The P.I.T. was established in 2019 by a husband and wife duo. Valerie, a high school administrator leveraged her 20+ years in education and Xavier Lewis, an R&B Soul vocal artist with 20+ years in entertainment. Our combined love for the arts and years of implementing community productions provided students the opportunity to be seen and heard.
Ultimately, we recognized students’ desires to be involved in the entertainment industry. Surprisingly, there were many students that were more attracted to roles that did not call for them to be “front and center stage.” It was in that moment, we knew we had to answer the call as we had some future pros in our midst. Through brainstorming sessions and a rolodex of industry friends–The P.I.T. was born.
The P.I.T. will be the leading source for developing amateur talent into skilled and high performing professionals in music and film.
Our future pros are able to acquire internships, externships and job placements that provide them with the necessary opportunities and tools to sustain a livable wage.
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Hi Valerie, just wanted to share this with you. We’ve hired Elizabeth for a few projects now. One for the cover of our 2022 calendar.
She’s doing a great job 🥰 ❤️
Creative Soul Photography
I have never loved a club as much as I love The P.I.T.
I met people from the industry that instilled me with energy.
P.I.T has given me the opportunity to learn something outside classes provided at school. While I was apart of the P.I.T program I had the wonderful chance to learn and see the works of professionals working with their passion. It motivated me to have a different perspective of the world and opened my eyes as I learned that there was work that you can do and earn money.
Through this program I was able to attend a modeling workshop at Miles Models. There I learned and practiced how to walk, pose, do hair, and makeup! I was able to take it one step further and became a model!
I was officially signed with Miles Models in October 2021.
I am so excited for further projects!
P.I.T. Graduate 2021