Colleen Mangan began her theatre and dance training at CHTD when she was eight years old and went on to graduate at Elon University with a double major in Dance and Business Marketing. She has trained with and assisted some of the most prestigious teachers and choreographers in the world. During the past eight years that Colleen has been teaching Theatre Workshop and Dance, she has choreographed countless shows, managed the highly acclaimed Dance Company, and travelled annually with her dancers to various shows, training centers, and dance conventions.
Kerry Baglivio has been a part of the Spring Lake Community House family since she joined the workshop and dance program in the second grade. While in the program she was part of the Dance Company and performed in many of the mainstage productions. Kerry attended Rowan University and studied under an accredited team of theater and dance professors. She graduated with a BA in both Theater Performance and Theater Education. During her time at Rowan, she was part of the Dance Extensions Company as well as Alpha Psi Omega, the national theater honor society. She was also chosen to study theater in London, England for a short time with a highly acclaimed theater professor. Kerry has been a part of the workshop and dance staff for over a year now and has recently directed her first highly successful show at the Spring Lake Theater.
Michelle has been dancing since the age of 10 and choreographing since the age of 15. Her students hold many regional and national titles including Regional Dancer of the Year for American Dance Awards, World Talent Winner for International Sunshine Girl, and World Showstopper. Michelle received the Young Choreographer of the Year Award from American Dance Awards in 1998. She is also a pageant coach and choreographer, and has had four students compete in the Miss New Hampshire Program for Miss America in the last five years. Michelle also held the title of Miss New Hampshire 1996 and competed at the Miss America Pageant that fall. Her performace credits include Radio City Rockettes for six years, as well as on the Today Show, the Isaac Mizrahi Show, and in the Macy's Day Parade. She also performed in Tap Girls, 42nd Street, and numerous television, video and print works. For five years she was a Professor at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, where she choreographed Cabaret for the main stage and implemented the Tap program. Michelle is the Head of Dance at Camp Vega in Kents Mill, ME. She has held this position for eight years and it is considered the number one all girls camp in the country.
Amanda Nelson has over nineteen years of dance training in hip-hop, jazz, ballet, lyrical and tap. As a member of a competitve dance team since age seven, Amanda has received numerous national and international awards throughout her dance career. She is a graduate of the Spring Lake Theatre and Dance Program and a former Senior Company dancer. Following her graduation, Amanda received a Bachelor of Arts from Monmouth University, where she also attained a position on their award winning dance team. Through her years of membership on the Monmouth University Dance Team, Amanda danced in choreographed routines that received top honors from the United Dance Association at the national level. In addition to her award-winning dance technique and choreography, Amanda spent two years as the Dance Director at the Summer Hill Day Camp in Wall and currently volunteers as a middle school dance team coach. Most recently, Amanda has received her Master of Arts in Teaching, certified to teach students Pre-K through grade 12.