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mainstages is happy to present our 2019 summer Teaching Artists and Theater Directors!

Also be sure to check out our list of recommended camps!

Danielle Aucoin- Theater Director, URJ Crane Lake Camp

Danielle is thrilled to be joining the Crane Lake's Camp team this summer! She originally hails from MA, and currently resides in NYC! She has a B.A. in Theatre Arts (Musical Theatre Concertation), and is currently working towards her masters in Educational Theatre! Learn more about Crane Lake Camp

Ariana Arralde- Theater Counselor, mainstages Theater Camp

Ariana a rising junior at Chicago College of Performing Arts. She is majoring in Musical Theatre with a Voice Emphasis. She plans on getting a masters in education and teaching theatre in her future.

Sarah Bialkin

Gianna Bartolini- Theater Director, Bender JCC of Greater Washington

Gianna is completing her BFA in Dance Performance from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, along with a BA in Arts Management. She grew up in Montgomery County, MD, where she developed a passion for performance and for teaching. Giannawould love to support young performers grow and succeed, no matter what the challenges may be! Learn more about Bender JCC of Greater Washington

Lyndsey Bowman- Theater Director, URJ Eisner Camp

Lyndsey Bowman is a, double major, graduate of Shawnee State University with a BFA in Musical theatre with a dance minor, and BSE in Educational Sciences. After being dazzled by the magic of live theatre as a kid, she's been hooked ever since. Lyndsey wants to share her love for theatre by developing educational programs for camps and schools. Learn more about Camp Eisner

Ezra Brain- Camp Twelve Trails, CREATE Neighborhood Coordinator

I am a playwright and teacher based in NYC. I grew up in North Carolina and have been doing theatre since I was 5 years old. I'm so excited to work with all the staff and campers to make Summer 2019 the best summer yet! Learn more about Camp Twelve Trails and their partnership with mainstages

Haley Broome- Theater Director, mainstages Theater Camp

Haley Broome has a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Central Missouri. She is excited to return as the director of Omanoot and have another fantastic summer. When she is not doing theater, you can find her cuddling with my pup Kennedy, cheering on the Dallas Cowboys, or spending time with her family! Learn more about mainstages' partnership with Camp Omanoot at JCC Northern Virginia

Grace Chenot- Theater Specialist, Camp B'nai Brith Ottawa

I am a recent graduate from Rhode Island College with a BA in Theatre Performance. I grew up in a small Rhode Island town where I frequently participated in community theatre productions as well as my school's (very minimal) drama club. I have had the chance to work with children in many performance situations and am very interested in the ways that theatre helps kids develop life skills. Learn more about Camp B'nai Brith Ottawa

Lauren Dietzel- Theater Director, URJ GUCI

Lauren is a recent graduate of Hofstra University with a BFA in Theatre Arts. Back home in sunny Southern California is where she found her passion for theatre and arts education. Lauren believes in the importance of creative expression, and hopes to help her student find their own voice. Learn more about GUCI

Nicole Ehrhard- Theater Supervisor, mainstages theater camp!

Nicole is a recent graduate from SUNY Purchase with a degree in Theatre and Performance: Directing. She is a New York based stage director whose heart lies in creating new musicals. Most recently, Nicole directed The Lion King: KIDS at her old Elementary School and she is super excited to work with young minds again. Learn more about mainstages theater camp!

Carla Fuller- Theater Director, Camp Mountain Chai

I am a rising Junior in the BFA Acting program at UNC Greensboro. I was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and have always loved being on stage and sharing my passion for theatre with others. I hope my passion and drive inspires campers to never give up on their dreams. Learn more about Camp Mountain Chai

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

Kari Brantner

Nicole Lado- Theater Director, Bender JCC of Greater Washington

Nicole graduated as Valedictorian from Stony Brook University with a B.A. in Women's and Gender Studies. She's always had a lifelong passion for theater, making the transition between actor and director throughout her involvement in the Arts over the years. Nicole is a firm believer that theater should be accessible to everyone, which is why she's incredibly excited for the opportunity to implement disability-inclusive techniques in her shows through the camp's inclusion program to highlight the strengths and talents of all campers. Learn more about Bender JCC of Greater Washington

Jason Leach- Theater Specialist, Camp Livingston

Jason just finished his sophomore year as a Musical Theatre major at Chicago College of Performing Arts. He was raised in Texas and first fell in love with theatre in high school. Jason intends on becoming a professional stage actor, and teaching theatre someday. Learn more about Camp Livingston

Madison Martin- Theater Director, Emma Kauffmann Camp

Madison graduated from Oklahoma City University with a degree in Entertainment Business. She is from Houston TX and have worked in the arts from a young age. Learn more about Emma Kaufmann Camp

Steven Meeker Jr.- Theater Director, 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

Caitlyn Murphy- Theater Director, Camp Seneca Lake

Caitlyn is a recent graduate of Kent Sate University with a degree in theatre performance. She grew up in a small town in Ohio, performing in school productions, dancing, singing, and acting and has performed around the world. Caitlyn's goal is to develop a non profit theatre company that focuses on producing new works. Learn more about Camp Seneca Lake

Jessica Pomeroy- Theater Director, Day Camps at the JCC Stamford

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 Camps at the JCC Stamford

Ingrid Running- Theater Specialist, JCC Manhattan

Ingrid Running is a New York based teaching artist who grew up in Spain, Thailand, and northern Virginia. She holds a BFA in Theatre from Pacific Lutheran University and will begin working towards a Masters Degree in Education starting this Fall. She enjoys encouraging students’ creativity, as well as their curiosity about other people and the world around them. Learn more about Day Camp @ the JCC

Camden Scifres- Theater Specialist, Camp Seneca Lake

Camden Scifres is a freelance actor, director, and producer from Hannibal, Missouri. He currently is a student at Lindenwood University where he is studying Directing in the B.F.A. program. He currently resides as the Artistic Director of the Canton Festival Theatre, a company he revitalized and took management over after a dormancy period of well over a decade. He is excited to work with young and growing minds this summer, in hopes of offering them an educational experience that will both heighten their appreciation and understanding of the arts.  Learn more about Camp Seneca Lake

Renee Shubert- Theater Director, Vacation Village Day Camp

Renee Shubert is a 2017 Theatre graduate from Five Towns College. Her experience is not only as a musical theatre actress but as a stage manager, lighting technician, and carpenter as well. She hopes to teach children the discipline of theatre and give them the tools to be young professionals. Learn more about Vacation Village Day Camp

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