Meet The Teachers

Meet The Teachers

Our Garden Players teachers are top notch professionals who love kids! Our assistant directors and assistant teachers are alumni and older students who have been through our program, love what we do, and are ready to step into leadership roles.

Betina Hershey

Artistic Director/Producer/Music Director/Director/Choreographer/Educator

Sunny Knable

Composer / Guest Teacher / Music Advisor

Melinda Faylor


Nick Russo

Band Class Director, Private Instructor, Guitarist/Banjoist/Composer

Stefania Papadopoulos

Assistant Director

Caitlin Burke

Assistant Director

Nicholas Bompart

Assistant Director

Jack Kuniya

Student Teacher

Special Guests

Denver Casado

(Composer / Guest Teacher / Publisher of Garden Players Musicals at Beat By Beat Press)

Kate DeFeo

(Musical Improvisor and Educator)

Stephanie Fittro

Actress, Director

Paige Levy

Teacher / Social Media Director

Yurina Shin


Julianne Abouzaid

Singer, Choreographer

Aviv Fetaya


Arden Arabian

Director’s Assistant

Stella DiCicco

Director’s Assistant

Chie Monoe


Simone Zubkis

Student Teacher

Sarah Lydon

Director’s Assistant

Erin & Nicholas O’Sullivan

Director’s Assistants