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  • Nomi Bachar

    Category: Actor,

    Nomi Bachar - performer, writer and a psychotherapist. Born in Israel where she graduated from Bet-Tzvi (The School for the Performing Arts), and performed leading roles with some of the best theater companies. Studied with Uta Hagen in New York...

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  • Laurie Berenhaus

    Category: Actor, Visual,

    Laurie Berenhaus is a multi-disciplinary storyteller who uses physical theatre and puppetry as a means of exploring the unspoken.  As a sculptor, she has designed and fabricated puppets, masks, and specialty props for stage and screen throughout...

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  • Denise Bessette

    Category: Actor,

    I teach acting with a passion and work with ages ranging from 8 to 95. I bring a wealth of experience as a professional actress and producer and my years of teaching. It is my firm belief that acting is  a healing art for everyone. To that end,...

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  • Elizabeth Breslin

    Category: Actor,

    Elizabeth Breslin has been conducting classes and workshops in theater arts for over 25 years. She has a BS in Therapeutic Recreation from Kent State University and successfully completed a one year course of study at the Dell'Arte School of mime...

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  • Flor Bromley

    Category: Actor, Folk/Traditional, Music,

    I believe there is no better environment in which to teach while entertaining than theater and music.  It is what I have devoted my life to. As an artist (actress, musician, songwriter/singer, puppeteer, storyteller), I am an advocate for using...

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  • Charisse Brown

    Category: Actor, Literary,

    "Through the dramatic roles and worlds that are available vicariously in theatre and directly in process drama, we can learn both who we are and what we may be. It is this that makes the essential nature of both theatre and process drama...

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  • Sarah Chalfy

    Category: Actor, Music,

    Sarah Chalfy (AEA, AGMA) is a singing actor with off-Broadway, regional, opera, classical, cabaret, TV and film credits, working as a performer and as a private voice teacher here in Westchester.  Sarah has a BM from Peabody Conservatory and an...

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  • Barbara Clark

    Category: Actor, Visual,

    Barbara has created theatre and puppetry programs in school and community settings throughtout New York City and Westchester for over twenty years. Her programs have been presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters Museum, Lincoln...

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  • Kris Dean

    Category: Actor,

    Learning Shakespeare should be fun! If the plays are read the way Shakespeare wrote them, it is.

    Actress Kris Dean ("Shakespeare's Women Speak") shows how to decode his language to understand the text and characters. Shakespeare wrote acting...

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  • Addie Diaz

    Category: Actor, Dance,

    Teaching Kids and Adults Latin, Hip-Hop and Party dances has been an enjoyable and rewarding experience.  Steps are broken down to provide good basic dance skills.  I do like to emphasize the fun in dancing.  While the student are taught dance...

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  • Valerie diLorenzo

    Category: Actor, Voice,

    Valerie J. diLorenzo, a Westchester native, has been involved in the performing arts as a singer, actress and teaching artist for over 20 years.   A proud member of the Actors Equity Association, some of her favorite theatrical credits include:...

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  • Jessica DiMauro

    Category: Actor,

    Jessica DiMauro graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Dance in 2001.  She has performed works by choreographers such as Martha Graham, Geoffrey Holder, Milton Myers, Kevin Wynn, Michael Foley, Pauline Koner and Merle...

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  • James Durst

    Category: Actor, Music,

    Quietly traversing the planet since 1965, James has performed for audiences of all ages in 50 states and 45 countries, most recently India (6x) and Israel (3x), drawing from an ever-evolving repertoire of several hundred original and collected...

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  • C.J. Ehrlich

    Category: Actor,

    C.J. Ehrlich’s award-winning plays have enjoyed productions all around the US and internationally, in exotic locales such as Austin, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Louisville, Milwaukee, Manhattan, Kealakekua, Kitchener (Ontario), Chennai (India),...

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  • Brian Einersen

    Category: Actor, Visual,

    Brian Einersen is a stand-up comic and a cartoonist from New Rochelle, New York. He gained worldwide recognition for spoofing Lady Gaga in a mini-comic zine titled "Lady Saga", which was sold at Marc Jacobs, endorsed by Perez Hilton and ignored...

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  • Shaun Eli

    Category: Actor,

    Readers Digest called Shaun Eli one of the smartest comics in the country. Whether a story about dining with a vegetarian or successfully fighting a parking ticket, from hybrid cars to serving on a NYC criminal jury, Master Storyteller Shaun Eli...

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  • Leslie Fields-Cruz

    Category: Actor,

    Leslie Fields-Cruz coordinates and directs NBPC’s development fund programs and supervises the acquisition, distribution and delivery of programs to the public television system. She has spent over ten years in the non-profit arts field,...

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  • Mary Ford-Sussman

    Category: Actor,

    Principal dancer with the Limon Dance Company and Mary Anthony Dance Theater and many other dance companies. Teacher at the Limon Institute, Mary Anthony Dance Theater,  SUNY Purchase, SUNY Brockport, Springfield College in Springfield...

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  • Marcus Franklin

    Category: Actor, Dance,

    Furthering my career as a teaching artist is something every great teacher I’ve had has made me promise. It’s apart of the cyclical life of being an artist – once you reach a certain point, it is your obligation to not only push the...

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  • Nina Gabriele-Cuva

    Category: Actor, Literary,

    The arts can change the life of any student!  I love what I do and learn as much from students as I hope to teach them.  I am a professional, actor, director, published author, theatre company founder and artistic director. Using theatre and...

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  • JeanMarie Garofolo

    Category: Actor, Music,

    JeanMarie Garofolo is a professional opera singer who can sing anything from Handel,Mozart, Puccini, Bellini, to contemporary classical music and broadway show tunes. She is availble to sing for any special events including: weddings, church...

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  • Jonathan Geffner

    Category: Actor,

    Versatile ventriloquist Jonathan Geffner and his hilarious cast of delightfully whimsical puppet partners present fabulously funny shows that will enchant and enthrall ages. Stories, jokes, songs, sound effects, riddles, parodies and audience...

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  • Adam Gertsacov

    Category: Actor,

    Adam Gertsacov is an actor, director, and clown based in Yonkers NY.  Originally from Providence RI, Adam is the most educated clown in America (barring certain elected officials)  He is a graduate of two clown schools, one theatre school, an...

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  • Fred Greenspan

    Category: Actor,

    Fred Greenspan has been performing live traditional puppet shows for museums, historic sites, fairs, libraries, schools and corporate special events of all kinds since 1983. He began doing puppetry while working as a museum educator.  He is a...

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  • Dona Elena Hatcher

    Category: Actor, Literary,

    I am committed to Inspire, Encourage & Support anyone of any age that desires to express themselves through the creative arts of Poetry Writing and or Acting for Film, TV and Stage. I own Take Flight Talent Workshops where we give fun, fast &...

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  • Susan Henle-Christensen

    Category: Actor, Literary,

    Susan Henle-Christensen is a professional dancer, choreographer, and arts consultant.  She is a Merce-Cunningham trained modern dancer who has performed regionally and internationally with a host of distinguished modern dance companies.  She...

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  • Teisha Hickman

    Category: Actor, Literary,

    Teisha Hickman is a film director who recently helped co-direct the short film The Forgiven.

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  • Frank Ingrasciotta

    Category: Actor, Literary,

    I use my own experiences as a produced playwright, published writer and award-winning performer to create a container of trust and sharing for community building.  I also provide a creative atmosphere for my participants encouraging a freedom to...

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  • Erica Itzkowitz

    Category: Actor, Dance,

    Erica Itzkowitz is a dancer/actor/choreographer. She uses an organic developmental approach to teach creative movement, yoga, modern dance and Playback Theater techniques to children and adults. Her work allows students to explore their own...

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  • Carlos Jimenez Mambo Dulcet

    Category: Actor, Ballet, Dance, Dance-Jazz, Dance-Modern, Film, Folk/Traditional, Illustration, Jazz, Literary, Music, Music-Pop, Visual, Voice,

    ArtsWestchester has recommended me to so many wonderful events and I'm grateful . My musical genre and styles are Jazz, Latin Jazz, and Salsa/Charanga. My goal is to make everyone happy musically. We look forward working with you. 

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  • Marion Jones Archer

    Category: Actor, Dance,

    Marion Jones Archer is an African dancer. She is the founder of the Revelators Dance Troupe and volunteered her time teaching various dance forms from other countries and cultures to students. She is currently working with Cecil Parker Elementary...

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  • Julia Kelly

    Category: Actor,

    Julia Kelly is a professional actress performing on stage and television. She has appeared on several daytime programs, commercials and radio.  She appeared in the long running stage production of "Steel Magnolias" in Manhattan.   Julia worked...

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  • Michael Keropian

    Category: Actor, Dance, Film, Music, Visual,

    Michael Keropian creates, designs and provides custom representational sculpture at any size for the home, garden, memorial and architectural site. He specializes in dynamic figures and animal compositions, busts and bronze plaques, monumental,...

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  • Susan King

    Category: Actor, Music,

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  • Rachel Kodweis

    Category: Actor, Dance, Dance-Modern, Jazz, Music, Music-Pop, Voice,

    Learning is an active process -not a passive one. Learners are not blank slates, they come to you half cooked, slightly cooked, and sometimes raw. They come with every life experience, belief and understanding that they have. Whether studying...

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  • Jan Leder

    Category: Actor, Jazz, Music, Music-Pop,

    Jan Leder is a flutist, composer and lyricist who studied with Lennie Tristano while simultaneously compiling Women in Jazz: A Discography of Instrumentalists 1913-1968 (Greenwood Press 1985) as her undergraduate thesis at SUNY Purchase.  Her...

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  • Doris Lwanga

    Category: Actor, Dance, Folk/Traditional, Voice,

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  • nancy maloy

    Category: Actor, Film, Literary,

    Theatre is an art form that speaks to multiple intelligences; making it a dynamic educational  tool for all types of learners as well as being a wonderfully expressive medium. Theatre/drama brings together an exploration of both inter and intra...

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  • Mario Marchese

    Category: Actor,

    Mario the Magician is a talented Westchester-based magician offering magic shows, stage illusions, walk-around magic, and magic classes. Mario has been performing magic professionally since 2004, and since his debut he has performed for hundreds...

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  • Marrow Arts

    Category: Actor, Dance, Illustration, Music, Visual,

    My work is a celebration of woman now and "then", it explores the relationship between inner beauty and what is considered visually beautiful. I'm inspired by human nature and the many ways it's expressed.  I dream of the Victorian era and...

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  • Angela Messina

    Category: Actor, Literary, Visual,

    Angela Messina is an actor/producer with a BA in Communications and an MS in Education. Messina combines performing with curriculum through a variety of activities including Story Theater, improvisation, acting and scriptwriting. She has worked...

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  • Stacie Moye

    Category: Actor,

    Stacie Moye received her MA in Theatre Education from Emerson College in 1999.  She currently works locally as a freelance Theatre Director, Choreographer, Performer and Teaching Artist.  She has worked with local schools, temples, churches as...

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  • Suzi Myers Tipa

    Category: Actor, Dance,

    A native New Yorker, Suzi is passionate about sharing her love of dance with members of the community. Specializing in international dance styles, Suzi's programs can be tailored to any curriculum to satisfy arts integration requirements and...

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  • Stuart Nager

    Category: Actor, Literary,

    What's wonderful is that I get to live a creative life: I am a Professional Performance Storyteller, Director, Improvisation Actor, and a Published Author. I have over fifteen years as a Teaching Artist across the Tri-State area (and beyond) in...

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  • ROZ NISSMAN

    Category: Actor,

    Roz has been in musical theater including such roles as Dolly in Hello Dolly, Mammy in 'Lil Abner, Dora in Fiorello, Sara in Company, Gladys in Pajama Game, Gorgeous Teitelbaum in Sisters Rosenzweig, and Golda in Fiddler on the Roof.  From this...

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  • Brook Packard

    Category: Actor, Music,

    Brook Packard has pursued her passion for music and vocal studies at Sarah Lawrence, Westminster Choir College, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, and as faculty at Hoff Barthelson (outreach), The Guitar Workshop, and Concordia...

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  • Zachariah Polk

    Category: Actor, Film, Illustration, Jazz, Music, Visual, Voice,

    Born in Yonkers, New York - Zachariah "ZAKAR F.I.X." Polk picked up a pen and paper, unmasking a writing talent that was beyond his time. He penned lyrical songs that reflected his intuitive vibe to change the world of music. At an early age,...

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  • Marta Rainer

    Category: Actor,

    White Plains native Marta Rainer has performed her acclaimed solo show Unaccustomed to My Name Off-Broadway, across America and internationally since 2001. A founding ensemble member of the award-winning New York Neo-Futurists, Marta has had her...

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  • Robert Reiser

    Category: Actor,

    Listed as one of the 120 best living English-speaking storytellers by Mcfarland Press, Bob Reiser performs original pieces and tales from around the world in schools, libraries and at festivals. As an author, his books include Carry it On and...

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  • Belle Ritter

    Category: Actor, Ballet, Dance, Music,

    I am thankful to be among individuals who can whole-heartedly say, "I love what I do!" As a performing/teaching artist of numerous years, I take pride in developing programs suitable to a myriad of clients of diverse cultural, social and economic...

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  • Nancy Rollins-Levine

    Category: Actor,

    I am the owner/producer of Laugh Out Loud Productions. Laugh Out Loud produces luncheon theater shows for seniors.  Laugh Out Loud offers Interactive Theater Comedy Shows as well as professional stand up comics and musical acts.

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  • Patricia Runcie

    Category: Actor,

    Patricia Runcie has been directing, acting and teaching theatre since graduating cum laude from Boston College and moving to NYC in 2001.  Recent directing credits include the thriller ‘Cliffhanger’, the heartwarming 'Steel Magnolias' and...

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  • Linda Russell

    Category: Actor, Folk/Traditional, Music,

    I bring history to life through music.   Through the songs and stories of the past I take my audiences on a journey through the joys and sorrows of our forefathers, so that we might better understand what it means to be an American.  For 16...

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  • Julienne Ryan

    Category: Actor, Literary,

    I am Julienne Ryan with J. Ryan Partners - Be engaged at work, a story teller and  story connector.  I help people tell and share their best stories so they can improve how they communicate, learn  and work together.

    As the Chief Story...

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  • Annette Saleski

    Category: Actor,

    I believe in the arts for life learning awareness and enhancement. The performing arts especially in dance and theater have provided for me  the discipline, teamwork harmony,  dedication necessary to reach a goal if it is a dance, theater...

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  • Barbara Sarbin

    Category: Actor,

    Barbara Sarbin has worked professionally in all forms of Theatre Arts, from Off-Broadway, regional stage, national television and film, to stand-up comedy, improvisation, and street theatre, as well as mime, mask, and stilt-walking.

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  • Julia Simpson

    Category: Actor, Jazz, Music, Voice,

    JULIA BREANETTA SIMPSON  is a professional actress/singer who has performed throughout the nation at Regional, Dinner and Stock Theatres in such productions as Death Of A Salesman, Ain't Misbehavin', Dreamgirls, For Colored Girls . . ., One Mo'...

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  • Lin Snider

    Category: Actor, Music,

    LIN SNIDER is a professional singer/actress/director/musical director/teacher who has performed in cabaret, TV, film, and primarily on stage in regional theaters, Off-Broadway and in the National Tour of Anything Goes with Mitzi Gaynor.  She has...

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  • Teresa Snider-Stein

    Category: Actor, Film, Visual,

    Teresa Snider-Stein, costume design. My passions encompass theater, film, television, opera, dance, and experimental mediums. Working in the theater, film, and television industries for over twenty-five years I’ve endeavored to tell the story...

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  • Sheila Speller

    Category: Actor,

    sheila speller is a professional actor with over 20 years experience who has worked on stage off-broadway -- hudson guild theatre, henry street settlement, dixon place, and negro ensemble company, to name a few, she has appeared in film, daytime...

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  • Jeff

    Category: Actor, Music,

    I create in different forms of entertainment.  I am a musician first, but I have worked in theater, animation, & as a stage technician.  Ultimately, if it works, and I'm inspired, I'm ready 4 the journey.  Check out the samples of me working...

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  • Staci Swedeen

    Category: Actor,

    David is having a surprise party. His wife Stephanie asks me to be part of the entertainment.   "What do you want me to do?" "Anything you want," she says.   David has been diagnosed with Leukemia. Though Stephanie and I don't talk much about...

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  • Willie Teacher

    Category: Actor,

    Willie Teacher is an actor. He is committed to enriching the lives of urban youth theatrical performance. He has spent years creating and perfecting techniques both on the stage and in the classroom. Recent projects include teaching improv to...

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  • MayteVicensDance

    Category: Actor, Dance,

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  • Debra Whitman Music

    Category: Actor, Music,

    Hi-I’m Debra Whitman, a professional musician, teacher and author. I have created an exciting music appreciation program that is currently being taught throughout Westchester County. Because of this unique music program, I have recently earned...

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  • Megan Williams

    Category: Actor,

    Megan Williams is a graduate of the Juilliard School with a BFA in Dance. From 1988-1997 Williams has performed and toured worldwide with the Mark Morris Dance Group. She continues to set Morris works on college programs and other companies....

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  • Rebecca Woll

    Category: Actor,

    Rebecca graduated from Connecticut College in 2007 with a degree in dance. While in college Rebecca had the opportunity to study under the direction of David Dorfman, Heidi Henderson, Lisa Race, Jeremy Nelson, Alexandra Beller, Doug Elkins, and...

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  • Work o the Weavers

    Category: Actor,

    In 2003, James Durst, David Bernz, Martha Sandefer & Mark Murphy formed Work o' the Weavers to celebrate the invaluable musical legacy of America's pioneering folk quartet, The Weavers. Adhering faithfully to their original arrangements, WotW not...

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