photo Mary Lee Marson Aloia

Mary Lee is a professional actor, director and teacher. Mary Lee was most recently seen as Rose in GYPSY at The Weathervane Repertory Theatre. She is also one of the founders of Spotlight Theatre and the director of Staten Island Family Music, offering Music Together classes.

John Stewart

John is a professional actor, director, choreographer and co-founder of Spotlight Theatre. For 25 years, he served as the Artistic Director of The Weathervane Theatre, a professional repertory theatre in The White Mountains of New Hampshire.

photo Jennifer Swiderski

Jennifer is a professional actor, director, choreographer and teacher. She was most recently seen on Broadway in Mamma Mia! Check out her website

Jennifer Neuland Gerlach

Jennifer is a professional actor, director and choreographer. Jennifer was Lily St Regis and dance captain in the National Tour and Broadway production of Annie, as well as the Off Broadway production of Annie Warbucks.

photo Tina Kenny Jones

Tina is a professional musician, composer, musical director and teacher. Tina has been an inspiring voice & piano teacher to many young Staten Island singers and musicians. Tina and her husband Russ Jones are the founders of the amazing band, Tina Kenny & The Balance. Check out their website:

Vicki Fiorentino

Vicki is a professional artist,  designer and teacher. She has her own custom mural painting company. Vicki is one of he founders of Spotlight Theatre.

photo Charlie Alterman

Broadway musical director, Charlie Alterman (Next To Normal, Godspell, Pippin)

Stay tuned for our next Musical Theatre MASTER CLASS! 


Nicole Williams

Nicole is a professional actor, dancer, choreographer & make-up artist. She is a graduate of AMDA Performing Arts Conservatory. 

photo Brynn Sweere
Ari Axelrod

Off-Broadway: Milk and Honey (Cantor/Sheep Boy) at The York Theatre Company. Regional: Weathervane Theatre: Last Five Years (Jamie), West Side Story (Riff), Hairspray (Corny Collins). Ari is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.

Ari Axelrod's solo cabaret, "Taking the Wheel", directed by Faith Prince and music directed by multiple MAC Award winner Alex Rybeck, has been performed in multiple cities including two sold out performances at Feinstein's/54 Below and The Green Room 42 in New York City.

His NYC cabaret class "Bridging The Gap" is in it's 2nd year with succesful final performances at 54 Below.

photo Rien Schlecht

Costume Designer   Rien is an award winning costume designer! She spends her summers designing magnificent costumes at The Weathervane Theatre! Rien is also the head of costume & wardrobe for Theatre For A New Audience in Brooklyn, NY.

Brooke Quintana

 Brooke is a professional actor & dancer. She was recently seen as Belle on the National Tour of Disney's BEAUTY & THE BEAST. Brooke was just awarded the title of "Best Actress in a Musical" by the New Hampshire Theatre Awards.

photo Larissa Gonzalez

Larissa is a professional dancer, choreographer & yoga instructor. Larissa is the founder of the dance company "Living Through Movement" working with dancers and those suffering with Alzheimer's. Larissa is also the founder & owner of BE Yoga & Dance Studio in Staten Island.

Adria Barbosa

Adria is our Main Stage musical director & coach. He is a native of Barcelona, Spain. He is a composer, conductor and teacher. Check out his website:

  Summer Staff
Mary Lee, John, Sophie & Sophia  
  John Stewart & Ari Axelrod
Bronwyn Fugate  
  John & Brynn
Robert Koutras

Robert Koutras:

Robert is an alumni of Spotlight Repertory Theatre, having appearing in their productions of Fun Home and Folk Rock Road Trip.  He is a New York based actor, writer, and composer.  A proud member of Actor’s Equity Association, he has been seen on stage in New York as well as in plays and musicals in theaters across the United States and internationally.  His own musical, The End, for which he wrote the book, music and lyrics recently had it’s first presentation at the Workshop Theater in Manhattan with more to come.  BFA Ithaca College.


  Ally Hern
Kim Fiorello  
  Kim & Sophia
Sal Pavia  
  Sal, John & Sophia
Kim, Sophia, Sophie & John