Get to know us!
Kevin J. Kearins
Kevin J. Kearins, Producer and Artistic Director since 1982. He has produced more than 75 Mainstage and over 100 children's theatre productions in the Tri-state area. He also has implemented a successful after school theatre program in dozens of schools throughout Westchester County. He has had extensive training, both nationally and in Europe, in all aspects of Voice, Theatre, and Arts Administration. Mr. Kearins holds a Bachelors and Masters in Education/Theatre and is a member of SSDC (the professional national union of Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers.)
Anthony de Marte
Anthony de Marte began attending KJK Theatre Camp in 2009 and has been a staff member with KJK Productions since 2012. Anthony is a graduate of Muhlenberg College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance. He is also an alumni of the Musical Theatre Dance Program at The School at Jacob's Pillow and the Physical Theatre Training Program at the Accademia dell'Arte. Anthony's choreography has been featured at the Teatro Virignian in Arezzo, Italy and Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn, New York. Favorite performance credits include Elf (Surflight Theatre), West Side Story (Mill Mountain Theatre), and LeFou in Beauty and the Beast (KJK Productions).
Jasmine Canziani is a recent graduate of Wagner College in New York City with a degree in Theatre/Speech and Dance. While at Wagner she performed in multiple plays, musicals and dance concerts. Some of her favorite credits include Sarah Jane Moore in Assassins and Claire in Proof. Jasmine recently returned from touring with Pickles Theatre Company by EITC, performing original shows around France and Belgium. She consistently works as an Assistant Director, Choreographer and Dance Teacher while pursuing a career as an Actor. Jasmine loves getting to share her knowledge with the next generation through the opportunities given to her by KJK!
Julie de Marte
Julie de Marte attended KJK Theatre Camp for three years before becoming a staff member in 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Arts Administration from Muhlenberg College. As a dancer for the past 18 years, her experience highlights include performing twice at Lincoln Center, attending the 2012 Olympics with her dance company, and performing leading roles in A Midsummers Nights Dream and The Nutcracker.
Stephanie Heckmann will be a college graduate as of May 2019, when she will receive a dual bachelors degree in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Hartford. Stephanie began attending KJK Theatre Camp in 2003 and has been a staff member since 2014. As a camper, Stephanie always anxiously anticipated her summers at KJK as it was always her favorite part of summer. As a counselor, Stephanie has always tried to recreate that same experience she had at camp for her own campers. Stephanie is thrilled to be continuing her journey with KJK Productions.
Sami Canziani first attended KJK Theatre Camp when she was 7 years old and later became a counselor in 2016. She has been in countless shows with KJK and loves nothing more than helping to bring that same magic and energy she felt, to the kids over the summer in their productions.