ARTS PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR CENTURY CLUB. Ranaletta is well known as the long-time, former Vocal Music and Drama Director at Greece Athena High School, where she successfully grew a thriving Performing Arts Program. Many of Judith's former and present students perform on Broadway and around the country each season.
Mandi Lynn Griffith-Gurell
TEACHING ARTIST Gurell is a Rochester native with a BFA in Dance. She studied improv at Ensemble Studio Theatre in NYC, then went on to own and direct New York Academy of Dance for twelve years, here in Rochester. Mandi has participated in the local theater community as choreographer, performer and director and has been involved with productions for Blackfriars Theatre, GPAS, JCC CenterStage, Webster Theatre Guild and Roberts Wesleyan, as well as OFC. She also co-founded Last Fool Productions.
TEACHING ARTIST Franz is an international songwriter, playwright, and theatre director whose programs have taken place across the Eastern globe. She is celebrated In Hong Kong as the head performing arts mentor of the former International Academy of Film/Television where she taught Hong Kong’s most phenomenal talent in onstage/on-camera acting, voice, and movement. Monique has held children’s enrichment workshops in Egypt, India, and Ethiopia, where she instructed hundreds of kids in the arts.
TEACHING ARTIST. Beseau is a graduate from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. She co-directed choral music in her professional fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota as well as studied ballet, jazz, and tap for several years at the New York Academy of Dance. She has performed in various shows in the Rochester community.
GUEST ARTIST Paparone: Broadway/NYC: Shrek, Elf (Madison Square Garden). Off-Broadway: I Spy a Spy. National/international Tours: Elf, Fame. Regional: Goodspeed, Muny, Ogunquit Playhouse, Kennedy Center, North Shore, Maine State Music Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Cape Playhouse, Geva Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Gateway Playhouse, Northern Stage, and Weschester Broadway. Outside of performing Frankie is a dance educator and adjudicator.
TEACHING ARTIST Schutt is a Fredonia acting graduate and has been seen off stage teaching vocals with shows like Addams Family and Spamalot. Schutt also frequently performs in Rochester in shows including: Titanic (Jim Farrell), Hands on a Hardbody (Greg), Meet Me in St. Louis (John), My Fair Lady (Jamie) and Sweeney Todd (Anthony).
TEACHING ARTIST. Ireijo is an actor, singer, dancer, and artistic professional originally from Oahu, Hawaii. She is currently based in Rochester, NY. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Theatre from Nazareth College in Rochester, New York and has worked with some of the best Musical Theatre professionals: Bob Cline, Bob Moss, Brett Smock, Jeff Whiting and more! Her favorite theaters to perform at include The Rev. (formally FMTF) and Manoa Valley Theatre.
TEACHING ARTIST Weather received her BFA in Theater Performance from Niagara University. She is grateful to have shared stages at performance venues such as Blackfriars Theatre, Kodak Center and Lyric Theatre, also performing around the city as the lead singer of pop/rock group, That Party Band (www.thatpartyband.com). OFC Creations credits include: The Wild Party (Queenie), Spring Awakening (Ilse), Vanities (Mary) and this November's Nunsense. Courtney also serves as an OFC teaching artist.
John Daniel Connors
TEACHING ARTIST. Connors is a Theatre Artist based in Rochester, NY. Select credits include: TITANIC (Mr. Etches), SPRING AWAKENING (Moritz), JCC’s HITMAKERS (Himself), GREASE (Johnny Casino), THE SECRET GARDEN (Ben). John holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Nazareth College and an MA in Arts Management from The New School. When he’s not working, John enjoys spending time with his Shiba Inu, Renji.
TEACHING ARTIST A professional actress for more than 30 years, and a member of Actor’s Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild, Sarah appeared on Broadway as Louise in Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize winning musical, Sunday in the Park with George with Mandy Patinkin and Maryanne Plunkett. Sarah later originated the role of Ethel Roosevelt on Broadway in Teddy and Alice with Len Cariou. Sarah is best known for her performance in the starring role of Annie in the 1980s National Tour.
TEACHING ARTIST Stewart is no stranger to the stage. Most recently, she played Gary Coleman in Blackfriars theatre’s season closer, Avenue Q. Some of her favorite previous roles include Deloris Van Cartier (Sister Act), Charlaine (Ain’t Misbehavin), Vanessa (In the Heights), Dorothy (The Wiz), and Paulette (Legally Blonde). Sable Studied Psychology and Interfaith Studies at Nazareth College.
TEACHING ARTIST. Clinton has sung at Lincoln Center with Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables), she has been a part of the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival since 2005 and recently joined Sir Tim Rice in his US premiere of From Here to Eternity in the summer of 2016. Jeannie has been an educator in the Performing Arts in the Rochester area for over 13 years, worked with RBTL with the Stars of Tomorrow Program.
TEACHING ARTIST Mattioli graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a BA in English/Theatre.
She received her Masters in English Secondary Education/teaching certification
from SUNY Brockport and also received a NYS Certificate to teach theater k-12.
Marge has retired from teaching at Churchville-Chili Schools where she advised Drama Clubs and directed plays and musicals. She is a local performer and director.
TEACHING ARTIST Bischoping is a 5th grade teacher with an undergraduate degree in Childhood and Special Education, a concentration in Theatre, and a Masters in Literacy from SUNY Geneseo. Shari has assistant choreographed the Victor high school musical, choreographed teen show choirs, and vocal directed for the Henrietta Summer Drama program. When Shari is not working with students, she enjoys acting in the local theatre community herself!
TEACHING ARTIST Kemp is a choral/general music teacher at Park Road Elementary School in Pittsford where she works with students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. She also serves as the vocal director for Barker Road Middle School’s 7th and 8th grade musical. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Music degree in music therapy and music education from Nazareth College and a Master of Science degree in creative arts therapy. She currently performs around the Rochester area with Concentus Women’s Chorus.
TEACHING ARTIST Huffer is a senior at the University of Rochester studying music, and was recently accepted into the Eastman School of Music for an MA in Music Education, expected 2021. Jane graduated from Churchville-Chili Senior High School in 2015 and has been acting since the age of seven around the Rochester area. Some of her recent credits include "Spring Awakening" (Ilse), “Into the Woods” (Witch: 2016, Baker’s Wife: 2017), “Next to Normal” (Natalie), and “Spelling Bee” (Marcy Park).
TEACHING ARTIST. Ross is in pursuit of a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from SUNY Fredonia. Brianna has been involved in many shows in both high school and college, some favorite roles being Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”, The Witch in “Into The Woods”, and Reno Sweeney in “Anything Goes”. She is also involved in SUNY Fredonia’s all female a-Capella group, The Riveters.
TEACHING ARTIST Adams is currently attending MCC where she is pursuing a degree in Theatre Arts and Music Performance. Lizzy serves as President for MCC’s Theatre Troupe and has choreographed and instructed for numerous ensembles and musical productions. Adam's favorite past roles include Lucy from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and Sister Mary Leo from “Nunsense”. Adams credits her artistry to her raw passion for theatre, children, and arts education.
TEACHING ARTIST Salvadge is in charge of youth outreach at the Lyric Theatre, and the Founder/Director of Lyric Voices: a resident show choir at the Historic Lyric Theater. He has a private studio teaching voice, piano, and acting. Vincent has performed throughout Europe and the United States. He has had the privilege of performing at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, Italy, Notre Dame in Paris, France, The Dijon Opera House in Dijon, France, and Dante's Cathedral in Florence, andItaly.
TEACHING ARTIST. Colombo received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre with a Minor in Dance from Southern Utah University in 2017 where she performed as Elizabeth Proctor (The Crucible), Mini Marquez (RENT), Marcy Park (The 25th Annual...Spelling Bee), among many others. Tammi took Shakespeare and improv to local schools as part of the SUU Playteam.
TEACHING ARTIST. Hetherington is a Rochester area native who grew up dancing and teaching dance lessons, getting involved in, and falling in love with theater at a young age. Rebecca has a BA from SUNY Stony Brook in Child & Family Studies and English and, on her return to Rochester, worked with both the Off-Monroe Players and Everyone's Theater Company, both on and off stage. She is the mom of 3 young boys, ages 6, 4 and 1, and a small business owner in the city.
TEACHING ARTIST Manuel recently returned from New York City and has been acting and directing across Rochester. His credits include: The Wild Party, the regional tour of A Year With Frog & Toad, and Oliver. You may have also recently seen him in the world premiere production of Eddie Money’s musical, Two Tickets To Paradise.
TEACHING ARTIST. Oddo graduated from Allendale Columbia School in 2015 and is currently a Junior at SUNY Brockport. She is majoring in Theatre with an emphasis in Musical Theatre. Jillian has been a part of several productions at the Brockport College and has acted in two main stage shows, I Was Fine as well as Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night directed by Geva’s Sharifa Elkady.
TEACHING ARTIST Robinson holds a Bachelors’ degree from SUNY Fredonia in Music and Elementary Education and her Masters degree from SUNY Brockport. She is a Music Education teacher at Greece Athena Middle/High School. Crystal also has had the pleasure of being the choral director for several GAMS theater productions and for the GAMS Show choir. She also teaches piano, voice and musical theater at Danc’letics of Rochester.