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ABOUT
SKYLINE ARTS

Our mission is to guide each young artist to discover what makes them unique and express themselves freely through song, dance, and dramatic arts.

Welcome to Skyline Arts, the premier Performing Arts school in Jersey City for young children and teens. Our experienced and dedicated instructors provide a supportive and nurturing environment where students can develop their performance skills and self confidence. We believe the skills learned through Musical Theatre are invaluable and applicable to many facets of life, whether or not your child chooses to pursue performing professionally. Our inclusive program is a wonderful setting to build a strong sense of community and lasting connections.

 

Come join us and explore your passion for the performing arts!

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Meet The Team

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Nadia Vynnytsky - Founder/Artistic Director | Broadway Co. Director/Choreographer

Nadia Vynnytsky (she/her) is a multi-faceted performer and teaching artist. She has been residing in Jersey City since 2010. Upon receiving her BFA in Musical Theatre from Montclair State University, she performed with several Broadway National and International Tours. Broadway Tours include:

Bring It On! The Musical (Starring as Campbell), Legally Blonde (Serena), SHREK (u/s Teen Fiona), and the First National Tour of Catch Me If You Can (u/s Brenda). Select Regional credits: Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), Rocky Horror Picture Show (Starring Will Swenson), and Newsies! (Katherine Plumber) at Pioneer Theatre Company. 

 

Nadia has been teaching children of all ages for the past decade in several capacities. Some teaching experiences include: The Stage School in BK, Choreographer at JWMS in Princeton, NJ (5 years). LUX/Jersey City productions include 13!, EMMA! A POP MUSICAL, BE MORE CHILL, MEAN GIRLS JR., NEWSIES, and is currently Directing/Choreographing FOOTLOOSE for our Skyline Broadway Co.

Be sure to check out her original puppet show (for ages 1-3) on YouTube which she created, voiced, and produced, titled “Piper’s Playroom”!

 

Nadia is ecstatic to go on this journey with her amazing partners and can’t wait to continue sharing her passion for the arts in this special community.

 

To learn more about Nadia visit her website:
www.NadiaVynn.com

IG: @_nadiasky_

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Cory Seminowicz - Founder/Producer

Cory Seminowicz (she/her) has been a resident of Jersey City since 2006. From a young age, Cory recognized the power of art as a tool to express oneself and as a gateway for effective learning. She had a unique dual major in her post-secondary education, graduating with degrees in Education and Theatre Arts (Acting | Directing | Production Design). While her career has been primarily business-focused, her passion for the intersection of arts and education lives on. 

 

Cory's early affection for the Performing Arts led to years of Musical Theatre training. Some highlights include Miss Adelaide (Guys and Dolls), Roxie Hart (Chicago), and Frenchy (Grease), in addition to a variety of dramatic movement pieces and Shakespearean plays. In recent years, Cory has continued her training in voice and performance and has co-produced multiple Cabaret shows in New York City.

 

Cory is ecstatic to work with her talented partners, Nadia and Teresa, realizing the dream of creating a space for our local kids and teens to shine!

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Teresa Origenes - Founder/Producer

Teresa Origenes (she/her) is excited to partner with Nadia and Cory as the Director of Finance and Operations. A lifelong resident of Jersey City, Teresa loves to volunteer, support local business, and give back to the JC community.  She is an avid theatre attendee and encourages everyone to sign up for ticket lotteries to see shows for free or at discounted prices.  Teresa is also a sci-fi fanatic so don’t be surprised if she quotes Star Wars, Star Trek, or Doctor Who.  She is excited about Co-Producing  with Cory for our Jersey City community.

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Briana Fogleman - Junior Co. Director/Assistant Choreographer

Briana Fogleman (she/her) is thrilled to be directing Addams Family Jr: A Musical Comedy, this Fall! Briana is an NYC based actor, singer, and voice over actor/performer. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from Oakland University, and has been working as a teaching artist for the past four years (The Stage School in Brooklyn amongst others). 

 

Her favorite past performances include roles in Treasure Island (National Tour), Iphigenia (International Tour), Les Miserables, Into the Woods, and Under Milk Wood. 

She has previously assisted with EMMA! A Pop Musical, Be More Chill and Mean Girls Jr at LUX. 

 

Massive thanks to Nadia, Teresa, Cory, and all of the kids in The Music Man for entrusting me with this project! 

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Hannah Balagot - Assistant Director/Choreographer

Hannah Balagot (she/her) is a performer and educator based in JC. She graduated from UC Irvine with a BFA in Music Theatre, Honors in Acting with a minor in Education. She was a Teaching Artist for the National Asian Artists Project and PS 124 for 3.5 school years during which her students went to the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta and performed a pilot of the new Disney's Frozen Kids. She is also part of the Education Department for Broadway Dance Center in NYC. Favorite performing credits include: Summer Stock (Goodspeed Operahouse) Hello, Dolly! (Pioneer Theater Company), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Grand Ole Opry), Anything Goes! (Moonlight Theater), and many iterations of West Side Story including a World Tour. She also was an Associate Choreographer off-Broadway for Prospect Theater's Notes From Now and for the National Asian Artist Project's Cinderella. 

 

She is very excited to be a part of the Skyline Team and can't wait to see what we create together!

IG: @hannah_balagot

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Macy Robinson - Assistant Director/Stage Manager

Macy Robinson is a driven actor who strives to bring intelligence, empathy, and excitement into everything she does. She is NYC-based and has a BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of Montevallo. Recently she may have been seen as Nellie Forbush in South Pacific at Interlakes Summer Theatre or in Forestburgh Playhouse's In the Works in the Woods Festival, among other things. She can also regularly be seen singing with Anthony Fett in the West Village(upcoming performances usually listed on Instagram). Macy is detailed in her story-telling and strives to deliver a natural and captivating performance every time she steps onstage. She prioritizes strong work ethic and kindness in rehearsals. She is also passionate about working with young actors. She has often worked in childcare and loves learning about early childhood development, as well as advocacy for young artists. She is your real life Maria Von Trapp. If you are working with her, she can always be counted on for comfort, joy, and a home cooked meal. Wherever she goes laughter and good conversation are sure to be found.

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Mark Ceppetelli - Music Director, Footloose, Broadway Co.

Mark Ceppetelli is a theatre music director, pianist, music educator, composer, and arranger, based in New York.  He started his music career as a composition student at the Hartt School of Music, Dance, and Theatre of the University of Hartford.  He has worked as music director since 2015, with venues ranging from community and educational theatres through professional regional theatres.  As a pianist, he collaborated with Hartford Opera Theater in their “New In November” annual performance, championing new operas.  As a composer, he has written incidental music for plays, electronic music in collaboration with dancers, and premiered numerous chamber pieces.

As a pianist at Hartt, he studied with Margreet Francis.  His composition teachers included Robert Carl, Kenneth Steen, David Macbride, Larry Alan Smith, and Kyle Wernke.  He has taken conducting masterclasses with Joseph Church, and a musical theatre engraving masterclass with Emily Grishman.

Mark teaches all levels of piano, beginner and intermediate levels of guitar and ukulele, and offers vocal coaching to musical theatre performers.  Feel free to contact him with inquiries about music direction, lessons, coaching, arranging, engraving, and accompanist services!

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Johna Miller - Music Director, The Music Man, Junior Co.

Johna Miller is a classically-trained singer and actor. Her performing career includes three national/international tours including the national tour of Jekyll & Hyde and Disney on Classic with The Orchestra Japan where she sang the role of Princess Anna in Frozen. 

 

Johna is also dedicated to education and has over a decade of experience teaching private voice and piano. One of her proudest achievements was serving as a music director for Beauty and the Beast Jr., with a cast of over 100 students ranging from 5 to 18 years old.

Her teaching philosophy centers on recognizing the uniqueness of each student and nurturing their individual talents. She believes in the transformative power of arts education and is always eager to work with young artists.

 

@johna_miller

www.johna-miller.com

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