Our Industry Instructors
Working with the best in the biz & creating mentoring relationships
We are very fortunate to work with amazing industry professionals who are also high-quality teachers. These artists have agreed to work with our students even beyond the classroom to help mentor them through their performing arts journey beyond their education. See a sample of the teachers we work with below.
Meet The Team
Vocal/Musical Theatre Performance Techniques
Judy McLane performed over 4000 shows of Mamma Mia! on Broadway. She starred as both Donna Sheridan and Tanya, making her the longest running lead in Mamma Mia! history. Most recently, she starred in the Off Broadway production of Romeo and Bernadette, receiving an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.
Acting for TV/Film/Stage & College Auditioning Prep
Lauren "Coco" Cohn is an NYU graduate with a background in Musical Theatre. She is an actor working in every medium; having success on Broadway (Mamma Mia!), in film, TV (Catch Me if You Can, Legally Blonde 2, Deadbeat, The Family, Morning Glory, High Maintenance), and Voiceover work.
Classical Broadway Dance Techniques & more
Nicholas Cunningham trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and was awarded the Marten Bequest Traveling Scholarship for Dance. In Paris he danced at the Bal du Moulin Rouge. Nicholas made his debut on West End in show Movin’ Out. Nicholas then joined a tour with Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake performing worldwide. He performed in the Olivier Award winning Revival of La Cage aux Folles on West End/Broadway & in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.
Tap/Musical Theatre Dance for Beginners & more
Danielle Sirinsky holds a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from the University of Michigan. Danielle has performed & choreographed throughout Chicago, Eastern PA, and Virginia. Favorite professional roles include roles in A Chorus Line and West Side Story. Previously at The Loudoun School of Ballet in VA, as the Director of The Rising Stars Department, she created the Teen Musical Theatre/Broadway Jazz curriculums. She is currently the Director of Little Dancer and Youth Programming at the Dance Academy of Virginia.
Vocal Technique for Broadway/Pop & Rock Singers
Jacob is adjunct voice faculty at NYU Tisch New Studio on Broadway & the NYCDA. He has worked with Tony Award nominees and his work has been heard in venues such as Radio City Music Hall. He's a vocal director for Celebrity Cruise Lines, and the founder of HOWL™ - a cross disciplinary platform for contemporary singer training. He coaches top NYC college students, Broadway performers, & more.
Songwriting/Playwriting Styles & Techniques
Oliver Houser is a singer-songwriter and musical theatre artist. Winner of the inaugural Stephen Schwartz Award, the ASCAP Foundation Sammy Cahn Award & a Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellowship, he's presented his work at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Village Theatre, the Kennedy Center, the Annual National Alliance for Musical Theatre Conference (NAMT), SoHo Playhouse, New York Musical Festival, New York Internatinoal Fringe Festival, Other Palace Theatre in the UK, London's Royal Academy of Music, and other US Venues.
Acting through Song Techniques, Auditioning Prep
Micaela Diamond is a rising star in New York! After graduating high school, she played “Babe”, the youngest Cher, in The Cher Show on Broadway. Then went to perform in A Play is a Poem, written by Ethan Coen in LA and starred in the world premier of the musical Row at the Williamstown Theater Festival this summer. TV: “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” (NBC) and “The Gilded Age”. Film: Peggy in “Tick Tick Boom!” Three Rooms EP out on all music platforms. @micaela_diamond and was just in Parade at New York City Center co-starring with Ben Platt.
Acting Techniques, Auditioning Skills, & more
Michael has sung God Bless America 3x during the playoffs at Yankee Stadium and others. He has introduced Tony Awards, performed in two 1st national Broadway tours, 3 Broadway shows, many regional gigs as well as concerts and special performances all over the country. He has worked at theme parks, produced musicals on and off Broadway, and has a tony nomination as an associate producer of the 27th longest running musical in Broadway history, Rock of Ages. As a Lead producer MIchael took the musical Fat Camp from an idea to winning the award "best of the festival.” Now under a new title Gigantic, Michael is at the helm for a run at the prestigious VINEYARD theater. Michael is also the Director & Acting Department Head at the Institute for American Musical Theatre in NY.
Acting Techniques, Auditioning Skills, & more
Rebecca Baldwin (Fuller) studied dance at UNCSA and received a BFA in acting at Purchase College. She did voice and speech training at Webber Douglass Academy in London with Barbara Knowles and Liz Himmelstein. She has worked professionally as an actress in multiple regional Equity theaters and on national tours, as well as in film and television. In recent years, she's build up her children's careers and with her support and coaching, they have been cast on Broadway, in regional professional theaters, episodic television and major motion pictures.
Sam Oz Stone
Vocal Technique, Auditioning Skills and Prep, etc.
Sam oz Stone has experience in Film, and Tv, Theatre, Voiceover, and more. With over 24 years in the industry, credits include "The Box", "As the world turns", "Dora the Explorer", "Rock The Paint", "National Lampoons Snatched" and many others. Also in his time, Sam has done over 70 national commercials both on camera as well as voiceover! Graduate and now educator at The Institute For American Musical Theatre! You might have seen Sam at the Virginia Thespian Festival this year teaching the "Art of Breathe" workshop.
Paris Crayton III
Playwriting, Directing, Acting for Stage/ Film, etc.
Paris Crayton III is an award-winning playwright, actor, and director. He has written over 50 plays, 21 of which have been produced around the country. He was one of ArtsATL "30 under 30" and Atlanta Journal Constitution's "Artist to watch." Creative Loafing named him 2014's "Best Local Playwright" Critics have called him "a powerful dramatist" and praised him as "One of the most important playwrights of our time." His plays have been presented and/or workshopped by The Lark, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Aurora Theatre, Clark University, Working Title Playwrights, Stage Door Players, Rising Sage Theatre, 3 Hill Productions, Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, Beth Marshall Presents, Indianapolis Fringe Festival and more.
Puppetry, Dialect Work, Acting for Stage, etc.
Ben is an American stage actor who, in his over 20 year career, has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tour and on Regional stages throughout North America. He has appeared in countless readings and developmental workshops of new works, and can be heard on 3 original cast recordings. He is also an adjunct professor of Music Theory at NYU (NSB Tisch School of the Arts) and a Vocal, Acting and Dialect Coach. He is the frontman for The Fractured Years and composer for the award winning composer/ lyricist team Roseberry and Klose. Ben is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association and the TONY award winning and Grammy nominated Broadway Inspirational Voices , where he also serves as the Associate Music Director. He resides in NYC with his wife Sarah. Currently, you can catch Ben in the world premiere of Disney’s Hercules at Papermill Playhouse!