mainstages is happy to present our Summer 2020 Teaching Artists and Theater Directors!
Brittany Hughes- Theater Director, Camp Kehilla
Brittany attended Hunter College and graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelors Of The Arts. She grew up doing and still participates in community theater all over Long Island. What I hope to achieve this summer is unlocking the imaginations of the people I meet and showing them the abundance of joy theater can bring them. Learn more about Camp Kehilla
Dina Lewis- Theater Specialist, SYEP
Dina is an actress and singer from Miami Florida. Dina studied theatre and journalism at the University of Florida and with The British American Drama Academy. Dina is excited to spark creativity and connectivity in each student this summer!
Gabriella Giocomo- Theater Director, URJ GUCI
Gaby is a playwright, director, actress, and nonprofit development coordinator. She grew up in Chicago with a family of theatre professionals and currently lives in the wild west in Las Vegas. She's so excited to be sharing her love of the arts with campers this year! Learn more about GUCI
Jessica Pomeroy- Program Liaison and Theater Specialist, JCC Manhattan
Jessica Ashleigh Pomeroy is an NYC based director, producer, performer and teaching artist, who will be graduating this month from The New School for Drama with her BFA. Jessica grew up in Connecticut, where she first discovered her love of theatre, a love that only grew as she got older, and that she is passionate about sharing with young people. Jessica looks to bring professional level performance training to young performers, and seeks to do just that through her training and experience as a singer, actor and director. Learn more about Day Camp @ the JCC
Lance Ruggiero, Theater Specialist, Everwood Day Camp
Lance graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Applied Drama and Theatre for the Young. He is from Massachusetts where his love for theatre and education began. Through dramatic arts, Lance wants to help cultivate the beginnings of social emotional learning in the students he works with.
Robbie Hoye, Theater Specialist, Everwood Day Camp
Robbie is a current junior at Stonehill College double majoring in Performing Arts and Communication. Raised in Franklin MA, Robbie developed a love for all aspects of theatre at a young age. He hopes to one day run his own theatre company where he can guide and inspire fellow artists.
Samantha Turret- Theater Specialist, Westside JCC
Samantha has taught theatre in New York, New Jersey and California over the past 8 years. She is an actress and voice artist who arrived just last summer to Los Angeles, California. Samantha intends to bring laughter, energy and skill into the classroom this summer! Learn more about Westside JCC and their partnership with mainstages for JCamp Shines
Steven Meeker Jr.- CREATE Neighborhood Coordinator, Camp Twelve Trails
Steven is a professional mime, writer, theatermaker, and educator with BFA in Acting and Dance minor from Otterbein University. They hail from Mount Vernon, Ohio where they trained in mime for over ten years. Steven intends to develop high-quality training programs for high school and college students in the future. Learn more about Camp Twelve Trails and their partnership with mainstages