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CAMP DIRECTORS

ARTUR CYBULSKI

Artur makes his living as a teacher, producer, and actor. A frequent workshop leader at drama festivals around the country, Artur is also an award winning actor. He has appeared in many features including THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, as well as numerous television programs. A veteran of over fifty plays, Artur also works as a producer and was one of the creators of Theater Geo where he served as Managing Director and Assistant Producer. He currently serves as Producing Director of THE COAST PLAYHOUSE in West Hollywood and Artistic Director of THEATER 40 in Beverly Hills.

 

J. DAVID KRASSNER

As a producer, he created his own educational travel company, GOIN' HOLLYWOOD TOURS, which brings from all over the country to Los Angeles for a "behind the scenes" look at the entertainment industry. He continues into his seventh year teaching his AUDITIONING FOR TELEVISION WORKSHOP: What Goes into Getting the Job! which has been presented at drama festivals around the country. Over twenty years acting at many of the major regional theaters throughout the country, David took over the lead role in Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG TRILOGY, both on Broadway and the National Tour. Among others, his film credits include CLEAN AND SOBER and David is often seen in guest appearances on numerous television shows. He also serves as Artistic Director of THEATER 40 in Beverly Hills.

 

TEACHING STAFF

 

 

ANNE REINKING is currently a music teacher and choir director in the Oak Park Unified School District. After having spent her youth absorbed in music and musical theatre, she received a degree in Music from UC Santa Barbara. She spent several years working in the music industry before earning her teaching credential from Occidental College.

 

CARRIE DOBRO has been an Improv performer/director/teacher for the past 15 years, both in LA and NY. As an actor she has been a series regular on numerous TV shows as well as many guest appearances, film roles and commercials. As a producer she has produced the Civil War film "Pickets" as well as numerous award-winning corporate marketing pieces, music videos and commercials.

 

CORKY DOMINGUEZ currently works with the Mark Taper Forums Performing for Los Angeles Youth (P.L.A.Y.) He has also worked with Ahmanson Neighborhood Initiative, L. A. Music Center Opera, Living Literature Colors United, A.S.K. Theater Projects Playwrights in the Schools Program, The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts among others. He has directed numerous productions and is an Associate Artist with the Cornerstone Theater Company.

 

DANNY PULLEY was featured in Dance Magazine and received a scholarship with the Alvin Ailey Dance Co. She has performed internationally with numerous dance companies and developed dance programs in schools throughout L. A.

 

GAI JONES, director, actress, and theatre educator. She is founder and coordinator of CA YOUTH IN THEATRE. Ms. Jones is Past President of California Educational Theatre Assoc., State Thespian Director, and Regional Director of Educational Theatre Assoc. Some of her numerous awards include being inducted into EdTA state and national Hall of Fame and being awarded Outstanding Arts Educator by CETA.  Gai Jones now serves as the President of Educational Theatre Association, the parent organization of 1 million members of the International Thespian Society. 

 

JODI BINSTOCK is a graduate of NYU film school who has directed several television sitcoms, short films, commercials, Image Campaign spots and industrial films. She was also the 1997 recipient of the coveted Disney Directing Fellowship. Her first feature film Call Waiting has been invited to debut at the Santa Barbara Film Festival this year.

 

JOHN SHORT has been a professional actor for 24 years. He is probably best known for creating the role of Tom Sawyer in the Tony award winning Broadway musical "Big River". He has appeared in 17 feature films including "Apollo 13" and "The Grinch", as a series regular on "The Cavanaughs" on CBS, as well as many guest star appearances on a variety of television shows. He teaches in Los Angeles at his own studio "the barn", as well as at Loyola Marymount University.

 

KEN MERCKX is the resident fight choreographer for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, A Noise Within, and the Great Lakes Theatre Festival. He has taught stage combat for USC, CalArts, Theatricum Botanicum, PCPA Theaterfest, Cal State-Los Angeles, Riverside, Long Beachand Bakersfield. He received is MFA from the University of Illinois.

 

LAURA GRANDI HILL currently teaches High School Theater and Theater History at the Performing Arts Academy in Lakehurst NJ. She recieved her MA in Theater Education from Emerson College in Boston where she worked behind the scenes for the Lyric Stage Company and Bad Habit Productions. A singer, dancer, and actor she has performed in venues on both coasts including Carnegie Hall.

LEXI SAUNDERS is a director, writer, performer, and teaching artist from Los Angeles with a BA in Theatre from UC San Diego. She is now based in Chicago, where she directs new plays and devised work, performs her own poetry and stories, and teaches movement, voice, writing, and performance. She has worked with Steppenwolf, About Face, TimeLine, Jackalope, and Chicago Children’s Theatre, and was selected for the Victory Gardens Directors Inclusion Initiative and The Directors Haven for prominent emerging directors.    

 

LISA BIERMAN is a director, writer and clown currently working and teaching in Los Angeles. Her shows been performed at venues across LA, from Bob Baker's Marionette Theater to the Carousel at the Santa Monica Pier. She graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied with the Atlantic Theater School. 

 

MARC LECLERC is an actor, fight choreographer, and stuntman in Los Angeles. He has a  BFA in Acting from AMDA College and Conservatory for the Performing Arts. He has performed in many theatres in the LA area as well as independent action films. He is currently performing in The Video Games, a show that has been running through the Southern California Comic Book Convention Circuit for the past year.

 

MATT LARA is an actor, singer, dancer, and photographer based in Southern California. He has a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Cal State Fullerton, and has performed in both New York and Los Angeles, as well as in television, commercials, and web series. His acting and dance training started when he was a camper at Camp Bravo.

 

MEGHAN BROWN is an award-winning playwright, lyricist, and screenwriter based in Los Angeles, where she is the resident playwright for Fugitive Kind Theater and a founding member of the Temblors. Favorite projects include a song cycle about Emma Goldman (UNTUNED EARS HEAR NOTHING BUT DISCORD, Lincoln Center), a supernatural teen rock musical (THESE GIRLS HAVE DEMONS, Pittsburgh CLO), and a devised opera about the Los Angeles homelessness crisis (THE DISCORD ALTAR, OperaWorks).

RON MILTS is a Director, Actor, Lighting Desinger, and a former Theater educator. He completed his Bachelors Degree at the University of California Riverside with a dual degree in History and Theater. In 2015, he began working as a Director/Producer having worked on over 30 shows at a variety of venues from LA to Scotland. He also travels around the country teaching acting workshops that have been taken by thousands of students.

 

SARAH RUTAN has worked as an actor and teacher at regional theaters across the country. Currently, she is working and teaching in Dallas TX. She spent seven seasons as a member of the acting company at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, as well as teaching for their oustanding student outreach program. Through the School Visit Program at Oregon, Sarah brought Shakespeare to elementary, middle, high school and college students up and down the west coast. After moving to Los Angeles in 2010, Sarah started teaching for LA Shakespeare Centers WillPower to schools program, bringing her to many students and schools in the Southern California region. It was working with LA Shakespeare Center that brought Sarah up the mountain to Bravo. It has been and continues to be a great new home!

 

SHAUN KLASEUS earned a degree in Directing for the Theatre at CSULB, where he also studied dance. Has studied and taught Viewpoints and Suzuki movement training to students at camp bravo and as an acting teacher in Los Angeles. He has developed his movement practice with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company in both New York and LA. He has been a drama teacher for LAUSD since 2004 on both the high school and elementary levels. Outside of teaching theatre fulltime, he also directs and choreographs productions around LA and House Manages the RedCat Theatre at the Disney Concert Hall.

 

SHERRY LAYNE is a comedy writer, improviser, puppeteer, and clown. She studied film and television at Chapman University, and long form improv with iO West and Upright Citizens Brigade. A former Bravo camper herself, she now has over a decade of experience nurturing youth in the arts, leading workshops across the country and heading the Los Angeles Education branch of the nationally recognized arts and literacy organization Story Pirates.