The Players Theatre

Faculty

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Steven Vincent (Director of Dance) attended Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, where he received a Major in Dance with a Minor in Dramatic Arts. He partnered on Broadway with Ann Reinking, and toured with Mickey Rooney in George M! Steven has been Director of Dance here for the past 18 years where he enjoys passing on the love of dance. He is director of The Players Kids, and has choreographed several musicals for The Players Theatre for which he received critical acclaim.

Berry Ayers (Director of Music) has theatre credits including performances Off-Broadway and a National Tour of the musical A Chorus Line, which he starred as Paul. He also performed in the original Los Angeles run of Naked Boys Singing and stayed with the company until it closed at the Actors Playhouse Off-Broadway. Other professional credits include Titanic, Annie, Forever Plaid and Plaid Tidings, State Fair, Show Boat, Footloose, Urinetown, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Full Monty, Anything Goes, Lend Me A Tenor and Avenue Q. His Musical Direction works also include The Players acclaimed production of The Who’s Tommy and Seussical; the Musical, he choreographed the sell out performances of A Chorus Line, and directed Applause as well as The Musical of Musicals: the Musical! and several revues for The Players Follies.

Dewayne Barrett is an accomplished actor, singer, dancer, director and choreographer. He received his training at Jacksonville State University and in New York City. He travels the country teaching Master Classes and loves sharing his knowledge for all genres of entertainment. Here at The Players, he has directed and choreographed Grease, Fame, Fame Forever, Anything Goes, Oklahoma, Producers and most recently, White Christmas. He has traveled the world performing on Cruise Ships, with Broadway tours, Dinner Theatres, Regional theatre, Summer Stock and even completed some TV/Film work. He is currently working on several upcoming projects with eyes set for Broadway.

Ashley Crowe is originally from Massachusetts where she studied classical ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, and lyrical from the age of three. She has studied at Boston Ballet Studios, Dance Teachers Club of Boston, and Broadway Dance Center. Ashley has trained with renowned instructors including Frank Hatchett, Charles Goddard and Annie Day. She has been teaching group and private lessons since 1998, and has received multiple high score and choreography awards while directing competition teams.

Cinda Goeken grew up in Central Illinois and earned a B.F.A. in Drama from Illinois Wesleyan University. After pursuing a professional career in the field of mental health/rehabilitation for many years, she now devotes her time to participating in theatre in the local area, both onstage and behind the scenes as an actor, singer, director, stage manager and crew person. She has been teaching acting and singing fundamentals to students on a one-to-one basis for many years, thus bringing a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience.

Stacey Elise Haught has an extensive background in teaching performing arts with a specialty in On Camera Acting. Before becoming a wife and mother Stacey was in multiple student films, commercials and has done voice over projects. She also has done web and print modeling as well as directed two plays with The Players Teens and was Assistant Director for a main stage play for The Players Theatre.

Mike McManus attended the famed American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. While in Manhattan he studied with many of America’s great dance talents including Henry LaTang, Mary Jane Brown, Charles Kelley, Jerry Ames, and Phil Cook. Mike also had the privilege of taking classes with Patsy Swayze (Patrick Swayze’s Mom) in Houston, Texas.  Mike also works at local retirement centers as a care-giver and performing Steven Vincent’s Movement Magic exercise program for seniors. He has taught dance for The Players for over seventeen years.

Marisol Rosas is a recent graduate of Bellhaven University in Jackson, MS where she received her B.A. in Dance. Being new to Sarasota, she is excited to have the opportunity to teach with The Players this season. Marisol has taught many Hip Hop workshops and master classes over the years in high schools and community theaters. She is currently dancing with Sarasota’s professional modern/contemporary dance company Fuzion Dance Artists.

Wendy Rucci is currently a dancer with Fuzion Dance Artists. Originally from Jacksonville, she received classical training in ballet and modern at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Wendy graduated from New College of Florida in 2013, concentrating in Performing Studies. Wendy has attended programs such as the SYA at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London and the 2012 Gaga Summer Intensive in Tel, Aviv Israel.

Kay Siebold has been teaching tap dancing for over thirty years. She owned and operated “K’s Dance Schools” in the states and in Saudi Arabia where she also had the opportunity to teach Arabian Princesses.  She has performed and choreographed for various dance companies and in Las Vegas reunion shows. Kay studied under numerous dancers, and has had award winning competition students.  She has also completed Debbi Dee’s Tap Teach Intensive Workshops. Kay has appeared in The Players productions of Anything Goes, Oklahoma, The Producers, Seussical and 9 to 5.

Pamela Ann Wiley began her professional theatre career at age eleven. She has appeared in over thirty-five plays in New York, Los Angeles and Sarasota, including a season at the Asolo, and has made more than one hundred fifty television commercials. She has directed a number of productions for The Players, Theatre Odyssey and Got a Minute. Pam has a BA and Educational Degree in Theatre, Film and Speech.

 

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