JCC Leadership

Administrative Staff

ALEXANDRA BLACKWELL

Program & Special Events Assistant
353-1636, ext. 1 

As a little girl, Alexandra could always be found choreographing to Kids Bop tunes in the living room or singing along to the radio in the backseat of the car. Music has been a constant in Alexandra's life from the start. She began singing in choir at Palmer Catholic Academy in the 5th grade. From that year through college, Alexandra has been involved in choral music, musical theatre, and dance. She attended Florida State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Communications and a minor in Music. She was also an active member of Sigma Alpha Iota, an International Music Fraternity, and served as their Vice President of Ritual during her senior year.

After graduation, Alexandra worked as Marketing Manager for Players by the Sea Theatre in Jacksonville Beach, gaining invaluable leadership experience in Arts Management. From there, she went on to work in marketing for small businesses throughout Jacksonville.

Alexandra is passionate about helping others. She is driven to use her gifts and talents for the greater good. Alexandra is a certified personal trainer and registered yoga instructor, who enjoys educating others on how to live their best lives physically and mentally. She believes education and discipline are strong driving forces for creating change. She is excited to contribute her skills and passions to the JCC, where arts education changes countless children's lives for good.

KATHERINE (KT) BOLING

Business Manager & Development Officer
353-1636, ext. 4 

KT joined the JCC team in 2016 as a member of the Finance Department. With a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and experience in project management, quality engineering, and accounting, KT joined our team as Accounting Assistant and is now the Business Manager and Development Officer for the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus.

KT’s ties to the Chorus go back as far as 1996 when she joined the JCC as a young singer under the direction of Jim Taylor, the Chorus’ first conductor. In her two years as a member of the JCC, KT enjoyed opportunities to perform at various venues around the state and country, and even in Carnegie Hall. Since then, she has continued her passion for music, participating in numerous bands and choirs at her church, and through high school and college. KT’s love of the arts has also extended to dance, where she has become a professional Latin dancer, ballroom dance instructor, and even an aerialist.

BIANCA ENRIQUEZ

Development Associate
353-1636, ext. 7 

Bianca was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, and grew up in Jacksonville Beach Florida. Bianca has always been very passionate about the arts, as she started dancing at the age of two. From there, her love of dance grew and expanded into theatre and choir. Through dance, she was given the opportunity to travel and compete throughout the Country and also dance in The London New Year's Day Parade. Bianca was one of the forty students accepted into the University of Central Florida's limited access Ad/PR program. After obtaining a Bachelor's degree from UCF the next certificate she went after was a 500 hour yoga teacher training. She spent 4 months in Bali, Indonesia studying yoga, philosophy, and learning to adapt into the culture. Bianca loves to travel and says it greatly contributed to her growth and development into the person she is now. One of Bianca's strengths in the workplace is creating diversity and inclusion, which is one of the reasons she feels so passionate about working for the JCC. She loves everything that the JCC does to instill lifelong skills in these children and the opportunities that we provide to be inclusive of people from all walks of life because every child deserves the gift of music education. She is very excited to work in Development and create opportunities for more scholarships and outreach programs.  

JOYANNE GORONAL

Accounting & Executive Assistant
353-1636, ext. 2 

Joyanne was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She worked for a few years in healthcare at nursing and rehabilitation facilities under the Business Office. In late 2020, she started at the JCC as a volunteer helping with videography and now works as the Accounting and Executive Assistant.

Joyanne’s love for music started at a young age and was involved in her school choir in middle school. She continued with music by participating in her high school chorus, show choir, and musical productions. During her time in the chorus, she participated in choral and solo and ensemble vocal competitions. She also had the opportunity to perform all over the country. Her most notable performances include performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and Disney’s Candlelight Processional. Joyanne is excited to be a part of the JCC team.

 

DOROTHY LEITCH

Program Manager
353-1636, ext. 6 

Dorothy Leitch is a Florida native – born and raised in St. Petersburg, then moved on to Georgia for higher education. She received her Associate of Arts from Oxford College of Emory University and went on to receive her bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a major in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University, while also starting her professional career with Coca-Cola. After graduation, she moved to Jacksonville – a city her father’s family had lived since the 1800’s.

Now living in Jacksonville, Dorothy has worked in many businesses including the Federal Reserve Bank and several small, privately-owned companies. Jacksonville is also the place where she and her husband of over 30 years, Jim, have their family with three children. Carlisle, their oldest, is a mechanical engineer who works on F-18s at NAS Jacksonville. Emily, the middle child, works as a kindergarten teacher in Tallahassee. Sarah, her youngest, is a full time student at Florida State University and an alumni of the JCC Touring Choir. Once her children were all in school, Dorothy became a teacher in Duval County Public Schools at Dinsmore Elementary, where she taught second through fourth grade students for 15 years.

It was through Sarah, her youngest, that Dorothy began to volunteer with The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus. Through her personal experience, Dorothy developed a love and an appreciation for the JCC. As the Program Manager for the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, Dorothy feels that her new role serves everything she loves – children, music, and working in a business-related position. Dorothy is excited to be a part of the JCC family.

SILAS LEWIS

Interim Program Assistant
353-1636, ext. 1 

From a young age, Silas Lewis learned to appreciate the beauty of music. His dad would regularly play worship music on his guitar as Silas and his siblings sang along. Annually, Silas and his family would sing Christmas carols for local neighbors and for those lodging at the Jacksonville nonprofit, Gabriel House. Silas started choral singing in high school with the men’s chorus at the Bolles School in Jacksonville. The beauty of choral singing inspired Silas to search for more opportunities to sing. Encouraged by his mom, Silas joined the Jacksonville Children’s Young Men’s Chorus and Touring Choir. The JCC gave Silas an appreciation for excellence in music as well as choral conducting. In his senior year of high school, Silas transferred to Douglas Anderson School of the Arts with a focus on vocal music. Silas received the full-tuition Kinne Scholarship from the JCC and Jacksonville University. Now a Junior in college, Silas attends Jacksonville University, where he sings with the student-led choral group, Infinitus.
 

“The JCC is more than just a chorus; it is truly a life-changing experience. The Chorus has opened me to new experiences, provided me with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and helped me discover singing is not just one of my interests but rather a lifelong passion.”

Emma D., JCC Alum

“It is gratifying the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus program covers so much of what is not available to children in the Duval Public Schools. The children who have an opportunity to participate in your Chorus are very fortunate to have this outstanding musical training available to them. The entire community benefits from your talent and that of the children.”

Dr. Frances B. Kinne , Former Chancellor Emeritus and Past President, Jacksonville University

“Music is such a valuable part of life. The way it enriches one’s life and encourages creativity, I do not believe anything else can do as much. We in Jacksonville are certainly blessed to have the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus.”

Scott C. Snyder, President, Compass Consulting Group

“Music plays a major role in the full development of a child. Not only does it enrich lives, it also serves as a pathway for students to express themselves and explore new ways to communicate with others. For 20 years, kudos to the JCC for molding the lives of young artists, and I look forward to the next 20 years.”

Tim Cost, President, Jacksonville University

“Being a part of the JCC has not only allowed Christian to experience the fun, excitement and pleasure of singing with friends, it has also helped him to develop a sense of confidence that comes from life skills of hard work and perseverance.”

Elaine Bourne, JCC Parent