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Student Bios

amber burns Amber-Lynn Burns is 16 and entering her senior year at Riverdale-Kingsbridge Academy. When she receives her diploma, she intends to pursue a college degree and is finding the "College Now" Program beneficial. She enjoys activities that bring out her creativity and as such is very glad to be a part of this production.
pic of ashley sam Ashley Cho-Quang-Sam is 16 years old and attends the Felisa Rincon de Gautier Institute for Law and Public Policy. Ashley spends most of her time doing college research and sampling different fields that she might want to pursue as a career. Theatre is a little out of her comfort zone, but she wanted to try something out of the ordinary and is enjoying the challenges that come with new adventures.
pic of isaac Isaac Cobinnah is entering his junior year at Discovery High School. Isaac enjoys the field of arts and entertainment, particularly the areas of comedy and action movies, as well as music. Outside of the arts, Isaac likes both soccer and basketball. His favorite teams are Manchester United and the Lakers.
pic og Judith Judith Devora is 18 years old and has a passion for dancing, acting, fashion, and makeup. Dancing became a part of her life from dancing the bachata and merengue – a part of her Dominican heritage. She found her love for acting in her freshmen year at the Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics, where she performed in 4 productions. Her interest in fashion developed from seeing dancers' and actors' wardrobe and make up.
pic of claudio Claudio Flores is 17 years old and will be entering his senior year at DeWitt Clinton High School. When Claudio finishes high school he plans to attend college, where he will major in history. Claudio is also interested in many sports, but is partial to baseball.
pic of donneille Donneille Foster is 16 years old and will be going into her senior year of the Macy Honors Program at Dewitt Clinton High School. Her favorite subjects are history, social sciences, and English. She enjoys playing music, creating visual art and participating in sports, particularly soccer.
pic of Viviana Viviana Moreira is 15 years old and is of Ecuadorian descent. She attends Theatre Arts Production Company School. Viviana has a passion for art and the imagination of the human mind. She has high expectations for herself and would like to pursue a career at NASA. She would like to see what most people can only imagine.
pic of roseangelica Rosangelica Perez is 17 years old, is of Dominican descent, and currently attends the Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics. She has previously performed in other productions, but wished to use her passion for math and science to operate the show instead of performing. The "College Now" program has allowed Roseangelica to accomplish this in a way she had not thought of before.
pic of Jefiny Jefiny Marte is 16 years old and attends Renaissance High School. She enjoys participating in both gymnastics and cheerleading. Her favorite pastime is star gazing at her home in Pennsylvania. Jefiny also adores being an aunt to her niece Briana.
pic of stephanie Stephanie Pernas is 15 years old and is entering her sophomore year at Theatre Arts Production Company School. She has a particular interest in the area of Visual Arts. In her future, Stephanie would like to pursue a career as a lawyer.
pic of amanda Amanda-Rae Williams is 16years old and currently attends High School for Contemporary Arts in the Bronx. She moved to the New York from the St. Catherine, Jamaica. She takes a particular interest in the arts because she believes it is the way we can best express ourselves.
pic of shelby Shelby Wright is a singer, dancer, and artist. She also designs clothing and hand bags. She attends school at Pelham Prep. While Shelby normally enjoys being seen on stage, she wanted a change of pace this summer and chose to work behind the scenes. Her interests in the arts and fashion has changed her life.
pic of laura Laura Cornish serves as adjunct faculty for Lehman College, CUNY in the theatre program. Outside of her teaching at the university, she is a freelance lighting designer and stage manager for both theatre and dance. She also serves as the resident lighting designer for Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken, NJ. Design credits include: Rhythm Suites (American Dance Festival), Three Penny Opera (Princeton Festival), Guys and Dolls (MSAI), Phoenix Fabrik (Mountain Theatre Project) I'll Have What She's Having (YWCA Dance Princeton), Proof (Skyline Theatre Company), A Christmas Carol and My Italy Story (MST), and Betty's Summer Vacation (eXit Productions). Laura has previously been honored by the American College Theatre Festival and the United States Institute of Theatre Technology. She has greatly enjoyed fostering the wonderful creativity of the students in the Visual Elements of Theatre class.