Director of Workshop Program
Amy has been a part of the Spring Lake Community House since her first dance class in 1978. She joined the very first Workshop class as a student and has been hooked ever since! Amy went on to receive her degree in Music Education and has a NJ Teaching Certification in Drama. She taught Workshop dance and drama from 1991 - 2006. She currently is the head teacher of the Visual and Performing Arts Department in Long Branch Middle School where she teaches Drama. Amy is very excited to be part of this incredible staff of Workshop. Let the fun begin!
Kevin started his career with the Spring Lake Community House in 1985 when he played Tiny Tim in Scrooge, which led to a long run as a Workshop student and SLTC performer in the years that followed. He studied mathematics with a concentration in music at Yale University, where he was a member of the Yale Glee Club and Yale Undergraduate Opera Company. He then received his law degree at Harvard Law School, where he led an a cappella singing group called Scales of Justice. He served as musical director of Scrooge from 2002-2004 and has assisted the Theatre Workshop in different capacities over the years. He has taught music at St. Rose High School, where he currently teaches mathematics. He welcomes the opportunity to once again be a part of a program that has meant so much to him and to share his passion for music with the next Workshop generation.
Nancy is excited to be teaching music in our theatre workshop for our 1st-4th graders. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Georgian Court College and has taught in the Ocean Township school system. She studied voice with Mme. Era Tognoli, founder and executive director of the Metro Lyric Opera Company, and has sung with the MLO for over 20 years. She has sung many roles with the company including "Lucia" in "Lucia di Lammermoor", "Gilda" in "Rigoletto", "Rosinia" in "The Barber of Seville", "Frasquita" in "Carmen", and "Flora" in "La Traviata". She has also performed in children's theater with the companies at Thompson Park, Monmouth College and various elementary schools throughout the area. She is currently a humanities teacher for the Atlantis Preparatory School.
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.
Jennette received her early dance training locally at the Rebecca Martin School of Dance, and continued to study at the New Jersey School of Ballet, The Studio, and the Academy of Dance Arts. While in attendance at Northeastern University, Boston, she was a member of the Dance Theater Company. Jennette has danced professionally at Great Adventure. Jennette holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair University and is a state certified elementary school teacher. She has taught at a variety of local dance studios and is currently on staff at The Studio, Belmar. Jennette is also a certified Zumba instructor. She teaches classes here at the Theatre and at a variety of other local facilities.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Colleen received her B.A. in Theatre from DeSales University. She holds a New Jersey State Standard teaching certificate in Speech Arts and Dramatics and is a founding member of the New Jersey Drama and Forensics League. She has taught high school performing arts for over ten years in both Brick and Point Pleasant Borough School Systems and has instructed classes in acting, musical theatre and scene painting in addition to directing and choreographing numerous main stage productions. Colleen has been recognized for both her directing and choreography by the Paper Mill Playhouse and has been honored with The Best Director Award from The Bucks County Playhouse. No stranger to performing herself, she has been seen on the Spring Lake Theatre stage in many productions for over a decade. Colleen is thrilled to be working with the Spring Lake Workshop staff and looks forward to sharing her passion for theatre with her students!