UPDATE: January 18, 2010

This tragic news is posted here, word-for-word from an email I just received from a Stepping Out Studios:

IT IS WITH SAD NEWS AND HEAVY HEARTS THAT WE SHARE IN GRIEF THE LOSS OF ISHAAN PIERRE-ANTOINE, THE BEAUTIFUL 2-YR. OLD SON OF EMMANUEL & JASMINE PIERRE-ANTOINE. Ishaan died in the Haiti earthquake.  It appears, he was asleep when his aunt’s house collapsed; he passed peacefully.  Emmanuel & Jasmine are, understandably, grief- stricken as they go about bringing their beloved son’s body back to NY for burial.  They want to thank everyone for their prayers, love, and support.  It has given them great comfort and strength in this time of mourning.  Emmanuel sends his love and looks forward to seeing everyone again.  Please keep Emmanuel and Jasmine in your thoughts and prayers as they go through what s the most difficult time any parent could ever experience.

Many who heard the news have expressed their condolences and support, and are asking about a possible Tribute/Memorial/Fundraiser.  We, at Stepping Out, are prepared to hold a dedicatory benefit, however, will await direction from, and respect the wishes of, Emmanuel & Jasmine.  Cards may be sent in care of Stepping Out Studios; please do not send flowers, as it is unknown yet when Emmanuel & Jasmine are returning to NYC.  All would be posted in the e- news, on our website, and on Facebook, Twitter, etc.  Thank you for being the powerful, caring and compassionate people that you all are.  To all those who have also suffered loss and/or are missing loved ones, please know Stepping Out stands with you shoulder to shoulder.  The people of Haiti desperately need our support, so please, each and every one of us, do not forget them.  Below is a list of how you can help.

A List of Charitable Organizations Active in the Nation… For those interested in helping with relief efforts, simply text to any of the following:

Red Cross: Text HAITI to 90999 ($10 donation)
Yéle Haiti: Text YELE to 501501 ($5 donation)
United Way: Text HAITI to 864833 ($5 donation)
Intl Medical Corps: Text HAITI to 85944 ($10 donation)
World Food Program: Text: FRIENDS to 90999 ($5 donation)
UN Foundation: Text CERF to 90999 ($5 donation)
Clinton Foundation: Text HAITI to 20222 ($10 donation)
Compassion Intl: Text DISASTER to 85944 ($10 donation)
Intl Rescue Committee Text: HAITI to 25383 ($5 donation)
The Salvation Army: Text HAITI to 52000 ($10 donation)

All cell phone carriers have waived fees, so that all donations will be made in the full amounts.)

You may also go online to organizations like:
Action Against Hunger
American Red Cross
American Jewish World Service
Beyond Borders
Catholic Relief Services
Childcare Worldwide
Direct Relief International
Doctors Without Borders
Feed My Starving Children
Friends of WFP
Haitian Health Foundation
Hope for Haiti
International Medical Corps
International Relief Teams

Medical Teams International

Meds and Food for Kids

Mercy Corps  http://www.mercycorps.orgOperation USA
Partners in Health
Samaritan’s Purse
Save the Children
World Concern
World Vision

For a missing persons database, go to

My original post dated May 22, 2009

Sizzling. Electric. Steamy.

Russian Liana Churilova (former International Latin Junior Champion) and her fiery partner, Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine (World Professional Mambo Champion) set the room on fire tonight at Stepping Out Dance Studios during a free performance to the delight and amazement of the regular Friday night ballroom dance crowd.

This couple is HOT! Their moves sizzle like drops of water flicked on a hot griddle – perfectly in sync, exuberant, but always in total control. In their triple-speed salsa routine, dressed in sheer black with plenty of skin to entice, Liana, a mere 18 with pale skin, black hair and her partner, dark-skinned Emmanuel, are a strong, lithe and perfectly matched pair. There isn’t an ounce of fat between them or a wasted beat. Each second of their beautifully choreographed and lighting-fast routine was precise, fun, daring – and filled with plenty of butt-shakin’ action.  Their second routine was more subtle, graceful, elegant and strong, with long flowing motions and languid extensions — but always, always sexy. There was a spark that bounced back and forth between these two that glittered and shined and rebounded right off their sparkling costumes out into the audience – we all felt it and cheered with delight.

Check out future performances – but remember to bring a handkerchief to mop your brow!

(Please check back, I’ll be posting performance dates & photos as soon as I get them in.)

Stepping Out Dance Studios:

Judith Z. Miller

Aka Artist Soul


About artistsoulspeaks

Judith Z. Miller, aka "Zelda," lives in an erotic, musical, spiritual universe; she writes as a way of coping with its beauty, sensuality, frustrations and ecstasies. In NYC, she has read at events sponsored by organizations such as Nehirim, Zeek Magazine, Essentuality, and at venues such as Blue Stockings, The Jewish Community Center, Wow Café Theatre - and late at night to her girlfriends in bed. She published in Inside Arts magazine, The Washington Post, and American Theatre magazine. Judith was trained as an actress in Washington DC, co-founded The Fine Line Actors Theatre, acted in numerous productions, created original performance material and was awarded an NEA Arts Management Fellowship in Theatre. Judith is a self-trained visual artist who is inspired by the beauty of nature and the guiding force of her intuition. She draws and creates primal sculpture and wearable art from trees, stones and found objects, which she fashions into ritual staffs, wearable amulets, and employs in healing rituals. She was profiled in The Daily News; the subject of feature articles in Mann About Town magazine, Home News Tribune, In Brooklyn, The Park Slope Paper, The Wave, and The Daily Sitka Sentinel, and featured on NY-1 Television. In 2008 her paper “Sometimes a Tree Isn’t Just a Tree,” was read at the First International LSP-and Translation Studies Oriented Textual Analysis conference at Chouaib Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco. Judith was the founder and director of ZAMO! representing a multi-cultural mix of world-class GRAMMY® nominated and JUNO ® award-winning performing artists for over 20 years. She taught self-promotion for performers, presented by organizations such as The Field, The Red Tent Women’s Project and the Brooklyn Arts Counsel. She was the Chief Rhythm officer of Microfundo, a crowdfunding platform supporting musicians worldwide. She was a 2011 British Airways Face-to-Face Opportunity contest winner traveling to Thailand where she met with indigenous woodcarvers and shaman. A healing ritual artist, she created Zelda's Body Breathing Healing System (TM), and offers private sessions and workshops. Judith (Zelda) resides in Port Henry New York.
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  1. noel says:

    je veux parler a Emmanuel Pierre Antoine

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