• Mr. Bryant

    Music With Mr. Bryant

    Mr. Brian Bryant was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He demonstrated interest in music at an early age by participating in his elementary school chorus, drama productions, and beginning orchestra. His passion for music was also cultivated in his church as he served in the adult/mass choir, where he also learned how to direct and arrange vocals. Mr. Bryant continued to study strings (viola) at Morehouse College. As a student, he was a Morehouse College Glee Club member, the Atlanta University Center Symphony Orchestra. He also served as the viola member of the Spelman-Morehouse String Quartet. While in seminary, Mr. Bryant started tutoring in math and reading at local schools through the America Reads America Counts program. This led him to become a paraprofessional in Special Education in the National Heritage Academies in Durham, NC. Mr. Bryant became the Spanish K-8 teacher for three years before serving as the Community Engagement Coordinator of a music education non-profit, BUMP: The Triangle, which focused on the education of the music of the African Diaspora. In 2018, he was a fellow of the SphinxConnect Conference, which promotes African Americans and minorities in the classical arts, including the orchestra. In 2018, Mr. Bryant returned to the Atlanta metro area to teach fourth grade at North Metro Academy of Performing Arts before transitioning to DeKalb County Schools to teach fifth grade Social Studies for two years. He has continued to serve as a vocalist in local churches, including Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He looks forward to serving as the music teacher at North Metro and desires to provide a robust music education program for its scholars.

  • Art with Ms. Cyprien

  • Dance With Mr. Givan

    Mr. GivanJaylon Givan (CEO/Founder of Givan You) is a professional dancer and educator from the city of Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Givan is a founding graduate of the Alabama State University BFA Dance Program. 2021-22 is Mr. Givan’s first year teaching dance at North Metro Academy of Performing Arts and 3rd year in the education field. Givan has trained at prestigious institutions such as Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Xcel Talent Agency & Studios to name a few. Throughout his professional career thus far, Givan danced and created significant roles while with Urban Souls Dance Company, Dissonance Dance Theatre and Montgomery Ballet. Jaylon’s convincing career moment was being chosen as a collegiate freshman (with little to no training) to represent his school and the entire southern region at ACDFA Nationals in Washington D.C., held at the John F. Kennedy Center.

    Givan has taught dance for over seven years. Most of his work has stemmed directly in the field of dance and within communities all over the U.S (New York, California, Maryland, etc). Mr. Givan is and will be excited to continue to develop and inspire the youth through the arts.

  • Drama with Mr. Darrell Grant

  • Mr. Darrell GrantMr. Darrell D. Grant, is a Professional Actor, Producer and Educator from Texas, trained in Theatre Performance/Broadcast Journalism at Stephen F. Austin State University.  As a performer, Mr. Grant has been seen on stage in Rumors, A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park, Fences, Sordid Lives, The Meeting, The Wiz, and the timeless classic Driving Miss Daisy. He's had the pleasure of partnering with Academy Theatre, Out Front Theatre Company, and Town Square Playhouse to direct different types of crowd-pleasing productions. 
    As an educator, Mr. Grant has served as Senior Educator with the Alliance for Climate Education and traveled throughout the south delivering climate science presentations to over 5,000 high school students. For the past six years, he has served as Lead Instructor and recently Operations Manager for ChopArt - a non-profit organization helping homeless youth express themselves through art. In 2019 Mr. Grant was selected as a member of the inaugural cohort of the Four Directions Apprentice Company working with education programs at True Colors Theatre Company, and 7 Stages Theatre.  When he's not on stage or empowering young artists, Mr. Grant works as Associate Producer of the Black Theatre Group and serves the arts community as a member of the Board of Directors for Georgia Connections Academy and Out Front Theatre Company. Mr. Grant is thrilled to be a member of the North Metro Academy of Performing Arts family.

  • Physical Education @ NMAPA

  • At NMAPA, Physical Education goes beyond sports. We get EVERY child moving with our fitness-based curriculum and engaging activities that provide an opportunity for ALL scholars to be successful.

    Students are expected to be respectful, responsible and safe while enjoying movement, teamwork and sportsmanship with their peers.

    NMAPA was awarded a Georgia Society of Health and Physical Education Grant during the 2019-2020 school year. As a result, students will have the unique opportunity to see their hearts in action with the Polar OH1 heart rate monitoring system and Polar GoFit.

    Coach Jones, Physical Education

    Coach Jones

    Coach Jones was born and raised in Flowery Branch, Georgia, home of the Atlanta Falcons. In his first year at NMAPA, he was named the 2018-2019 NMAPA Teacher of the Year.

    An avid outdoorsman, Coach Jones is also a certified Personal Trainer and has helped clients achieve their fitness goals for more than five years.

    Coach Jones is a proud husband and the father of two little girls.