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66 years of excellence
 

Playhouse Teachers

   
All Playhouse Instructors are Level II Background Checked (State and National).

Elizabeth Dimon - Adult Acting (The Art of the Monologue)

4 time winner of the Carbonell award

Beth has been working as a professional actor for the past 30 years primarily in Florida. She has worked in film and television but theatre is where she calls home. She has a BFA from Florida State University in Acting and is a multiple nominee and 4 time winner of the Carbonell award  for her acting, most recently for her role in "Billy Elliot" at Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Credits include: 20 years with Florida Stage, 15 years with Caldwell Theatre, and roles in multiple seasons at Palm Beach Dramaworks, City Theatre, Actors' Playhouse, Key West Theatre Festival, Mosaic Theatre, Gablestage, Maltz Jupiter, Riverside Theatre, Asolo, American Stage, Theatre Zone, Gulfshore Playhouse, Theatre Lab, Arts Garage, Theatre West, Jupiter DT and Royal Palm DT and more. She also developed her own one woman cabaret called "Second Bananas". Beth is a proud member of Actors' Equity Assn., a founding member of the Dramaworkshop at Palm Beach Dramaworks and continues to work professionally in theatres throughout Florida and beyond

Joanne DePrizio - Summer Camp Director, Mary Poppins, Jr.

Joanne is no stranger to LWPH. She has performed in numerous productions on the main stage and in the Stonzek Theatre. She has directed Stuart Little, the Musical, Guys and Dolls, Plaza Suite, and Swing; She also served asassistant director for Dames at Sea, Urinetown and A Kid Like Jake. Choreography credits include Oliver, Madagascar Jr., Aladdin Jr., Shrek Jr., Cinderella, Nunsense, Chicago, Cabaret, and Crazy for You. Joanne has also received the Best Choreography award for the 2017/18 season production of Oliver!

Laura Graham- IMPROV FUN FOR KIDS!

Laura currently works as Artist in Residence in the theatre dept. at Bak Middle School of the Arts. Originally from New York, Laura studied acting, improvisation and dance there for many years and performed regularly in the tri-state area. Since moving to Florida, she has appeared in several Lake Worth Playhouse (Stonzek) productions and has served as assistant director to Daniel Eilola, the Playhouse’s current Artistic Director. Laura has also performed with local improv troupes.

Cara Abaldo - Yoga

My name is Cara, of Carasmatic Wellbeing, and I am a Health coach starting a Holistic Wellness Group here at the Lake Worth Playhouse. It will be a small group of 4 - 5 joining me 1x a week for 5 consecutive weeks to learn how to make small changes that have a big impact, and make a significant improvement on your health and overall well-being. You know what to do but I will show you HOW! Join me! 

 

Leanna Oliveira - BAK Workshop

With a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre from The University of Central Florida Leanna is the Director of the audition-based Theatre Academy at Boynton Beach High School. Throughout her teaching career, Leanna has directed a number of award winning plays and competition pieces at both District and State levels. Some of her former students have gone on to study both acting and technical theatre at schools such as New World School of the Arts, Florida Atlantic University, Bloomsburg University, Palm Beach State College, and more. When she is not at school, Leanna also substitute teaches in the DeGeorge Academy at The Kravis Center.

Alexandra Garcia - Musical Theatre Performance/Dance for the Stage

Alexandra graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a B.M. in Vocal Performance.  Alexandra comes to Lake Worth Playhouse with over 16 years of dance training and experience.  The last 9 years of her training were spent in the company of Ballet Palm Beach (formally Florida Classical Ballet Theatre) under the direction of Colleen Smith.  In addition to classical ballet training Alexandra studied tap, jazz, modern, and musical theatre.  One of her favorite musical theater credits was her role as Babe Williams in the Lake Worth Playhouse production of The Pajama Game.  Other LWPH theater credits include Rock of Ages, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Who’s Tommy, and South Pacific. 

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