Elliott Masie

Co-Founder & Chair

Elliott Masie is a provocative, engaging and entertaining speaker - focused on the changing world of learning and workforce performance.

 

He is an internationally recognized futurist, analyst, researcher and organizer on the critical topics of workforce learning, business collaboration and emerging technologies. He is the editor of Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie, an Internet newsletter read by over 52,000 business executives worldwide, and a regular columnist in professional publications, including CLO Magazine.  He is the author of a dozen books, and is the convener of Learning 2017.

 

He heads The MASIE Center, a Saratoga Springs, NY think tank focused on how organizations can support learning and knowledge within the workforce. He leads the Learning CONSORTIUM, a coalition of 230 global organizations cooperating on the evolution of learning strategies, including CNN, Wal-Mart, American Express, Farmers Insurance, Emirates Airline, General Electric and Fidelity Investments.

 

Elliott's professional focus has been in the fields of corporate learning, organizational performance and emerging technology. He has developed models for accelerating the spread of knowledge, learning and collaboration throughout organizations. Elliott is acknowledged as the first analyst to use the term e-Learning and has advocated for a sane deployment of learning and collaboration technology as a means of supporting the effectiveness and profitability of enterprises.

 

Elliott serves as an adviser to a wide range of government, education and non-profit groups. He served on the Board of Trustee of Skidmore College and as a Board member of FIRST Robotics and the CIA University Board of Visitors. He has served as a pro-bono advisor to the Department of Defense and on the White House Advisory Council on Expanding Learning Opportunities.

 

Elliott is known as a highly approachable speaker and trainer, blending humor, applicable stories of best practice and high levels of audience involvement. Over the past thirty years, he has presented programs, courses and speeches to over 2,100,000 professionals around the world. He lives in Saratoga Springs, owns thoroughbred horses, is an investor in Broadway shows like The TONY Award Winning Kinky Boots, as well as An American in Paris, The Great Comet, Allegiance, The Prom and Hold These Truths.

Joy Lanceta Coronel

Co-Founder & Director

Joy serves as Director of Speech Services at MASIE Center's New York City office and also a private voice and speech coach based in New York City. With a background in both performance and corporate training, Joy's experience brings unique value and versatility to each client. She works with large companies, training professionals from across the globe and in various markets.

 

Joy holds an MFA in Voice Studies from University of London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where her dissertation earned her a mark of Distinction. She earned her BFA in Acting from University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. Joy has served as voice and speech faculty at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - NY Campus, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music (CCM), College of Staten Island-CUNY, and internationally at University of Essex East 15 Acting School, Trinity Laban Conservatoire and St. Dominic's Sixth Form College in England. 

 

She has coached with National Asian Artist Project, Ma-Yi Theatre, Atlantic Theatre Co., Center Theatre Group, Attic Theatre Company, New Dramatists, and Comedy Central. Joy has worked alongside notable veterans Baayork Lee, David Henry Hwang, BD Wong, Leigh Silverman, and Ralph Peñas.  

 

Joy's research interests include Asian identity, Asian English accents, cultural sensitivity, women's empowerment, and inclusive coaching strategies. You will find Joy presenting at various conferences and lectures throughout the US. She recently presented at the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) on Filipino Communities in the South, and at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) on Revolutions in Dialect Pedagogy: Towards an Inclusive Practice That Resists Cultural Effacement.

 

Her article "Coaching Asian Actors and Asian Accents with Cultural Sensitivity" was published in the Voice and Speech Review (VSR) journal in early 2018. 

Telly Leung

Co-Founder

Telly Leung was born and raised in New York City. He grew up in a traditional Chinese home in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. He is a proud alumni of New York's prestigious math & science specialized high school, Stuyvesant High School. After Stuyvesant, Telly was admitted to Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama (CMU), where he received most of his formal training in acting, singing, and dance. It was also at CMU that Telly met fellow CMU-alum and KINKY BOOTS Tony-Award Winner, Billy Porter, who returned to his alma mater to direct the main stage production of Sondheim's COMPANY. After casting Telly as Bobby in "Company", Porter made a phone call to his colleagues who were involved in the upcoming Broadway revival of FLOWER DRUM SONG and landed Telly an audition. In the fall of 2002, Telly made his Broadway debut in the revival of 'Flower Drum Song", starring Lea Salonga, as a member of the ensemble and an understudy for Wang Ta. After playing Bobby in Sondheim's COMPANY in college, Telly would later get the opportunity to work with the legendary Stephen Sondheim in Roundabout's Broadway revival of PACIFIC OVERTURES in 2005. After PACIFIC OVERTURES, Telly originated the role of Boq in the Chicago company of WICKED, collaborating with fellow CMU-alum, Stephen Schwartz. Other Broadway credits include the final company of RENT - where he also got to make his film debut in Radical Media / Sony's RENT: FILMED LIVE ON BROADWAY, which is available on DVD and Blue Ray. After RENT ended its Broadway run, Telly went on an international tour with original RENT stars Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp in RENT: THE BROADWAY TOUR. He would later reprise the role of Angel in RENT at the Hollywood Bowl, directed by Neil Patrick Harris and starring Vanessa Hudgens, Aaron Tveit, Skylar Astin, & Wayne Brady. In 2011, Telly would get another opportunity to collaborate with composer Stephen Schwartz in the Broadway revival of GODSPELL at the Circle in the Square Theater. Telly was involved in the development of Broadway's ALLEGIANCE, creating the role of "Sammy" alongside Lea Salonga (MISS SAIGON) and George Takei (STAR TREK). ALLEGIANCE is the story of one Japanese-American family's struggles and triumphs during the Japanese Internment of World War II. The musical made its sold-out world premiere at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego in 2012 and premiered on Broadway in the Fall of 2015. He received critical acclaim for his "star turn" (NBC-NY) as Sammy, performed with "breakout power" (Newsday), with Rex Reed of the NY Observer praising his portrayal of Sammy as "beautifully played and powerfully sung by handsome and awesomely talented Telly Leung."Telly has performed live all over the world. Notable venues include Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Hollywood Bowl, the Baltimore Symphony, the St. Louis MUNY, The Shakespeare Theater (DC), Pittsburgh CLO, Paper Mill Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, Philadelphia Theater Company, Sacramento Music Circus, the Old Globe, Fords Theater, North Carolina Theater, Four Seasons Theater, North Shore Music Theater, The Coterie in Los Angeles, The Magic Castle, NYC's Feinstein's / 54 Below, Birdland Jazz Club, and London's Hippodrome. Telly has appeared on television in GLEE (as Wes of the Dalton Academy Warblers), ODD MOM OUT (Bravo), DEADBEAT (on Hulu), LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT and played Kevin in the pilot of ABC's performing arts drama, LIMELIGHT. He was also heavily featured in the PBS documentary BROADWAY OR BUST as a teacher and performance coach for the Jimmy Awards. Telly is featured on the recordings of GODSPELL, PACIFIC OVERTURES, FLOWER DRUMS SONG, DEAR EDWINA, THE BERNSTEIN MASS, SWEET BYE AND BYE and the mini-album of ALLEGIANCE. In 2012, Telly released his first solo album entitled {i'll cover you} on the Yellow Sound Label in 2012, and his follow-up album, "Songs for You" was released in 2016. All recordings are available on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.In 2013, Telly started TELLY LEUNG PRODUCTIONS and began his career as a producer. He took an active role in producing his own debut album, {i'll cover you}, as well as his London debut concert in collaboration with Speckulation Entertainment and Marathon Productions. His producing credits include GRIND (a musical short film, starring Anthony Rapp) and BROADWAY @ LEARNING (a concert starring Broadway stars Adam Pascal, Eden Espinosa, and Marcus Paul James).Telly passionately believes in "paying it forward" and giving back to the next generation of theater artists and performers. Besides being heavily featured as a performance coach for the Jimmy awards on PBS' BROADWAY OR BUST, he can also be frequently seen teaching as a guest instructor in master classes all over the country. In 2013, he was selected as the Tam & Young Arts Chair at Iolani High School in Honolulu and spent a week teaching and performing alongside the students and faculty. He continues to teach young performers as part of a team of coaches at MTCA (Music Theater College Auditions) that helps high school students gain admission into the competitive university training programs. He also gives online coaching to aspiring performers via Stagelighter.com. In 2013, Telly joined the faculty at NYU's NEW STUDIO ON BROADWAY as an adjunct professor.

Serene Wang

Associate & Language Acquisition Expert

Serene Wang is a passionate educator, entrepreneur, curriculum developer, media influencer, and innovator. She is the founder and CEO of EliteLink Education, LLC in China, an education technology company that aims to help Chinese students with their English language skill development, test preparation and study abroad planning. She also serves as the advisor of Masie Center and the Masie Innovation project, Secondaccent.


Awarded as a top 10 online TOEFL lecturer on Chinese social media, Serene has taught at Columbia and New York Universities. Each of her online live-streaming courses has more than 20 thousand students participating at the same time, and her teaching videos have over 20 million views. She also hosts a popular language radio show in China.

In her time with the ETS (Educational Testing Service), Serene researched the use of artificial intelligence to evaluate language assessments, and is now working to integrate artificial intelligence into her learning assessment process.

Steven Eng

Speech Advisor

Steven Eng is a speech, voice and text specialist. He teaches at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and throughout New York City, serving a clientele that includes professional actors and corporate executives. He has been interviewed on NPR, paneled at the Voice and Speech Trainers Association national conference, and is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®. Also a professional actor, he has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and into Asia, including some of the most respected venues in New York City and London. In addition, he has also served as a grants panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and is co-founder of the not-for-profit National Asian Artists Project. He holds degrees from The George Washington University and Southern Methodist University.

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