The South Spirit Show Choir is open by audition to South Middle School students. We rehearse 1-2 times a week. We pride ourselves in being scholars, athletes, actors, and performers. The group is completely self-funded, so be on the look out for our fundraising events!
Yanira Luz LaFleur graduated from Shepherd University with a Bachelor's in Music Education in 2015. While at Shepherd, she had the opportunity to be a soloist in Handel's Messiah, a part of Masterworks Chorale, Women's Camarata, Shepherd's Vocal Jazz Octet, and played Gary Coleman in Shepherd's production of Avenue Q. She has also had several ensemble roles in productions at the Apollo and was the Assistant Music Director for their production of Once Upon A Mattress. She was also the assistant director for the Show Choir at Musselman Middle School from 2017-2019. During this time, she and the following team helped bring the group from sixth place in the state to second place in the state to the one and only South Spirit. This is Yanira's second year as the Director of South Spirit and plans to continue the legacy of winning!
CorRay LaFleur is a proud graduate of Martinsburg High School where he was a member of Good Times show choir and Chamber choir. He has since performed in several local musical theatre productions. Some of his favorite roles include: Angel-RENT(Scene Stealers), Mitch Mahoney-25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee(Scene Stealers) and his most recent role as Eddie Birdlace in the Apollo Civic Theatre’s production of Dogfight. He is also a member of Mt. Zion UMC where he has been the director of NeVaeh for the past 9 years. For the past 3 years, he was the assistant choreographer for Spectrum Show Choir. He was recently a part of the Macy’s Singing Tree and had the opportunity to sing in the 2019 Macy’s Day Parade this past November. CorRay is so excited to begin his role as Assistant Director to South Spirit!
Anthony Riner (Tony) is a freelanced choreographer and show designer who graduated from Martinsburg High School in 2012. During his time there, he was a four year member of the award winning Good Times Show Choir, with the title of Co-Dance Captain his senior year, as well as a member of the Chamber Choir for three years. After graduation, Tony went on to West Virginia University for two years to work on his degree in Dance and Theatre. After leaving the university, he went on to audition for productions, cruise lines and even the show So You Think You Can Dance. Tony has been involved in the show choir world as either performer, clinician, show designer or choreographer for 15 seasons. In his capacity as show designer and choreographer, Tony has won multiple best choreography, show design, and best costume awards. He has also choreographed many dances for school productions and church choral groups in the surrounding area, as well as in other parts of the state. Tony is excited to return to South Spirit once again this year.