Director of Children's Programs/Drama Director
After 11 years as a student in Spring Lake Theatre and Dance, Kerry has worked as a director, choreographer, workshop and dance teacher at SLTD for the past seven years and now is the Director of Children’s Programs. 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 since 2011 and has directed the highly successful Spring Lake Theatre Company productions Cats, Anything Goes, Peter Pan, Crazy for You, Seussical, Scrooge and The Music Man. Kerry could not be happier to work at her home away from home and truly loves everyday she has with such amazing students.
Drama Instructor (Grades 8-12)
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 has taught Workshop dance and drama since 1991. 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!
Drama Instructor (Grades 8-12)
Andrew is a recent graduate of Lebanon Valley College (LVC) with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance-Voice. He competed twice in the NATS vocal competition, was named runner up both year, was recipient of the Charlotte McCabe Scholarship and was named winner of the 2013 Concerto-Aria Competition. In May 2014, Andrew spent a week accompanying the orchestra on their tour through Ireland as a featured soloist. While at LVC, Andrew was an active member of LVC’s Wig and Buckle Theater Company. There, he performed in numerous production including You Can’t Take It With You (Tony Kirby), Into the Woods (Jack) and Chess (Anatoly Sergievsky). Andrew had the pleasure of student directing WIg and Buckle’s 2012 Musical Chicago. Before his college days, Andrew was in the Point Pleasant School District. While in high school he was also a four-time Papermill Playhouse “Rising Star Awards” nominee for his performances in the ensemble of Anything Goes, as Freidrich Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, barbershop quartet in The Music Man and Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd. Andrew found his second home at the Spring Lake Theater. At SLCH, Andrew reprised his role as Friedrich in The Sound of Music and also played Gad in Joseph...Dreamcoat, John in Anything Goes, Bobby Millz in A Chorus Line, Mingo/Pete in Crazy For You and Mr. Jenkins/Wally Womper in How to Succeed. Andrew made his directorial debut at SLTC in October 2014 with the production Little Shop of Horrors. Life has come full-circle for Andrew as he is now in his second year teaching general music and directing the fifth grade chorus at Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School! He is ecstatic to be at the Spring Lake Community House passing on his passion and love for performing to his students.
Musical Director (Grades 2-3)
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.
Natalie is a very involved actor in the local area. She has performed here at Spring Lake Community Theatre in the production of Little Shop of Horrors as Ronnette (Urchin). She has also a teaching artist as well as appeared in Algonquin Arts productions of Hairspray, Shrek, and the Little Mermaid. She has performed in many productions at Axelrod (APAC) in Deal, NJ, where she most recently appeared as Michelle Morris in the production of Dreamgirls. Natalie is also a regular performer for Cabaret for Life. Aside from performing, she is also an acting/modeling coach for Barbizon of Red Bank. Natalie is also pursuing a degree in Biology and Secondary Education at Kean University.
Drama Instructor (Grades 4-7)
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!
Musical Director (Grades 4-7)
Conductor, Pianist and Tenor, Mr. Krajcik leads an active performance career, recent credits include: Music Man, Annie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Me and My Girl, Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, White Christmas, Barnum, Anything Goes, and Meet Me in St. Louis. Mr. Krajcik is Director of Music Ministries at Manasquan Presbyterian Church where he leads both traditional and contemporary worship, and directs a 40 voice select choir. An educator by trade, he also serves the student community of Veterans Memorial in Brick Township. His school ensembles have performed at Carnegie Hall, The Lincoln Center, The White House, and throughout Germany in a recent Concert Tour. Mr. Krajcik earned a Master of Music Degree in Conducting from Westminster Choir College, as well as a Double Bachelors in Music Education and Piano Performance from the University of Delaware.