KATHRYN BLUME is a playwright, activist, and professional actress in film and theater with a B.A. from Yale University in theater and environmental studies. She co-founded The Lysistrata Project, the first worldwide theatrical event for peace, and is an artistic associate at Vermont Stage Company where she has frequently performed and seen her own plays produced.
ANDREA BONAMICO is a teacher, singer, actor, and director with a B.A. in music and education from Bucknell University, currently earning her M.A. in music education at Columbia. She also studied musical theater at Circle in the Square Theater School in NYC. She teaches voice privately, co-directs the Young Singers Chorus of Vermont, and is the choral and drama director at U-32.
PIERO BONAMICO is a singer, teacher, and conductor who founded the Young Singers Chorus of Vermont, and conducted both the Mad River Chorale and the South Burlington Community Chorus. He has performed in New York, Boston, and across the country and musically directs numerous theater productions. Mr. Bonamico has co-authored numerous textbooks and publications on choral singing and adolescent singers.
ELIZABETH BRODY received her B.F.A. in ballet and technical theater from the University of Utah and has choreographed and performed works throughout her career. She taught ballet for the Deaf Shall Dance Program in Salt Lake City and locally for the Vermont Ballet Theatre School and UVM.
JANE BURCHARD is a passionate educator and classically-trained ballet and jazz dancer who has performed with a variety of dance companies in New England, New York, and California. She was a soloist in the Westchester Ballet and has performed locally with Lyric Theatre. Jane has also taught in the Chittenden South and Burlington districts, and recently published a children’s book.
ROBIN FAWCETT is an artist and teacher devoted to fueling the urge for artful expression in others. She has created original works and directed plays at the University of Iowa, UVM, CVU High School, and for FlynnArts, among others.
GINA FEARN is a director, performer, and educator with a B.F.A. in theater and music from Otterbein College. She created a performing arts program at a New Jersey charter school, and in Vermont has taught and directed theater for youth in schools and community programs. She is a part of Words Come Alive!, the Flynn’s signature school program.
CHRIS GRIBNAU is a musician and passionate music educator with a B.A. in music education from UVM and a master’s degree from Ithaca College. He plays with a variety of bands in a multitude of styles including jazz, Latin, blues, and rock and is the music teacher at Lincoln School and Royalton High School.
SHANE HARDIMAN is a talented pianist who received his B.A. in jazz studies from Johnson State College. A passionate improviser and educator, he performs regularly with many of the area’s finest musicians and bands.
JOSIE LEAVITT has been performing standup comedy for 20 years after getting started in NYC at Caroline’s and Stand-Up NY. She performs throughout New England and won the 2011 Seven Daysies award for best Comic in Vermont. Josie has taught over 150 Vermont comics, and has been teaching at the Flynn for the past six years.
TRACY MARTIN is a master teacher of young children, who teaches dance around the state as well as through the Flynn’s signature Words Come Alive! school program. She studied dance at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is artistic director of Phantom Theater, creating original works in dance, theater, and music.
BRIAN MCCARTHY is a saxophonist, arranger, and composer currently directing the Saint Michael’s College Jazz Ensemble, teaching at UVM and Johnson State College, and performing with Ray Vega’s Quintet and the Grippo Funk Band. He has arranged for jazz heavyweights Kenny Garrett and Mulgrew Miller, performed with the Clark Terry Big Band, and recorded with Mike Gordon
ALISON MOTT is director of Green Mountain Music Together and an accomplished teacher of family music. At schools for the blind and for children with cerebral palsy, Alison used music as a tool for instruction, motivation, and therapy. A classically trained musician, she also solos with professional choirs.
JULIE PEOPLES-CLARK is a devoted movement artist who teaches adaptive yoga and dance for adults and children of all backgrounds and abilities/disabilities. She has danced professionally (Pennsylvania Dance Theatre), directed the Project REACH Dance Program, served as an arts-in- education consultant for DARE America Dance, and on the adjunct dance faculty at the University of Maryland.
TONY PIETRICOLA taught music at Charlotte Central School for many years, and was voted the 2003 Vermont Music Educator of the Year. He has worked as a consultant to the Vermont Department of Education, plays with the Vermont Jazz Ensemble, and leads the beginner branch of the Flynn’s Summertime Jazz Program.
BILL REED earned a Ph.D. in vocal music education from Columbia University. Twenty-five years ago, he founded the acclaimed musical theater program at New York’s Circle in the Square Theatre School. Privately and at Circle in the Square, Reed continues to provide vocal coaching to aspiring theater and opera performers who regularly succeed on Broadway and in professional opera.
CAROL SPRADLING is a professional singer, actor, vocal coach, and director with a degree in music from University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. A recent transplant from New York, she performs locally with Lost Nation Theater and the VT Philharmonic. She is on the Board of the Montpelier Theater Guild, teaches voice at Monteverdi Music School, and directs the Champlain Echoes, a women’s barbershop chorus.
KATE WHALEN is a dance teacher, choreographer, and performer whose work has been seen on the Flynn stage over 20 times, including choreography for Lyric Theatre’s Peter Pan, and starring roles as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, and Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. She trained at Spotlight on Dance, the Movement Center, Steps on Broadway, and with Lisa Hopkins at the Flynn Center. Kate also choreographs for the Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization, and has been teaching tap and ballet to students of all ages since 2006.
LIDA WINFIELD has a diverse background in choreography, performance, and the visual arts. She has taught theater and dance to students of all ages for more than ten years and teaches through the Flynn’s signature Words Come Alive! school program. Winfield founded her own studio in Massachusetts and creates and tours solo performances across New England.
CAROLE ZUCKER has been called “The Actor’s Guru” (Montreal Mirror). She studied acting at Meisner’s Neighborhood Playhouse, and with Uta Hagen at HB Studios, both in NYC. She has performed in numerous off-Broadway productions and in regional theater in the US and Canada. Carole has spent the last three decades studying and teaching acting workshops, and is considered one of the foremost authorities on the acting process.
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