Director, STI—Costume Designer and Faculty, DeSales University
Ms. Best has taught at summer camps for more than 15 years. She has designed the costumes for 57 productions at DeSales University and 25 productions at PSF. Her designs have also been seen in and around Chicago, Texas, Kansas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and England.
Musical Theatre Instructor, Performing Arts Division Head, DeSales University
A professional director, choreographer, conductor, and actor, Mr. Bell’s professional credits include the Old Globe Theatre, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Meadowbrook Theatre, the
Orlando Shakespeare Festival, the Virginia Opera, and the Michigan Opera. Mr. Bell is a published scholar on the life and work of composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim and interned on
the world premiere of Sondheim’s Into the Woods.
Acting Instructor & Faculty, DeSales University
Mr. Dennis' television work includes a recurring role on Star Trek: Voyager as well as guest-star roles on NBC's Profiler, ABC's Miracles, The Young and the Restless, and two episodes of Enterprise. He has appeared in over thirty equity stage roles at award-winning regional theatres and in New York, and has directed in New York, LA, and regionally.
Lighting Designer & Faculty, DeSales University
Ms. Elliott taught at Michigan State University where she was in charge of the lighting, sound, and stage management departments. She also worked in Utah with a number of dance companies, including the Odyssey Dance Company, with whom she went on a European Tour.
Technical Director, DeSales University
Ms. Feeney has worked at the Tony Award winning Utah Shakespearean Festival, most recently as the Assistant Scenery Supervisor in the Adams Theatre. At Play Makers Repertory Company, she was Production Assistant Technical Director on several shows as well as Production Technical Director for Stones in His Pockets.
Acting Instructor and Faculty, DeSales University
Ms. Lewis has worked professionally in the acting field for more than 25 years. She has enjoyed diverse professional experiences from Cabaret shows, to musicals, to Shakespeare. She has done radio shows and commercials as well as television commercials, films, and video work. Two of her most recognizable film credits are Girl, Interrupted and Let's Talk. She has also taught drama and acting for Drama Arts Schools, Jewish Community Centers, High Schools, and college.
Mr. McDonnell is a Philadelphia-based musician who has performed in cabaret, concert, and theatre venues throughout the Philadelphia area. A versatile singer and pianist, Jeff regularly performs in solo shows and with other singers and musicians, featuring music from The Great AmericanSongbook. Jeff is the co-director of the Philadelphia Cabaret Performance Class and teaches voice and piano in his home in Philadelphia and piano at DeSales University in Center Valley Pa.
Tara Madsen Robbins
Ms. Madsen Robbins is a professional performer, choreographer, and educator based in Philadelphia. She performed with the modern dance company Tania Isaac Dance from 2006 to 2009. Tara has presented her choreography internationally throughout Spain, Guatemala, Italy, Greece, and Scotland where her work received critical acclaim. Nationally, she is an award-winning choreographer and has presented her work throughout Philadelphia, New York City, California and Washington D.C. She is currently on faculty at Millennium Dance Complex Philadelphia and DeSales University Dance Department. She has been invited as a master teacher/choreographer to colleges, universities, performing arts high schools, conventions, dance
camps conferences, festivals, conservatories as well as many private studios along the East Coast.
Mr. Robidas has appeared in countless PSF productions, including last season’s The Foreigner as Rev. David and in the title role of Henry V. He has worked on multiple productions with The
Orlando Shakespeare Theater as well as Flux Theatre ensemble in NYC. Film credits include It’s Complicated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Arbitrage, The Humbling, The Golden Scallop, and the recently completed Stereotypically You. He has also appeared on episodes of Blue Bloods, 30 Rock, CSI NY, Law and Order, L&O Criminal Intent, I just Want My Pants Back, and Kings, as well as ESPN’s digital series The Pretty Good Sports Show.
Ms. Schulenburg appeared this past summer as Catherine in The Foreigner and Katherine in Henry V for PSF. Her NY/Regional credits include How I Learned to Drive with Second Stage, South Pacific and Two Gentleman of Verona with PSF, A Midsummer Night’s Dream with On the Square, The Yellow Wood (directed by B.D. Wong) with NYMF, Hearts like Fists, The Angel Eaters, and Pretty Theft with Flux Theatre Ensemble. Her TV/Film credits include Alison Stewart on As The World Turns, The Young & The Restless, Jo Sullivan on One Life To Live, plus guest star and recurring roles on Manhattan Love Story, Royal Pains, Alpha House, Army Wives, Canterbury’s Law, and Fringe. Marnie can also be seen in films such as Made for Each Other, Penny Dreadful, and The Golden Scallop.
Faculty and guest artists subject to change.