Teachers

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KERRY WHITE

Director of Children Programs 

kerrywhite@springlaketheatre.com

Kerry White has been a part of the Spring Lake Community House family since joining workshop in 1995. She has worked as a Director, Choreographer, Dance and Theatre Workshop student since 2010 and has grown to become the Director of Children’s Programs for SLTD.

Kerry graduated with a BA from Rowan University. She double majored in Performing Arts, with a concentration in Directing, and Education. Kerry also studied acting in London, England for a semester. During her college years, Kerry was nominated for an Irene Ryan Award twice and competed both times at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, making it to the finals both times.

Since coming home to SLCH, Kerry has directed many main stage shows including Cats, Scrooge, Anything Goes, Peter Pan, Crazy For You, Seussical, Music Man, Bye Bye Birdie, 42nd Street, and most recently Legally Blonde. One of Kerry’s greatest joys in life is teaching such kind, talented, hard-working artists at SLTD. To all of her students: “Dream. Try. Do good.” 

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DANIELLE SCHINDLEDECKER Wright

Danielle Schindledecker Wright has been training and performing for eighteen years and finds interest in all facets of performance due to her versatile training background. She has been lucky enough to travel internationally as a solo performer with the non-profit organization Dancers Responding to AIDS. Her traveling doesn’t stop there, as she has trained all over the country in convention and studio settings in multiple disciplines including ballet, musical theater, tap, contemporary/jazz & hip-hop.

Danielle received her B.F.A. in Dance from Temple University in December 2012. Since then, she has worked professionally with Philadelphia-based modern companies, coEXISTdance and SomaticMovers.

She danced in the Capezio Ace Award Winning performance “Brown Eyed Girl”, choreographed by “So You Think You Can Dance” choreographer, Al Blackstone and has assisted world-renowned teachers such as Martha Nichols, Lauren Adams and one of Justin Timberlake’s own Tennessee Kids, Dana Wilson. One of Danielle’s most memorable performance experiences occurred here in Spring Lake at Doolan’s with Cabaret for Life in the production “Fascinatin’ Ira!”

Besides performing, Danielle works administratively with New York City Dance Alliance and Onstage New York dance competitions. She has also been fortunate enough to take part in New York Theatrical Event’s annual production of the Fred Astaire Awards where she has been a celebrity escort to talents such as Jacques D’Amboise and Marvin Hamlisch. Danielle also takes pride in the creative movement work she has done with young children who are with and without disabilities, under the guidance and direction of Dr. Teresa Benzwie. Danielle has taught classes and workshops throughout the New York/New Jersey region and is always inspired by her students. She is thrilled about the next step on her journey as part of the Spring Lake Community Theatre family.

Tyrone Young

Dance

Tyrone Young was born in Lakewood, New Jersey as one of 7 children. He is a Graduate of Georgian Court University with a double major of Sociology and Criminal Justice. He continued his studies at Rutgers University in Government Services- Tax Collections. As of April 2012, he is a New Jersey State licensed Certified Tax Collector and has been appointed as the Tax Collector for the City of Asbury Park.

Tyrone started dancing and competing in talent competitions at the age of 6, where he would do Michael Jackson impersonations. As a teenager he attended Ocean County College where he was Co-President of the dance club under the direction of Jackie West-Farbman. He has performed for various schools, talent shows, festivals, recitals and background dancer for several local recording artists for over 30 years. In 1989, he founded, and is currently the President of, a non profit Performing Arts organization that is geared toward “At-Risk” youth. He successfully coordinated and conducted over 15 talent showcases in various theaters in New Jersey. He has been teaching multiple styles of Hip Hop/ Creative movement for 34 years at various dance schools, theaters, colleges, fitness clubs and community centers. 

Tyrone's dance influences derives from Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. His inspiration comes from his students determination and drive. He believes that the art of dance is a universal language of expression that gives everyone a voice that demands to be seen and heard. He would like to thank the parents of his students, past and present, for allowing their children to study and grow with him; his students and his mentors for believing in him and his family, Marcus, Tynire and Tajanese, for their dedication, love and support over the years. Last, but not least, he thanks the family at the Spring Lake Theatre and Dance for welcoming him into their world of creative arts. 

Reid Henderson

Theatre Workshop

Reid Henderson graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Acting and the award for Achievement in Classical Acting.  His primary studies were in the Meisner Studio, where he trained under a faculty of artists from Broadway, West End, and Shakespeare’s Globe.  Since graduating, Reid has worked as a professional actor in several Equity productions, his favorite role being Bert in Mary Poppins.  Reid decided he wanted to be an actor when he was 6 after his grandmother gave him a DVD of the film Singin’ in the Rain. His first theatrical role ever was as Frank Jr. in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along.  

 

Reid’s first play with Spring Lake Theatre was Peter Pan in 2005.  Since then he has performed in over 20 shows at the theatre.  He has directed several Spring Lake Theatre productions including Oliver!, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scrooge, Into the Woods, The Producers, and Sweeney Todd. Reid also works as the Director of Development for the Spring Lake Community House and Theatre.  

 

Reid is the Theatre Arts teacher at St. Rose High School where he directed productions of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, James and the Giant Peach, Baskerville, and Into the Woods.  Reid is beyond excited to join the Theatre Workshop faculty and be a part of the program that helped shape him into the artist and human being he is today.  

Erin Bonczek

Dance

Erin Bonczek is currently the Coordinator of Dance as well as an Assistant Professor of Dance at Georgian Court University. Erin received her BFA from The University of the Arts in Dance Education in 2002. She owned and directed Shore Performing Arts Center for over 5 years. Erin has learned from the best at the Joffrey Ballet and artists such as Suzanne Farrell, Mikhail Baryshnikov,George Faison choreographer of the Wiz, Michael Jackson and The Alvin Ailey Company and tap legend Lavon Robinson. Erin has performed for famous artists such as Mia Michaels, Alvin Aileys, Hope Boykin and a Jose Limon Reconstrution. Erin’s main passion is teaching and sharing her love of dance!

Brian Krajcik

Theatre Workshop

Pianist and Tenor, Mr. Krajcik manages multiple musical roles throughout Ocean and Monmouth Counties.  An educator by trade, Mr. Krajcik is Director of Choral and Vocal Studies at the prestigious Visual & Performing Arts Academy of Red Bank Regional High School.  Here he oversees multiple ensembles, teaches AP Theory, and coaches four different levels of classical and CCM voice.  His ensembles compete regularly and have performed at Carnegie Hall, The Lincoln Center, The White House, and throughout Germany.  

 

Mr. Krajcik maintains an active Vocal & Piano studio with locations in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  His students have gone on to some of the countries most respected Universities and Conversatories including Eastman School of Music, Westminster Choir College, NYU - Tisch, Indiana University - Jacobs School of Music, and University of Miami - Frost School of Music.  He is also an adjunct professor at Ocean County College and Brookdale Community College.

 

On weekends Mr. Krajcik serves as Organist & Director of Music at First United Methodist Church of Toms River. His role includes leading traditional and contemporary worship as well as directing multiple choirs and volunteering in youth ministry/leadership.  

 

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. He's studied conducting with James Jordan, Joseph Flummerfelt, Andrew Megill, and Joe Miller recording with the Westminster Choir on the NAXOS label.  

 

He maintains professional memberships with American Federation of Musicians local 802, American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education,  National Association for Teachers of Singing, and American Guild of Organists.

Elizabeth Moore

Theatre Workshop

Elizabeth Moore has musically directed The Little Mermaid, Sweeney Todd, Spamalot, and Addams Family at the Spring Lake Community House.  She has prepared singers for performances in The White House, David Geffen Hall, NJMEA Winter Conference, St John the Divine, NJ All Shore/All South/All State, Off-Broadway, The Metropolitan Opera, Plays in the Park, and Carnegie Hall.  While maintaining an active performing/coaching/conducting schedule, she also teaches piano and choir at Central Regional High School in Bayville and The Westminster Conservatory in Princeton.  She also regularly presents lectures, master classes, recitals, reading sessions, and workshops regionally.  She has a great love for collaborating in art song, opera, musical theatre, with choirs, as well as chamber music and piano.  

 

Beth holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Accompanying and Coaching, with distinction, from Westminster Choir College.  She holds a Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in Music Education from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.  She studied chamber music, opera, and piano at The Aspen Music Festival and School and has additional studies in choral conducting and voice pedagogy from Westminster.  She has been selected as a quarterfinalist for a Grammy Music Educator Award.  Prior to her position at Central, she was on the piano faculty of The Westminster Conservatory.

Jade Gordon

Dance

Jade Gordon has been a dance teacher for the Theatre Workshop program since 2019.  An alumni of The College of New Jersey, Jade is a 7th and 8th grade math teacher in the Monmouth Beach School District.  She also has directed and choreographed many musicals in the Tabernacle School District, where she taught previously.  When she is not teaching, you can find her performing in and/or stage managing our main stage shows.  Miss Jade is so excited to share her passion for performing with her students.  

Jennifer Husta

Dance

Jenny discovered her love for dance at an early age as a competitive dancer. She is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and modern. Jenny is a recent graduate of Stockton University in Galloway, NJ where she earned her B.A. in Dance with a concentration in Pre-Movement Science. During her time at Stockton University, Jenny worked with choreographers such as Caroline Fermin, Beau Hancock, Robert Moses, Chandra Moss-Thorne, Caitlin Quinn Pittenger, and Meredith Rainey. She was also a member of the nationally ranked Stockton University Dance Team. Jenny has attended and participated in the American College Dance Association (ACDA), multiple NJ Tap Fests, and Universal Dance Association (UDA) camps. She is excited to share her love for dance with the students of Spring Lake Theatre & Dance!

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NANCY FICUCIELLO

Theatre Workshop

Nancy teaches music in our theater workshop. She holds a B.A. in elementary education from Georgian Court College and has taught in the Ocean Township school system. She has studied voice and has sung extensively with the Metro Lyric Opera Company.

Past roles include “Lucia” in “Lucia di Lammermoor”, “Gilda” in “Rigoletto”, “Rosina” in “The Barber of Seville”, “Frasquita” in “Carmen” and “Flora” in “La Traviata”. She has also performed in children’s theater with the company at various colleges and schools throughout the area.
Currently she teaches music at Atlantis Preparatory School and is the music director for the United Methodist Church in Pt. Pleasant Beach.
She is also a church musician and cantor for St. Rose Church andteaches private piano lessons.

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Andrew Dagostino

Technical Director

Andrew is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and has been a member of the Spring Lake Community House family since he joined the theatre workshop program in second grade. As tech director, he works with students in the fields of lighting, sound, set design and fabrication.