Singing, Theater Acting, Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Opera Voice
At the age of 4 I began producing musicals in my basement with my sister. This progressed to acting classes, piano lessons, and eventually the school musical in sixth grade. I began taking voice lessons when I was in eighth grade and have never looked back. Through high school, I focused on both classical and musical theatre genres, having leads in high school and community musicals and operettas. While attending the University of Delaware, I majored in Applied Music: Voice and had the privilege of performing lead roles in Sweeney Todd, The Pirates of Penzance, The Marriage of Figaro, and Die Fledermaus. In addition, I performed two recitals. I was also fortunate enough to be a member of the University of Delaware Chorale, traveling to both China and Spain for tours and competitions.
I took my first pedagogy class at UD and began teaching voice lessons at the Community Music School during my junior year. This past year I did graduate work at the Pennsylvania State University in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy and maintained a private voice studio. I love teaching and helping students reach goals! With my thorough pedagogical training and varied performance experience, I have a great deal to offer my students.
Piano, Singing, Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice
Alexis D. attended college at the University of Delaware and graduated cum laude with a double major in Music Performance: Voice and Music Education: Choral/Vocal. During her time at the University of Delaware, she was involved in numerous musical ensembles including Collegium Musicium , and performed as a soloist on a number of occasions, including two solo recital programs and major roles in the UD Opera Theater program (UDOT).
Ms. D. has performed as a soloist and ensemble singer for the UD Schola Cantorum, The UD Chorale, and the Newark Symphony Chorus. Her solo performance work includes such roles as Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro (UDOT), Despina in Cosi fan tutte (UDOT), Anna in The King and I (St. Marks Theater Co.), and Grace Farrell in the Wilmington Drama League’s production of Annie, where she received rave reviews for her “musically impressive” and “soaring” performance from The News Journal. Most recently, Alexis starred again as Despina in OperaLancaster's production of Cosi in October, 2011.
In theater, she has played both comic and serious roles, including a striking female interpretation of E. K. Hornbeck in Inherit the Wind. Alexis has also worked in film, recently completing the production of Dead on Delmarva, a zombie-comedy-thriller produced by Arkham Productions scheduled to be released in 2013, and is looking forward to working with Arkham Productions again on a future film.
In addition to her acclaim as a performer, Alexis gained recognition for her work as a choral conductor and voice teacher, working with the UD Opera Theater Chorus, New Ark United Church of Christ adult and children's ensembles, and most recently completed a production of Les Miserables at Mt. Pleasant High School.
When speaking of her career, she comments, “Performing music and drama is not just a passion for me; it’s my sense of purpose. Whether I am working on a role, singing in an opera, developing a character, teaching a student; it completely fulfills me. I don’t just want to do it because I love it. I need music.”
Singing, Theater Acting, Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice
Sandra began her training at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia. She is a two time recipient of the Mario Lanza Award, and holds a B.M. degree in opera from the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. She studied acting at both the Wilma and Walnut Theaters in Philadelphia. In New York, she studied Shakespeare at the HB Studios, and received on-camera training at the Weisst- Barron Commercial School. Sandra is a member of Actor's Equity.
Sandra was engaged for seven years at Theater des Westens in Berlin, Germany, where she performed extensively in Musicals and Operetta. She also toured throughout Germany with the ensemble "Operetten Express". In the U.S., Sandra has toured nationally with "Man of La Mancha" and "Carousel", and has performed leading roles in many regional theaters. She also performed in the Off-Broadway Musical "Mamaleh". Sandra has performed in over fifty productions of Musicals, Operetta, and Opera. Some of her favorite roles include: Aldonza (Man of La Mancha), Desiree (A Little Night Music), Marguerite (The Scarlet Pimpernel), Antonia (The Tales of Hoffmann), and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi).
As a director, Sandra has staged operas for Center City Opera Theater, the Delaware Valley Opera Company, Boheme Opera New Jersey, and the New York Metro Vocal Arts Ensemble. She is currently singing concerts with the vocal group "Touch of Classics", and can be seen in commercials for Time Warner, Cuisinart, The Skooter Store, and Aspercreme.
Piano, Singing, Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice
Christine Cohen believes that music is a joyful gift that is meant to be shared, and she has dedicated herself to sharing that gift throughout her career. She currently teaches piano and voice lessons to children and adults, and she specializes in working with the special needs population. Before that, Christine received her Bachelor’s of Art in General Music at Eastern University and studied voice under Charles Smith, Dr. Youngsuk Kim, Dr. Jean-Anne Teal, and Christine DeVault. Christine has performed in musicals, operettas, operas, and recitals, as well as performed as a guest soloist with different choirs and theatre companies in the northeast region of the United States. In addition to voice, Christine has studied piano under Dr. Nancy Boston, Dr. Mark-Daniel Schmid, and the late Dr. Douglas Crowder. She continues to find joy through new opportunities presented to her as both a teacher and student of music.
I grew up as the son of of a lighting designer and a ballet dancer in London, spending a lot of my time backstage. My first theatre job was as a lighting board operator for the Young Vic Youth Theatre at 14 (after school). Since then I've worked as a performer, stage manager and assistant director on everything from school productions to professional touring operas. I've a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts from Goldsmith's College, University of London and a Master's in Theatre Education.
My experience is split neatly down the middle; half theatre tech/design and half performance/directing. I'm extremely comfortable teaching everything from stage management to directorial techniques to script analysis.
I teach theatre skills because I genuinely believe that they matter. That they speak to everything from public speaking to empathy skills to collaborative problem solving to negotiation techniques to creative thinking.
Singing, Theater Acting, Acting, Basic Math, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Songwriting
Talia does not confine herself to one genre or musical concentration- she has real world experience composing, arranging (both instrumental and vocal), singing both live and in the studio (for commercials, corporate events and pilots for television), writing lyrics, booking, management and production; in genres including folk, world, pop, dance, jazz, musical theater, classical, rock/blues and indie.
Talia has over fifteen years of experience in the business. She received a Bachelor of Music from the world renowned Berklee College of Music in Professional Music: Vocal Performance, Music Business and Private Studio Teaching.
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