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.

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 in Teaching from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is a certified K-12 teacher and Special Education teacher in the state of New Jersey and currently teaches at Delaware Township School, where she is also an advisor for the middle school drama program. 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, NY, and PA. She currently teaches dance, acting, voice, instructs children's birthday parties, and directs children's theater at several theaters and schools throughout PA and NJ, including MMT. She is the Children’s Theatre Director at The Perkiomen School and is an evaluator for Paper Mill Playhouse for the Rising Star Awards.

Jill Palena, Tap/Jazz

This is Jill's 7th year teaching here at Music Mountain Theatre school (formerly DPAC) and she couldn't be happier. Jill received her education at the Girard Academic Music Program in Philadelphia and has performed professionally for 15+ years! She now loves being of a part of educating the new generation of performers. Being able to teach and also share the stage with her students is a unique and exciting experience that makes this theatre school truly stand out! She also continues her education by attending the advanced and adult classes here at the MMT Theatre school, there is always for improvement! Jill invites you to join her in what is sure to be a fun, learning environment. 

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.

Anna Hentz, Triple Threat

Anna is a certified K-12 educator, having taught gifted and talented children for over 30 years and serving as Bensalem High School’s  dramatics coach, directing over 75 productions. An instructional technologist as well, Anna holds master’s degrees in both  Curriculum and Instruction and Instructional Technology. A passionate performer, favorite roles include Eva Peron in Evita , Marmie  in Little Women, Mother in Ragtime, and Mama Rose in Gypsy. The best “mothering role" is to her 16-year old MMT performing son,  Tyler. Anna was most recently seen in MMT production of 42nd Street as Dorothy Brock and in Hairspray as Velma Von Tussle.

Jaimie Geddes Triple Threat

Meet one of our teaching artists at MUSIC MOUNTAIN THEATRE...Jaimie Geddes made her DPAC debut in 2012 playing Velma Kelly in Chicago. She has been dancing for nearly 29 years, and spent many years competing winning numerous regional and national titles. She has studied with Mia Michaels (Broadway’s Finding Neverland, So You Think You Can Dance), Andy Blankenbuehler (Broadway’s Hamilton, CATS, In the Heights) and Tyce DiOrio (So You Think You Can Dance). She has performed the original broadway choreography in CATS (Demeter), 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), A Chorus Line (Cassie), and Sweet Charity (Charity). She is an award winning instructor at Dance Arts Conservatory and a member of MMT’s resident company. 

 Darlene Sacco, Comedy/Impov

 Darlene has a deep passion for acting. She has been involved with theatre for 14 years and holds a degree in Theatre Arts Studies  (magda cum  laude)  She has studied acting in Charlottesville, Va, Newport News, Va and Blue Bell, Pa. She has designed sets and  costumes and directed as well as worked on film. She is professionally trained in improv and has previously taught acting in Langhorne, Pa. She is thrilled to be part of the team and share her knowledge and passions with the community. 

Amanda Torsilieri, Ballet/Jazz

Amanda is a professional performer from central Pennsylvania. She received her pre-professional training from the prestigious Allegheny Ballet Company, a top, internationally recognized, Regional Dance America honor member. Her instruction came from the biggest names in ballet from the best professional companies all over the world. A large part of her Jazz training was from multiple MTV Choreographer winner Jamale Graves, who is most famous for his work with Michael Jackson, along with Spence, dance chair of Penn State University.  Following a work/study program as a scholarship recipient at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in NYC, she began her professional career in high school at Philadanco in Philadelphia, PA. She continues her training at Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center and Princeton Ballet School and practices ballroom and circus skills on the side. Amanda is looking forward to passing on her knowledge, experience and passion for dance technique and creativity to the kids at MMT

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