Rebecca MacTaggart - Acting and Dance Instructor
Rebecca MacTaggart graduated from Point Park University with a degree in Musical Theater and has worked throughout Pittsburgh and Philadelphia as a performer (on film & stage), choreographer, director, playwright and performing arts instructor concentrating in dance, acting, and musical theater. Rebecca is very passionate about the performing arts and all it has to offer as a performer and instructor.
"I believe that the performing arts give us a chance to look outside the box and find creative ways to express who we are and who we want to be. Becoming an instructor has allowed me to create an outlet for children to explore who they are creatively in an environment that is safe and celebrates them as an individual."
Erin Connors, Vocal Instructor (B.A. - Alderson-Broaddus College, M.Ed. - Penn State University)
Erin graduated from A-B College with her degree in Music Education, and has since taught everything from elementary general music to middle school choir and high school marching band. She has been musical director for Hello, Dolly! and South Pacific, and has directed The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, A Christmas Carol, and Guys and Dolls, Jr. In addition to directing, she loves to perform, and participates in community theater as often as she can, most recently with the Old Schoolhouse Players in Hickory and The Heritage Players in Bethel Park.
Jennie has taught voice at both the high school and university level and served a musical director for Children of Eden, Godspell, The Music Man as well as performances at Carnegie Hall and Olympic Games in Australia in 2000. She has also been a member of both the Nashville Symphony Chorus and the Tanglewood Chorus with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Scott Nunnelly, Acting / Improvisation / Film (B.A. - Slippery Rock University)
Scott attended Slippery Rock University as an acting major and has been acting and teaching in the Pittsburgh area since 1995. His first love is performing and has been fortunate enough to appear in television and film. In theater, Scott has performed at Pittsburgh Public Theater, Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown, and Primestage Theater to name a few. His favorite theatrical role to date is Othello. He has appeared in many productions at Little Lake Theater and has been a part of their touring company since 1996. His favorite subject to teach is Improvisation since it teaches an actor to focus and listen. He is also the owner of ExecutorArts Media, which is an independent production company based in Pittsburgh.
Performance Workshop is a member of Women In Film & Media.
Women In Film and Media of Pittsburgh is dedicated to improving the status and portrayal of women in film, video, and other screen based media. With emphasis on education, they serve their members and the community by providing access to opportunities in the industry and working with other non-profits dedicated to helping women and children. They are passionate about their vision to empower, promote, support, and mentor the community through a network of valuable programs, contacts, and events. You can visit their webpage at www.wifmpit.com