Siya Brown is the York, PA Chapter Director for Everybody Dance Now! and an emerging leader in her Community. In high school she studied jazz, ballet, and hip-hop dance but went on to pursue a degree in Communications and PR at Temple University. That experience, combined with her passion for building community and inspiring youth, landed her a small roll at Positive Energy Arts in 2016, which is a nonprofit dedicated to providing arts programming to underserved youth. Siya now serves as the Program Director and she plans to use her platform to creating space for communities and artists to engage, enrich, and inspire others!
Co-Founder & Artistic Director
Thomas K. Flagg has served over 40 years as a Dance & Arts Entertainment producer, promoter, manager, and advocate, which has endowed him with a multi-faceted understanding of the entertainment industry. Flagg has produced benefits for such organizations as the New York City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dance New Amsterdam, and The Isadorables. He has provided support for local arts venues in and around his home in Central NJ, including the Delaware Valley Center for the Performing Arts, and the Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts in an effort to further homegrown arts ventures in local communities.
In 2012, Flagg became Co-founder along with William (Bill) Shipley of Shipley Energy, in response to the eradication of arts programming in schools in the Harrisburg Area School District. Their vision was to use Bill Shipley's local resources and Flagg's connection to high level arts educators, performers to begin subsidizing arts education programs within the district so that no child would have to go without Arts. Now with 5 years served in the Harrisburg School District, Positive Energy Arts has set its focus on York, PA to do the same. Thomas now works on identifying and cultivating local artists, getting them access to exceptional teacher training and support, who in turn become the paid teaching artists, staff, and ambassadors of PEA that help us continuously carry out our mission.