Meet the Instructors

 

Annastassia Stewart She/Her/Hers

Acro, Stage Combat, Imagination Acting, Imagination Voice 

 

Anna has been performing for more than 14 years, and teaching ever since she started college. She spent 15 months traveling internationally with a children’s theatre, 2 years as Stage Right’s Stage Manager, and is now enjoying her time performing and teaching while she pursues her Masters in Education. Even though she’s tall and loud, she’s not scary! Her day is made with her students' stories or a hello from the hallway!

 

To register for one of Anna's classes or to view all available classes, click here.

 

 

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Julia Smolka

Jazz, Pop Rock Voice, Tap, Hip Hop/Commercial Dance, Workshop Classes, and StagED

 

Julia Smolka is a theatre professional, educator and the educational outreach coordinator at Stage Right! Julia is a graduate of Point Park Conservatory of the Performing Arts and holds a Masters in Teaching Prek-4 from Chatham University. Julia works independently as a musician (singer/ songwriter) and is a front singer in The Bachelor Boys Band, an award winning event band based in Pittsburgh, Pa. Julia has worked at the national level across the United States and is a card-carrying member of Actor’s Equity Association (AEA). Julia’s previous stage roles include, The Marvelous Wonderettes (Cindy Lou), Nunsense (Sister Mary Leo), Carrie (Norma) The Perfect Mate (Joan Sweete), Pump Boys and Dinettes (Swing) at the Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret Theatre.  Julia has always had a true passion for the performing arts and being able to teach and watch children grow and succeed within the theatre is a true gift. 

 

To register for one of Julia's classes or to view all available classes, click here.

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Jonathan Rohlf

Intro to Acting & Acting Classes

 

Jonathan Rohlf is a theatre professional and educator with over 25 years of stage experience. Jonathan received his undergraduate degree from Point Park University in musical theatre in 2014, which has led to a number of rewarding theatrical experiences as well as an 8-year membership with Actors Equity Association (AEA). Jonathan received his Masters degree from California University of Pennsylvania and is a certified communications teacher in the state of Pennsylvania. Jonathan is currently in his final semester at Robert Morris University where he successfully passed his dissertation defense and will attain his PhD in instructional Management and Leadership in May 2022. His extensive experience as both a classroom teacher and a teaching artist has created a passion towards theatrical opportunities for students interested in performance arts. Jonathan has aimed his research focuses towards leadership in the theatre and theatrical responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as theatrical trends and the transferability of theatrical skill sets into other industries. 

 

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Kim McLeod

Intro to Acting (Pre Teen)

 

Kim is a proud theatre graduate of Northwestern University, and studied improvisation at The Second City, in Santa Monica, CA. This is her fifth year teaching acting at Stage Right! In her classes, students will not only learn the basics of acting and stage direction, but they will also build confidence through creative play and improvisation.  Whether your child likes being the center of attention, or needs to break out of their shell, Kim will guide them to blossom to their full potential. She has performed across the country, as well as locally at Mountain Playhouse, Apple Hill, The Theatre Factory, McKeesport Little Theatre, and of course, with Stage Right's professional company: Cabaret (Frau Schneider), Mama Mia (Tanya), Pippin (Berthe), and Billy Elliot (Billy’s Grandma). Kim is also a certified yoga instructor in the Greensburg and surrounding areas. Huzzah!

 

To register for one of Kim's classes or to view all available classes, click here.

 

 

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Anastasia  Robinson

Voice Pre teen & Teen

 

She has performed as a soloist with The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Resonance Works | Pittsburgh, The IN Series, Summerland Music Society, Summer Music Associates, Sounds in the Sanctuary, Stage Right, Bel Cantanti Opera, New England Conservatory Opera Theater, and the ensembles of Pittsburgh Opera, Shadyside Presbyterian Chancel Choir, Washington Concert Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, The Washington Chorus, and Opera Boston.  Ms. Robinson was a resident artist with the Ash Lawn Opera Outreach Program.

Ms. Robinson holds a Masters of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music.

 

To register for one of Anastasia's classes or to view all available classes, click here.

 

 

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