OUR BRAND

LaPrincess Entertainment Group (L.E.G.) is a media corporation that produces, distributes and publishes original work that caters to black audiences. LaPrincess Entertainment Group produces content for theater, film, television, and other media channels. Productions consist of ballet theater, musical theater, original music, and performance content for television and film.

 

LaPrincess Entertainment Group aspires to not only make ballet, theater, and the performing arts relevant to African American audiences but to also serve as a vehicle for minority content creators in the field of music, television, film and theater to tell their stories.  We produce original works comprised by black women in music, ballet, musical theater, television and film.

 

We operate three specific divisions: music division, theatrical/ballet division and television/film division. We produce and distribute works in all three divisions with the goal to publish, produce and perform original works. 

meet

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ALYSSA WILSON

Alyssa Wilson was raised in Orange, New Jersey. As a young girl, she was always passionate about school and excelled academically and had roles in student leadership. She is an alumna and legacy student at Saint Vincent Academy, where her mother and sister also attended. 

 

After graduating St. Vincent Academy in 2014, she went to Monmouth University where she majored in Communication with a double concentration in Radio/TV and Journalism/Public Relations. As a student there, she was a member of the Black Student Union and the National Council of Negro Women. She then joined the student-run television station to help foster growth in her field. Starting as a writer and member of the crew, she worked her way up to become the Executive Producer of Hawk TV News and she became the Promotions Director for the station.  

 

In April 2015, she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the first sorority founded for college-trained African American women. As a member of the Tau Eta Chapter, she served as the public relations coordinator, vice president, and membership chairman. Joining Alpha Kappa Alpha helped fine-tune her professionalism and gave her access to a large network of professional women in an array of fields. 

 

Her tenacity and dedication to her craft landed her a job with Boston 25 News WFXT as a Digital Video Optimization Specialist. Along with her duties there, Alyssa works hard as a Freelance Digital Content Creator who works with clients to enhance their social and digital presence and strategies through socialGLO Management.

CHENAE WHITE

Chenae White Edwards is passionate about investments, educational focused non-profits and inspiring individuals to pursue their dreams.  At NEPC, she is a Senior Consultant of the firm’s Philanthropic practice where she works alongside endowments, foundations healthcare systems to provide investment advisory services.  She is also a member of the Asset Allocation Committee, which sets the firm’s macro views and oversees its capital market assumption setting process.

Prior to her current role, Chenae worked with Goldman Sachs in Private Wealth Management and Sovereign’s Capital, a growth stage private equity firm.  She started her career as an external auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina.  

Chenae earned an MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a B.S. from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in North Carolina and a Level III CFA candidate. Chenae serves as the co-chair, Tuck Association of Diverse Alumni and as an Executive Advisory Committee member for the School of Business and Economics at North Carolina A&T State University. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and serves as a board member of the Boston Pearl Foundation.

CARMEN HINES

Carmen is a Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) degree candidate at Harvard University pursuing a degree in Management with a concentration in Organizational Behavior.

 

Carmen is a Talent Manager from Chicago, Illinois. She supports clients with the strategies that empower them to take control of their lives while helping them find the harmony between the professional and personal dimension. By pairing strategic analysis with deep exploration of clients’ goals, she helps clients develop the clarity and resilience needed to execute change and engineer a more fulfilling life.

She received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Northwestern University, and is a motivational speaker for Harold Washington Community College, a commercial actress, and the First Lady of the SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local. Carmen is an avid world traveler, cook, reader, cineast, and philanthropist.

CHRISTINA BROWN

Christina Brown was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee.  She moved to LA after graduating from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Christina had had the opportunity to be in a host of National Commercials and co-star on “The Young and the Restless and Brooklyn Nine-Nine!

Christina took a break from LA and attended the American Repertory Theatre program at Harvard University. After graduating in 2018 with a Liberal Arts Degree at Harvard Christina moved to New York to pursue her dreams on Broadway! 

shaniqua mcclendon

Shaniqua McClendon has worked in politics for a decade and currently serves as Political Director for Crooked Media, home to the popular podcast, Pod Save America. In this role, Shaniqua led the creation of their midterm voter engagement program, Vote Save America, which supported victories of 2018 Democratic victories throughout the country. Prior to Crooked Media, Shaniqua began her career as a White House Intern for President Barack Obama.

 

She then went on to Capitol Hill where she served as a policy advisor to Senator Kay R. Hagan and Legislative Director to Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, where she spearheaded the creation of the first-ever Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus. Shaniqua is originally from North Carolina, and earned a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at UNC Chapel Hill, she developed a deep interest in how politicians and public policy shape people’s lives. She also earned a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Service.

halli francis

Haili Francis is an artist, scholar and Harvard trained cultural producer with specialties in African American and contemporary art. While pursuing her bachelor of fine arts at the University of Southern California, she completed a Getty Multicultural Internship at the California African American Museum and studied abroad in a fine arts program in Italy. Haili also received a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from USC and served on the Museum Services Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from 2009-2011. Haili has worked extensively with the Kinsey Foundation for Arts and Education and their award-winning private African American art collection, The Kinsey African American Art and History Collection.


As a museum practitioner at the Smithsonian Haili has worked in fundraising and curatorial projects such as the nationally touring exhibitions, Men of Change, Robert Blackburn & Modern Printmaking and Negro Motorist Green Book. As an arts advocate and public servant, Haili was appointed to the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Board in 2016 by Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, DC to help steward a $30M budget for arts funding in the nation’s capital. As a proponent of inclusive practices within the cultural sector, the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) invited Haili to serve on the 2017 National Program Committee for the annual Museum Conference under the theme, “Gateways for Understanding: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion.” Haili has a Masters in Museum Studies from Harvard where she was awarded the Derek Bok Public Service Prize at commencement.

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