Instructor BIOs

INSTRUCTOR BIOS

Stephanie Bianchini is thrilled to return to Brundage Park Playhouse as a drama instructor, dance teacher, and Disney princess actress.  BPP was her home away from home growing up.  From performing in multiple productions to stage managing to assistant directing at Summer Stages, she experienced the many facets of theater.   As a Randolph High School graduate, Stephanie performed in several musicals and dance showcases.  It was through the RHS Dance Program that she discovered her love of dance in addition to acting.  Currently, she is pursuing her dreams of being a Disney princess, actress, and dancer by starting her own business, Princess Magic.  Her work involves teaching young children drama and dance as well as portraying Disney princesses at parties and events. 

Vincent Vitale spent six years on the NYC comedy circuit, where he performed at many renowned NYC clubs including Caroline’s on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club and Stand Up NY, and was cast on reality shows for MTV, Fox and ABC. Formerly a director of operations for a Manhattan-based comedy theater arts school, he is current supervisor of Sussex County Community College’s broadcasting and communications program, as well as manager of an event planning agency that produces shows throughout the Tri-state area. He holds an MBA from William Paterson University and B.A. degrees in Communication and Psychology from Rutgers College. As a comedy teacher, he has coached individuals of all ages and backgrounds, from first-time performers to public speaking professionals across various industries ranging from financial services to healthcare and the military. 

 

Anna Gelpke is a recent graduate of Marywood University, completing her master’s in Speech-Language Pathology. Anna has been involved with Brundage Park Playhouse for over 15 years and is excited to start teaching classes where her theatre journey began! She was a BPP camp Director for three years, working with Budding Stars and Advanced Performance Workshop students, where she collaboratively wrote, directed, and choreographed original shows for performers. In addition, Anna has professional experience as an actor, director, and choreographer. Her credits include performing at Avery Fisher Hall, NYC, with the original Broadway cast of Titanic the Musical, awards in acting, and vocal performance both locally and nationally (including The National Thespian Society). Anna also enjoys performing in local shows; recent theatre credits include Tracy Turnblad (Hairspray), Ursula (The Little Mermaid), and Princess Winnifred (Once Upon a Mattress). Anna is super excited to meet all of you and have some fun this fall!