Colin Rose

Colin Rose

Piano Accompanist

Colin Rose is a pianist and keyboardist, born, raised, and based out of Westchester County.  A graduate of Hartt School of Music (Piano Performance major/Music History minor), Colin has worked at the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase since 2014.  In his role as a staff accompanist, he provides live piano music for ballet and modern dance classes.  He also serves as the Dance Building Manager, a role in which he oversees daily operations and maintenance of the conservatory’s unique facility.   As a dance class accompanist, Colin has additionally been privileged to play classes for companies including American Ballet Theater, Jose Limon Company, and Youth America Grand Prix’s finalist rounds.  

Colin serves as the Music Director at Grace Lutheran Church Scarsdale, music directs shows for Off-Beat Players, an inclusive theater company based in Greenwich, CT, and works extensively as a freelance/gigging musician, sharing his craft with private and public audiences throughout Westchester, the Hudson Valley, and Connecticut.  When not behind a keyboard, Colin enjoys downtime at his lake home in Putnam County, paddling a canoe in the water or hiking in nearby Clarence Fahnestock State Park.

Ashley Brown

Ashley Brown

Voice

Broadway: originated Mary in Mary Poppins (Outer Critics, Drama League and Desk nominations), Beauty & The Beast (Belle). National Tours: Mary Poppins (Garland Award), Sound of Music (Mother Abbess) and On The Record. Chicago Lyric: Oklahoma (Laurey) and Showboat (Magnolia). Encores!: The Golden Apple (Mrs. Juniper/Madame Calypso). The Muny: Sound of Music (Maria) and Cinderella (Marie/Fairy Godmother).

Stephen Ferri

Stephen Ferri, TMH Academy Faculty
Stephen Ferri, TMH Academy Faculty

Stephen Ferri

Musical Director

Stephen Ferri has worked on over 200 productions in his varied career as a music director, orchestrator, keyboardist/programmer and stage/production manager. He has had the privilege to work On & Off Broadway and with The New York Musical Theatre Festival, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Sandbox Theatre, White Plains PAC, and numerous other venues across the country. Favorite credits include Disney’s On the Record, HeathersThe Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables, Carrie, DogfightLittle Mermaid, Color Purple,BareAvenue QSpring Awakening & Next To Normal. As an orchestrator: Foreverman (NYMF), Edges, Roads Courageous, Symphonic version of Songs for A New World and From Broadway With Love which aired on PBS. Other NY theatre credits include: Tuck Everlasting, Dear Evan Hansen, Kinky Boots, War Paint, Theatre World AwardsAnalog &Vinyl (National Alliance for Musical Theatre)Stephen was named one of Westchester Magazine‘s “Top People To Watch” and received its “Best of Westchester” award for music direction. Other accolades include 914 Inc’s “Westchester Wunderkind”, the NYMF Award for “Outstanding Orchestration” for Foreverman and The Helen Hayes Theatre Award for “Achievement in Technical Production”. Stephen holds a BFA in Stage Management from Purchase College’s Conservatory of Theater Arts, and is the founder of both the New Musical Theatre Series and Harrison Summer Theatre and currently serves as the Executive Producer for White Plains PAC. 

Deborah Toteda

Deb Toteda
Deb Toteda

Deborah Toteda

Choreographer

Deborah Toteda is happy to be back at The Music Hall Academy, having previously choreographed the fall 2022 production of The Addams Family. She is the Director of Dance at Harrison High School and serves as the choreographer for their award winning musical theater program, The Footlight Players. She is the recipient of 5 Metropolitan High School Theater Awards (Metros) and was recognized nationally by USA Today for her work in Rye Neck High School’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. She has performed roles in many dinner theater, off-broadway and regional theater productions and has toured internationally with Regency Cruises as a member of their musical theater troupe. Deborah holds a BA in Dance and Theater Education and a Masters in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy from Manhattanville College.

Sarah Nathan

Sarah Nathan
Sarah Nathan

Sarah Nathan

Choreographer

Sarah Nathan is a native Westchester performing artist and teacher. With over a decade of professional credits under her belt, some of her favorite credits include Bring It On: The Musical (1st national/international tour), Legally Blonde (NCL/National Tour) and Company (NY Philharmonic). In addition to her performance career, she has worked as an associate choreographer to Andrew Palermo (Broadway: Allegiance) and was a Resident Choreographer/ Production Director for Norwegian Cruise Lines. Sarah earned her BFA in Musical Theater with a Minor in Dance from Pace University. While her performing career is currently on pause after becoming a mother last winter, she continues to teach dance and theater all over Westchester.

BRIANNA MAE

BRIANNA MAE

Aerial Silks

Brianna, a dedicated aerial coach and variety performer featured in Vanity Fair, has performed for NBC, AMEX, Bloomingdales, Holland America Cruises, New York City Opera, Wondershow, The American Museum of Natural History, House of Yes, Westchester Circus Arts, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, and countless venues across the US.

Angela Attia

Angela Attia

Aerial Silks

Angela was a cast member of Luminosity, a duo silk act with Laura Witwer, that performed all over the world from Copenhagen and San Salvador to Bangkok and Jakarta. After her performance at the Kennedy Center, she was lauded for her “powerful stage presence” by the New York Times. She has taught aerial silks at Sassy Pants Aerial, Unnata Aerial Yoga and other studios, and continues to teach while living a quieter life with her husband and daughter in Westchester County. In her spare time, she gardens and practices handstands.

Emerson Glick

Emerson Glick, Choreographer
Emerson Glick, Choreographer

Emerson Glick

Choreographer

Emerson is a New York based actor, singer, dancer and teacher. As a performer she has worked all across the United States including:  NYC: Ice Queen (Maya; 92NY). National tour: Fiddler on the Roof (Bielke).  Fiddler on the Roof (Chava; MUNY, )Regional: Fiddler on the Roof (Bielke; Paper Mill Playhouse, ), Matilda (Matilda; Syracuse Stage) Spring Awakening (Wendla; Syracuse), Stoos Gumbo (Jen; Hangar Theatre). She is a proud graduate of Syracuse University.

Emily Denise & Elizabeth M Golden

Emily Denise & Elizabeth M Golden

Visual Arts

Emily Denise, founder of Emily Denise Fine Art in Tarrytown, NY, is a representational artist and teacher who creates works from life in oil and pencil with a focus on naturalism and careful observation.

Emily’s life-long love of art was always encouraged and supported from early childhood by her mother, Elizabeth M Golden, who is also an artist. In high school, Emily studied with artist Athena He at Studio A Gallery where she fell in love with working from live models, and was introduced to oil painting. From there, she completed a four-year intensive drawing and painting program at Grand Central Atelier and honed her observational figurative drawing and painting skills. She founded Main Street Atelier with Came Salaz in 2019 and later formed her own teaching studio. She has shown her work at Eleventh Street Gallery in NYC and Collins Galleries in Cape Cod.

Elizabeth M Golden, a water color painter and teaching assistant in the Tarrytown Public Schools for 15 years, holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase and a Masters Degree in Art Education from Pace University.

Gina Duci

Gina Duci

Hip Hop, Jazz & Tap

Gina Duci is a NY native and her love of dance started at the young age of 2.5 y/o. Through the years, she has trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Modern, Contemporary, African, Partnering, and Musical Theatre. Upon graduating from Penn State’s Musical Theatre BFA program. she toured the country teaching masterclasses and playing her dream role of Diana Morales in the Broadway show A Chorus Line under the direction and choreography of original cast member, Baayork Lee. Later, she took on the role of Resident Director/Choreographer for the Broadway show After Midnight (2014 Tony Award winner for Best Choreography) for Norwegian Cruise Line. She mounted 8 companies, working with performing icons such as Marva Hicks, Sharon Wilkins, Melinda Doolittle, and legendary Tony Award Winner Melba Moore. Gina taught several other large production shows, co-created her own dance narrative stage production for NCL, was the associate choreographer for regional productions, Roundabout Theatre Company’s 51st Gala, assisted for an evening of Jazz at Lincoln Center, choreographed for corporate events, music videos and more! She both choreographs and judges for Dance Competitions. But Gina’s current joy is teaching the next generation of aspiring dancers all of the information that has been handed down from her mentors and learned along the way!