Dance Fantasies Dance Studio’s Annual Fantasy Performance emcee, Angela Maria, credits the legendary Casey Kasem as her inspiration for sharing the stories behind the songs with those in attendance.  Directly affiliated with Yale since 2002 as a nationally-ranked, #1 Arbitron Radio personality and Marketing and Promotions Director at 94.3 WYBC, she shifted her career focus in 2014 to support the Associate Center Director of Innovative Medicine at Yale Cancer Center and begin pursuit of a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy, while also serving as Marketing and Communications Co-Chair for the Yale Veterans Network.  As a means to finance her educational pursuits, she took on a role with Heart Soul Sprinkles as a Pink Zebra Independent Consultant, which doubly provides a portion of all proceeds towards free daycare and scholarships in the HEROES Foundation – [H]elping [E]ncouraging [R]ewarding [O]btaining [E]ducation for [S]ingle Moms.  You can join in the FB Live conversation on #TacoBoutItTuesday by visiting our page to learn more about things going on in the community and how Pink Zebra is helping. In 2013, Angela Maria joined forces with her sister from another mother, Comedian K’Rina Fort, to direct, co-produce, and edit the one-woman comedic stage play: The Original Laughter Therapist.  Personal accomplishments, such as advocating during the American Cancer Society’s Day at the Capitol to return funding for preventative breast cancer screenings to the 2016 – 2017 Connecticut State Budget and being ranked as a Finisher for the Tough Mudder Long Island in support of the Wounded Warrior Project, have allowed her to expand her reach into grassroots advocacy for causes that count in order to make change that matters. Since 2006, she has served as a Creative Arts Ministry Video Director at Vertical Church in West Haven, CT and in related leadership roles including outreach at West Haven Animal Shelter, Bridges of Hope’s Annual “I Heart New Haven” Day of Service, Vacation Bible School, and Small Groups: Saturday Scrabble, Heart + Sole, The Song, and The Grace Card. Angela invites you to visit the West Haven campus at 225 Meloy Road or connect with her at angela@heartsoulsprinkles.com to connect (open to all).  Social Media: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / Snapchat: HeartSoulSprink