytor

Stacey Yvonne Claytor

Stacey Yvonne Claytor has dedicated her life to the arts. The passion within her has directed her work as an arts educator, advocate, performer, and choreographer. Her passion has carried her from classrooms to performance venues around the world, allowing her to touch both the powerful and fortunate, and the less fortunate. Stacey has studied the arts professionally for over 20 years gaining exposure and experience in different genres, styles, and creative settings in order to broaden her creative spectrum and to better equip herself with the necessary tools to reach out to her community and further, infusing them with the joys that the arts have brought her.

Credits and Education

In addition to studying at the famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Stacey earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Dance with a concentration in Dance from James Madison University, as well as a Master of Fine Arts Degree from The George Washington University.

Stacey served as the Events Coordinator and Choir Director/Member for the Greater Little Zion Church Ministry of Music Performing Arts and has performed with many professional companies in the Washington DC Metropolitan area such as the Deborah Riley Dance Projects, Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh & Company, and The City of Fairfax Theatre Company to name a few. Stacey is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and is honored to be part of the Delta Sigma Theta Liturgical Dance Ministry. Stacey also served as an instructor at Dance Place (Washington DC), Howard Community College (Columbia, MD), George Washington University (Washington DC), and as the Fine and Performing Arts Department Chair at Archbishop Carroll High School (Washington DC). In her 4.5 years there she taught concert choir, show choir, drama, directed 2 musicals each year, and developed and implemented a dance education curriculum for the Carroll student body as well. Stacey left an inspirational and lasting impression at Archbishop Carroll, as is her aim in all of her personal and professional endeavors.

Future Endeavors

Stacey continues to grow and develop her company C4 Performing Arts while working professionally as a performer and choreographer. Stacey now works full time for C4, and is fully committed to harnessing the transformative power of the arts to help positively impact her community and ultimately, the world! When asked in a 2013 interview why she chose to be an artist, Ms. Claytor answered simply, “I am an artist… why? Because it is my joy, it is my peace, it liberates and sustains me.”

Zena Nguon
Studio Manager and Dance Instructor


Zena Nguon is the Studio Manager of C4 Performing Arts and has been dancing since the age of 7. She graduated James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance and a Teaching Licensure in Dance Education. Ms. Zena performed with Music City Drum and Bugle Corps’ color guard for the summer of 2017 and 2019 seasons. During the 2019 season, her choreography received first place at the Drum Corps International: Individual and Ensemble competition. She also teaches dance classes throughout the DMV area. In 2021, she started a Music & Movement class at Inquisiminds’ Academic and Enrichment program as well as a dance company for grades K-8. Being an alumna of C4, she is thankful to be an educator, mentor, and a member of the C4 family while working with the next generation of artists. Ms. Zena is excited to continue furthering the innovation of creative minds at C4!

Emily Lu
Executive Administrative Assistant/Dance Instructor

Emily Lu

Growing up in Fairfax, VA, Emily began her performing career as a dancer within multiple companies, including C4 Performing Arts. After graduating from C4, she moved to Columbus, OH to obtain her Biology B.S., Dance Minor, and Environmental Science M.S. from The Ohio State University. During her time in Columbus, she trained as a dancer, focusing on ballet, contemporary, and pole arts. She also competed as an ensemble dancer in WGI Indoor Percussion for two seasons (Rhythm X Inc, 2017; Matrix Performing Arts, 2018) and served as the Visual Ensemble Coordinator for Cap City Percussion from 2019-2021. She recently moved back to the DMV area to work as an NIH Research Associate and is very excited to be re-joining C4 as a staff member and Claytor Company dancer. She is looking forward to focusing on the C4 After Dark program, helping with logistics, and being part of the C4 Performing Arts family again. In her free time, Emily is a full-time cat mom that trains in hand balancing, contortion, and pole dance, and cannot wait to integrate these skills into her teaching and performance at C4.

Ashley Sese
Marketing Director

Ashley Sese

Ashley was born and raised in Woodbridge, VA where she trained at Dance Etc. School of the Arts. In 2022 she received her BFA in Dance and Choreography with a Minor in Marketing Insights at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has had extensive training in ballet, tap, contemporary, modern, and jazz. When not dancing, Ashely is a Digital Marketing Specialist at Planned Systems International, Inc.

Paul T. Ross
Audio Director

Paul T. Ross

Paul T. Ross is C4 Performing Arts’ Audio Director. He received his Associates of Applied Science in Music Business, Performance, and Technology from Austin Community College. Mr. Paul’s main instruments are bass guitar and trumpet, which he has been playing since the age of 12. He marched trumpet for Guardians Drum and Bugle Corp during the summer of 2014, 2015, and 2016 seasons. Afterwards, he marched trumpet and flugelhorn at Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2017, 2018, and 2019 summer seasons. He now is the bass guitarist for Mach Zero, a punk rock band founded in Northern Virginia. Mr. Paul also produces music with various artists in the DMV and Texas area, ranging from rock, hip hop, indie, experimental, and more. His passion for music is continued through our C4 performances and making sure everything runs as smooth as possible! He is so honored to be a part of C4’s growth and contribution to the arts.

Joey Jenkins
Instrumental Music Instructor

Joey Jenkins

Joey Jenkins has been practicing and performing as a musician in the DMV area for over 16 years. He joined C4 in 2022, teaching a variety of instrumental music classes, and has been an active and valuable instructor of the enrichment programs at C4. In the future, Joey plans to continue teaching within the enrichment programs where he specializes in teaching guitar and percussion, as well as continuing in development of the C4 Band for performances at events across the DMV.

Lizzie Bartlett
Acting and Vocal Music Instructor

Lizzie Bartlett Holman

Lizzie Bartlett is a musical theater actor in the DMV area, performing most recently with Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre and the Sterling Playmakers. Favorite credits include: The Addams Family (Morticia), Beverly Hillbillies: The Musical (Elly May Clampett), As You Like It: The Musical (Phoebe), and The Bad Seed (Christine Penmark). She also teaches piano and voice lessons with Lizzie Holman Music Studio, performs with Princess Parties DC, and sings with the Saint Mark Presbyterian Church Choir. She enjoys instructing acting, vocal, and instrumental music lessons within C4, and also is the primary vocalist for C4 Performing Art’s professional band.

Victoria Jungck
Dance Instructor

Victoria Jungck

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