Bianca Alamo

Bianca Alamo is a third year M.F.A. Theatre for Young Audiences graduate candidate at the University of Central Florida, and is thrilled to return for her second summer at Orlando REP! Her most recent REP credits include Coordinator for Writes of Spring 2019 Neighborhood Watch and Assistant Director for YA show My Son Pinocchio Jr.

At Orlando REP…

  • Sally Sells Seashells (And You Can Too!)
  • How to Make a Musical In Five Days
  • Aladdin Jr
  • Harry Potter and the REPwizard Tournament (A)
  • Toy Story Block Party

At the Rosen JCC…

  • Frozen: We Can’t Let it Go

 

Jason Bailey

At Orlando REP…

  • How to Make a Musical In Five Days
  • Descendants: Ways to Be Wicked (B)

Christopher Baker

At Orlando REP…

  • Escape from Hogwarts: A Harry Potter Escape Room

At Lake Nona…

  • Puppies on Patrol
  • #MusicalTheatreGoals

Lauren Barton

Lauren Barton graduated with highest honors from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Theatre, emphases in Acting and Secondary Education in Theatre. Among other areas, she has experience as a director, stage manager, teacher, and teaching artist working in several different cities. She has worked with schools, community outreach programs, and professional theatres. She has taught students grades Pre-K through 12, all from different backgrounds and with unique learning abilities. Lauren also works as a performer with Disney, Universal, SeaWorld and other Central Florida theatres. She loves every aspect of the theatre, and truly enjoys sharing her passion.

At Orlando REP…

  • Disney Summer CineMagic (A)
  • Frozen: We Can’t Let it Go (A)

Mariellen Batchelor

Mariellen Batchelor has her Masters in Theatre Education from the University of Northern Colorado and has been a Teaching Artist in the Orlando area for over 10 years.

Mariellen can be found inspiring Orlando’s young artists through theater arts education as a Teaching Artist for the Orlando Repertory Theatre. Mariellen has had the opportunity to work with organizations such as the Alliance Theatre, Garden Theatre, Winter Park Playhouse Outreach, Walt Disney World Youth Education, Osceola Arts, Wekiva River Players, and ArtReach Orlando sharing the magic of theatre with all ages from 3 years old to College Undergraduates.

A performer since the age of 5, Mariellen has been involved in almost every aspect of theatre ever since.

At Orlando REP…

  • Harry Potter and the REPwizard Tournament (B)
  • CardBoard Creators: Minecraft  Creative Mode

Emma Boles

Emma Boles grew up in the Orlando Rep’s Summer Camps and Youth Academy Productions and is so excited to get the chance to teach camps! She is a rising sophomore at Loyola University Chicago majoring in Management and Theatre. She will be assistant directing Fun Home at Loyola next spring.

At Orlando REP…

  • Broadway Bound
  • Twisted Circus Takeover
  • Face Off: Stage Makeup
  • Aladdin Jr
  • Escaping the Empire: A Star Wars Escape Room
  • Making Magical(and Fantastical) Beasts
  • Escape from Hogwarts: A Harry Potter Escape Room

Michelle Borges

Michelle Borges is an experienced teacher with Orange County Public Schools and has joined the REP family this past spring. With her love for the Arts and children we are excited to share this wonderful summer creating moments that matter.

At Lake Nona…

  • Frozen: We Can’t Let it Go

At Orlando REP…

  • The Dr. Seuss Circus
  • Moana, Maui, and Me
  • Friendship is Magic: Party in Ponyville

At UCF…

  • Harry Potter and the REPwizard Tournament
  • Keep Calm, Own the Stage

Megan Boulden

Megan Boulden is excited to be your Site Coordinator and Teaching Artist at the Rosen JCC location this year. This is her fourth year as a teaching artist with the REP, and she is fresh off stage from Beat Bugs the Musical Adventure where she played as an ensemble member.

At Rosen JCC…

  • Harry Potter and the REPwizard Tournament
  • Secret Life of Pets Revealed
  • Aladdin Jr
  • Frozen: We Can’t Let It Go
  • Descendants: Ways to Be Wicked
  • Friendship is Magic: Party in Ponyville
  • Mission IMPROVable
  • Disney Summer CineMagic

Susan Campanaro

Susan Campanaro is a New York City based actor, singer, director. She is committed to inspiring talent with her creativity and improvisational skills. She has been a company member of the off-Broadway hit Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding for 28 years as an actor, director and producer. She has a weekly improvisation class at the Susan Batson Studio (susanbatsonstudionyc.com) and at Dance Molinari (dancemolinari.com) She is a creative staff member at Road Recovery (roadrecovery.org).

Susan directs one person shows and has her own original musical, MISSING PERSON. She is assistant to Mary Setrakian, a master voice teacher and personal director for her concerts. Susan has taught master classes in Italy for Coppa Italia in Rome. She is a member of AEA/SAG/AFTRA

At Orlando REP…

  • Audition Prep

Heather Charles

Heather Charles is a graduate of Boston Conservatory, AEA member and performer at Walt Disney and Universal Studios. She performed in over 25 states professionally and is a vocal instructor and audition coach of 15 years. Local favorite roles include the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods at Orlando Shakespeare, Eliza in My Fair Lady at Mad Cow, and I Love You, You’re Perfect… at Winter Park Playhouse.

At Orlando REP…

  • Mary Poppins Jr
  • Descendants: Ways to Be Wicked
  • Aladdin Jr

Chris Creane

Chris Creane is currently an MFA Acting student at UCF. Prior to that he acted in shows all across the United States, as well as internationally throughout the Middle-East, South and Central America, and Taiwan. His love for theatre began when he was 18, shortly after his love for pizza which began at 17.

At Orlando REP…

  • Sally Sells Seas Shells
  • Friendship is Magic: Party in Ponyville
  • Cardboard Creators: Minecraft Creative Mode

At Lake Nona…

  • Keep Calm, Own the Stage
  • Harry Potter and the REPwizard Tournament

At UCF…

  • Harry Potter and the REPwizard Tournament
  • Keep Calm, Own the Stage

Ximena Gonzalez

Ximena Gonzalez is excited to be Orlando REP’s site coordinator this summer! She is a recent graduate from UCF with a degree in Theatre Studies. Originally from Venezuela, she has a passion for exploring the use theatre for educational purposes and social change. Ximena is very proud to be part of the REP’s program EYEPlay and teach her native language using dramatic techniques as well as a teaching artist for The Justice Project, and many other projects!

Ryan Goodwin

Ryan Goodwin is a keyboardist, music director, & composer who is excited to be teaching at the REP again this summer! He provides musical accompaniment at SAK Comedy Lab & plays with Orlando’s #1 dance band, Raspberry Pie.

At Orlando REP…

  • Baby Shark and Friends
  • Magic Carpet Adventures
  • Star Wars Rebels
  • Toy Story Block Party

Gisella Hernandez

Gisella Maria Hernandez is a bilingual actress and teacher. As an actress, she has appeared in The Street of Crocodiles and The Refugee Plays on the UCF stage, When Coquis Sing and Perspectives: Just Like Us on the Orlando Repertory Theater Stage. As a teacher, she continues to be a part of the Bilingual EYEPLAY program and teaches themed drama classes at the Orlando Repertory Theater. Gisella is a student at the University of Central Florida in her senior year (Graduation December 2019) with a major in Theatre (Acting Concentration). She is so excited to be part of the summer camps this year.

At Orlando REP…

  • Disney Summer CineMagic
  • Frozen: We Can’t Let It Go
  • Cardboard Creators: Building Bricksburg
  • The Dr. Seuss Circus
  • Moana, Maui, and Me
  • Friend Like Me
  • Harry Potter and the REPwizard Tournament
  • Puppies on Patrol

At UCF…

  • Toy Story: Block Party
  • Disney Summer CineMagic

Keri Hollingsworth

Keri has been a summer teaching artist at The REP since 2014. A graduate of UCF, Keri has worked as an elementary school educator, actress, and assistant director on several short films over many years. It is a joy to share her passion for performing arts and education with the youth of Central Florida.

At Orlando REP…

  • Magic Carpet Adventures
  • Secret Life of Pets

Bryan Jager

Bryan is a local actor, writer, and director, and is thrilled to be working with the Orlando Repertory Theatre this summer! He’s performed with the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando, Mad Cow Theatre, and many shows at the Orlando Rep. As a writer/ director, he’s had work produced in New York, Chicago, and right in town at the Orlando Fringe Festival.

At Lake Nona…

  • Keep Calm, Own the Stage
  • Harry Potter and the REPwizard Tournament

At Orlando REP…

  • Star Wars Rebels
  • Making Magical (and Fantastical) Beasts

Jeremiah Johnson

Jeremiah is a UCF Graduate with a major in Musical Theatre and a minor in Dance. He recently returned from traveling as a Cruise Ship Singer and is now teaching Musical Theatre at an Elementary School. Previously, he has enjoyed performing at theme parks and currently he’s training in various circus disciplines.

At Orlando REP…

  • Musical Theatre Intensive
  • Broadway Bound
  • Twisted Circus Takeover

At UCF…

  • This is Me: The Greatest Show
  • Descendants: Ways to Be Wicked

At Rosen JCC…

  • Descendants: Ways to Be Wicked

Lisa Renee Johnson

Lisa Renée Johnson – BA in Performing Arts, Dance Education Certification, trained in London, England’s Royal Academy of Dance and Dance Masters of America. Received several awards and scholarships in music, dance and theatre including Pennsylvania Ballet student scholarship.  Former company member of Dino Productions, Legends in Concert, Andy Williams and Crystal Cruises. Artistic Director, Choreographer, Adjudicator, Scholarship Judge, Casting Director, Dance Captain, Teaching Artist, Entertainer and Company Member for equity musicals, professional dance companies, production companies and performing arts schools, over 25 years.

At Orlando REP…

  • Theatre Explorers
  • Mary Poppins Jr
  • Aladdin Jr
  • Star Wars Rebels
  • Friendship is Magic: Party in Ponyville

Kate Kilpatrick

At Orlando REP…

  • Disney Summer CineMagic
  • Baby Shark and Friends
  • Cardboard Creators: Building Bricksburg
  • Mission IMPROVable
  • Escaping the Empire: A Star Wars Escape Room
  • Lion King Jr
  • Summer Stock Li’l Abner

Kelsey Kline

Kelsey is a rising sophomore at Rollins College pursing her BA in musical theatre and directing and her minor in dance and education. She is also a proud member of Winter Park Playhouse’s School House Rock Live! She grew up at the Orlando REP and is excited to be back!

At Orlando REP…

  • Disney Summer CineMagic
  • Theatre Explorers
  • Mary Poppins Jr
  • Fortnite Dance Challenge
  • Magic Carpet Adventure
  • Daniel Tiger Puppet Playtime
  • Secret Life of Pets Revealed
  • Escape from Hogwarts: A Harry Potter Escape Room
  • Descendants: Ways to Be Wicked

Ralph Krumins

At Orlando REP…

  • Sally Sells Sea Shells
  • How to Make a Musical in Five Days

At Lake Nona…

  • #MusicalTheatreGoals

Lydia Krumpf

At UCF…

  • Toy Story: Block Party
  • Disney Summer CineMagic

Karen Marulanda

Karen has been a teaching artist with Orlando REP since last summer! She has had an amazing experience working as a bilingual teaching artist in the EYEPlay program this past school year where she had the opportunity to bring theatre tools into dual language pre-school classrooms. She earned her BFA in Theatre Performance at the University of Florida.

At Rosen JCC…

  • Harry Potter and the REPwizard Tournament
  • Secret Life of Pets Revealed
  • Aladdin Jr
  • Friendship is Magic: Party in Ponyville
  • Mission IMPROVable
  • Disney Summer CineMagic

Carmen Medina

At Orlando REP…

  • Face Off: Stage Make Up

Laura Mejia

At Lake Nona…

  • Puppies on Patrol

At Orlando REP…

  • Lion King Jr

Tommy Novak

At Orlando REP…

  • Face Off: Stage Make Up

John Payne

At Orlando REP…

  • Design and Tech Academy

Jeffrey Peacock

Jeffrey is excited start his third summer at Orlando REP! Jeffrey teaches theatre at a middle school in Orange County during the school year and works as a playwright as often as he is able. He earned his BFA in Musical Theatre from UCF.

At Orlando REP…

  • The Dr Seuss Circus
  • Mission IMPROVable
  • Stranger Things in the Upside Down

Jarrett Poore

Jarrett is an actor and teaching artist with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the University of Central Florida and is currently working on his Master’s. He has appeared onstage at Orlando REP (A Year with Frog and Toad; Elf: The Musical; Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure) as well as The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, The Orlando Shakes, Orlando Fringe Festival, and Universal Studios Orlando. Web: jarrettpoore.com IG: @jarrettpoore

At Orlando REP…

  • Disney Summer CineMagic
  • Theatre Explorers
  • Cardboard Creators: Building Bricksburg
  • Escape from Hogwarts: A Harry Potter Escape Room
  • Toy Story: Block Party

Mickey Reichert

Mikey is excited to be returning to the REP for his third summer session! Mikey is a graduate of the University of Central Florida (BFA in Musical Theatre, Dance minor). This past year, Mikey completed Florida Repertory Theatre’s nine month acting internship, participating in mainstages, touring TYA shows, and the education program. For more info, check out mikeyreichert.com.

At Orlando REP…

  • Disney Summer CineMagic
  • Frozen: We Can’t Let It Go
  • Descendants: Ways to Be Wicked
  • Friend Like Me
  • Escaping the Empire: A Star Wars Escape Room
  • Secret Life of Pets Revealed
  • Harry Potter and the REPwizard Tournament
  • Puppies on Patrol

 

At Lake Nona…

  • Frozen: We Can’t Let it Go
  • Daniel Tiger Puppet Playtime

Emily Rodgers

Emily Rodgers is an elementary music teacher for Orange County Public Schools. She is a vocalist and percussionist. Emily graduated from UCF with a Bachelors of Music Education degree.

At Orlando REP…

  • Theatre Explorers
  • Broadway Bound
  • This is Me
  • Moana, Maui, and Me

Christopher Rushing

Chris Rushing is an actor, playwright, director, and teacher in Orlando. He is ecstatic to be working with the Orlando Repertory Theatre for the third year in a row. Chris has worked with Orlando Shakes, UCP of Central Florida, Georgia Shakespeare, Atlanta Shakespeare, Nashville Shakespeare, and Aris theatre’s in the past. Chris can’t wait to help the next generation of Theatre Artists express themselves!

At Orlando REP…

  • Theatre Explorers
  • Mary Poppins Jr

Brooke Shellpfeffer

At Orlando REP…

  • Sally Sells Seashells
  • Summer Stock Li’l Abner

Sara Skinner-Probst

At Orlando REP…

  • Twisted Circus Takeover
  • Daniel Tiger Puppet Playtime

Taylor Smith

At Lake Nona…

  • Descendants: Ways to Be Wicked
  • Disney Summer CineMagic

Robby Stamper

Robby Stamper is thrilled to be a part of the Orlando Rep family. Robby has served as musical director for Disney, including Disney Theatrical’s Cub School, which works with young performers, preparing them for roles in Disney Broadway shows. As a musical director/vocal coach, he worked in New York City with Julliard’s Summer Performing Arts Vocal Workshop and other organizations. Robby is also an award winning composer and alum of the Tony award-winning BMI Musical Theater Workshop. Robby recently moved back to his hometown of Orlando after a 19 year residence in NYC, and is a teacher and musical director with Orlando REP and other local theatres. Robby also teaches private piano and voice to all levels of experience. Visit www.robbystamper.com.

At Orlando REP…

  • Musical Theatre Intensive
  • #MusicalTheatreGoals
  • Audition Prep
  • Summer Stock Li’l Abner

Myles Thoroughgood

Myles Thoroughgood has over 30 years of experience in the Dance and Entertainment industry.

The Founding Director of the Interactive Academy of Performing Arts School of Dance providing online arts training worldwide.

Thoroughgood has been creating movement for every medium since his debut as choreographer for The Disney Channel. Many artists, including Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling, Keri Russel, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, shared their first television experience under Myles’ choreographic direction.

Thoroughgood also worked with young performers from Nickelodeon, TLC/Discovery Network and Sesame Workshop.

On stage, Thoroughgood has directed and choreographed more than thirty Central Florida musical theater productions.

He is a Creative Consultant for Disney World and directs projects regularly for Nickelodeon Entertainment Experience at resorts, theme parks and cruise lines. Across the board, he strives to succeed in bringing a creative vision and a spirit of collaboration to every project.

At Orlando REP…

  • #MusicalTheatreGoals
  • This is Me: The Greatest Show

Annie Trombo

At Orlando REP…

  • Project REPway: Make it Work

Arius West

Arius West graduated from the University of Central Florida with his bachelor’s in Theatre and Education and a concentration in Stage Combat. He currently works at Sea World as a seasonal performer, a Dance Coach with Elevate Afterschool, a Hip-Hop Instructor at Celebration Arts Academy, a Teaching Artist with The Orlando Repertory Theatre, and a Tour Guide at Chocolate Kingdom.

At Lake Nona…

  • Descendants: Ways to Be Wicked
  • Disney Summer CineMagic

At Orlando REP…

  • Fortnite Dance Challenge
  • Stranger Things in the Upside Down
  • Lion King Jr
  • Harry Potter and the REPwizard Tournament

Julie Woods-Robinson

Julie is a professional actor, director, and teacher who aims to inspire creators, artists, and life-long learners through the arts. Julie holds a BFA in Drama from New York University and an MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences from the University of Central Florida. Julie specializes in community collaboration, devised works, puppetry, and musical theatre. Favorite directing credits include Shrek, Jr. (REP Youth Academy), My Son Pinocchio, Jr. (REP Youth Academy), Nancy Drew and Her Biggest Case Ever (A.D., Orlando REP), and Puddin’ and the Grumble (UCF). Julie is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association with professional credits in New York, Naples, and Orlando such as Little Women (Beth) at TheatreZone and Finding Nemo: The Musical (Nemo) at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Visit JulieWoods-Robinson.com.

At Orlando REP…

  • Making Magical (and Fantastical) Beasts
  • Escape from Hogwarts: A Harry Potter Escape Room