Ages 13 - 18
9:30am - 12:30pm
In this week long workshop, students interested in the world of musical theater will spend an entire week focused on gaining “triple-threat” status under the instruction and empowerment of three different teaching artist professionals from the world of dancing, singing and acting for the musical theater. Students will share their new found confidence and expertise in a showcase for friends and family on the final day of the workshops!
TEACHING ARTISTS: Valeria diLorenzo & Stephanie Vertichio
Valerie diLorenzo is a professional Actor/Singer, Director, and Performing Arts Educator. She is delighted to return to Bay Street. Her Directing and Teaching Artist venues include: Lincoln Center, NYU, SUNY Purchase, SUNY Stonybrook, TADA!, Guild Hall, Westhampton Beach PAC, NYC Board of Education and numerous schools and organizations throughout the country. Her award-winning musical theatre program, Theatrix, was also honored by Lincoln Center as “an exemplary integration of the theatrical and creative into the classroom and student life.” She is committed to fostering creativity, individuality, and confidence in her students. As a private vocal coach, some of her students have appeared in such Broadway shows including Rent, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia and Chicago. Valerie maintains an active life onstage as well; she is proud member of Actors Equity and an award-winning NYC Cabaret artist. Memorable roles include: Rose in Gypsy, Mrs. Johnstone in Bloodbrothers, Sheila in A Chorus Line, Nancy in Oliver!, and Miss Hannigan in Annie. Valerie’s production company, Standard Fair, produces entertainment events of all kinds and is dedicated to keeping the Great American Songbook alive. Fun fact: She has sung the National Anthem for the NY Mets for over 15 seasons.
Stephanie Vertichio is a Dance Instructor, Choreographer, Teaching Artist, and Performer on Long Island. She is a graduate of SUNY Brockport, where she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance and Choreography. She has performed in Modern Dance Companies in New York, and in residencies at Brown University and Hofstra University, and also in Musical Theater Shows, at The Gateway Playhouse over the years. Stephanie is currently a Dance Instructor at Stage Door School of Dance, in East Patchogue, a Choreographer in High Schools for the past 10 years, and Choreographer for Gateway Playhouse’s Summer Children’s Theater for the past 7 years. Sharing her passion for the arts through training, experience, and education brings joy and fulfillment to her life! She loves the life she chose, where she can dance all day every day, and share her experiences with the future of aspiring actor/singer/dancers.