Faculty

 

Ginny Brennan, Owner/Producer

Ginny was the Artistic Director of the Children's Theatre program for the Bucks County Playhouse for 6 years and the theatre's General Manager for two years prior to that. She has served as a job coach for Special Education students with the Bucks County Intermediate Unit. She has combined her experiences and teaches acting and musical theatre for 5 to 8 year olds and an acting class for developmentally disabled students. She has had extensive experience with auditioning, casting, direction and costuming. Ginny serves as the producer of the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre which runs May through September, annually.

 

Katie Woelfel, Director of Curriculum 

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY and Hartford, CT Katie Woelfel joins the Music Mountain Team as both the Director of Curriculum and a Teaching Artist. Having grown up doing community theatre in the greater Hartford Area, she pursued theatre education at Syracuse University where she graduated with a degree in Theatre Management and a minor in Public Communications. 

Currently, Katie lives and works in Philadelphia as a theatre-maker and educator. She particularly has a passion for using drama to teach social and emotional learning skills for students of varying physical and mental abilities and very much looks forward to bringing this to her work at MMT. As an artist and a teacher Katie has pursued theatre because of its capacity to foster empathy and promote collaboration in the next generation. This fall she looks forward to teaching at Theatre Horizon, Wolf PAC, and McCarter Theatre Center in addition to Music Mountain Theatre.

Jordan Brennan, Musical Theatre/Ballet/Jazz

Jordan is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Dance and brings his experience as a dancer to the studio. Recent choreography experiences include Once on this Island and Footloose with New Hope-Solebury High School and Seussical the Musical and Smile! for DPAC. Jordan is also an experienced costumer, designing shows such as Beehive, Seussical the Musical, Grease and Smile. He also serves as the co-Artistic Director of the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre.

 

Louis Palena, Voice/Tap

Louis has been performing locally and abroad for many years and serves as the co-Artistic Director of the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre. Additionally, he is a playwright and lyricist, creating original scores for many children's productions. Louis has appeared in the Russian cast of 42nd Street and starred aboard the MS Statendam for Holland America Cruise Lines.



Lucy Fisher, Musical Theatre/KinderDance

Lucy holds a Bachelors Degree in Theater Arts with a concentration in Acting and a Masters Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. A Flemington native, she first studied at Rogers Dance Academy, Spotlight Music, and grew up at Downtown Performing Arts Center before heading off to study her craft further in college. She has performed Off-Broadway in the Beginnings workshop and regionally in musicals, plays, concerts and operas throughout NJ and PA. She currently teaches dance, acting, voice, piano, instructs children's birthday parties, and directs children's theater at several studios throughout NJ, including DPAC, and is an evaluator for Paper Mill Playhouse for the Rising Star Awards.

 

Jill Palena, Tap/Jazz

Jill has been performing for over 15 years and is very proud to be a part of DPAC. She couldn’t be happier to work with such an amazing group of people and hopes that you’ll spread the word about this amazing group and continue to support us and the arts!


 

Sharon Rudda, Ballet/Pointe

Sharon trained at BRAVO!DANCE in Wilkes-Barre, PA under Trinette Singleton, formerly of the Joffery Ballet. She has a BA degree in Performing Arts with a focus in Ballet from La Roche College in Pittsburgh, PA. Locally she has performed in many productions with the Dance Reperatory Theatre in Allentown, PA and appears regularly at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre.

 

 

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