Instructors

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Molly Dies -Molly is a 2003 graduate of Point Park University where she received her B.S. in information Technology and minor in Dance. Molly, the daughter of Linda Dies, has been dancing since the age of 3. In her 31 years of dancing/performing, Molly has traveled the world! In 2011 she finished up a 3 -year contract on the beautiful island of Guam where she performed as a Dancer/Magic Assistant in DREAM and performed 1,620 shows. Before that, Molly could be found on the Las Vegas strip as “Rio Rita” and a Float Dancer in “Show In The Sky” at the Rio Hotel & Casino. She also performed with Jean Ann Ryan Productions aboard the Norwegian Crown. Molly performed in New York City at the 2002 Elan awards, honoring Ann Reinking, and in 2006 at a Project Dance presentation. Molly’s most favorite/memorable role was as “Kristine” in the Historic Struthers Library Theatre’s 2002 Summer Stock production of A Chorus Line and a Hat-Box Dancer in Guys And Dolls-”it opened my eyes to a whole new world and gave me the courage to get out there and Trust and Believe in myself AND my dreams!” Molly’s most recent take-on was that as Director for the reprise of the studio’s “Wonderful World Of Cats”. Molly teaches alongside her mom, childhood friends and former students at Linda Dies Dance Unlimited. She loves her role as Director of the Molly Dies’ Dance Express Company and all that she’s able to do with the Dance Studio. She is very passionate about what she does and this reflected in both the Dance Unlimited and Intensive Dancers.

Chuck Gray – is a graduate of Grove City College with dual degrees in Communications Arts and Literature with a teaching concentration. Chuck has completed graduate level studies in English Literature at Middlebury College’s Breadloaf School of English. While a junior and senior at Grove City, Chuck worked as an intern at Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival. Soon after graduating, Chuck became the Company and Facility Manager for Pittsburgh Public Theater. Chuck continued working for The Public as a creative dramatics instructor and curriculum developer while she served as Director of Exhibits at Pittsburgh Children’s Museum. In Pittsburgh,
Chuck had the honor of being co-designer of a Pittsburgh Opera Gala, a board member for the Pittsburgh Children’s Festival, and one of 16 designers chosen worldwide to participate in the Exploratorium’s Exhibit Staff Training Project. Moving to Chicago, Chuck became Marketing Communications Manager for Court Theatre as well as an editor and writer of numerous articles for Stagebill magazine. Life moved Chuck further west to San Jose Repertory Theater. Over the next eight years, Chuck served as Assistant Business Manager, Foundation and Grants Manager, Literary Manager and project manager for the New American Playwrights Festival at San Jose Rep. Chuck began writing musicals with Lisa Quoresimo while in California and both of their musicals (Between Dirt & Sky and Ciribiribin), have received productions in San Francisco and San Jose, California. Chuck later became Director of Fund Development at Teatro Visión de San José. Since returning to Warren, Chuck has found a home at Struthers Library Theatre as Artistic Director and loves working with students and parents at SLT Academy, the theatrical training arm of
Struthers Library Theatre.

Kevin Hunt – Kevin currently works as a music instructor at Beaty- Warren Middle School and Warren Are High School. In Kevin’s spare time, he is very involved in Warren Players. He serves on the Warren Players Board, has directed and assistant directed several shows and has appeared in multiple productions including: Sir Robing in “Spamalot”, Ghost of Christmas Present in “A Christmas Carol”, director of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show” and “Titanic Trial and Tragedy: A Live Radio Show” to name a few. Kevin has also served as the assistant director/acting coach/jack-of-all-trades for the All-County Musical five times.

Joanna NorlandJoanna Ruth Roberts Norland – I grew up in the small rural town of Lindsborg, Kansas, which, despite its size, had a robust arts and music culture. Every year at Easter time, Lindsborg holds the Messiah Festival of the Arts, which is centered on the performance of two major works—Handel’s Messiah, and Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion. As a little girl I remember my mother taking me to the dress rehearsals for these oratorios, and I dreamed of one day being old enough to sing with the chorus. When I was sixteen I joined the chorus and sang for eight years. I attended the local Bethany College, and was privileged to be selected as a student soloist in the dress rehearsals for Handel’s Messiah for every year that I was in school. While at Bethany College I was a member of several different auditioned choirs, and also enjoyed performing the title role in Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. I graduated from Bethany with a Bachelor of Arts in music. I then moved to Wichita, Kansas for the musical opportunities available in a larger city, and continued my vocal studies under Dr. Dorothy Crum, while performing with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and Opera Kansas. After moving to Warren, Pennsylvania in December of 2016, I began teaching at the Warren Music Conservatory in February of 2017.

 

Joe GlarnerJoseph Glarner – has been a professional musician for the last 15 years with multi-instrumental and stylistic focus. Proficient on piano, guitar, pipe organ, violin, vocals, and percussion. Major focuses on Jazz from all era’s, and Sacred Music specifically in the Episcopal Church. Studio owner, music producer, educator, movie scoring, jingles, and vocal acting on many regional, and national advertising and marketing campaigns. ASCAP affiliated writer, and has performed in many major cities in the United States. Joseph is Chenoa Musics east coast musical director for the “Stars of America Tour” featuring top 10 finalists from “American Idol”.” He has had the pleasure of recording, performing, and producing music for over 30 American Idol finalists. He has released 6 albums to date of his own compositions, and has recorded on over 100 albums with various artists. He was also hired to produce music for AGP Records Artist Brielle who has hit the billboard chart twice since 2014, where he helped execute artist development, served as music director for the staff musicians, and music producer in the studio. The highlight of Josephs career has been having had played with world reknown jazz trombonist and vaudeville comedian Pete Pepke. Joseph played with Pete Pepke for 12 years before Pete retired. Currently Joseph works as the Musical Director for Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Missions of Warren County Pennsylvania, and is always recording music for radio, television, and film.

Deanna Peters – Deanna is retired from the Bradford Area School District. She taught at both the Middle School and High School levels during her career where she taught Drama as well as designed and implemented Drama I and Drama II classes at the high school level. Deanna served as Drama Club faculty leader at both schools and directed numerous school shows and drama class plays.Her most memorable productions being “Dorothy Meets Alice,” “A Midsummer Night Dream,” and student favorite, “A Night of Monologues.” Deanna has co-chaired Arts in Education for Bradford Creative Arts and has stage managed for 10 years and directed for three years for the “Kiwanis Kapers.”

Cathy Hayes