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Prof. Chris Lance - Entertainment Entrepreneur, NJ DOE Music Certified Pre-K through 12, Producer, Director, Actor, AEA ECM, ASCAP, All Instruments, Vocal, Audio Engineer, Entertainment Career Management Owner of Paladin Knight Entertainment, LLC and Strand Studios. Chris started drums at 4, the guitar in second grade, trumpet in third, the piano in fifth and in sixth grade, was accepted into the Bergen Youth Orchestra under Mr. Eugene Minor. This was the start of Chris' musical career. He achieved degrees and certificates in music education, music business, performance and audio engineering from Caldwell College, Jersey City State College, Montclair University and William Paterson University, to name a few. His instructors and mentors include, but not limited to, Prof. Louis Hooker, Dr. Jack Sacher, Amy Larkey, Don Butterfield, and Bucky Pizzarelli. Chris has directed numerous male, female, mixed and children's choirs in and out of competition. He directed over 250 voices for the Mayor of New York City. Chris has conducted community and concert bands, has performed in bands of all genres from polka to rock, and classical to jazz. His first CD, "Christmas Gifts of Music" was recorded when he was in college. When major labels wouldn't pick it up, Chris created his own label, Paladin Knight Records, and sold over 5,000 copies independently. He is currently in production on a jazz, techno and Halloween CD. But Chris wasn't satisfied with just music. His first attempt at film making was at 10, when he made a stop-animation film with toy dinosaurs. His interests quickly expanded to horror films and bribed his older cousins to star in "The Exterminator," a home movie complete with dummies falling out of windows! He attended Bergen Community College for acting and later, the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City, where he improved his craft. Chris obtained a lot of experience as an extra on OZ, Law and Order, and the motion picture, Serendipity. He then grabbed leading roles in several film and theater productions, including Wilson in "The Rut," an independent film and on stage, Serebryakov in "Uncle Vanya." Switching to another acting method, Chris studied the Sanford Meisner Method for five years. From acting to directing to producing, Chris has Buffalo Diamonds (post production) and Missouri Loves Company (pre-production) to his credit, with two more films on the table with long time famed American poet and screenplay writer, John Dorsey. As Musical Director, his credits include Anything Goes, Oliver, On the Town, Pippin, The Fantasticks, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, 1776, Stewart Little, Charlotte's Web and has even composed music for Woyczek. Chris has produced and directed several plays off-Broadway, including Moon Magnets and Answers with George Feaster (Law and Order), and colleague Kevin Interdonato (The Sopranos, CSI: NY). He has produced the NJ Family Medieval and Fantasy Festivals, St. Greg's Medieval Festival, Hunt for the Jersey Devil Halloween Attraction, has consulted for the Warren 4H Ren Faire and was on the Board of Directors for the Stone Soup Symphony Orchestra, where he also performed. His casting division has placed actors in shows such as MTV's reality show, "Damage Control," NFL Films SuperBowl XXXVI DVD and many modeling photo shoots. Chris was the resident trumpeter at St. Joseph RC Church in Washington for two years and the music director at St. Mark's RC Church in Long Valley for five. He currently is the music director at St. Theodore's RC Church in Port Murray, NJ. Chris is the creator of The Paladin Knight medieval fantasy hero. He has successfully created several entertainment businesses, including Paladin Knight Comics, Paladin Knight Pictures/Films and Paladin Knight Publishing. In his spare time, Chris enjoys traveling and video games! "Music is a beautiful gift that exists to stimulate and stir within us all that the universe has to offer. For when we understand and appreciate music, we better understand and appreciate the gift of our existence." ~ Chris Lance Rob Reyes - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Robert Reyes has rounded out a diverse career by working professionally as a sound engineer, performer, and music teacher. As an assistant recording engineer in a commercial recording studio, Robert had the responsibility of recording and assisting on many demos and commercial albums as well as having opportunities to play and sing on several albums. Performing both as a soloist, and with several bands in numerous venues, he has played predominantly guitar, bass, and vocals. Rob’s acting credits include theater for children where he portrayed The Gingerbread Man in The Gingerbread Man, and The White Rabbit in The Trial of Alice in Wonderland. Robert has played several roles in musicals. These include Moonface Martin in Anything Goes, Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, and Fred Graham/Petruchio in Kiss Me Kate. His television credits include two episodes of MTV’s Damage Control where he portrayed The Bard. Robert also had the opportunity to perform at the Paramount Theater and at Madison Square Garden as a cast member of the New York City Church of Christ’s Celebration of Life. Robert’s formal musical education includes Classical & Jazz Guitar studies with Carol Hammersma; Music Theory, and Jazz Harmony with Dr Richard Gradone; Electronic Music and Recording with Dr Matthew Halper; Vocal studies with Dr Vincent Ruffino; and jazz guitar with world renowned jazz guitarist, Fabrizio Sotti. In 1991, Robert took on his first guitar student. He has been teaching music since that time, and many of his students are now playing and teaching professionally.  Ms. Arlette Beauchamps - Vocal: Opera, Pop, Jazz, R&B, Musical Theater; Concert Performance, Musical Theater, Sight-Singing, Ear Training Arlette is a singer, dancer, and actress from NYC. Using vocal techniques that are a cross between Bell Canto and the Riggs Vocal Techniques, she has created a method of singing that that can easily adopt all styles of music. Her teaching experience, which spans over 10 years, includes children and adults, performance, vocal anatomy, coaching for local competitions, and upcoming auditions, past choral director for the Walt Disney Imagineering Choir, guided repertoire coaching, Psychology of the voice and performance, stage fright therapy, sight singing and ear training. Arlette began her professional singing career at the age of 15, touring with top 40’s bands throughout Europe. By 19, she had landed her first Musical with Star Trek’s Nichele Nichols (Lt. Uhura), and also began singing jazz with Harold Land, Jr. Classically trained with a B.A. in Music with a Concentration in Voice, her credits include regional performances of “Evita,” “Ain’t Misbehavin,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” and “A Chorus Line” along with solo performances at Opryland USA, Foxwoods Casino, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Richmond County Opera, The Cotton Club, Iridium Jazz Club, and for TOHO Entertainment in Japan. Arlette’s album credits include: “Love Again” released in 2001, and soon to be released “Windmills,” both on the Renesants Records label.  Mr. Cliff Hudson - Piano, Composition, Music Harmony & Theory, "Fake-Book" studies, Vocal: Opera, Pop, Jazz, R&B, Musical Theater; Concert Performance, Sight-Singing, Ear Training Cliff Hudson began his music studies at the Paterson Eastside High School. He then attended the New York College of Music (now affiliated with NYU) and received a Bachelor of Music Degree (BMA), with a major in composition and a minor in piano. Clifford continued his studies by attending Columbia University, where he majored in Music Education and received his Masters of Arts Degree (MA). He has taught Elementary School Music in Long Island, NY for over 20 years and while there developed the “Group Piano Concept” as well as founding “The Salt and Pepper Workshop," dedicated to educating children in acting, dance and vocal music. Mr. Hudson continued his education by again enrolling in Columbia University to work on a professional diploma majoring in advanced music courses and supervision. His interests in Adult Education and ESL (English as a Second Language) inspired him to attend Adelphi University in NY, where he received a Masters of Science (MS) degree in Adult Education with an emphasis in Literacy and ESL. He has taught part-time at Farmingdale University (ESL and Literacy) and New Rochelle College in NY (Music Appreciation and Introduction to Piano). Additionally, Clifford currently holds an assignment as music director of the Buttzville, NJ United Methodist Church. Miss Alison Ervin - Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet, Recorder, Voice, Musical Theatre, Acting, Performance, Music Theory Alison started her music education in elementary school with the recorder, saxophone and chorus classes. She then moved onto private vocal, piano lessons, and so forth. A current A.A. Music student at CCM, Alison is studying piano and voice. She is also a memebr of their Chamber Choir. Alison already holds a certificate in Music Theory from Berklee College of Music Online, a certificate in Social Media Marketing from Centenary University, and a certificate in Theatre & Performing Arts from Warren County Technical School. She is proud to be on the Dean's List and a member of the Sigma Alpha Lambda honor society. She is a graduate of Warren County Technical High School. While there, she earned a place in the National Technical Honor Society, membership in The National Society of High School Scholars, the PTA Citizenship Award, and the John B. Laporta Scholarship. She took part in the schools a Capella club, bowling club, SGA, peer2peer mentoring, and Key Club. Since 2011, she has been in over a dozen theatrical productions. Some favorite roles of hers include Margot in "The Diary of Anne Frank," Belise in "The Learned Ladies," Helen in "Carrie: The Musical," and the Angel in "The Journey." She has been involved in numerous recitals/concerts/showcases, co-hosted Knightline News for her high school, modeled for Paladin Knight Entertainment, LLC and was featured in and on staff for a Paladin Knight Pictures independent film production. She has sung in the St. Marks Invitational Christmas Concert in Long Valley and has also sung with the Church of the Messiah in Chester. She is a cantor at St. Theodore's in Port Murray. Alison has performed the National Anthem at various Morris County USBC bowling tournaments. Her favorite musical accomplishment is singing with one of her musical theatre idols, Idina Menzel during her world tour in Bethlehem, PA in 2015. In her free time, Alison also enjoys volunteering, bowling, photography, amateur radio, traveling, and modeling. Additionally, Alison holds a seasonal job as an actor at Schaefer Farms Frightfest in Flemington, NJ and works with the Boy Scouts of America in Stanhope, NJ during the summer. Miss Elizabeth Kent - Voice, Violin, Viola, Acting, Musical Theatre, Audition Technique Liz Kent is a recent graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, where she graduated cum laude with a double major in Vocal Performance and Dramatic Art. Her music studies began at the age of 6 when she started playing violin on a little tike violin. Continuing to take lessons on the violin, she became increasingly interested in voice through middle school and high school. While studying classical voice and musical theatre, Liz served as a producing director for multiple theatre companies, participated in a sorority, taught lessons and worked on technical theatre, and also acted in professional shows. As a teacher, Liz puts an emphasis on performance aspects and emotional connection, combined with healthy singing. All styles of singing are rooted in healthy vocal production, where training starts. Although she still persues musical theatre, Liz has a love of contemporary music, has studied classical voice, and loves teaching all ages. She also teaches voice and acting classes as part of the Young Performer's Workshop out of Centenary Stage Company. Come foster that passion in a healthy way and get coached by Liz! Miss Monica Naxera - Voice Monica studied piano and voice with Therese Butler and George Akehurst from 1999 through 2006. She also studied with Gina DiGiovanni Jupinka and Julliard graduate Cathleen Delorenzo from 2003-2007. Monica participated in the Warren Hills Regional HS Advanced Choir with teacher Laura Voight and sang in the Hershey Park “Music in the Parks” competitions 2005-2007. She Won Supreme titles in Music in the Parks competitions 2005 and 2006 and performed as a soloist in 2006. In 2005 through 2007, she participated in "Broadway Night" at Warren Hills Regional HS 2005-2007. Monica is currently the cantor at St. Theodore RC Church in Port Murray. Mr. Jesse Pasmino - Drums; Beginner Piano, Guitar and Bass by Ear/Tab Jesse is a graduate from Warren Hills Regional High School and has been playing drums as well as piano and guitar most of his life. Proficient in teaching how to read drum music and playing a drum kit, Jesse is an excellent choice for a drum student of any age. As Music Director at the Bethel Christian Church House of God and Heaven GateI (Iglesia Cristiana Bethel Casa de Dios y Puerta Del Cielo) in Hackettstown, NJ, Jesse conducts a group of two pianists, a guitarist, drummer and soloist. He selects the music weekly, conducts rehearsals, and volunteers his time by helping parishioners learn music. Students interested in learning piano, guitar or bass by ear should consider Jesse. Additionally, he is bilingual. Jesse is a former student of Prof. Chris Lance and Mr. Rob Reyes.   Miss Anju Felix - Harp Anju has been playing harp for 8 years and has achieved much in such little time. She has taken a part in the Regions Orchestra, as well as the All State Orchestra. Anju is currently the harpist for the Philadelphia Sinfonia and a member of the Temple Harp Ensemble. In the past, she has worked with the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra and the Stone Soup Symphony. Anju has also completed 5 levels of the Royal College Music testing and has earned distinctions on all levels. Over the summer of 2016, Anju won the Young Artist's Harp Seminar Concerto Competition.  Miss Christen Demnitz - Acting Coach, Audition Technique, Vocal, Musical Theater, Performance, Technical Theater, DIR Method of Austism Intervention Christen is a local resident and recent Theater Performance graduate from Rutgers University. Her work includes Centenary Stage Company, Crossroads Theater and Kidshine where she auditioned, scene trained, supervised and directed 45-65 children each week in musicals. Her Technical Theater credits include Little Shop of Horros, Prisoner of 2nd Avenue, How to Pray and Pippin, displaying her proficiency in electrics, sound, spot/light and audio. Christen's performance credits are impressive, starting in Hackettstown High School with The Family Man, Grease, The Nerd, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, all directed by Stacey Higgins. Then onward to perform in Oliver, Give a Mouse a Cookie, Fuddy Meers, Uberman, The Sneeze, How to Succeed in Business, Second Wind and Fiddler on the Roof to top it off. Christen has extensive work autistic children. Parents with Special Needs Children will enjoy bringing them to Strand Studios to learn with Christen as she employs the DIR Method of Autism Intervention. Parents are invited to call and speak with Christen to discuss this unique one on one program.  Mr. John Dorsey - Poet, Writer, Screenplay, Playwright, Producer, Actor John Dorsey has been writing almost as long as he could pick up a pencil. Born in a military hospital in HI in 1976, Dorsey has been publishing since the early 1990's. He holds a BFA in Writing for Film & Television from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has studied under such noted screenwriters as the late Charles Purpura, who wrote the "Heaven Help Us" starring Andrew McCarthy and "Satisfaction" starring Julia Roberts and Blake Snyder, who wrote "Stop or My Mom Will Shoot!" starring Sylvester Stallone and "Blank Check" starring Karen Duffy. He has worked for producers such as Theron Fairchild, of Artlander Productions of Los Angeles and Ned Stuart, of Lang Syne Films of New York. He also wrote the treatment "Rodney" for the late Rodney Dangerfield at the comedian's request. He is the author of the successful off-Broadway play "Moon Magnets," which was produced by Paladin Music and Entertainment, Inc. in 2001 and ran at the Producers Club in New York City starring indie film personalities David M. Zuber and Rebecca Lovett. He has spent the last several years working as a newspaper journalist interviewing the likes of Ricki Lake and Ted Nugent. He has also been a finalist for the Chesterfield Film Writer's Project Fellowship. Perhaps best known as a poet, Dorsey is the author of "harvey keitel, harvey keitel, harvey keitel" with S.A. Griffin, who Co-Edited "The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry" and Scott Wannberg, Butcher Shop Press/Rose of Sharon Press/Temple of Man, 2005, "steal this imagination" rank stranger press, 2006, and "The Ghost of Helen Keller, Covert Press, 2008. He has read his work at a number of venues, including colleges and universities such the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, The University of Toledo, and Assumption College in Worcester, MA. In 2007, he was the Co-Editor of "Numbskull Sutra:The Selected,Collected, and Rejected Poems of S.A. Griffin" with David Smith for rank stranger press. John recently returned to screenwriting full-time and is working on the romantic comedy "Love Scene". John's short "Buffalo diamonds" was recently made into a full feature independent film by long time friend and Producer/Director, Chris Lance of Paladin Knight Picture, a division of Paladin Knight Entertainment, Ltd. They are working together on several independent films. In 2012, "Team Dorsey" went on tour for two weeks across the country sharing john's poetry to the masses. John will be featured at our upcoming Weekend Workshop Series. Miss Ne'chelle - Piano, Violin - ON SABBATICAL LEAVE Ne'chelle Perry is a sophomore at the County College of Morris, where she is currently studying Music and Psychology. She began to study violin in her local elementary school and a few years later, piano. Ne'chelle has been teaching at Strand Studios for several years. She has performed in numerous concerts in her college orchestra and studio recitals.
Prof. Chris Lance - Entertainment Entrepreneur, NJ DOE Music Certified Pre-K through 12, Producer, Director, Actor, AEA ECM, ASCAP, All Instruments, Vocal, Audio Engineer, Entertainment Career Management Owner of Paladin Knight Entertainment, LLC and Strand Studios. Chris started drums at 4, the guitar in second grade, trumpet in third, the piano in fifth and in sixth grade, was accepted into the Bergen Youth Orchestra under Mr. Eugene Minor. This was the start of Chris' musical career. He achieved degrees and certificates in music education, music business, performance and audio engineering from Caldwell College, Jersey City State College, Montclair University and William Paterson University, to name a few. His instructors and mentors include, but not limited to, Prof. Louis Hooker, Dr. Jack Sacher, Amy Larkey, Don Butterfield, and Bucky Pizzarelli. Chris has directed numerous male, female, mixed and children's choirs in and out of competition. He directed over 250 voices for the Mayor of New York City. Chris has conducted community and concert bands, has performed in bands of all genres from polka to rock, and classical to jazz. His first CD, "Christmas Gifts of Music" was recorded when he was in college. When major labels wouldn't pick it up, Chris created his own label, Paladin Knight Records, and sold over 5,000 copies independently. He is currently in production on a jazz, techno and Halloween CD. But Chris wasn't satisfied with just music. His first attempt at film making was at 10, when he made a stop-animation film with toy dinosaurs. His interests quickly expanded to horror films and bribed his older cousins to star in "The Exterminator," a home movie complete with dummies falling out of windows! He attended Bergen Community College for acting and later, the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City, where he improved his craft. Chris obtained a lot of experience as an extra on OZ, Law and Order, and the motion picture, Serendipity. He then grabbed leading roles in several film and theater productions, including Wilson in "The Rut," an independent film and on stage, Serebryakov in "Uncle Vanya." Switching to another acting method, Chris studied the Sanford Meisner Method for five years. From acting to directing to producing, Chris has Buffalo Diamonds (post production) and Missouri Loves Company (pre-production) to his credit, with two more films on the table with long time famed American poet and screenplay writer, John Dorsey. As Musical Director, his credits include Anything Goes, Oliver, On the Town, Pippin, The Fantasticks, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, 1776, Stewart Little, Charlotte's Web and has even composed music for Woyczek. Chris has produced and directed several plays off-Broadway, including Moon Magnets and Answers with George Feaster (Law and Order), and colleague Kevin Interdonato (The Sopranos, CSI: NY). He has produced the NJ Family Medieval and Fantasy Festivals, St. Greg's Medieval Festival, Hunt for the Jersey Devil Halloween Attraction, has consulted for the Warren 4H Ren Faire and was on the Board of Directors for the Stone Soup Symphony Orchestra, where he also performed. His casting division has placed actors in shows such as MTV's reality show, "Damage Control," NFL Films SuperBowl XXXVI DVD and many modeling photo shoots. Chris was the resident trumpeter at St. Joseph RC Church in Washington for two years and the music director at St. Mark's RC Church in Long Valley for five. He currently is the music director at St. Theodore's RC Church in Port Murray, NJ. Chris is the creator of The Paladin Knight medieval fantasy hero. He has successfully created several entertainment businesses, including Paladin Knight Comics, Paladin Knight Pictures/Films and Paladin Knight Publishing. In his spare time, Chris enjoys traveling and video games! "Music is a beautiful gift that exists to stimulate and stir within us all that the universe has to offer. For when we understand and appreciate music, we better understand and appreciate the gift of our existence." ~ Chris Lance Rob Reyes - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Robert Reyes has rounded out a diverse career by working professionally as a sound engineer, performer, and music teacher. As an assistant recording engineer in a commercial recording studio, Robert had the responsibility of recording and assisting on many demos and commercial albums as well as having opportunities to play and sing on several albums. Performing both as a soloist, and with several bands in numerous venues, he has played predominantly guitar, bass, and vocals. Rob’s acting credits include theater for children where he portrayed The Gingerbread Man in The Gingerbread Man, and The White Rabbit in The Trial of Alice in Wonderland. Robert has played several roles in musicals. These include Moonface Martin in Anything Goes, Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, and Fred Graham/Petruchio in Kiss Me Kate. His television credits include two episodes of MTV’s Damage Control where he portrayed The Bard. Robert also had the opportunity to perform at the Paramount Theater and at Madison Square Garden as a cast member of the New York City Church of Christ’s Celebration of Life. Robert’s formal musical education includes Classical & Jazz Guitar studies with Carol Hammersma; Music Theory, and Jazz Harmony with Dr Richard Gradone; Electronic Music and Recording with Dr Matthew Halper; Vocal studies with Dr Vincent Ruffino; and jazz guitar with world renowned jazz guitarist, Fabrizio Sotti. In 1991, Robert took on his first guitar student. He has been teaching music since that time, and many of his students are now playing and teaching professionally.  Ms. Arlette Beauchamps - Vocal: Opera, Pop, Jazz, R&B, Musical Theater; Concert Performance, Musical Theater, Sight-Singing, Ear Training Arlette is a singer, dancer, and actress from NYC. Using vocal techniques that are a cross between Bell Canto and the Riggs Vocal Techniques, she has created a method of singing that that can easily adopt all styles of music. Her teaching experience, which spans over 10 years, includes children and adults, performance, vocal anatomy, coaching for local competitions, and upcoming auditions, past choral director for the Walt Disney Imagineering Choir, guided repertoire coaching, Psychology of the voice and performance, stage fright therapy, sight singing and ear training. Arlette began her professional singing career at the age of 15, touring with top 40’s bands throughout Europe. By 19, she had landed her first Musical with Star Trek’s Nichele Nichols (Lt. Uhura), and also began singing jazz with Harold Land, Jr. Classically trained with a B.A. in Music with a Concentration in Voice, her credits include regional performances of “Evita,” “Ain’t Misbehavin,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” and “A Chorus Line” along with solo performances at Opryland USA, Foxwoods Casino, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Richmond County Opera, The Cotton Club, Iridium Jazz Club, and for TOHO Entertainment in Japan. Arlette’s album credits include: “Love Again” released in 2001, and soon to be released “Windmills,” both on the Renesants Records label.  Mr. Cliff Hudson - Piano, Composition, Music Harmony & Theory, "Fake-Book" studies, Vocal: Opera, Pop, Jazz, R&B, Musical Theater; Concert Performance, Sight-Singing, Ear Training Cliff Hudson began his music studies at the Paterson Eastside High School. He then attended the New York College of Music (now affiliated with NYU) and received a Bachelor of Music Degree (BMA), with a major in composition and a minor in piano. Clifford continued his studies by attending Columbia University, where he majored in Music Education and received his Masters of Arts Degree (MA). He has taught Elementary School Music in Long Island, NY for over 20 years and while there developed the “Group Piano Concept” as well as founding “The Salt and Pepper Workshop," dedicated to educating children in acting, dance and vocal music. Mr. Hudson continued his education by again enrolling in Columbia University to work on a professional diploma majoring in advanced music courses and supervision. His interests in Adult Education and ESL (English as a Second Language) inspired him to attend Adelphi University in NY, where he received a Masters of Science (MS) degree in Adult Education with an emphasis in Literacy and ESL. He has taught part-time at Farmingdale University (ESL and Literacy) and New Rochelle College in NY (Music Appreciation and Introduction to Piano). Additionally, Clifford currently holds an assignment as music director of the Buttzville, NJ United Methodist Church. Miss Alison Ervin - Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet, Recorder, Voice, Musical Theatre, Acting, Performance, Music Theory Alison started her music education in elementary school with the recorder, saxophone and chorus classes. She then moved onto private vocal, piano lessons, and so forth. A current A.A. Music student at CCM, Alison is studying piano and voice. She is also a memebr of their Chamber Choir. Alison already holds a certificate in Music Theory from Berklee College of Music Online, a certificate in Social Media Marketing from Centenary University, and a certificate in Theatre & Performing Arts from Warren County Technical School. She is proud to be on the Dean's List and a member of the Sigma Alpha Lambda honor society. She is a graduate of Warren County Technical High School. While there, she earned a place in the National Technical Honor Society, membership in The National Society of High School Scholars, the PTA Citizenship Award, and the John B. Laporta Scholarship. She took part in the schools a Capella club, bowling club, SGA, peer2peer mentoring, and Key Club. Since 2011, she has been in over a dozen theatrical productions. Some favorite roles of hers include Margot in "The Diary of Anne Frank," Belise in "The Learned Ladies," Helen in "Carrie: The Musical," and the Angel in "The Journey." She has been involved in numerous recitals/concerts/showcases, co-hosted Knightline News for her high school, modeled for Paladin Knight Entertainment, LLC and was featured in and on staff for a Paladin Knight Pictures independent film production. She has sung in the St. Marks Invitational Christmas Concert in Long Valley and has also sung with the Church of the Messiah in Chester. She is a cantor at St. Theodore's in Port Murray. Alison has performed the National Anthem at various Morris County USBC bowling tournaments. Her favorite musical accomplishment is singing with one of her musical theatre idols, Idina Menzel during her world tour in Bethlehem, PA in 2015. In her free time, Alison also enjoys volunteering, bowling, photography, amateur radio, traveling, and modeling. Additionally, Alison holds a seasonal job as an actor at Schaefer Farms Frightfest in Flemington, NJ and works with the Boy Scouts of America in Stanhope, NJ during the summer. Miss Elizabeth Kent - Voice, Violin, Viola, Acting, Musical Theatre, Audition Technique Liz Kent is a recent graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, where she graduated cum laude with a double major in Vocal Performance and Dramatic Art. Her music studies began at the age of 6 when she started playing violin on a little tike violin. Continuing to take lessons on the violin, she became increasingly interested in voice through middle school and high school. While studying classical voice and musical theatre, Liz served as a producing director for multiple theatre companies, participated in a sorority, taught lessons and worked on technical theatre, and also acted in professional shows. As a teacher, Liz puts an emphasis on performance aspects and emotional connection, combined with healthy singing. All styles of singing are rooted in healthy vocal production, where training starts. Although she still persues musical theatre, Liz has a love of contemporary music, has studied classical voice, and loves teaching all ages. She also teaches voice and acting classes as part of the Young Performer's Workshop out of Centenary Stage Company. Come foster that passion in a healthy way and get coached by Liz! Miss Monica Naxera - Voice Monica studied piano and voice with Therese Butler and George Akehurst from 1999 through 2006. She also studied with Gina DiGiovanni Jupinka and Julliard graduate Cathleen Delorenzo from 2003-2007. Monica participated in the Warren Hills Regional HS Advanced Choir with teacher Laura Voight and sang in the Hershey Park “Music in the Parks” competitions 2005-2007. She Won Supreme titles in Music in the Parks competitions 2005 and 2006 and performed as a soloist in 2006. In 2005 through 2007, she participated in "Broadway Night" at Warren Hills Regional HS 2005-2007. Monica is currently the cantor at St. Theodore RC Church in Port Murray. Mr. Jesse Pasmino - Drums; Beginner Piano, Guitar and Bass by Ear/Tab Jesse is a graduate from Warren Hills Regional High School and has been playing drums as well as piano and guitar most of his life. Proficient in teaching how to read drum music and playing a drum kit, Jesse is an excellent choice for a drum student of any age. As Music Director at the Bethel Christian Church House of God and Heaven GateI (Iglesia Cristiana Bethel Casa de Dios y Puerta Del Cielo) in Hackettstown, NJ, Jesse conducts a group of two pianists, a guitarist, drummer and soloist. He selects the music weekly, conducts rehearsals, and volunteers his time by helping parishioners learn music. Students interested in learning piano, guitar or bass by ear should consider Jesse. Additionally, he is bilingual. Jesse is a former student of Prof. Chris Lance and Mr. Rob Reyes.   Miss Anju Felix - Harp Anju has been playing harp for 8 years and has achieved much in such little time. She has taken a part in the Regions Orchestra, as well as the All State Orchestra. Anju is currently the harpist for the Philadelphia Sinfonia and a member of the Temple Harp Ensemble. In the past, she has worked with the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra and the Stone Soup Symphony. Anju has also completed 5 levels of the Royal College Music testing and has earned distinctions on all levels. Over the summer of 2016, Anju won the Young Artist's Harp Seminar Concerto Competition.  Miss Christen Demnitz - Acting Coach, Audition Technique, Vocal, Musical Theater, Performance, Technical Theater, DIR Method of Austism Intervention Christen is a local resident and recent Theater Performance graduate from Rutgers University. Her work includes Centenary Stage Company, Crossroads Theater and Kidshine where she auditioned, scene trained, supervised and directed 45-65 children each week in musicals. Her Technical Theater credits include Little Shop of Horros, Prisoner of 2nd Avenue, How to Pray and Pippin, displaying her proficiency in electrics, sound, spot/light and audio. Christen's performance credits are impressive, starting in Hackettstown High School with The Family Man, Grease, The Nerd, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, all directed by Stacey Higgins. Then onward to perform in Oliver, Give a Mouse a Cookie, Fuddy Meers, Uberman, The Sneeze, How to Succeed in Business, Second Wind and Fiddler on the Roof to top it off. Christen has extensive work autistic children. Parents with Special Needs Children will enjoy bringing them to Strand Studios to learn with Christen as she employs the DIR Method of Autism Intervention. Parents are invited to call and speak with Christen to discuss this unique one on one program.  Mr. John Dorsey - Poet, Writer, Screenplay, Playwright, Producer, Actor John Dorsey has been writing almost as long as he could pick up a pencil. Born in a military hospital in HI in 1976, Dorsey has been publishing since the early 1990's. He holds a BFA in Writing for Film & Television from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has studied under such noted screenwriters as the late Charles Purpura, who wrote the "Heaven Help Us" starring Andrew McCarthy and "Satisfaction" starring Julia Roberts and Blake Snyder, who wrote "Stop or My Mom Will Shoot!" starring Sylvester Stallone and "Blank Check" starring Karen Duffy. He has worked for producers such as Theron Fairchild, of Artlander Productions of Los Angeles and Ned Stuart, of Lang Syne Films of New York. He also wrote the treatment "Rodney" for the late Rodney Dangerfield at the comedian's request. He is the author of the successful off-Broadway play "Moon Magnets," which was produced by Paladin Music and Entertainment, Inc. in 2001 and ran at the Producers Club in New York City starring indie film personalities David M. Zuber and Rebecca Lovett. He has spent the last several years working as a newspaper journalist interviewing the likes of Ricki Lake and Ted Nugent. He has also been a finalist for the Chesterfield Film Writer's Project Fellowship. Perhaps best known as a poet, Dorsey is the author of "harvey keitel, harvey keitel, harvey keitel" with S.A. Griffin, who Co-Edited "The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry" and Scott Wannberg, Butcher Shop Press/Rose of Sharon Press/Temple of Man, 2005, "steal this imagination" rank stranger press, 2006, and "The Ghost of Helen Keller, Covert Press, 2008. He has read his work at a number of venues, including colleges and universities such the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, The University of Toledo, and Assumption College in Worcester, MA. In 2007, he was the Co-Editor of "Numbskull Sutra:The Selected,Collected, and Rejected Poems of S.A. Griffin" with David Smith for rank stranger press. John recently returned to screenwriting full-time and is working on the romantic comedy "Love Scene". John's short "Buffalo diamonds" was recently made into a full feature independent film by long time friend and Producer/Director, Chris Lance of Paladin Knight Picture, a division of Paladin Knight Entertainment, Ltd. They are working together on several independent films. In 2012, "Team Dorsey" went on tour for two weeks across the country sharing john's poetry to the masses. John will be featured at our upcoming Weekend Workshop Series. Miss Ne'chelle - Piano, Violin - ON SABBATICAL LEAVE Ne'chelle Perry is a sophomore at the County College of Morris, where she is currently studying Music and Psychology. She began to study violin in her local elementary school and a few years later, piano. Ne'chelle has been teaching at Strand Studios for several years. She has performed in numerous concerts in her college orchestra and studio recitals.
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